Op-ed by Deputy Director, Laura Bass, in Crain’s Chicago Forum on Homelessness. Why a “Two Generation approach” is essential for helping parents who struggle to provide safe, stable housing for their families.
Join us for a fun-filled evening hosted by Facing Forward’s Associate Board on May 12th from 7-10 PM at Pinot’s Palette in Logan Square! Enjoy drinks, complimentary small bites, raffle prizes, and a chance to create your own work of art and learn more about our mission to end homelessness. […]
April 20, 2022 | 2 min read This April, kids at Facing Forward are taking part in a month-long challenge to learn about kindness and practice new acts of kindness toward themselves and others. The Kids Kindness Campaign is inspired by the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? – […]
October 15, 2021 | 2.5 min read October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and an important time of the year for us to highlight and reflect upon the intersectionality of domestic violence (DV) and Homelessness. According to a survey conducted by the CDC, 1 in 4 women will experience […]
September 17, 2021 | 5 min read Mr. Boddie’s experience of homelessness began after he relocated to Chicago from Las Vegas in 2018. After having difficulty finding work, he decided to move into a shelter rather than become a burden to his family and face the social stigma of […]
August 31, 2021 | 2.5 min read Facing Forward is proud to introduce this year’s new additions to our Board of Directors. We are building a team of professionals that not only believe in our mission but represent a citywide wealth of perspectives and leadership. We are excited to […]
August 18, 2021 | 4 min read My name is Kimberly Lieberman and I am an Occupational Therapy student at Rush University. Over the past 14 weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working with families and individuals in Facing Forward’s Permanent Supportive Housing program through virtual and in-person group […]
Our Associate Board invites you eat, play, drink, and learn about how you can help end homelessness on July 20th from 6-8 at Emporium Arcade Bar in Fulton Market!
April 12, 2021 | 7 min read Facing Forward partner, Meka Hemmons promotes the message of natural beauty through portrait photography. As seen in the radiant photos throughout our website, her ability to showcase the strength of families and individuals through portraiture aligns perfectly with her philosophy of vulnerability, acceptance […]
To help ease the ongoing needs of Illinoisans created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has awarded Facing Forward a $20,000 grant as part of BCBSIL’s latest round of giving aimed at helping the helpers. Funding provided by BSBSIL will help us to continue […]