Loving Where We Live

Pads & For The 10

At For The 10 we know that we can't solve every problem, but we CAN help to solve a few. Homelessness in The 10 is one of those. That's why we are partnering with the premier homelessness outreach provider in the area, DuPage Pads to do our part in this massive effort. If you or someone you know has a heart for the homeless, please read on to discover your opportunity to help.


What Is Pads?
DuPage Pads is so much more than a pad on the floor. DuPage Pads 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. DuPage Pads 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, DuPage Pads 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 GED courses and job coaching, as well as engagement with employers—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.

DuPage Pads is the solution to end homelessness—because when someone believes in you, everything can change.