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!

COVID-19 Update

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Clients being relocated from 24-hour-a-day shelter amid COVID-19 concerns

Housing Forward Announces 2020 Have-a-Heart Gala Award Honorees

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

For twenty-two years, Housing Forward supporters have gathered at the Have-a-Heart Gala to celebrate community and raise funds. This year's event, taking place on Saturday, February 29, 2020, is the first to be hosted at the Aon Grandballroom on Navy Pier.

AmeriCorps Members honor Dr. King during a day of service.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
AmeriCorps Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day

Our current team of AmeriCorps members joined State Representative La Shawn K. Ford, (D-Chicago) and several other service groups, for his 14th Annual Family HEALTH CHALLENGE honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

How a New PADS Site is Born

Saturday, January 18th, 2020
New PADS Shelter site volunteers needed.

In October of 2018, Tom Holmes wrote an article in the Forest Park Review making the case for more PADS Emergency Shelter locations in Forest Park.