Volunteer Spotlight

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Alan Goldberg began volunteering in 2015 after retiring as an attorney with the Office of the State Appellate Defender for almost forty years. Alan learned about Housing Forward like many Oak Park community residents, as the PADS shelter program was hosted by his synagogue as one of the rotating shelter sites. After attending a benefit concert on behalf of Prevail...

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

PADS shelter is in need of additional volunteers for the following shifts and food coverage. Please see Tonisha Daniel, tdaniel@housingforward.org , (708) 338-1724 ext.220 to sign up.
5th Wednesday breakfast provider at Grace Episcopal, 924 W. Lake Street, Oak Park. Site capacity is generally 60 clients. Next scheduled date is Wednesday, March...

Volunteer News

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who assisted throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays. Our Holiday Gift Program was another success as we were able to serve 63 families this year. Thank you to those who donated warm coats, brought in presents, provided festive decorations, served a hearty meal and went above and beyond in ushering...

Point in Time Count

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

On Wednesday night, Housing Forward staff and volunteers worked with the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County for the bi-annual Point in Time (PIT) Count, otherwise known as a street count of unsheltered homeless persons.

16th Annual Sing-Along Messiah

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Sing-Along Messiah

The 16th annual Sing-Along Messiah will be held on Sunday, December 4th at First United Methodist Church of Oak Park. The event begins at 3:30 p.m., with all free-will donations benefiting 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.

Recruiting for Open AmeriCorps Positions

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Housing Forward is currently seeking AmeriCorps members.

Continuing to Drive Progress in Ending Homelessness

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point-in-Time count results, reporting steady reductions in homelessness between 2010 and 2016. A more detailed analysis of this data will be available in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime, we encourage everyone to: