Mutual Appreciation Continues Between Housing Forward and Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township recently awarded its 2018 Community Partners Award to BUILD Chicago, Opportunity Knocks, Riveredge Hospital, and Housing Forward. The award acknowledges agencies and community members dedicated to helping make the community stronger & healthier.

Nearly 15,000 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Members Honored on National Service Opening Day

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Governor Rauner has declared today, October 17, 2018 National Service Opening Day. Almost 1,000 Illinoisans will pledge their continuing commitment to helping their communities at the 24th Annual Illinois’ National Service Opening Day event in Springfield.

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Three Key Places We Need Volunteer Support

Our Most Recent Volunteer News

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Welcoming a new staff member; An open overnight staff position; AmeriCorps Recruitment still underway; Looking for ideas and ways to volunteer this holiday season?

Career Passport: Offering a Way to Get Life Moving

Monday, October 8th, 2018

On October 5th, we celebrated the graduation of our 29th Career Passport Employment Readiness class. The program, which began in 2009, offers a curriculum customized for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability and takes in consideration the additional challenges that population faces.

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.