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.
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.
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!
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.
Housing Forward participated in two community fairs this summer, “Vision of Restoration,” in partnership with the Maywood Park District, an annual community resource fair to support youth, seniors and families residing in Maywood and the surrounding western suburbs of Cook County. There were over 1,000 attendees and 60 vendors and organizations participating in the resource fair.
On May 24, the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park to recognize and reward the 1000+ loyal volunteers that help Housing Forward bring programs and services to those in need in our community.