Facing Forward
COVID-19 update / How you can help

COVID-19 update / How you can help

Dear Facing Forward Community,
Thank you for your support and for sharing your well-wishes for our residents and their families. I hope you are safe this weekend during the new stay at home order. As we continue to ensure the safety and health of our clients, staff, and community, we

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Letter to our community re: COVID-19

Letter to our community re: COVID-19

Dear Facing Forward Family,
If you have chosen to read this, it is undoubtedly because you care deeply for the community and hold special compassion for the vulnerable among us. We are living in a moment of shared anxiety and exceptional caution. I want each of you to know three

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Facing Forward Honored by Salvi Media

Facing Forward Honored by Salvi Media

Salvi Media, a Chicago-based video production and marketing company, selected Facing Forward as their latest #SalviSupports partner! Salvi Supports aims to “create great videos for even greater causes.”
Check out the video below to hear our residents Beverly and Carol share their inspiring stories of how they’ve restored hope and

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Giving Tuesday Was a Huge Success!

Giving Tuesday Was a Huge Success!

Today, with the help of our wonderful community of supporters, we raised over $29,000 — surpassing our ambitious goal of raising $25,000 on Giving Tuesday!
To our wonderful community: THANK YOU for supporting our long-term solution for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Chicago. These funds will ensure a safe

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Impact Grants Chicago Awards Facing Forward $100,000!

Impact Grants Chicago Awards Facing Forward $100,000!

We are thrilled to be counted among Impact Grants Chicago’s 2019 award recipients! Last night, we were awarded a generous $100,000 grant that will support services that promote healthy development and academic success for children and youth at Facing Forward. Stay tuned for outcomes and insights from this important work.

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Meet Yvonne

Meet Yvonne

Yvonne is a mother and a Facing Forward resident. After living on the streets, Yvonne and her children found a stable home at Facing Forward. Now her son is excelling and her daughters are all┬ácollege graduates. Learn more about Yvonne’s incredible story in this powerful 2-minute video.

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Pictures for a Purpose – November 17, 2018

Pictures for a Purpose – November 17, 2018

 
Facing Forward is thrilled to be the charity of choice for Pictures for a Purpose on Saturday, November 17th. The event features family portrait mini-sessions with Meka Hemmons of SpiderMeka Photography and a giving station to make care packages for Facing Forward residents.
 
Spaces are limited –

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Client featured on NBC5

Client featured on NBC5

One of Facing Forward’s clients, Lesby Ortega, was featured in a Making a Difference story on NBC5. She was proud to tell her story and share how she’s changed her life with the help of Facing Forward.

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Take the Chicago Neighborhood Heroes Pledge

Take the Chicago Neighborhood Heroes Pledge

NBC5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago, and community partners–including everyone here at Facing Forward to End Homelessness–are urging our Chicago neighbors to act locally and make a difference this summer. Through Neighborhood Heroes, we are asking viewers to pledge to do small acts of kindness. From reading

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