The Children's School: Teaching Social Justice By Example

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

For several years, The Children’s School family has given generously to Housing Forward by packing hundreds of lunches for our clients. They do this because a large part of the school’s philosophy centers around a commitment to social justice and caring participation in their wider community.

Whittier Student Council Collects for Those in Need

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

When the Student Council at John Greenleaf Whittier School decided to focus their efforts locally this year, they started with Housing Forward. According to Leslie Weiss, one of the student council sponsors, any 4th or 5th grader at the Oak Park school who wanted to join the council was invited to participate.

Wednesday Journal 2020 Villagers of the Year

Friday, January 8th, 2021

These helpers and heroes brought us through a year like no other.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Kim and Anthony, two former Forest Park residents, will feel especially grateful this Thanksgiving Day because a year ago they were sleeping in a tent in a secluded part of the village and panhandling for money on the ramps where Harlem crosses I-290. Two weeks ago, they moved into an apartment.

What a Community!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

We are an amazing community! The outpouring of support from donors, congregational groups, organizations, and small businesses throughout the COVID crisis has, frankly, stunned us. The unwavering support since March allowed Housing Forward to respond swiftly to keep those experiencing homelessness safe. We are humbled and deeply appreciative of all those who have offered assistance, encouragement, and stepped up to help neighbors who are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Sojourner House Celebrates its First Anniversary

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Exactly one year ago today, September 5, 2019, Housing Forward unveiled Sojourner House, its next step toward ending homelessness. Based in Oak Park, this interim housing and medical respite program is the first of its kind in suburban Cook County.

Thanks to National Express Transit, We Are Really Going Places

Sunday, August 9th, 2020
Staff members with donated van.

CDT, owned by National Express Transit (NEXT), recently delivered a passenger van they have donated to our agency. It is the first vehicle we have ever owned and will greatly lessen our dependence on rental trucks and staff vehicles. We are grateful to Delilah Strickland, a member of our Board of Directors, who generously made this gift possible through her employer.