From Homeless to Housing, One Family’s Journey
Leslie reflects, “We started going to the overnight sites at DuPage Pads. It was hard for me to get work. After school, I couldn’t drop the kids off anywhere and I had to be ready to pick Jeremy up from work.
Now we have our own apartment and I’m working full time. Our children are doing much better in school. Their teachers tell me how much they have improved. I don’t know where we would be without DuPage Pads.“
Leslie and Jeremy’s family is a wonderful example of our work in action. Samantha is their oldest daughter now in second grade and a Girl Scout. This year she was her troop’s top cookie seller. Quite impressive!
To her surprise, the members of her troop voted to donate a portion of their cookie sales to DuPage Pads. Now, in her own home Samantha is learning to give back to others.
At DuPage Pads we believe that every child should live safe from fear, have their own bed and a place to call home. We’ve learned that people can accomplish amazing things when they have a place of their own.
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