October 24, 2021 | 2.5 min read Join us for a virtual panel during national Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week! With a focus on challenges faced by new and expectant parents, panelists will discuss how homelessness, housing instability and food insecurity, and national issues like formula shortages and increased […]
Annual Back to School Event: Fun Under the Sun!
Aug 10, 2022 | 3 min read Earlier this month, Facing Forward to End Homelessness hosted our annual Back to School Bash for families in our programs. This year’s event was an absolute success filled with laughter and joy for students of all ages gearing up for the new school […]
The Hidden Face of Homelessness is Often a Child’s
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.
Upcoming Paint & Sip to Benefit Facing Forward!
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. […]
Kids Cultivate Kindness at Facing Forward
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? – […]
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Helping Survivors Face Forward
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 […]
Client Story: Meet Mr. Boddie
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 […]
Introducing Our New Board Members!
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 […]
Finding Meaning in Everyday Activities with Rush University OT Student, Kimberly Lieberman
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 […]
Taco Tuesday with the Associate Board
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!