Patrick Quinn Plans Walk Across Illinois to Raise Funds and Awareness for People Experiencing Homelessness
On Monday, August 12th, Patrick Quinn, artist and PhD researcher, will begin a walk across Illinois to raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness in the state. His approximately 190-mile trek will start on the muddy banks of the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois, and his journey will end a week later in downtown Chicago at Grant Park—a few blocks from Lake Michigan.
Veronica Ciobotaru encountered something new to her when she first opened her Oak Park restaurant—panhandlers.
Warmer weather brings changes and beginning May 28th Summer Transitional Shelter begins.
On Thursday, June 6th, Housing Forward will host a new version of our successful Progressive Dinner, now called Feast For Good. Formerly in Oak Park, the Progressive Dinner is a chance for guests to enjoy a wonderful meal at three different restaurants. This year, we are moving to a new neighborhood, Forest Park, to experience the diverse collection of restaurants along Madison Street. with three different paths to choose from, this event will greatly beneift the clients we serve and help in our mission to end homelessness.
Please join us for a party in your honor on Thursday, May 23rd, 6-8pm at St. Giles Catholic Parish, Gleeson Center in Oak Park. RSVP at the link below or by contacting Enid Johnson at 708.338.1724 ext. 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
The last night of the regular shelter season was Monday, May 13th at First United Church of Oak Park. Site Captain Steve Meier and his team, most of whom are affiliated with the St. Giles Family Mass community, arrived first to set up the space. Someone got the decaf coffee percolating in the giant urn and put out the sugar and creamer.
Nathan Gallagher is an Oak Parker, a student at Oak Park and River Forest High School and since 6th grade, a member of Boy Scout Troop 4002—usually referred to as “Troop 2” locally.
Currently, under development and due to open this spring, Sojourner House is a partnership of Housing Forward and the Oak Park Housing Authority. Located on the property at 324 N. Austin Ave., Oak Park, there are two residential buildings on the property.