Family Shelter Service transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence.
To create a community that is free of domestic violence and safe for all.
Total Nights of Shelter
24-hr Crisis Hotline Calls
Councelling program participants
Shelter Program Outcomes
I know more ways to plan for my safety91%
I have a better understanding of domestic violence94%
I know more about community resources94%
More than 40 Years of Service
Family Shelter Service was founded in 1976 by a group of caring and concerned individuals who wanted to help the growing numbers of homeless people in DuPage County. The group’s initial impressions led them to believe that “people living in their cars” had lost their homes through fire, eviction or similar crises. They were not expecting to deal with women and children who were homeless as a result of domestic violence.