Fortitude Community Outreach

Serving the Homeless of Kankakee County...From Homeless to Housed

Fortitude is a grassroots nonprofit in Kankakee County that provides services and street outreach 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.

  • Emergency Overnight Accommodations are available 7 nights/week on the mobile Night Fort bus that accommodates 19 individuals in full size, private sleep bunks!

Those needing emergency accommodations can text (preferred) or call the Homeless Helpline at 1-833-815-4673 for pre-screening.

July, 2021 Newsletter

March, 2021 Newsletter

December, 2020 Newsletter

Thank you to our Fortitude Sponsors!

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Our Mission

Fortitude Community Outreach seeks to cultivate self-sustainability through service to those experiencing homelessness in Kankakee County; meeting them where they are with a holistic approach of supporting physical, social, and spiritual needs, collaborating with community resources, and nurturing contributing members of the community.