Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - Thank you to those that attended!

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

We had a wonderful evening honoring our many volunteers at our annual appreciation dinner.  Our volunteers are truly the heart of our work to help end homelessness. 

Re-opening of our Support Center and Headquarters

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

After months of waiting and patiently watching the re-construction progress at our headquarters in Maywood, we are ready to announce a grand re-opening date.  Please join us on June 21st from 4pm - 6pm to tour and take part in this reentry celebration.

16th Annual Progressive Dinner a success!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

The 16th Annual Progressive Dinner was a delicious success once again this year!  Thanks to each of you who attended and for filling the evening with laughter and friendship!

Engaging youth in volunteering and advocacy.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Our youth volunteer engagement is on the rise and Jonny Hugh from Oak Park is one great example.  As part of his 8th grade service and learning project at the Oak Park Children’s School, Jonny decided to tackle the issue of homelessness. Jonny prepared over 100 personal care packages and distributed many of these during  St.

A special thank you to our supporters in the community.

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Area organizations and community leaders donate their time and effort to organize fun activities that benefit Housing Forward throughout the year. Thanks to their creativity and support through events like this featuring hip hop music, ceramic bowls and online referrals.


Please join us for the 16th Annual Progressive Dinner

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Join us for a great night out in Oak Park during our 16th Annual Progressive Dinner on Monday April 23rd!


20th Annual Have-a-Heart Gala a Great Success!

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Thank you for a very successful 20th Annual Have-a-Heart Gala. Housing Forward raised $267,000 this year due to the efforts of numerous volunteers, donors and supporters making this our most successful year to date. Maywood’s Village Free Press Editor Michael Romaine took time during the Gala to have a quick conversation with celebrity emcees Rachel and Chris Sullivan and published a highlight of our efforts. Read more from Michael Romain. For more detailed information about this year’s fundraising success, and to learn about our numerous donors read this recent submission to the Chicago Tribune.

Secondary Site for Emergency Shelter

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

On April 8th we will open a new shelter to increase our PADS efforts. During the last quarter of 2017 and continuing into the new year we saw an increased need for more shelter space in the Oak Park community. We were at capacity and often in the position of turning away individuals and families who were in need of immediate shelter.

St. Christopher’s faith community was able to answer our call and is offering their facility as additional Shelter on Sunday nights.

We are still in need of volunteer teams to make this new PADS shelter a success. Please contact Tonisha Daniel, tdaniel@housingforward.org or 708.338.1724 to help with this effort.