Facing Forward

Farewell Brian, Our AmeriCORPS VISTA

September 23, 2020 | 5 min read   “Strength in Numbers” is a trope that rings especially true in the nonprofit world. The more people we can rally for our cause, the better. And when those individuals are talented, determined and passionate about our mission, they can become an unstoppable […]

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Upcoming Virtual Trivia Night to Benefit Facing Forward!

Upcoming Virtual Trivia Night to Benefit Facing Forward!

Grab some friends or join solo! Facing Forward’s Associate Board is throwing a virtual trivia night to raise funds for our ongoing mission to end homelessness in Chicago.
The event will be held on Wednesday, August 26th from  7-9 PM CST / 8-10PM EST and donations are highly encouraged. Proceeds

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In Loving Memory of Theo Schroeder

In Loving Memory of Theo Schroeder

It is with deep, personal sadness we write today in memory of Facing Forward board member, Theo Schroeder, who recently and unexpectedly passed away.
In addition to serving on our board, Theo was a client in our program. He took his work as a board member personally. As a

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A Message of Solidarity

A Message of Solidarity

Dear Facing Forward Family,
Chicago has joined protests around the world demanding justice and accountability in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others across the US whose lives have been taken by racial violence and police brutality. These protests reflect decades

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To Our Partners: Thank You

To Our Partners: Thank You

Thank you to all of our partners who have stepped up in the last few months to ensure the safety, health and stability of our residents and staff. A very special thank you to Pierce Family Foundation, Cuore E. Mani Foundation, The United Way of Metro Chicago, The Chicago Community

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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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