In 1981, a group of families who were concerned about the future care of their loved ones with disabilities, decided together to start a new organization that would be there for their sons and daughters when they could no longer be. Our founders selected the name PACT, Inc. for this new venture. This name was meaningful to them because it signified a “pact” or agreement formed between families and the agency, assuring that the needs of their loved ones would be met by a caring organization.
Today, PACT has evolved to meet the changing needs of its clientele, providing the difficult and challenging functions of determining eligibility for services, linking people with the help they require, and assisting them in assuring their on-going satisfaction with their services. We maintain a professional and knowledgeable staff in order to effectively address the needs of the people we serve.
PACT is unique among not-for-profit agencies in DuPage County as it is the only life-spanning (birth to death) service coordination agency for people with developmental disabilities in the county. The maze and red tape loved ones must get through to find needed services are often overwhelming to families.
PACT is here to assist those who are already facing extraordinary challenges in their lives and to make connections to needed supports and services significantly easier.