• DuPagePads is an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves.
    Success starts with Housing.

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  • 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.

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Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that a virtual public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on September 26 on Ring Central.

DuPagePads Interim Housing Center Fund. The Next Important Step To End Homelessness!

DuPagePads’ commitment to ending homelessness safely during the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our work, leading to a better future for families and individuals. Learn how you can support our Interim Housing Center, and be a part of the journey toward stable housing and independence.
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DuPagePads Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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DuPagePads Young Professionals Network (YPN)

DuPagePads Young Professionals play a key role in supporting our mission, with a strong presence at all DuPagePads events and volunteering at the Interim (overnight) Housing Sites. Members are generous with their time, money and skills, assisting DuPagePads in fundraising, advocacy and volunteering.

Learn more about how they support DuPagePads' mission to end homelessness, through volunteering, leadership, fundraising and engagement.
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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 in the News

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