The summer PADS Transitional Shelter, which began on June 1st, provides case management, support group activities and life skills training. The Transitional Shelter has a capacity of 15 people per night, unlike the PADS Emergency Shelter, which holds 40-70 people per night depending on location.
The Transitional Shelter stays at one location for several weeks at a time, which provides more stability for participants. Clients are responsible for setting up the shelter each night, and breaking it down in the morning. Clients are also responsible for preparing meals. We are currently looking for volunteers willing to donate food for the final few weeks of the program, and if interested, assist clients with the preparation of meals. Volunteers often say that they enjoy this experience because it provides them an opportunity to get to know the clients, and gives them a better understanding of what these individuals experience. If you'd like to take part in this, you can sign up using the link below:
If you are interested in volunteering during the 2015-2016 PADS Shelter season, which begins September 15th, please complete an application form.