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Recently, Housing Forward has experienced an influx of families in our PADS Shelter. We know that being without a permanent house places extreme stress on families. Housing Forward is committed to placing a high priority on children and families in all of our programs.
Thank you to all of those who helped to support the Holiday Gift Drive program which paired generous gift donors to individuals and families in our Supportive Housing program and families in our PADS Shelter. This year we were able to support 109 individual clients who requested gifts for themselves and their immediate family members.
The 17th annual Sing-Along Messiah will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at First United Methodist Church of Oak Park. The event begins at 3:30 p.m., with all free-will donations benefiting Housing Forward.
We hope you will consider supporting us on #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
This past Thursday, we hosted a breakfast with our faith-based partners to celebrate our 25th anniversary, our impact and strategies for strengthening prevention and diversion services for those at-risk of becoming homeless and efforts to end homelessness for those residing in our shelters and on the streets.
After our fire at our Headquarters in Maywood, we quickly put an action plan in motion to make our recovery as prompt and predictable as possible in order to limit the disruption in services and programs to the clients we serve. St.