In 2018, Onward Neighborhood House celebrates 125 years as a community resource – we have succeeded for over a century by developing programs to meet the emerging needs of our neighbors.
In the early 20th century, the West Town community needed food, clothing and shelter – and Onward House responded. Today, affordable child care, adult education, and job seeking assistance rank among the Belmont Cragin community’s greatest needs. Our newly opened Community Education & Resource Center provides adult education programming and workshops – right down the street from our Early Childhood Education facility. Together these facilities provide opportunities to impact two generations at once and empower families and individuals to lead better lives.