Maywood-Based Housing Forward Joins New Front In Battling Homelessness

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 || By Lacey Sikora/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Sojourner House in Oak Park will provide temporary housing for those bridging the gap between homelessness and permanent housing. | Alexa Rogals

Oak Park will soon make housing history with the opening of Sojourner House, the first dedicated bridge housing in suburban Cook County. Located on Austin Boulevard, Sojourner House contains five separate apartments as well as a detached coach house unit and will bridge the gap between homeless shelters and permanent housing for vulnerable men, women, and families facing homelessness.

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Former Gov. Pat Quinn’s Son Walking Across Illinois To Support Maywood Nonprofit

Monday, August 12, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Patrick Quinn and his father, former Illinois governor Pat Quinn, at the start of the younger Quinn’s 190-mile walk across the state to help raise funds for Housing Forward. | Courtesy Patrick Quinn

In August 2001, former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn walked across the state with his doctor Quentin Young to bring awareness to affordable healthcare for all. Now, the former governor’s son, Patrick, is walking in his father’s footsteps — well, almost.

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Housing Forward Opens Shelter Sites During Deep Freeze, Fears Another Federal Shutdown

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

As temperatures dip to what could be record-breaking lows, Maywood-based Housing Forward, which serves people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, has opened shelter sites to serve as warming centers for those in need, while also facing uncertainty over what federal funding will look like in the coming months.

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