Fortitude Community Outreach

Fortitude is a grassroots nonprofit in Kankakee County that provides emergency shelter (Oct-May), street outreach, transitional housing, and workforce development for the homeless.  We serve hundreds of homeless individuals each year with the help of multitudes of volunteers!  We operate primarily with the support of our local community.

Fall 2020 Shelter Schedule

Doors open 6:30 to 9pm, no late admissions

Updated Dec. 9, 2020


Starting Thursday, February 11, a shuttle bus will pick up guests at either the Kankakee Bus Hub (Chestnut & Schuyler) or the bus stop behind Meijer at Christine & Uncle Leo for transport to the River Valley Christian Fellowship shelter site.  The shuttle will also drop off at a bus stop in the morning. 

March, 2021 Newsletter

December, 2020 Newsletter

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Our Mission

The mission of Fortitude is to build relationships with struggling individuals in Kankakee County by meeting them where they are, providing for physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and connecting to community resources.