March 29, 2012
As a social worker, relative of a person in need of shelter and volunteer I have had three experiences with South Suburban PADS. In past years I have referred many clients in my professional work there, at one point in time sent one of my own relatives there, and over the past few years have volunteered at a site my church hosts. Having gotten to know several of the individuals we host at our site has enriched my own life, and that of my adult children (who also volunteer). Two of my adult children lost jobs during this down turn in our economy and their involvement in SS PADS not only gave helped diminish their "pity, poor me attitudes" but gave them the chances to hear the stories of others who have fallen on difficult times. Also, South Suburban PADS has been an exemplary organization in meeting the many needs of those who are challenged by mental illness. Having a family member with mental illness has made me "ultra-aware" of services that are available and SS PADS does a really good job with these individuals, coming directly to a site to meet with them and assisting in overseeing other services for them. The counselors have been professional, compassionate individuals!
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