Fortitude Community Outreach

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

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.

PADS Shelter

The PADS Shelter is currently on summer hiatus for 2021 and will reopen in October 2021.

We are working on our plan for next PADS season.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook to get the most updated information on our efforts to offer shelter at one location!

Kankakee County Homeless Helpline!

March, 2021 Newsletter

December, 2020 Newsletter

Thank you to our Fortitude Sponsors!

Important Links!

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.