On Saturday, October 22, detective skills were necessary when the Associate Board of Housing Forward presented: “Mystery and Mayhem- a Roaring ‘20s themed crime-solving event to end homelessness.” Held at Untitled in Chicago, the event featured an exciting afternoon of interaction with a professional cast from a popular dinner theater company.
Please join us to launch the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition's 2016 Plan of Action. It's time to make homelessness rare, brief and one time in Oak Park!
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.
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!
AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they provide pathways to opportunity for people entering or re-entering the workforce.
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.
Please join us for these upcoming events to benefit Housing Forward.
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.