DuPagePads´ Mission is to End Homelessness in DuPage County.
I believe that in DuPage County, we can all do something incredible; we can work together to offer people hope and possibility. We are focused on results and committed to the promise we made to end homelessness in our community. You, our donors, partners, and volunteers make DuPagePads an agency of positive change in the lives of people in crisis in DuPage County.
Thank you for your inspiration, commitment, and energy!
I challenge each one of us to be visionaries. Partner with us — invest in our mission and envision a county where everyone can have a place to call home.
DuPagePads is so much more than a pad on the floor.
DuPagePads is about the journey home.
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.
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 becoming self-sufficient. These 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.
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DuPage Pads Receives Charity Navigator’s Four Star Rating
We are excited to announce our exceptional Four 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.
DuPagePads Earns Standards for Excellence Seal
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.
Our programs and services, management, fundraising and financial practices were all subjected to in-depth examination prior to receiving the Seal. This exemplifies DuPagePads dedication to ending homelessness and desire to meet the highest standards of ethical principles.