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.

For the 2021-2022 PADS Season, Holy Family is in dire need of volunteers. We can not open the site in October due to the lack of volunteers. If you are interested in helping with one of the needed shifts, please click the button below to view a brief description. We hope to open in November.

You must be fully vaccinated in order to volunteer on site and you must wear a mask at all times. Guests will be required to wear a mask at all times while on site. Specific training for duties per shift will be done on site. Click the button below to sign up for a shift online. 

To donate food items for a dinner, breakfast or lunch, click the button below.
ID# is 134413 Security Code is 9236.

For questions, call Sue at 847-907-3443 or

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