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Help and hope for low-income families


Introducing FamilyForward

Faith Community Homes is now FamilyForward!

New name, same mission:

Strengthening northwest suburban families to achieve financial stability and independence through mentoring, rental assistance and support services.


  • Volunteer

  • Donate goods

  • Become a financial supporter

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We equip families to reach for their dreams and create a better life.

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Who We Are

FamilyForward is a charitable, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and staffed by professionals knowledgeable in the areas of poverty, housing and social services. Our staff, volunteers and supporters are passionate about empowering low-income families to reach for their dreams, create stable households and a better life, and contribute to a stronger community in the process.

How We Help Families

The two main pillars of our two-year program are rent subsidy and mentoring. In addition to providing financial assistance, trained volunteer mentors guide parents as they develop the skills, confidence and financial footing they need to build a brighter future for their families. Additional support includes professional case management.

How Your Donations Help

Your donations enable struggling families  to achieve a secure living situation through rent subsidies, assistance with expenses including child care and parental education, and other types of financial help. Donations of gift cards for food or gas, as well as pro bono services, are also very helpful as families struggle to meet basic needs.


A word from a supporter

Pat McMahon, managing partner at Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O'Connor law firm, Arlington Heights, Ill. DKM&O has been a partner with our organization for nearly two decades.


Stay tuned for our next event!

Special events, from large galas to dine-and-share opportunities to supplies drives and other activities are so important to our efforts to help families. Thank you for your participation and support! 

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We help families move forward — toward a brighter future.

“I had lost my way and couldn’t find it, but now I feel like I found it through your help….I have been provided the tools to keep helping myself….I now have more confidence and faith that I will keep doing better and will be able to stand on my own two feet.”    
— Ann

“You helped me find an apartment and all the furniture…and get it ready to be our new home. You helped my husband find work and found a car for him….We have been able to save some money and my hope is to start school to be a nurse.”
— Dorcas 

“Our mentors are very kind, caring and helpful….we feel they will be instrumental toward our long-term success….All of these good things…are blessings coming through FCH and you—and we are grateful….God bless you.”
      — Juanita

Father and Children

Give today to help low-income, working families in the northwest suburbs.


Volunteers and financial partners are welcome and needed to accomplish our mission.

Working together, we are inspiring hope and changing lives.