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.

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.

Thank you to the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Thank you to the board of directors and staff of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, for hosting the 2016 grantees last Thursday at the 19th Century Club for their annual Thanksgiving in October event. We are grateful to their support of Housing Forward's Prevail Employment Readiness program that facilitates at-risk and homeless individuals (re)entry into the workforce through employment preparation training, career services, transportation and basic needs assistance, employer outreach, referrals to training and education, and job placement and retention services.  

OPRF vs FENWICK this weekend - Crosstown Rivals + Good Cause!

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Oct. 8, Noon: Varsity Soccer Teams play at Triton College - 4th Annual Prevail Cup
This annual event, now in its 4th year, is once again sponsored by Athletico and represents the sportsmanlike competition between crosstown "rivals" Oak Park River Forest High School and Fenwick High School boys’ varsity soccer. The winning team will get to keep the traveling Prevail Cup trophy (and bragging rights) for the year. Donations collected at the door will benefit Housing Forward. http://www.housingforward.org/events/housing-forwards-prevail-cup.

Donations collected at this event benefit Housing Forward and allow us the opportunity to increase community awareness about issues facing many of our neighbors who are at-risk of losing vital basic necessities such as housing, heat and food. The Prevail Cup also raises money for Housing Forward's important work in the community. With that support, our neighbors facing financial and housing crisis will receive immediate and compassionate response to address their housing or financial emergency and can work with stability support, financial literacy and job readiness programs to develop life skills that will help them improve future stability.

Housing Forward Out In The Community

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Housing Forward participated in two community fairs this summer, “Vision of Restoration,” in partnership with the Maywood Park District, an annual community resource fair to support youth, seniors and families residing in Maywood and the surrounding western suburbs of Cook County. There were over 1,000 attendees and 60 vendors and organizations participating in the resource fair.

In Support of HB 4955

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Lynda Schueler, Executive Director of Housing Forward testified in support of House Bill 4955 at the Appropriations Human Services committee hearing. HB 4955 would release funding for housing and homeless services in Illinois.

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