Facing Forward

Why Do We Face Forward?

Envisioning a better future is the first step to empowerment. We turn our backs on homelessness and position ourselves to envision what’s next. We break the cycle of homelessness in Chicago by providing housing and social services that empower individuals to face forward to a new future. We know that connecting people to safe, stable, long-term housing first creates the best platform to address the root causes of homelessness.

Over the past five years, 85 percent of our clients have changed their lives and ended their cycle of homelessness. They have pride in their homes. They receive health care that improves their quality of life. They earn high school degrees and excel in college programs. And their children thrive.

Meet Our Team

Staff (Directors and Managers)

Rev. Douglas Bradshaw, Executive Director

doug@ffchicago.org

Laura Bass, Director of Programs

laura@ffchicago.org

Marissa Trevisan, Director of Development

marissa@ffchicago.org

Robret Simpson, Director of Operations

robret@ffchicago.org

Lashonda Milton, Director of Finance

lashonda@ffchicago.org

Trevon Hagan, Accountant

trevon@ffchicago.org

Alexis Gregg, Grants Manager

alexis@ffchicago.org

Edith Davis, Program Manager

edith@ffchicago.org

Venus London, Program Manager

venus@ffchicago.org

Canentra Williams, Program Manager

canentra@ffchicago.org

Marilyn Salazar, Communications and Events Manager

marilyn@ffchicago.org

Board of Directors

Julie Hamilton, Board President

Principal, Brand Partner, +Intention

Bryce Bach, Board Vice President

Principal, Oliver Wyman

Chris Hume, Board Secretary

Executive Vice President, Cullen CM

Jeff Oskin, Board Treasurer

Vice President, J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC

Rev. Douglas Bradshaw, Executive Director

Facing Forward to End Homelessness

Arnav Amin

Executive Vice President, OHL North America

Ashwin Avasarala

Analytics Engagement Leader, KBS

Steve Larson

Client Partner, Fiserv

Michael Richmond

Sales Executive, The Horton Group

Raquel Salazar

Resident Representative

Matthew Tucker

Director of Marketing Strategy, Highmark Health

Stephanie Van Vlerah

Managing Director, Oxford Financial Group, Ltd.

Harish Venkitaramanan

Corporate Strategy Manager, Cisco Systems

Associate Board

Christine Lopez, Co-chair

BMO Harris Bank

George Ossei, Co-chair

RSM

Ethan Roeder, Marketing chair

First Midwest Bank

Krystal Bradley, Fundraising chair

1225 Old Town Property Management

Jennipher Adkins

Englewood Parade

Tita Arroyo

Life Loves Co.

Brian Davis

Haley Fitzsimons

ILeed Capital Management

Adithya Madabhushi

State Street

Conor Pennell

First Eagle Bank

Carol Schmitz

Illinois Inst. of Technology

Mark Seconsky

Dentons

Merly Thomas

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago

Sadé Tidwell

Seyfarth Shaw

Malini Udayabhan

Discover Financial Services

Our Partners

Above and Beyond Recovery Center

Access Community Health Network

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

All Chicago

Association House of Chicago

Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center

Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Cara Chicago

CARPLS

Casa Central

Catholic Charities

Center for Changing Lives

Center for Housing and Health

Chicago Commons

Chicago Family Health

Chicago Furniture Bank

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network

Chicago Recovery Alliance

Christian Community Health Center

Claretian Associates

CommunityHealth

Connections for Abused Women and their Children

Cook County Health

Corporation for Supportive Housing

CPS Students in Temporary Living Situations

Cradles to Crayons

Deborah's Place

Department of Rehabilitative Services

Department of Family and Supportive Services

Erickson Institute

FarmWorks

Friend Family Health Center

Goldie's Place

Goodwill

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Haymarket Center

Healthcare Alternative Systems

Heartland Alliance Health

Helping Her Live

Hines VA Medical Center

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly

Housing Opportunities for Women

Howard Brown Health Centers

Inspiration Corporation

Interfaith Housing Development Corporation

Jackson Park Hospital

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Kaleidoscope

La Casa Norte

Lawndale Christian Health Center

Lawrence Hall

Legal Aid Chicago (formerly Legal Assistance Foundation)

Mary Crane Center

Mercy Health

Metropolitan Family Services

Midwest Harm Reduction Institute

Mile Square Health Center

Mount Sinai Hospital

Near North Health Systems

New Moms

Northeastern Illinois University

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

One Summer Chicago

Ounce of Prevention

Pacific Garden Mission

PCC Wellness

Pilsen Wellness Center

Presence Health (Amita)

PrimeCare Community Health

Rush University

Rush University Medical Center

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center

Safe Families for Children

Safer Foundation

Salvation Army

Share Our Spare

Sharing Connections Furniture Bank

St. Bernard Hospital

St. Leonard's Ministry Michael Barlow Center

St. Sabina Church

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

The Boulevard

The Women's Treatment Center

Thresholds

TranslationServices.com

UI Health

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Chicago

University of Chicago Medical Center

Westside Health Authority

Platinum Partners
  • Horwood Marcus & Berk
  • Chicago Wolves
Gold Partners
  • First Eagle Bank
  • Northern Trust
Silver Partners
  • The Horton Group
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP

 

  • Leva Family Foundation
  • The Crown Family