An Important Message From DuPagePads
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and our concern for the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and congregations, all Interim (Overnight) Housing shelter sites are closed, beginning Saturday, March 21st, 2020.
This decision to close is not taken lightly. We have taken these deliberate measures in accordance with directives of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the DuPage County Health Department.
We are working to navigate our current clients to alternative stable housing options indefinitely. Elderly clients with chronic health conditions, who are most at risk with serious health problems, are being assisted to stay at motels/hotels. Our staff is keeping in touch with these people daily to make sure they have food and basic needs.
For other clients, we are working tirelessly to ensure every client has a temporary housing plan in place though our respite/recuperation program, family reunification and other services available in our area.
All scheduled client services are canceled, until further notice, at our daytime Client Service Center (703 W. Liberty) and our Career Employment Solutions building (705 W. Liberty) and both buildings are closed.
However, our Client Service Center staff will still be taking phone calls from our clients and help problem-solve with clients this weekend and during the week to help them develop plans for having alternative housing during this time.
For tenants in our 127 apartments in Supportive Housing, 9 apartments in the Tenant- Based Rental Assistance program and 11 apartments in the Housing NOW program, our staff is checking-in by phone on a regular basis to ensure tenants’ good health and understanding of this virus while assessing their needs.
As we face this community crisis, we are working together with volunteers, DuPage County Health Department, other health officials, City officials, DuPage County leadership and generous donors to make sure the most effective response is provided for the safety, health and protection of those we serve.
Specific Donation Items Needed
Thank you to everyone who has contacted us offering donations during this emergency. Click here to make a donation to the DuPagePads Emergency Response Fund helping to replenish critical supplies and provide emergency temporary food and shelter. Unfortunately, DuPagePads cannot accept typical material donations for general use during this time. Please consider donating only these essential items listed using curbside drop off boxes located in the parking lot of 703 W. Liberty Wheaton, IL 60187. Drop off hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm. Please do not leave donations outside of the scheduled times, especially food items overnight. We apologize no donation receipts will be provided during this time and all items will be wiped down after received.
We remain committed to the clients that we serve and will keep the community updated as frequently as possible. Please stay tuned to this page for more information as updates become available.