Being a part of Onward House has been a great experience for my family and me. The staff is very nice and very helpful. Onward has plenty of information for low-income families to find the services we need to help our families. Growing up is very tough when you’re poor. I still remember standing in church lines for food. Still to this day, I take part in receiving food from the churches, [which] really helps since I’m on disability.…”

Read David’s full thank you letter and learn how he is using Onward House’s services to help his son get ready for Kindergarten.

Celebrating 126 Years of Service

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

Along with direct services, Onward House aims to amplify local voices. Through our programs like Viernes Cultural//Cultural Fridays, we highlight extraordinary art and members of the greater Belmont Cragin community.
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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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