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 […]
February 11, 2021 | 4 min read In Chicago there are more than 5,500 individuals experiencing homelessness on a given day who are waiting to be matched with housing . To qualify for a limited pool of housing and resources, households of every size are prioritized by their level of […]
Facing Forward to End Homelessness is proud to announce that we have been selected to receive a $1.25 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund! Launched in 2018 by Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the Day 1 Families Fund issues annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups […]
October 15, 2020 | 7 min read In Khi Has Fun at Home, Emmy-nominated NBC 5 Chicago reporter, Michelle Relerford, encourages families to make the most out of a new reality. Empowered by other self-published authors and with newly found free time, Michelle was able to write and publish her […]
You can run, walk, skip, roller-blade, skateboard, or stay in and support- there’s no wrong way to 5K to end homelessness.