DuPagePads´ Mission is to End Homelessness in DuPage County.
For 35 years, DuPagePads has remained a beacon of hope for those with little or no support while experiencing homelessness. Now more than ever, our mission to end homelessness has become critical to the health and well-being of our community.
The mission of DuPagePads is to end homelessness in DuPage County, Illinois. Our signature year-round programs feed and shelter individuals and families who are homeless, connect them to case management and other services that can address the underlying cause of their homelessness.
To learn more about our work, please read our 2019-2020 Impact Statement. This document reflects how our incredible staff and volunteers at DuPagePads quickly adapted their work to care for individuals and families who desperately needed safety, shelter, and intensive support. These outcomes are not just ours, they are yours.
If you are visiting this website to receive help: Welcome, and please look to the top of this website for our Street Outreach information. We look forward to meeting you.
If you are a prospective donor: Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about how you can be a part of our work to end homelessness. I am so grateful for what caring people like you can truly change the course of someone’s life.
President & CEO
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 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.