With Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11th, we are looking for people interested in making cards with special messages to thank the veterans we serve for their sacrifice for our country.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 15-23, is a great opportunity to build awareness among your friends and neighbors about the needs of the homeless members of our community.
James, a legally blind Vietnam veteran, recently flew to New Jersey to meet his guide dog, Mack, and train with him for two weeks before bringing him home.
Join West Suburban PADS Executive Director Lynda Schueler and film director Susanne Suffredin on Thursday, November 6th at 7 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Public Library for a free screening of @home, a 56-minute documentary film by homelessness advocate Mark Horvath, and discuss how homelessness appears in the Oak Park area and what PADS is doing to address the issues of homeless people.
Of the 272 individuals who were provided with case management during the first year of the Shelter Diversion program, only 19 ended up spending time in the Emergency Shelter.
Since moving into a new apartment and cooking his own healthy meals, Thomas has lost 11 lbs. and been able to cut down on medication he needed to control his blood pressure when he was homeless.
We are seeking AmeriCorps applicants for positions in our Supportive Housing, Employment Readiness, Supportive Services and Outreach & Engagement programs.
With an influx of clients expected as the weather turns cold, we are seeking donations of household cleaning products and toiletries to meet the increased demand.