Under Construction! – DuPagePads Builds Client Service Center Addition
Pardon our dust – DuPagePads Client Service Center is under construction as the building will be receiving an addition to better support our clients.
Parking for Volunteers and Donors:
Beginning Friday, October 19th, the parking lot at the Client Service Center will be closed. Volunteers and donors may park in:
- The free parking along Bridge Street,
- The metered parking on Liberty Street,
- The Daily Rate Parking Municipal Lot on the corner of Liberty and Carlton. Availability is subject to City of Wheaton.
Quarters for the paid parking are available at the Client Service Center front desk.
In addition to parking restrictions, access for donation drop off and storage is limited. Please click here to see our list of needed items and items which we cannot accept this season due to space restrictions:
- Large donations – Drives and donations of more than 4 grocery-sized bags of food or clothing, including corporate donations:
- Must be coordinated through Volunteer Coordinator, Josie Mattern to ensure that there is storage space and assistance in receiving the items.
- Josie can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.682.3846 ext. 3500.
- Smaller donations can be brought to DuPagePads Administrative Office located at 601 W Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL from 8:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday.
- Donations should not be left at the Interim (Overnight) Housing sites as DuPagePads only has access to designated areas of the buildings during scheduled times.
Growing to Better Support Our Clients
The Client Service Center is the only daytime facility for people who are homeless in DuPage County.
Throughout the process of becoming a trauma-informed agency, agency staff completed training to understand the impact of traumatic situations, including homelessness, can have on individuals.
As a result, we evaluated our programs and services. The need to provide more programs and areas where people can feel safe to share their experiences became apparent.
New Community Workshop Room Benefits:
- A Safe and Welcoming Environment – A respectful space to accommodate a wide range of activities and interactions, accessible to all.
- Ensure Confidentiality – Support groups will now have a safe place for participants to share personal or health-related information.
- Larger Meeting Space – Able to accommodate larger groups of people, this new space will allow for a more conducive learning environment.
- State of the Art Training Opportunities – The new space will be able to utilize technology as training tools.
- Improved Facilitator Experience – Facilitators will be able to lead their groups more effectively, with less distractions in a more relaxed space.
- More Programs On–Site – With this new space, more workshops and programs will be held.
More Space, More Advantages:
- Two New Offices – These offices will provide space to privately meet with clients one-on-one to create goals and work toward self-sufficiency.
- A Basement – This space will provide additional storage for client and program supplies.