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.
The YMCA and PADS are working together to provide a stable place to stay for those experiencing homelessness as they seek employment.
Night owls are needed to volunteer for the overnight shift in the Emergency Shelter.
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.
"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.
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 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.
The 206 Food Truck, which specializes in waffles and coffee, provides breakfast to shelter clients at Euclid UMC each month.