Key volunteer positions still need to be filled in shelter this year!

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Volunteers are an essential part of the PADS Emergency shelter program which operates from September to May providing a place to sleep and three meals, 7 nights a week at 11 rotating sites in host congregregations in Berwyn, Forest Park and Oak Park for between 20 and 60 people in the midst of a housing crisis.

URGENT NEED for volunteers at new family-designated shelter site in Forest Park!.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
New PADS Shelter site volunteers needed.

Forest Park Baptist Church is coming on board as a Monday night secondary shelter site in January.

My Experience as an AmeriCorps Service Member

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

As my service year as an AmeriCorps member has come to an end, I reflect on my experience at Beyond Hunger – one of Housing Forward’s partner agencies.

Celebrate Community at the 2020 HAVE-A-HEART GALA!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Have-a-Heart Gala 2020

Our biggest fundraising event of the year is less than 2 months away. Join us Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Aon Grand Ballroom on Navy Pie with our special guest host Jim O'Heir.

Generous Grant received from Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation Grant

Tony Martinez, President and CEO of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, delivered a check recently in the amount of $10,000.

A Happy Birthday at Sojourner House

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
People who are homeless are people first

Holly, the program manager at Sojourner House, learned recently that one of the children living there was about to celebrate her birthday.

Volunteers Key to PADS Emergency Shelter Program

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Our 27th PADS Emergency Shelter season is off to a strong start, but we need more volunteers!

First Sojourner House Resident Ready to Move On

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Sojourner House client

Andrew had been homeless for more than three years before he became the first resident at Sojourner House. His 72 year life story includes many ‘ups’ and ‘downs', from a business running antique shows, to owning a private plane and a vacation home in New Zealand, to financial decline and the eventual loss of his home.