Imagine moving to a new apartment when everything you own fits in several grocery bags. That is the experience of many of those we’re serving through the Hotel-to-Home Initiative.
Since each Hotel-to-Home Kit has a story, we’re sharing how one kit came into being.
The UPS driver stops regularly at the Weiss’ house in Oak Park. Inside, boxes of donated household items are piled up—filling their living room and spilling out into hallways.
When the COVID-19 crisis forced the suspension of our regular PADS emergency shelter schedule, Oak Parker Michelle Afenya, who is affiliated with Calvary Memorial Church, missed her site captain duties and wanted to continue helping Housing Forward in some way.
Housing Forward has exciting news! The next step in our response to the COVID-19 crisis is to move clients from hotels to permanent homes.
We believe that no one sheltered temporarily due to the pandemic should return to the street.
We realize this is a challenging time. We are here to help.
As our nation continues to be impacted by the horrific death of George Floyd, and countless other Black and Brown lives lost caused by acts of violence, brutality and racism, Housing Forward stands in solidarity with those calling for justice and reform.
Not long after putting out a call on social media for face mask donations, we received a delivery of 1,000 cotton masks from Ruggable.
We are listening to our staff and our clients, and digesting the events that occurred over the past week and weekend.