About UsDedicated to housing the homeless and providing affordable housing in NW Dupage County.
Shelter for All is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that is dedicated to housing the homeless in NW DuPage County in suburban Chicago.
Shelter for All started in November 2017 when our founder, David Dornblaser, purchased a 17-unit apartment building in West Chicago, IL. We housed our first resident at the end of November 2017. In downtown West Chicago there are grocery stores, a good public library, a Medicaid medical clinic, a good food pantry, public transportation, pharmacies, thrift shop, etc., within walking distance of our apartment buildings. During 2018 David Dornblaser purchased a building that Shelter for All uses for an office and also a residential house. Shelter for All also houses residents in two bedroom apartments owned by real estate agent Lance Kammes. As of March 2019 Shelter for All permanently houses 13 individuals across these buildings.
Shelter for All is a transformative housing solution. Our goal is to make our residents independent and self-sufficient. Each resident meets with two mentors weekly to plan and address issues and goals. As of March 2019 we have 9 mentors who are psychologists, college professors, retired special needs teachers, substance abuse counselors, psychoanalysts, etc. Our mentors meet monthly and work as a team to help our residents. Shelter for All is unique in that we focus on providing professional services to our residents. For example five of our residents meet with a psychologist in West Chicago weekly. We provide access to other mental health professionals including psychiatrists. Shelter for All also can pay medical bills that are not covered by our residents’ insurance.
Shelter for All
131 Main St., West Chicago, IL 60185
Hours by Appointment