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Share the Love Donation Drive: February 2024

Share the Love Donation Drive: February 2024

This February, join Facing Forward in welcoming families who have experienced homelessness into long-term, supportive housing! Check out our housewarming basket and essential supplies lists below to donate between February 1st – 29th and support our neighbors as they start new chapters in their lives.   Ways to Participate: Participate […]

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Facing Forward’s Innovative Programs for Families

Facing Forward’s Innovative Programs for Families

September 21, 2023 |  8-9 min read   The effects of homelessness on families with children can be numerous and wide-ranging. Expecting parents face significantly higher rates of pregnancy complications and preterm deliveries. Meanwhile for children, homelessness is associated with increased anxiety and depression, social isolation, and difficulty focusing in school. […]

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2022 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Panel

2022 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Panel

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 […]

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2022 Back to School Event: Fun Under the Sun!

2022 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 […]

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Upcoming Paint & Sip to Benefit Facing Forward!

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. […]

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Kids Cultivate Kindness at Facing Forward

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? – […]

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Client Story: Meet Mr. Boddie

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 […]

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Introducing Our New Board Members!

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 […]

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