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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