West Suburban PADS Board of Directors Seeks Applications from Prospective Members

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

The West Suburban PADS Board of Directors is accepting applications from prospective board members until Saturday, February 28th.

2015 Empty Bowls Community Dinner

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

The Empty Bowls Community Dinner, benefiting West Suburban PADS, will take place on Friday, March 6th from 6 pm to 8 pm at OPRF High School.

6th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Chi Town Jazz Fest

The Chi-Town Jazz Festival begins on March 4th, and will close on March 8th with a concert at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. More than 90% of the proceeds of the week-long festival will benefit West Suburban PADS and three other local organizations.

A Blog Post from Tom Holmes

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Tom Holmes

Tom Holmes is a Forest Park resident who is a retired minister and longtime volunteer for West Suburban PADS. Tom is also a contributing reporter and blogger for several local newspapers.

"Landing PADS: Temporary housing for homeless returns to YMCA" in the Chicago Tribune

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The YMCA and PADS are working together to provide a stable place to stay for those experiencing homelessness as they seek employment.

Overnight Volunteers Needed

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Night owls are needed to volunteer for the overnight shift in the Emergency Shelter.

Interim Housing Program Relaunches at the West Cook YMCA

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

This month, we relaunched our partnership with the West Cook YMCA by resuming the Interim Housing program, which provides PADS' clients who are homeless with a private, supported and stable living environment while they work toward self-sufficiency goals.

PADS & the Oak Park Public Library Collaborate for Weekly Writing Workshop

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

"My Story Matters," a weekly creative writing workshop presented by PADS & the Oak Park Public Library, meets each Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Main Branch.