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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate Socktober in October by helping others.
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.