On a Sunday morning in February a group of about 25 of us, members and advisors, got together at Linda’s for a visioning session over brunch. We were looking to gain insight into members needs on 3 areas: Events, Workshops and others. It was a great opportunity to get feedback on direction directly from our […]
THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
Imagine being unable to read or write English at the age of 32? It's a reality for too many of our members. We want to change that.
THE NEED FOR SUPPORT
There is always drama. There are custody battles, sexual abuse, mental trauma, substance abuse and in the most extreme cases, the threat of suicide.
THE ABILITY TO INTEGRATE
Leaving an Ultra Orthodox community presents a dramatic shift in lifestyle. With a warped reality of perspective, simple things like dating, life skills, job searching present huge obstacles.
ALL OUR STORIES ARE UNIQUE
It’s hard to believe but the first meeting of our board and advisors happened just over a year ago. Since then so much has happened, including registering as an NPO, getting our first events, workshops and meetups in the bag, and most importantly, having a demonstrable impact on our members. We don’t rest on our […]
On October 4th, Tele-Quebec aired a very special segment on their social issues weekly, called Banc Public. Over the course of 20 minutes, Forward was given the opportunity to highlight the importance of what we are doing as an organization and share some of our successes. The positive impact has been great for us as […]