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Facing Forward to End Homelessness

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Mission: Facing Forward to End Homelessness ends homelessness for women and families by offering hope, help and housing. Facing Forward provides permanent housing, education, advocacy, and social services.

Annual Budget: $1.5 million

Key Campaigns:

  • Sanctuary Place — Sanctuary Place is located on the West Side of Chicago and houses Facing Forward’s main offices. It is a campus environment providing homes to 63 single women in studio apartments and 6 families in town homes. The residents create a supportive community that provides peer support in addition to the on-site case management team.
  • Shelter Graduates — Shelter Graduates offers case management and affordable housing to families in scattered site apartments primarily in the West and South Sides of Chicago. Facing Forward received a competitive award from HUD last year and is now providing permanent supportive housing for an additional 15 families as part of our Shelter Graduates program. This addition brings our Shelter Graduates program total to 44 families.
  • Sponsor-a-Family — The Adopt-a-Family program partners with faith communities to sponsor families in need throughout Chicagoland. By leveraging resources, 20 faith communities are currently helping 6 families. In addition to rental support, faith communities also assist with utility payments, clothing, household goods and other needs.

    Upcoming Events: Annual 3H Social, June

    Executive Director: Rev. Douglas Bradshaw

    Contact: 642 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, 60612. Phone: 773.265.1207. Website: www.ffchicago.org


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