Investing in one woman’s potential isn’t only about her.


It’s about her children, her grandchildren, her community, the people she helps, and everyone whose life she touches.


It’s about all of us.

When you support HOW, you provide the crucial boost that can help someone in need stabilize and rebuild their life. Your support provides an affordable apartment and one-on-one counseling to individuals and families so they can set and reach goals for health, education, and employment. You also make specialized services like HOW youth programs, tutoring for children, and employment support for parents possible.

Whether you make a donation, volunteer, or raise awareness about HOW's work, you are part of a community dedicated to ending homelessness. Your support makes a world of difference for the women, men, and children we serve. ​  

Make a Gift Today!




Become a Monthly Donor

Making a consistent monthly gift provides reliable funds that help sustain a family as they rebuild their lives after housing instability and homelessness. Click here to learn more >>

Leave a Legacy

A charitable bequest or planned gift to HOW helps women, children, and families in need by providing them with affordable housing, support, and the tools they need to rebuild their lives and create a brighter future. Learn more >>

Make a Matching Gift

Check with your employer when you donate or volunteer. Many companies will match your donation or volunteer hours, doubling your impact! 

Make a Gift of Stock

If you are interested in making a donation of stock, please contact us for more information.

Attend an Event or Become an Event Sponsor

HOW events provide an opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded people dedicated to ending homelessness. Learn more about upcoming events here >>

Make an In-Kind Donation

Donations of new or gently used items can make a huge difference for families in need as they move into HOW supportive housing and work towards a better life for themselves and their children. Learn more about needed items here >>


Housing Opportunities for Women

1607 W Howard St.

Third Floor

Chicago, IL 60626


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