Thank you to our Progressive Dinner Supporters!

Monday, May 1st, 2017

On Monday, April 17, Housing Forward welcomed more than 200 guests to the annual Progressive Dinner to help those in the community that are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The event, now in its 15th year, was hosted in three locations in Oak Park, Winberie's, Oak Park Brewing Company and L!ve Cafe, and included donations from Buzz Cafe, The Cheesecake Stand, Cucina Paradiso, and The Happy Apple Pie Shop.

The Mann School helps the children in our programs with activity kits and birthday wishes

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Funded by the Future Philanthropists Program of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation the student council of the Mann School in Oak Park and other students have coordinated educational kits to be used by the children in our PADS Shelter along with birthday presents for the children in our housing programs. Thank you to Laura Jordahl, both volunteer and donor to Housing Forward for coordinating this project with the students.

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. The effort hopes to engage members of the community to spread messages of good cheer as well as raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations, including Housing Forward.

Support Housing Forward on #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Thursday is for giving thanks, Friday and Monday are for getting deals, and Tuesday is for giving back. Housing Forward is proud to be a part of ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬, a global effort to celebrate generosity. Be it a donation of time, talent or money, every bit counts. Please consider joining us in our mission to transition our neighbors from housing crisis to housing stability.

25th Anniversary Proclamation by the Village of Oak Park

Friday, October 7th, 2016

On Tuesday, October 4th, the Board of Trustees and Anan Abu-Taleb, President of the Village of Oak Park proclaimed October 2016 as Housing Forward's 25th Anniversary Celebration Month and encouraged all citizens to recognize the need for community support and engagement to positively impact and transform the lives of those in our community in need. Watch this short video clip to see the presentation.

 

House to Home Kits - Special Thanks to Our Supporting Congregations

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Thank you to St. Edmund and St. Giles for so generously supporting Housing Forward’s “Open Door Housing” program for individuals and families who are homeless and have a disabling condition. Their substantial contribution of furnishings and supplies will fill 8 apartments for clients moving from the PADS shelter into stable, permanent housing. As we continue to provide families and individuals with stable housing and support, donations of “House to Home” kits provides them the comforts of home. 

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