6th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival

Friday, January 9th, 2015
Chi Town Jazz Fest

West Suburban PADS has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Chi-Town Jazz Fest, a multi-day event that raises money for hunger relief in the Chicago area.

My Experience as a Social Work Intern

Friday, January 9th, 2015
Stuyvesant Peabody IV

"I have seen many awesome things that have inspired me and have saddened me, but the main thing that PADS has shown me is the resilience of the human spirit and how the clients can forge a new life."

Legal Clinic Provides Wide Range of Services

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The monthly legal clinic at St. John Lutheran Church provides shelter clients with much needed assistance.

"Thanks to All Who Make PADS Run" in the Oak Leaves

Friday, December 19th, 2014

As we turn the page on 2014, we want to express our gratitude for this community’s tremendous generosity and for enabling us to be there for those without a home this holiday season. It is on their behalf that we write this note of appreciation and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015.

"PADS and Proviso Township Partner on 'House-to-Home Kit' Holiday Drive" in the Forest Park Review

Friday, December 5th, 2014
Forest Park Review

For the holidays, West Suburban PADS and the Proviso Township Mental Health Commission are working to help 65 formerly homeless individuals and families turn their new apartments from housing to home. A household items gift registry has been set up at Target to donate cleaning and household items online.

An Appeal from Dr. Bill Clark

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Bill Clark

"My name is Bill Clark and, like you, I am a friend of PADS. I invite you to join in strengthening the good work being done by PADS, by all of us who are helping “to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.”

New Staff at PADS

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
West Suburban PADS Staff

It's an exciting time at West Suburban PADS, and much of it is due to all the new faces in our building. If you haven't had a chance to meet them yet, please visit our "people" page to see who they are.

Local Girl Scouts Organize "Street Store" for Emergency Shelter Clients

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Girl Scouts, Oak Park, Troop 40934

Girl Scout Troop 40934 visited our Emergency Shelter and set up a "street store," for clients to pick out clothing the troop collected.