• PADS of Elgin, Inc.

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    Homeless Shelters

    About Us

    Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Elgin, Inc. was incorporated in 1989 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We provide emergency shelter to homeless men, women and families from Elgin, Hanover and Dundee Townships.

    Our mission is to provide emergency shelter while helping the homeless develop a sustainable future.

    Our vision is to break the cycle of homelessness by comprehensively addressing the needs of the local homeless population. We have been catalyst in fostering community and social service agency partnerships that effectively and efficiently provide coordinated services in support of short-term as well as longer-term customized care targeting client growth, development and self-sufficiency.

    The shelter operates on a 12 month schedule that provides a safe and secure environment for our guests. Guests are provided a sleeping pad with linen, separate sleeping quarter’s for men, women and children, case management support, use of shower/laundry facilities and evening/morning meals with a bed-time snack for guest with health requirements.

    In addition to shelter, we support guests with a comprehensive case management program. Our case managers work with each guest to create an action plan that addresses their individual needs. The offered services include money management and financial literacy, life skills, counseling, referrals, mental health assessments, substance abuse support, advocacy, employment and educational opportunities.

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    Rep/Contact Info

    Ms. Eileen McNamee
    Development Coordinator
    • Phone: (847) 608-9744
    Ms. Sarah Ponitz
    Executive Director
    • Phone: (847) 608-9744
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