West Suburban PADS announced today the launch of an Associate Board, comprised of an innovative group of young professionals who are committed to furthering the friend-raising and fundraising efforts of West Suburban PADS.
The hot news at West Suburban PADS today is our new Associate Board, a group of innovative young professionals who are enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead friend-raising and fund-raising initiatives and broaden their personal and professional networks, while supporting our mission.
The summer Transitional Shelter is coming to a close, and we are happy to report that it was one of the most productive summers in recent memory. With five nights of shelter left before the regular season begins, we have served 62 people.
Meet Brandon. He was homeless for 12 years, bouncing from shelter to shelter, couch to couch. Brandon struggles with a myriad of health issues, and he is legally blind, which makes it very hard to get — and keep — a job. You may have seen him around town washing windows when the weather allows. Our Outreach & Engagement team met him living on the streets.
We transitioned so many people into our Open Door Housing program in the 10 months since we launched it, we anticipate reaching capacity (83 people in 65 apartments) by the end of next year - a full six months ahead of plan.
Local author Janet Nolan & the Magic Tree Bookstore have generously agreed to team up for an event to benefit West Suburban PADS.
"Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County appoints West Suburban PADS director as Board Chair" in the Chicago Tribune
The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County today announced the appointment of Lynda Schueler, Executive Director of West Suburban PADS, to a one-year term as chair of its board of directors.
For the past 22 years, West Suburban PADS has been giving people living on the street a warm, safe place to sleep at night and a hot meal, but that's only a small part of what PADS is doing in 2014.