New Opportunities Through Open Door Housing

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

James, a legally blind Vietnam veteran, recently flew to New Jersey to meet his guide dog, Mack, and train with him for two weeks before bringing him home.

@home Documentary Screening

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Join West Suburban PADS Executive Director Lynda Schueler and film director Susanne Suffredin on Thursday, November 6th at 7 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Public Library for a free screening of @home, a 56-minute documentary film by homelessness advocate Mark Horvath, and discuss how homelessness appears in the Oak Park area and what PADS is doing to address the issues of homeless people.

Shelter Diversion Program Finishes First Year

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Of the 272 individuals who were provided with case management during the first year of the Shelter Diversion program, only 19 ended up spending time in the Emergency Shelter.

Lifestyle Changes with Open Door Housing

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Since moving into a new apartment and cooking his own healthy meals, Thomas has lost 11 lbs. and been able to cut down on medication he needed to control his blood pressure when he was homeless.

AmeriCorps Members Wanted

Friday, October 10th, 2014

We are seeking AmeriCorps applicants for positions in our Supportive Housing, Employment Readiness, Supportive Services and Outreach & Engagement programs.

The Amazing Raise Tickets on Sale Now

Friday, October 10th, 2014
The Amazing Raise

Tickets are going fast for October 18th's scavenger hunt to end homelessness, The Amazing Raise. Get yours before they run out!

Household Cleaning and Toiletry Products Needed

Friday, October 10th, 2014

With an influx of clients expected as the weather turns cold, we are seeking donations of household cleaning products and toiletries to meet the increased demand.

2014-2015 Emergency Shelter Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
PADS Shelter

Two orientation sessions have been scheduled for new volunteers in the Emergency Shelter.