2016 Empty Bowls Community Dinner

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The Empty Bowls Community Dinner, benefiting Housing Forward, will take place on Friday, February 26th from 6 pm to 8 pm at OPRF High School.

2016 Have-a-Heart Gala Recap

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

With the 2016 Have-a-Heart Gala in the books, we'd like to thank everyone who attended, and all of the sponsors who made the event possible.

"State Budget Impasse Leaves Homeless Out in the Cold" in the Wednesday Journal

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Mandy Gawf

Illinois hasn't provided promised funding for shelter services, supportive housing.

"Young River Forest Chef Talks 'MasterChef Junior' Win, Culinary Dreams" in the Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Housing Forward

"Addison Osta Smith endured the ups and downs of reality competition for weeks and now that she's back home in River Forest, she wants to experience those twists and turns some more. With part of her $100,000 "MasterChef Junior" winnings, Addison plans to take her friends to a water park with roller coasters. A portion will go to Housing Forward, a Maywood-based organization that helps the homeless, a cause she said she feels strongly about. The rest of the money is earmarked for Addison to attend culinary school and college."

Hazel's Story

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Hazel, a victim of domestic violence, was recently connected with safe, stable housing while she recovers from a chronic illness.

Print Your Own Referral Card

Friday, January 29th, 2016
Oak Park Homelessness Coaliton

You can now print your own referral card with local resources for people in need of assistance.

Lincoln Elementary School Raises Money for Housing Forward

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Lincoln Elementary School's 5th grade classes recently donated more than $1,000 to Housing Forward.

2016 Have-a-Heart Gala Tickets On Sale Now

Friday, January 29th, 2016
Have a Heart Gala

Tickets for the 2016 Have-a-Heart Gala are now on sale. This event has sold out quickly the last few years, so get yours now before they're gone!