Housing Forward

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Housing Forward’s (PADS) – Housing Forward has provided many services in addition to its emergency shelter program. In 2015, to better reflect their work and their mission of solving homelessness, West Suburban PADS changed its name to Housing Forward. These impressive 2015 numbers (rounded) illustrate the impact of Housing Forward as it works diligently to solve homelessness.

  • 800 individuals received PREVENTION assistance ending a crisis before they became homeless.
  • 500 individuals received 12,000 nights of SHELTER.
  • EMPLOYMENT READINESS programs.
  • HOUSING.

Volunteers can assist in a number of projects throughout the year for Housing Forward, from weekly overnight shelters around the Oak Park area via PADS, to summer transitional programs held at St. Giles, to collection of household items for the “House to Home Kits” program. Contact Maureen Hunter for more information at maureen.hunter@comcast.net.


HOUSING FORWARD SHELTER SEASON Beginning September 17

Would you like to make a difference in YOUR community?

Housing Forward is looking for individuals and/or groups or families to help with our regular shelter season beginning September 17.

You can volunteer in the following capacities:

Shelter Site Captain from 6:30 to 10:30 pm

First Shift Helper from 6:30-10 pm

Overnight Shift Helper from 10:30 pm to 5 am

Morning Shift Helper from 5 to 7:30 am

Meal Provider – Times vary

To sign up as a meal provider click on the link here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4baca92da57-housing

YOUR HELP IS IMPORTANT!

Volunteers are integral to the support of Housing Forward’s shelter operations.
Your help is needed for us to continue to provide the best services for our clients.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Our Volunteer Coordinator:
708.338-1724 ext 242 – email: volunteer@housingforward.org

Online: www.housingforward.org/get-involved

Or our Volunteer and Outreach Manager
Tonisha Daniel
708-338-1724 ext 220 – email: tdaniel@housingforward.org