Damaris Shares Her Story


We had worked with Univision and Pequenos y Valiosos to be a featured location in Damaris’s story describing how the Covid-19 changed their lives in a matter of days. Damaris, who is a parent from Onward Neighborhood House, shares how difficult things were for her and her four daughters after losing Samuel her husband on … Continue reading Damaris Shares Her Story

COVID Update: JCK Boutique Moves to The Bounce


tella, an Onward House student, opened JCK Boutique 5 years ago, and has taken Onward House digital literacy classes, including e-commerce and one-one on one technical assistance. Most recently, she graduated from The Lab, Onward House’s entrepreneurship program. COVID-19 and the shelter in place order severely impacted her business. She reached out to Onward House, and as a graduate of The Lab, was able to move in to The Bounce, our affordable retail accelerator, and reduce her rent 78% until her business recovers.

A Thank You from David


Dear Supporter, 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 … Continue reading A Thank You from David

One Pizza Delivery Inspires a Career in Computers


“My name is James. I am Colombian and I immigrated to the United States with zero knowledge in computer science. I worked at Pizza Hut as a delivery driver and made a delivery to Onward House at 600 N. Leavitt St. where I learned that this wonderful place would change my life forever.

Working Toward Home Ownership – Evelyn’s Family Story


Evelyn came to Onward House when she needed childcare for her oldest child who was 3 years old. Her previous home daycare was too expensive and was out of her way. Luckily, a cousin recommend that she enroll her children at Onward House’s Early Childhood Education and School Age programs.