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 is looking for dynamic individuals who are willing to help transform their community!

Friday, October 7th, 2016

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they provide pathways to opportunity for people entering or re-entering the workforce.

Housing Forward the leading provider of permanent support housing in suburban Cook County

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

In August, Housing Forward became the lead fiscal agent for three permanent supportive housing programs formerly managed by Pillars, a community-based mental health agency.  Housing Forward has been a partner in the three programs since their inception. Combined, the programs provide 71 units of supportive housing to individuals and families who are homeless and disabled.

Save the Date for these upcoming events.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Please join us for these upcoming events to benefit Housing Forward.

A Blog Post from Tom Holmes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Tom Holmes

Twelve homeless people recently gathered in United Lutheran Church’s social hall around a table filled with donated food which had been prepared by volunteers. They joined hands and one of them led a prayer thanking God for the food as well as all the blessings they had received.

Volunteers - We Need You!

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Housing Forward has been fortunate to be able to help those in our community for the past 24 years and one of the most important assets we have is the wealth of talented and caring volunteers that help us achieve our mission.
Our volunteers are vital to us, annually giving thousands of hours of their time and resources, they exemplify kindness, compassion and treat everyone with dignity and respect, whether or not they have a home. They truly touch the lives of those who stay at the shelter and in turn, often the lives of volunteers are also changed. Volunteers are needed in the PADS Emergency Shelter to help set up and break down the shelter, prepare meals, and generally supervise the space to ensure a safe environment.

The Associate Board of Housing Forward Presents: Mystery & Mayhem

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Please mark your calendar to join us at Untitled in Chicago for a Roaring '20s themed night to solve the crime of the century! Something is going down at the juice joint and we need you to find out who’s on the level and who’s on the lam by trading clues with attendees, gathering information, and solving the crime before the guilty one hotfoots it out of there!

Thank you to all that competed in our 6th Annual Trivia Night

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

We are grateful to Chris Mickens and Marty Vernon, for chairing this event and we’d like to thank those that competed to defeat homelessness and attended our 6th Annual Trivia Night on July 13 at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn.