Volunteer in our Summer Transitional Shelter and other opportunities

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Summer Transitional PADS Shelter

Beginning of Season Site Captain Meeting

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Beginning of Season Site Captain Meeting

Spotlight on Laura Jordahl

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Volunteers supplement the important work of staff in delivering compassionate care and  services to our clients. Housing Forward recognizes volunteers as "everyday heroes" who come from all walks of life, all ages, with something special to offer. This month we are spotli

Housing Forward announces the move of its Prevail Program offices to 6634 W. Roosevelt Road in Oak Park

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Since the merger with Prevail in 2015, Housing Forward has strengthened the support systems for households in Oak Park and neighboring communities that are experiencing an emergency financial crisis and need access to tailored employment resources.

Housing Forward needs towels for our Support Center

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

There are hundreds of people that access Housing Forward’s year-round, five-day-a-week, Support Center to attend to their immediate needs and health issues, access case management and begin to address their long-term needs of housing and sustainable income. Our Support Center is an important initial stop on a client’s journey towards stability.

Thank you for a special night of Irish dancing and music

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

On Friday, June 9, Sarah Dolan, Housing Forward Board Member and owner and instructor of the Maiden Street Irish Dance Academy, hosted a benefit dance performance at St. Vincent Ferrar Church in River Forest. More than 100 parents and families attended this special night of true Irish celebration of dance and music with all class levels participating for a fun night fundraising.

A special thanks to First United Church of Oak Park

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

In October of 1992, First United Church of Oak Park was one of seven congregations that opened their doors as a PADS Shelter site in response to the growing need for temporary shelter for those in our community. That year we provided food and shelter to 244 homeless individuals from the community. In 2016, we helped 472 people with 13,565 nights of shelter.

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