2018 Housing Matters! Conference Underway

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Armando Smith, Director of Operations & Client Services, traveled to Bloomington, Illinois for the 2018 Housing Matters! Conference, entitled “Leading the Way ” October 25-26. He joins nearly 300 individuals and organizations who care about expanding and protecting affordable housing and ending homelessness in Illinois.

Mutual Appreciation Continues Between Housing Forward and Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township recently awarded its 2018 Community Partners Award to BUILD Chicago, Opportunity Knocks, Riveredge Hospital, and Housing Forward. The award acknowledges agencies and community members dedicated to helping make the community stronger & healthier.

Nearly 15,000 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Members Honored on National Service Opening Day

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Governor Rauner has declared today, October 17, 2018 National Service Opening Day. Almost 1,000 Illinoisans will pledge their continuing commitment to helping their communities at the 24th Annual Illinois’ National Service Opening Day event in Springfield.

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Three Key Places We Need Volunteer Support

Upcoming Volunteer Trainings:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Please pre-register.

Our Most Recent Volunteer News

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Welcoming a new staff member; An open overnight staff position; AmeriCorps Recruitment still underway; Looking for ideas and ways to volunteer this holiday season?

Volunteer Spotlight: Francesco Squanci

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
 Francesco Squanci

Housing Forward shines a light on Francesco Sguanci for his dedicated support in the Emergency PADS shelter program.

Career Passport: Offering a Way to Get Life Moving

Monday, October 8th, 2018

On October 5th, we celebrated the graduation of our 29th Career Passport Employment Readiness class. The program, which began in 2009, offers a curriculum customized for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability and takes in consideration the additional challenges that population faces.