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Here's the latest from FamilyForward! Explore this page for an in-depth look at our mission and how you can get involved. With your partnership, FamilyForward helps families reach financial and career goals and gain skills to rise above poverty. Together, we are empowering parents to build a brighter future.

After an exciting year, Executive Director Erica Chianelli leans into FamilyForward’s positive momentum for 2024 and shares some exciting initiatives to address the mounting challenges our client families face.

Long-time leaders share favorite memories and insights about the important work and accomplishments of FamilyForward over the past 20 years.

For “Ellie” — and for many FamilyForward participants — the benefits of our program were more than just financial. Because she gained financial breathing room, and because she knew her housing was stable, Ellie was finally able to escape survival mode and address some of her ongoing health concerns.

FamilyForward is a not a traditional social services organization. Here are four characteristics that set FamilyForward apart.

Last fall, FamilyForward hosted Giving Hope: Oktoberfest, our most successful fundraising event ever, raising more than $70,000 to empower low-income, working families across the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Read all about it!

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