South Suburban PADS

South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves households experiencing homelessness at risk of or formerly homeless. Founded in 1990 the organization has served the south/southwest suburbs of Chicago Illinois for 23 years with an outreach spanning over 55 municipalities in the region served. Emergency overnight shelter was the lead program initiated by the organization in 1990 as it met the immediate need for those experiencing homelessness. Since that time South Suburban PADS has become a full service human service organization with a portfolio of emergency and permanent housing. South Suburban PADS is the chief provider of emergency shelter services in the region and the only program to offer such services on a non-restrictive basis.While the shelters met an immediate need PADS staff communicated with guests in the shelters to identify the barriers that existed preventing them from obtaining self-sufficiency. This process yielded the development o

Purpose: for placement of homeless persons into permanent housing