To protect the health and safety of Onward House staff and participants, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all programming starting Wednesday, March 18.

Para Proteger la salud y la seguridad del personal y los participantes de Onward House, hemos tomado la difícil decisión de suspender toda la programación desde el Miécoles 18 de Marzo.

Celebrating 127+ Years of Human Services

We open doors to improve lives and uplift communities through educational, economic and support services.

Education

Education is the cornerstone of Onward Neighborhood House programming. We provide educational opportunities for all ages.

Support

Onward House provides support to families in crisis through a Food Pantry, and connections to resources and other partnership organizations.

Workforce

Onward House provides job readiness classes and one-on-one assistance for job seekers, as well as computer classes and resources for entrepreneurs.

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.

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Our Community

We are a trusted human services and resource center in Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago. By developing deep bonds with the families in our area, we are able to effectively provide a welcoming, safe space and holistic educational and social services that increase the self-sufficiency of the residents in our community. Language and technology literacy is a critical need in Belmont Cragin. Low literacy translates into lost wages, foregone promotions, unemployment and the likelihood of government assistance. 

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Impact

Onward is dedicated to empowering communities through direct service and education. That means we dedicate our programs to serve individuals and their families, to foster the security and stability they need to open doors.
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Our Stories

Here are a few of the remarkable individuals who inspire our work here at Onward. We chose to highlight a few stories that show not only successful outcomes but how we work within the community every day.

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