On Monday, April 17, Housing Forward welcomed more than 200 guests to the annual Progressive Dinner to help those in the community that are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
The Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity has released a new paper about integrating rapid re-housing and employment.
The summer Transitional Shelter program is designed to foster self-sufficiency for clients that are on an employment or educational track with a combination of short-term shelter and supportive services in order to rapidly re-house individuals who are homeless in west suburban Cook County.
Please join us as we honor all of our volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Program Thursday, May 25th. The dinner will be held at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, from 6pm-8pm.
Housing Forward would like to congratulate Lily Alter for two honors she is receiving this month! Lily was chosen to receive the Governor’s Service Award in the Youth Northeast category and as a Youth Hero by the American Red Cross.
Every day, Housing Forward transforms the lives of those in need by helping people meet their immediate housing and crisis needs, addressing health and income needs and transitioning individuals and families back to housing stability.
Funded by the Future Philanthropists Program of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation the student council of the Mann School in Oak Park and other students have coordinated educational kits to be used by the children in our PADS Shelter along with birthday presents for the children in our housing programs.
As we transition into Spring, it is a great time to reflect on the impact we have had over the last year. In 2016, our generous supporters enabled us to assist 1,849 unique individuals with their housing crisis. Of our donors that contributed at least one financial gift in 2016, 5% have committed to supporting our mission with monthly contributions.