We understand that this is a time of hardship and often desperation for individuals and families.
DuPagePads can help. Right now.
DuPagePads offers families and individuals a safe environment that begins with an extended trusting hand and affirming voice that helps begin the journey to self-sufficiency. Respect for each individual is a priority at DuPagePads. We know that our vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as GED courses and job coaching, engagement with employers and much more—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.
To report any unsheltered homeless individuals or families you observe in your community, please contact:
DuPagePads Outreach Hotline
630.682.3846, ext. 2275 OR Toll Free: 866.682.3846, ext. 2275
Please leave the following information:
- Your Name
- Your Contact Information (for possible follow-up)
- Individual’s/Family’s Name(s)
- Location (last seen)
Need Help? Find shelter here:
Locations Around DuPage County
The Interim (Overnight) Housing Program is housed in different congregations each night of the week on a seasonal basis.
From October – April, three sites are open each night with a maximum bed capacity of 140.
During May – September, one shelter site is open on most nights with a maximum bed capacity of 65.
The Interim Housing Sites are staffed primarily with volunteers and each site has a Pads staff member present or on call at all times during the times the site is open. Staff and Volunteers provide dinner, breakfast, a bag lunch, sleeping space and support activities.
The Interim (Overnight) Housing Sites open nightly at 7:00 p.m. (No one under 18 years of age is permitted in the shelters without a parent or legal guardian.)
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Guests can relax and enjoy dinner. After dinner, time is allotted for guests to work with Case Managers.
9:00pm – 10:00pm
6:00am – 6:45am
The Interim (Overnight) Housing Sites close
- Supportive services focus on assisting with positive change to enter permanent housing.
- Individual case management focuses on the development of goal plans to obtain benefits and housing.
- Showers, lockers and laundry are available along with basic needs.
Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
In Need of Services?…Meet with social service agencies across DuPage County…in one location!
Join us for the 2017 Open Door Event
Friday, October 27, 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Rd. Wheaton, IL
Enter at Gate S7, Building 2
Resources, items and services provided at the event include:
- Flu vaccinations
- SNAP application assistance
- IL Treasurer’s I Cash program
- Blood pressure checks
- Medical coverage application assistance
- Free medication resource
Additionally this free event will feature harvest-themed activities including wearing a contest for a prize, face painting, coloring table and pumpkins. Door prize raffles will occur and giveaway items include toys, goodie bags, non-perishable food bags provided by Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, children’s books and school supplies provided by SCARCE.
Click below for a flyer and see all participating agencies: