Onward Neighborhood House is Celebrating 129 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 81% 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.

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At Onward House, individuals and families access programs that serve 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 our Food Pantry. Onward House serves over 950 children and families (approximately 5,500 individuals) annually.

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