Our Story

A Social Worker decided she could offer quality services and leverage her expertise, knowledge, skills, experience and network of resources to create better outcomes for communities across the Chicagoland area.

1863FWD LLC is a social enterprise   that was formed in 2019 in the State of Illinois. This organization was awarded funding in the amount of $444,245 by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority in January 2021 as an R3 Grant Recipient out of 80 awardees.


This stream of funding is earmarked to assess and implement innovative
measures to address reentry service needs and violence prevention tactics in the development of a Community Plan.

1863FWD is an innovative, multi-dimensional service provider that honors and respects our
patrons’ respective journeys.

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