AmeriCorps Members Participate in National Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Maywood Police

West Suburban PADS' AmeriCorps members spent the evening of September 11th serving dinner to the officers of the Maywood Police Department, in recognition of their service as the community's first responders.

"West Suburban PADS Launches Associate Board" in the Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

West Suburban PADS announced today the launch of an Associate Board, comprised of an innovative group of young professionals who are committed to furthering the friend-raising and fundraising efforts of West Suburban PADS.

Welcome to the new PADS Associate Board

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
PADS Associate Board

The hot news at West Suburban PADS today is our new Associate Board, a group of innovative young professionals who are enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead friend-raising and fund-raising initiatives and broaden their personal and professional networks, while supporting our mission.

Transitional Shelter serves 62

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
PADS Transitional Shelter

The summer Transitional Shelter is coming to a close, and we are happy to report that it was one of the most productive summers in recent memory. With five nights of shelter left before the regular season begins, we have served 62 people.

Meet Brandon

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
PADs in the Field

Meet Brandon. He was homeless for 12 years, bouncing from shelter to shelter, couch to couch. Brandon struggles with a myriad of health issues, and he is legally blind, which makes it very hard to get — and keep — a job. You may have seen him around town washing windows when the weather allows. Our Outreach & Engagement team met him living on the streets.

Open Door Housing to reach capacity ahead of schedule

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Program Pie

We transitioned so many people into our Open Door Housing program in the 10 months since we launched it, we anticipate reaching capacity (83 people in 65 apartments) by the end of next year - a full six months ahead of plan.

Spotlight on local author Janet Nolan & the Magic Tree Bookstore

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
PB & J Hooray

Local author Janet Nolan & the Magic Tree Bookstore have generously agreed to team up for an event to benefit West Suburban PADS.

"Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County appoints West Suburban PADS director as Board Chair" in the Chicago Tribune

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Chicago Tribune

The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County today announced the appointment of Lynda Schueler, Executive Director of West Suburban PADS, to a one-year term as chair of its board of directors.