On March 17, Housing Forward centralized our PADS Emergency Shelter and Support Center operations at Oak Park Temple.
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.
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:
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!
Clients being relocated from 24-hour-a-day shelter amid COVID-19 concerns
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.
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.
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.