2019 Fortitude Gala!

May 17, 2019  Doors open at 6:30pm, Dinner served at 7pm

Quality Inn, Bradley, IL

Tickets on sale April 1–$40/ticket, $300/table for 8

Our Kankakee County PADS Shelter is OPEN! 

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 Shelter Volunteer Training

Shelter Volunteer Application

Shelter Volunteer Information

Already trained? Sign up to volunteer at the Shelter!

Help us feed our homeless–sign up to provide a meal:

Donate Food for Shelter

Sign up to volunteer with Street Outreach (no training required)

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.