DuPagePads’s 2018 Wake Up your Spirit Breakfast

At its 16th annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast, DuPagePads celebrated its recent accomplishments.

Over the last year, the nightly homeless shelter and career support organization has served over 1,100 people – 38 percent of whom have made it back into stable housing.

One such person was Demetrius, a father of five who had to leave his car-manufacturing job after being diagnosed with kidney failure. Without income, he couldn’t renew his lease.

Thankfully, DuPagePads was there to help him and his family.

“When I got to the place they had all sorts of food for me and household goods,” said Demetrius. “At a time like that, things like that are great. They give you a start, give you a boost.”

DuPagePads also provides over 100 supportive housing units to homeless people with disabilities.

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.

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