Area organizations and community leaders donate their time and effort to organize fun activities that benefit Housing Forward throughout the year. Thanks to their creativity and support through events like this featuring hip hop music, ceramic bowls and online referrals.
EVALUATING OUR IMPACT
Join us for a great night out in Oak Park during our 16th Annual Progressive Dinner on Monday April 23rd!
Thank you for a very successful 20th Annual Have-a-Heart Gala. Housing Forward raised $267,000 this year due to the efforts of numerous volunteers, donors and supporters making this our most successful year to date. Maywood’s Village Free Press Editor Michael Romaine took time during the Gala to have a quick conversation with celebrity emcees Rachel and Chris Sullivan and published a highlight of our efforts. Read more from Michael Romain. For more detailed information about this year’s fundraising success, and to learn about our numerous donors read this recent submission to the Chicago Tribune.
On April 8th we will open a new shelter to increase our PADS efforts. During the last quarter of 2017 and continuing into the new year we saw an increased need for more shelter space in the Oak Park community. We were at capacity and often in the position of turning away individuals and families who were in need of immediate shelter.
St. Christopher’s faith community was able to answer our call and is offering their facility as additional Shelter on Sunday nights.
We are still in need of volunteer teams to make this new PADS shelter a success. Please contact Tonisha Daniel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.338.1724 to help with this effort.
We hope you will save the date and plan to join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction to celebrate the community support that has helped thousands of people achieve housing stability.
Want to make your financial contribution go even further? See if you employer will match your donation!
Recently, Housing Forward has experienced an influx of families in our PADS Shelter. We know that being without a permanent house places extreme stress on families. Housing Forward is committed to placing a high priority on children and families in all of our programs.
Thank you to all of those who helped to support the Holiday Gift Drive program which paired generous gift donors to individuals and families in our Supportive Housing program and families in our PADS Shelter. This year we were able to support 109 individual clients who requested gifts for themselves and their immediate family members.