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.

Support the Shelter for a Night

$300 Donation covers the cost of one night of shelter.  We are very grateful tor our shelter sponsors!

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Our PADS Shelter Season begins October 2, 2019!

Unfortunately, needed church repairs have left us in need of shelter sites for 3 nights of the week, but we are committed to offering what we are able as we continue to seek additional sites. 

Please click on the schedule to download and share the current shelter schedule.

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

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


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.