A special thank you to our supporters in the community.

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

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.


We want to say a special thank you to West Monroe Partners for providing Housing Forward with a 5-week pro bono engagement that provided us a data strategy roadmap and a high level agency wide look at the data that moves our organization. This deep, internal readout will help us grow over the coming years to stay efficient and serve even more families and individuals in our community.


Join Hit It Fitness for another round of Hip Hop Yoga @ Altiro Latin Fusion in Oak Park on Sunday April 8th @ 9:45am! Then stick around for half price appetizers and margaritas!

Entry fee is a donation benefitting Housing Forward. Items such as toiletry items, bedding/linens, clothing, paper goods (cups, plates, napkins), non-perishable food items, over-the-counter medications, medical supplies, cleaning supplies, office supplies, CTA passes, gift cards to Walmart/Target/Aldi/Jewel/Dominicks always appreciated!  R.S.V.P. through the MindBody App or online at www.hititfit.com/events. This event is sponsored by Dr. Mary Ann Bender Podiatry in Oak Park.


Oak Park Allstate Insurance Agent Gary Longstein has designated Housing Forward as a beneficiary as part of a local Rewards Program. For every friend or family member that you recommend for a no-obligation quote their agency will donate $10 to Housing Forward on your behalf. Enter here: oakparkins.com/rewards/


On February 23, 2018 Oak Park River Forest High School opened its doors for the 15th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser benefiting Housing Forward, the OPRF Food Pantry, and Global Alliance for Africa. Students, as part of the high school’s wheel throwing club, prepared 1,000 bowls for this year’s event.  Read more about retiring teacher Pennie Ebsen and the history of this event here.