News briefs: Anti-homelessness agency gets award, Housing Center spurs discussion from Broadway musical

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Nov 02, 2021 2: 05 PM

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“Paradise Sq.” cast individuals compose collectively throughout a rehearsal Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 on the Nederlander Theatre. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune) (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Company that prevents, therapies homelessness in Oak Park, Franklin Park, Elmwood Park, River Wooded field will get award

The Council of Spiritual Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago is honoring a west suburban company, Housing Forward, with its Neighborhood Excellence Award for 2021 on Nov. 4 at a virtual event.

Housing Forward serves Oak Park, River Wooded field, Elmwood Park, River Grove, Franklin Park, Northlake and a giant quite a lot of of other west suburbs, per its web residing. It also states the company takes steps to stop homelessness as well to resolve homelessness.

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The award recognizes other folks and organizations that promote interreligious solidarity and the general public honest. Alongside with Housing Forward, the council can be honoring the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Dr. Allison Arwady.

In preserving with the pandemic, Housing Forward had to pivot to abet other folks experiencing homelessness, said Lynda Scheuler, executive director. The company moved safe haven operations into three accommodations and acquired meals for purchasers from dwelling restaurants.

“The guiding tips that we laid out in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic response became that no one would toddle unsheltered. All people may per chance possibly well be positioned into a lodge. No one may per chance possibly well be returning to the streets after the lodge abilities,” said Schueler in an announcement.

The company shifted to an period in-between housing mannequin, which specializes to find more everlasting housing for purchasers, the sigh said.

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Housing center invites other folks to toddle to a list about integrated communities, then screech about it

The Oak Park Regional Housing Center, with a mission since 1972 of integrated communities and housing justice, is engaging community individuals to a efficiency of a pre-Broadway musical in Chicago, Paradise Sq.. The musical is determined throughout the Civil Battle and displays how Blacks and newly-arrived Irish immigrants lived aspect-by-aspect and wove collectively a neighborhood in Original York Metropolis.

The efficiency, at 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 18 on the Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago, will doubtless be followed by a community conversation Nov. 20. The efficiency is a fundraiser for the housing center. For runt print, thought https://oprhc.org/paradise-square/

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