Take a moment to participate in Oak Park's Community Health Assessment

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

If you live Oak Park or River Forest, you are invited to take a survey to help decide future public health priorities, including those for behavioral health and developmental disabilities.

PADS Shelter Volunteers Needed!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Current volunteer openings in our PADS Shelter for the following days and shifts:

Meal Providers

We need volunteers to provide breakfast on Wednesday, March 29, at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 W. Lake Street, Oak Park. The site capacity is generally 60 clients. 

Volunteer Updates

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Last night of PADS Shelter 

Please note that the last night of Emergency Shelter will be Thursday, May 11th at First United Methodist Church.

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Celebrating National AmeriCorps Week

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Last week we celebrated National AmeriCorps Week. Beyond showing appreciation for our AmeriCorps members, it was an opportunity to increase awareness of the valuable contributions AmeriCorps members make to our communities and country. Housing Forward would like to thank our 13 members serving here and hosted at our partner agencies, BEDS Plus and the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

Solving homelessness as a community.

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Housing Forward, in partnership with 30-plus stakeholders, is a leader in the efforts of the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition (OPHC). After launching a Plan of Action, the OPHC continues to meet quarterly to develop strategies and solutions to combat homelessness. As a commitment to this effort, Housing Forward has integrated plan strategies into our 3-year strategic plan and will support this initiative through our agency's 25 years of experience and expertise.

2017 Have-a-Heart Gala Recap

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

With the 2017 Have-a-Heart Gala completed, we'd like to thank everyone who attended the event for making it a truly special night and tribute to our 25th Anniversary.

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.

A client's story on how her family's homelessness ended.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

At the 19th Annual Have-a-Heart Gala, our guests heard from Latasha about how she and her children became homeless. Here is their story.