Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Street Outreach Card & Shelter Schedule

Monday, October 8th, 2018
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Outreach Card

Current information updated 10/4/18. Please share with with your networks to spread the information in our communities.

Making a Withdrawal at the Chicago Furniture Bank

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

In late September, Alexis Singleton, a Housing Forward Rapid Rehousing case manager, was the first from our agency to visit the west side Chicago Furniture Bank. She brought her client Cordello, who is about to move into his new apartment.

Are You a Superhero?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Somewhere in this community, before each new regular shelter season begins, a variety of unassuming people file into a room, pick up a folder and sit down. At first glance they have the familiar faces of neighbors, family, fellow church members and friends – but they are in fact superheroes.

Housing Forward, OPRF agree on data-sharing

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Wednesday Journal: Sept. 26, 2018. During a special meeting on Sept. 18, the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education unanimously approved a data-sharing agreement with the nonprofit Housing Forward that authorizes D200 to share student information with the organization.

We Appreciate Harriet Hawkins and we are not alone

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

We appreciate Harriet Hawkins and we are not alone.

Harriet S. Hawkins is a recipient of the 2018 Dr. William Fitzsimmons Public Health Award from the Oak Park Board of Health and the Department of Public Health. We are proud and immensely grateful to her.

Socktober is just around the corner.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Celebrate Socktober in October by helping others.

Local Girl Scouts tackle homelessness

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Housing Forward is pleased to have been asked, by Girl Scout troop from Beye School in Oak Park, for help answering 26 questions about homelessness as part of a year-long project aimed at helping the homeless in their community. Troop leader Beth Houle says that visitng the shelter was eye-opening for the girls.

New Policy for Donated Items

Friday, September 7th, 2018

We truly appreciate the support of our community, but because our storage space is limited and we do not have the staff to sort and process large donations, we have updated our acceptance policy.