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.

2019 Fortitude Gala!

Our Gala was a wonderful event, thank you to those who celebrated with us!

Thank you to our Sponsors this year!

Platinum Sponsors–$2,000

Silver Sponsors $500

Zion Lutheran Church

Health Alliance


Our Kankakee County PADS Shelter is currently on summer break.

  We will re-open October 1, 2019 


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.