• PADS of Elgin, Inc.

    • Homeless Shelters
    1730 Berkley Street
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (847) 608-9744
    (847) 608-9746 (fax)
    The overnight emergency shelter is open seven days a week, 365 days a year from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am
    • About

      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.

    • Jobs

      Grant Writer/Coordinator
      Category: Non-Profit and Social Services
      Grant Writer/CoordinatorJob Description: •Assist the Executive Director with all aspects of grant writing including maintaining current grants•Complete all monthly, quarterly and annual grant reports in a timely manner•Conduct research for new sources of funding from individuals, foundations and government prospects, including state and federal•Assist in locating and obtaining corporate ...read more


      Phone:(847) 608-9744
      Fax:(847) 608-9746
    • Whom to Contact

      • Ms. Sarah Ponitz
        Executive Director
        Phone: (847) 608-9744
      • Joe Walden
        Phone: (847) 588-3400 ext 223
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