• When someone
    believes in you,
  • everything
    can change.
  • DuPagePads is so much more than a pad on the floor.
    From here to home.
  • DuPagePads is an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves.
    Success starts with Housing.
    This is not a forever life.
  • Ending homelessness one journey at a time.
    This is a time in their life.
    Not their whole life.
  • DuPagePads works with real people who want to help themselves.
    Homelessness is not a choice.
    What if you have no bootstraps?
  • It’s about the journey from dependency to self-sufficiency.
    Not the shelter.

The Solution to End Homelessness.

Housing arrow Support Services arrow Employment

DuPagePads is so much more than a pad on the floor.

DuPagePads is about the journey home.

#Giving Tuesday is December 2, 2014 – Save the Date!

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes #Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving.

Support DuPagePads and help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000 towards our mission to end homelessness.

Share why you are supporting @DuPagePads on your social media pages and use the hashtag #GivingTuesday.  Be part of the movement!

4StarSquare We are excited to announce our exceptional 4 Star Charity Rating from Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the highest rating  and indicates that DuPagePads outperforms most other charities in America.


It’s about the journey from dependency to self-sufficiency.

Not the shelter.
Not the nights spent in a car, in a motel room or on the street. DuPagePads is a journey that begins with an extended hand, an affirming voice and a trusting soul that will advocate undividedly for each individual.
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The solution to end homelessness starts with housing.

The solution to end homelessness is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter. Founded in 1985, DuPagePads is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward a place to call home – DuPage Pads vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as GED courses and job coaching, as well as engagement with employers—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.

DuPagePads IS the solution to end homelessness — because when someone believes in you, everything can change.

DuPagePads Earns Standards for Excellence SealInst.colormast-web

DuPagePads is a recipient of the Standards of Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence, a voluntary certification program for organizations demonstrating the highest standards of organizational, operational, managerial and fiscal conduct.

The Seal of Excellence is a symbol for trust, nonprofit management, leadership, transparency and disclosure in nonprofits.

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