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 […]
Facing Forward Receives COVID-19 Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
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 […]
The Calls That Change It All: An Inside Look at Housing Navigation
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 Receives Day 1 Families Fund Grant
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 […]
NBC 5 Chicago’s Michelle Relerford on Her New Children’s Book & How Families Can Make the Most Out of Staying at Home
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 […]
Facing Forward 5K
You can run, walk, skip, roller-blade, skateboard, or stay in and support- there’s no wrong way to 5K to end homelessness.
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 […]
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
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
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