• Having a place to call home
  • 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?

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.

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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DuPagePads Receives Guidestar Platinum Rating

Committed to the highest levels of transparency, DuPagePads has recently received the Platinum rating from Guidestar, the highest rating. To reach this level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies and progress toward our mission.

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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