Onward Neighborhood House is Celebrating 128 Years of Support to Chicagoans

Our mission is to open doors to improve lives and uplift communities through educational, economic, and support services.

The success of Onward Neighborhood House is made possible by the generosity of our donors.

With 79% of our budget directly supporting our program expenses, we promise to make the most of every dollar given. Donate online now or click here for other ways to help our mission.





Our Community

Onward Neighborhood House is a community hub that provides support, resources, and assistance to all who need a helping hand. We began our work West Town in 1893. Today, Onward House proudly serves the northwest side of Chicago including Belmont Cragin and the surrounding neighborhoods of Austin, Hanson Park and Portage Park as well as Logan Square, Hermosa, and Montclare. We have partnership sites for Early Childhood Education and Family Support in the Austin neighborhood. The Bounce, our retail accelerator, is in Logan Square.

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At Onward House, individuals and families can get assistance with their immediate needs and long-term goals through our unique blend of services. Our core programming includes Early Childhood Education, School Age, Adult Education, and Food Pantry. Onward House impacts over 950 children and families (approximately 5,500 individuals) annually. Click below to read our 2020 – 2021 Program Highlights.

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