Housing Forward Video Update

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

A lot has happened in our world, and for Housing Forward, since we last emailed. I wanted to send an update about what we are doing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last three weeks, we have continued to work to ensure all our clients have the services and support they need. In addition, the health and well-being of our volunteers and staff are at the forefront of our thoughts and actions.

Because this situation is continually evolving, I wanted to share an update through this video, filmed on Friday, March 27.

Housing Forward COVID-19 Updates

Monday, March 30th, 2020


Housing Forward Bright Spots: Positive Stories during our Agency's Response to COVID-19

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Over the past couple weeks, there has been a lot of news about the COVID-19 pandemic–both in our agency communications and in the local and national news. The seriousness of these times is clear. But there is also good news that comes out of this once-in-a-lifetime situation, so we want to share some bright spots!

Gift Cards as a Bright Spot

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Our office manager received a call recently from someone who wanted to make a donation but asked if it could be picked it up.

An update on our 24/7 PADS Shelter

Friday, March 20th, 2020

On March 17, Housing Forward centralized our PADS Emergency Shelter and Support Center operations at Oak Park Temple.

A message to our volunteers regarding Shelter in Place Order

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

The Village of Oak Park COVID-19 Public Health Order requires residents to shelter in place Fri., March 20 through Fri., April 3.

Our 24/7 emergency shelter is now located at Oak Park Temple and village officials have assured us that Housing Forward Volunteers and Staff are exempt from restrictions when working on our behalf.

Concrete Ways You Can Assist Housing Forward Right Now

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

We appreciate each and every offer of help from community members and groups. Our most pressing needs are:

We need the following things for our shelter and housed clients:

Immediate Ways to Help Housing Forward

Monday, March 16th, 2020

One of the rare bright spots over the past week is the incredible response of the community, reaching out and asking us how they can help. Thank you!