About Family Shelter Service

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Our Mission

Family Shelter Service transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence.

Our Vision

To create a community that is free of domestic violence and safe for all.

Our Impact

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24-hr Crisis Hotline Calls
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Councelling program participants

Shelter Program Outcomes

I know more ways to plan for my safety 91%
I have a better understanding of domestic violence 94%
I know more about community resources 94%

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.

More on FSS History

Family Shelter Service Leadership

Judie Caribeaux

Executive Director
Cathy Goulet

Cathy Goulet

Director of Finance and Operations

Amy Milligan

Director of Safer Communities

Lisa Horne

Director of Safer Living

Lauren V. DeSimone

Director of Advancement
Leadership Team
Meet the Board

THE LATEST FROM FAMILY SHELTER SERVICE

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

October is National Domestic Violence awareness month and Family Shelter Service is proud to be participating in Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse national campaign.

  • Free to Fly Walk/Run

10K/5K Run/Walk Oct. 29

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Free to Fly 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run Midwestern University 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL To raise awareness

Judie Caribeaux Accepted into Global Ambassador Program

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Family Shelter Service Executive Director Judie Caribeaux has been accepted into the Global Ambassador Program, a partnership between Vital