PADS Homeless Shelter
PADS stands for Public Action to Deliver Shelter. PADS is a program within the “Journeys | The Road Home” organization which is a county-wide homeless support outreach effort based in Palatine.
If you are in need of shelter, contact Journeys | The Road Home, at 847-963-9163 or visit them at 1140 East Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60074.
Holy Family supports this organization by hosting a PADS site on Sunday evenings from October 1 to April 30, 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. Our guests are registered Journeys | The Road Home clients. They sleep on foam mattresses with clean sheets, blankets and pillows and receive dinner, breakfast and a sack lunch. Holy Family volunteers set-up, serve meals, oversee the site’s activities, donate and prepare meals, wash kitchen towels, put away laundered bedding and clean-up. Training is provided.
Holy Family’s PADS site is unable to operate at this time. The number of volunteers is inadequate to safely serve our guests in need of a place to stay as well as not to overburden the volunteers that were willing to serve. We will provide an update on the 2022-23 season later this summer.