Give Back on Black Friday at The Book Table!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
The Book Table
If Thanksgiving is for thanks, why can't Black Friday be for giving back? At The Book Table, it is! Come celebrate the day after Thanksgiving with them and they will donate 10% of all in-store sales to Housing Forward.
Join with The Book Table on Friday for some holiday shopping and give back to the community at the same time!

Thank you to the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Thank you to the board of directors and staff of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, for hosting the 2016 grantees last Thursday at the 19th Century Club for their annual Thanksgiving in October event.

Housing Forward to benefit from Thanksgiving Market at River Forest Kitchen

Friday, October 28th, 2016

On Saturday, November 19, River Forest Kitchen, at 349 Ashland Ave., will once again host their annual Thanksgiving Market on Saturday, November 19th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who supported our Mystery & Mayhem event!

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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.

Join us for the launch of the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition 2016 Plan of Action!

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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!

25th Anniversary Proclamation by the Village of Oak Park

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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.

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.

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.