Celebrate Socktober in October by helping others.
Housing Forward is pleased to have been asked, by Girl Scout troop from Beye School in Oak Park, for help answering 26 questions about homelessness as part of a year-long project aimed at helping the homeless in their community. Troop leader Beth Houle says that visitng the shelter was eye-opening for the girls.
We truly appreciate the support of our community, but because our storage space is limited and we do not have the staff to sort and process large donations, we have updated our acceptance policy.
This may not be a bona fide best practice but it is a good way to connect and inspire others to do good in your community. Remember, volunteering can be fun for the whole family! When your family or friends volunteer together you build deeper bonds with each other and with your community. Why not make a difference together when it’s made easy. You can volunteer in 3 easy steps.
After filling out a volunteer profile form, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule orientation and training. Volunteers under 18 years of age must print the consent form linked on the right column of our "Get Involved" Page, have a parent or legal guardian sign it, and bring it to orientation.
Don't miss the latest edition of The Storyline published by our friends at The Oak Park Public Library. As always, it's full of interesting reading but we especially enjoy page 6. We appreciate their leadership in making our community truly welcoming to all. We are looking forward to all those socks in October.
Emergency Shelter is in need of meal providers to provide breakfast, lunch or dinner on a monthly basis. Click HERE to view open meal slots.
Housing Forward is looking for dynamic individuals who are willing to help transform their community!