Message from the President

Mark Fuller HeadshotDear Friends,

DePaul can easily be described as a not-for-profit agency founded in 1958 that is committed to providing quality residential, rehabilitation and support services to persons in recovery from mental illness, the elderly, and persons with addictions. But that is only what we are, not who we are.

We are the caregivers, the supporters, and the volunteers who will always believe that all people are entitled to respect, dignity, and the highest quality care. We are tens of thousands of people, from the very young to the very old, who have passed through the doors of DePaul’s many sites and programs over the past 50 plus years seeking help… the person with mental illness working toward recovery; the adult child who is concerned about their elderly parent living alone; the parent needing addiction support services, the person in need of affordable housing or vocational services. All have sought assistance at DePaul and found opportunity, support and hope.

Over the years, we’ve seen people change, needs change and communities change. To meet the new realities and challenges, DePaul also changed and grew in order to have an impact where help was needed most. A willingness to evolve, coupled with a vision for the future, allowed DePaul to chart a course that promoted long-term growth, diversification and opportunity for those in our care.

As we celebrate 60 years of service, we remain committed to our core values and to identifying ways to help greater numbers of people in need. Our programs reflect our belief in quality, teamwork, person-centered care, diversity, innovation and fiscal prudence.

Bottom line – we care deeply about our people and running great programs. That’s what matters to us. It was paramount for the last six decades and will remain so into the future. We hope you’ll be part of the journey.


Mark H. Fuller