This year's topic:


HOW is celebrating its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, August 25th to commemorate the organization's founding 37 years ago. For nearly four decades HOW has combated systemic inequality by providing housing and wraparound support services to individuals and families who have experienced the trauma of poverty and homelessness. 


This year’s Day of Giving will have a specific focus as we explore the eviction crisis and its intersection with HOW’s work. America’s lack of affordable housing, history of systemic racism, and the ongoing effects of the pandemic are converging in a moment where strong action is required or the consequences will be dire. Community members, supporters, and those simply seeking to learn more are encouraged to participate in the following ways. 



Because of a generous match, your gift will be doubled.

HOW received almost 10,000 inquiries last year from people seeking housing assistance. It’s impossible to overlook the through line between housing instability and homelessness. And that’s why our work at HOW has always included prevention and advocacy programs.  

 Help HOW reach its 

 $10,000.00 goal! 


Connect with others for a shared learning experience and discussion.  

Engage in learning and conversation around the topic of eviction through small group discussions with fellow community members and HOW supporters. These discussions will begin with a shared learning experience (a viewing of short video) and will be followed by a facilitated discussion led by a HOW Ambassador and/or staff member. 

Interested in hosting a virtual group discussion?

Want to simply attend a shared learning experience and discussion? Let us know!

Learn and Promote.

Receive selected content from HOW and share with your network. 

At HOW we recognize the importance of creating space for learning and having challenging conversations.  Take a look at our Eviction Learning Guide with articles, media content, and advocacy tools. 

Promote HOW's Day of Giving within your network to encourage others to donate, participate and learn.

Education Session


Housing Opportunities for Women

1607 W Howard St.

Third Floor

Chicago, IL 60626


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