We are furiously working to open our PADS shelter for 2018!!

While we are still working on securing 2 more shelter sites and resolving zoning issues, we are preparing for shelter opening also.  We NEED individuals willing to serve as shelter volunteers.  We have several live trainings occurring and working toward an online training for you.  You can find information and a link to sign up for a training below. 

Sign up for a Live Training

Shelter Volunteer Application

Shelter Volunteer Information

Help us stock the shelter so we are ready to open! 

Sign up for donation items HERE


Fortitude is a community supported program. Be a part of the mission!

Sign up to volunteer at an outreach event or overnight shelter site.

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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.