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Phone: 708.338.1724
P.O. Box 797
Oak Park
Illinois 60303
USA
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Target demographics: All West Suburban PADS clients are extremely low-income (71% have no income and the remainder have income below the poverty line) and homeless within the 20 communities on the near-west side of Cook County, IL.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 800 individuals and families who are homeless or face imminent risk of homelessness.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Contact Emily at shelter@westsuburbanpads.org and check out "volunteer opportunities" on our web site (www.westsuburbanpads.org) for timely information about volunteering with West Suburban PADS.

Programs: Homeless Prevention provides one-time rental, mortgage and/or utility assistance to  individuals and families who are at imminent risk of eviction or foreclosure, and a security deposit and/or first month's rent for individuals and families leaving homelessness. Bi-lingual Spanish-speaking staff field inquiries for persons seeking shelter, housing and homeless prevention services. Callers are assessed to determine eligibility for local services.

Mission:
West Suburban PADS exists to serve individuals and families who are homeless - or at risk of homelessness- with dignity and respect, through shelter, housing and supportive services.
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12/07/11
The West Cook YMCA located in Oak Park has been proud to collaborate again with PADS in 2012. Our significant first year of association with the "Career Passport" program has resulted in a number of PADS clients finding transitional housing with us as they work their way back into the mainstream of ... more »
12/07/10
In today's economy, many are just a paycheck away from the risk of homelessness. West Suburban PADS treats every individual who is homeless -- or at risk of homelessness -- with dignity and respect. While the first priority is to meet the basic need of shelter and food, PADS doesn't stop there. ... more »
12/06/10
As the CEO of the West Cook Y, we are pleased and proud of our collaborative association with West Suburban PADS. As a charity ourselves we understand the importance of a strong mission, committed leadership and staff and passionate volunteer support. PADS has this and more. It is one of the ... more »
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