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About Us

DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform is a collaboration of government and key community organizations that identify ways a local community can address its human services  needs using its own resources and resourcefulness.



Our mission is to  generate cross-sector solutions that leverage expertise to address the human service needs of the DuPage region.  


The Federation was formed in 1995 by a governor's office initiative as one of five 'learning laboratories', whose role was to demonstrate a new approach to collaboration between government and community in the implementation of welfare reform. Since that time, our role has evolved far beyond those origins.

Today, the Federation is a non-profit planning and change management organization that has been intimately involved in the development of the health care safety net and has helped expand the health and human service system to better meet the needs of the area's changing population.