My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Housing Forward, Maywood, IL, USA
Housing Forward is an organization of dedicated staff and volunteers committed to raising awareness of homelessness in our community and finding innovative ways to address this problem.
Hundreds of people walk through Housing Forward's doors each year seeking help. They are listened to and offered assistance that can help them deal with their most urgent needs.
Some may receive a meal and a place to sleep for the night in one of the shelters that Housing Forward runs in coordination with local churches in the area. Others will get help accessing the resources that are available to them. This may include help finding temporary or permanent housing, help paying for utilities or transportation, or help gaining the skills needed to find employment. Housing Forward's goal is to move each client toward housing stability.
Housing Forward is also a leader in coordinating the efforts of similar organizations in surrounding communities. This helps ensure the most efficient use of funds by preventing overlap of services and distributing services where they are most needed. It also promotes a sharing of ideas about which programs have been most effective.
Why people become homeless and how best to prevent it are questions that are not easy to answer. Housing Forward is an organization that is tackling those issues in a thoughtful and caring way.