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.

You won’t want to miss our 2nd Annual “Off the Streets” fundraiser on September 14 this year! 

This fun social fundraiser puts YOU on the street to raise enough money from your family, friend, and social network to get you “off the street”! 

Sign up for free by yourself, as a family, or as a team (think church group, co-workers, friends, or organization!).  Then show up 45 minutes prior to your 2 1/2 hour shift to the meeting location where you will be assigned your outdoor location, given tshirts, and instructions.  Utilize social media (Facebook posts, Live, Insta, Twitter, Snapchat) to get your network to donate online or in person at your location.  Participants will NOT be soliciting customers at your locations.  

Participants can return to our event headquarters as soon as they reach the minimum required amount OR stay out as long as they want to help us raise more money.  Fun props and activities (singing, pets, signs, music, etc.) are encouraged!

SIGN UP BY SEPTEMBER 9 TO BE GUARANTEED A SPOT AND TSHIRT!!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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.

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.