My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Housing Forward, Maywood, IL, USA
I have volunteered for Housing Forward in various capacities for over 20 years. My commitment is a direct result of their mission and how they approach that mission. Staff and volunteers share a unified vision to end homelessness and to prevent those at risk from becoming homeless. They maintain the highest level of professionalism. Housing Forward is recognized widely as a model organization for homeless prevention. Because of Housing Forward’s extensive infrastructure, outside funding sources at all levels seek out Housing Forward to implement their program initiatives. Housing Forward strives to help all who come to their doorstep or who are identified on the streets through their outreach program. There are no exclusion criteria. Many who are homeless are reluctant to engage because of mistrust. Through relationship building and persistence, HousingForward’s volunteers and staff gain the trust of individuals who, as a psychiatrist, I thought would never accept services. Focus, compassion, respect, dignity for all, and grit are among the many attributes that help make Housing Forward a truly great nonprofit!