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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Housing & Shelter, Human 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.

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.

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.

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