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.

Western Cook County Chapter of Jack & Jill of America Donates House-to-Home Kits

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The Western Cook County Chapter of Jack & Jill of America recently donated nine House-to-Home Kits to be used in our Open Door Housing program.

"West Sub, Rush Oak Park Take in PADS Laundry" in the Wednesday Journal

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Mandy Gawf

West Suburban Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Westlake Hospital are donating the services under a new "laundry partnership" that will allow PADS to redirect some $23,000 annually to client services.

Breakfast on the Go with the 206 Food Truck

Friday, January 9th, 2015
206 Food Truck

The 206 Food Truck, which specializes in waffles and coffee, provides breakfast to shelter clients at Euclid UMC each month.