If you see or know someone who is homeless, or is at risk of becoming homeless, you can help. Ask how. Listen with compassion. And provide resources:
Emergency Assistance and Referrals • Street Outreach • PADS Shelter • Supportive Services • Employment Readiness • Supportive Housing
Housing Forward Headquarters: 1851 S. 9th Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153
708.338.1724 or 888.338.1744 / www.housingforward.org
For immediate needs in Oak Park, go to Housing Forward: 6634 W Roosevelt Rd, 2nd Floor, Oak Park / 708.338.1724
Thank you to everyone who attended the quarterly coalition meeting at Village Hall on Thursday, February 1st.
We read Amos' Homeless Success Story, then heard from Michele Zurakowski about the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry for our Coalition Partners Presentation. Work groups reported on progress and goals for affordable housing, service intersections, community awareness and community touch points. From there, the coalition discussed 2018 goals, revisions to the 10-point plan and decided on a new work group to strengthen attachments to jobs and incomes.
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Thank you for helping to make homelessness rare, brief and one time in Oak Park!
THE CORE TEAM
Out in the Cold: What is it like to be homeless in Chicago in the winter?
From that information, they developed three “personas.” Each faces a series of everyday events that forces them to make decisions about how to manage their health, relationships, and personal values.
Follow along through this interactive experience that illustrates some of the myriad of choices homeless people make on a daily basis to get by during the winter months.
Save the dates for the next OPHC Quarterly Coalition Meetings.
April 18, 2018 - 10 AM - 12 PM - Village Hall, Council Chambers
July 19, 2018 - 10 AM - 12 PM - Location TBD
October 18, 2018 - 10 AM - 12 PM - Location TBD
Your input is needed!
Anyone who lives in Oak Park and River Forest is invited to take a survey consucted by the Oak Park Department of Public Health to help to decide future public health priorities, including for behavioral health and developmental disabilities.
The survey is posted at www.oak-park.us/needsassessment.
For more information or answers to questions, call 708.358.5480 or email email@example.com.