Mark your calendars for March 19 to Share the Warmth

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

On Sunday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m., join the Oak Park River-Forest Community Foundation in their first annual Share The Warmth Relay Race! Share The Warmth was inspired by a great Oak Park & River Forest tradition of sharing stories about our beautiful towns.

A client's story on how her family's homelessness ended.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

At the 19th Annual Have-a-Heart Gala, our guests heard from Latasha about how she and her children became homeless. Here is their story.

25 years of providing services to the community

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

This year, marks Housing Forward's 25th anniversary, and in celebrating that milestone, we became the leading provider of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in suburban Cook County. With your support, we continue to provide housing to hundreds of individuals and offer a full continuum of programs and services designed to prevent and resolve homelessness in our community.

Housing Forward interviewed on 670 The Score

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Listen to an interview with our Executive Director, Lynda Schueler, from 670 The Score. Lynda discusses our work and 25 year mission to end and prevent homelessness in our community.

Volunteer Spotlight

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Alan Goldberg began volunteering in 2015 after retiring as an attorney with the Office of the State Appellate Defender for almost forty years. Alan learned about Housing Forward like many Oak Park community residents, as the PADS shelter program was hosted by his synagogue as one of the rotating shelter sites. After attending a benefit concert on behalf of Prevail...

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

PADS shelter is in need of additional volunteers for the following shifts and food coverage. Please see Tonisha Daniel, , (708) 338-1724 ext.220 to sign up.
5th Wednesday breakfast provider at Grace Episcopal, 924 W. Lake Street, Oak Park. Site capacity is generally 60 clients. Next scheduled date is Wednesday, March...

Volunteer News

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who assisted throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays. Our Holiday Gift Program was another success as we were able to serve 63 families this year. Thank you to those who donated warm coats, brought in presents, provided festive decorations, served a hearty meal and went above and beyond in ushering...

Point in Time Count

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

On Wednesday night, Housing Forward staff and volunteers worked with the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County for the bi-annual Point in Time (PIT) Count, otherwise known as a street count of unsheltered homeless persons.