Thank you for your support. Happy Holidays.
Everyone we serve is someone's family member, and together we served 679 in our emergency shelter, and placed 182 in transitional and permanent housing. Thank you for partnering with us to improve the lives of so many.
As a result of difficult circumstances, Carletta became homeless. She lived in an emergency shelter for eight months and temporarily lost custody of her oldest daughter, Sania. "I have always been determined to do something with my life, said Carletta. As a parent, my children and I deserve better, and it's my job to fight for my girls and myself."
Carletta went to court to fight for custody of her daughter Sanai, "the judge ruled in my favor because I could prove that I had stable, affordable housing. Today, I am in a much better position to find gainful employment and pursue my educational goals."
"There were times when I didn't know where my girls and I would sleep from night to night, but because of the compassion of the staff at SSPADS, and giving, caring people, we are on higher ground - it's an amazing day!"
On May 7, 2015, Carletta graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a degree in Education. Her determination and your support were a critical factor in her success.
Many family members still need your support.
SSPADS is privileged to have donors like you. Through our partnership, we can offer family members the opportunity to become self-sufficient, housed citizens who make a difference in their communities. Your support has helped so many like Carletta, and we are grateful for you. But there are still thousands of homeless family members who do not have the opportunity to sleep in a warm home.
Please donate today. Thank you - http://sspads.org - We are very appreciative of the Leadership of our treasured CEO Dr. Geraldine Palmer.
Our Emergency Shelter Network (ESN) is a program that provides emergency, overnight shelter from October 1, through April 30th. Men, women and children seek refuge in safe, warm locations (30-sites) where they are able to connect with SSPADS' intensive case managers who work diligently to help our participants make the transition from homelessness to becoming social and economic investors in the communities where they live and work.
Volunteer or Host
We have plenty of volunteer opportunities available at each of the 30- shelter sites in our network. There are also volunteer site manager opportunities as well. Volunteers play an integral role in our agency and programs, not only lending a physical helping hand, but encouraging, supporting and cheering for our participants as well. For more information on how you can volunteer, please call Darryl Calhoun at (708) 218-3071 or email at email@example.com
SOUTH SUBURBAN PADS - PADS offers free, emergency, overnight shelter nightly from 7p.m. to 7a.m. between October 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 For more information about South Suburban PADS, please call (708) 754-4357 SOUTH TIER
Flossmoor Community Church Restoration Ministries Hazel Crest Community Church 2218 Hutchison Rd., Flossmoor 15331 S. Broadway, Harvey 17050 S. California, Hazel Crest (MEN ONLY) (WOMEN & CHILDREN ONLY) (MEN ONLY)
MONDAY St Paul Lutheran Christian Life Center (CLC) 330 W. Highland, Chicago Heights 2552 W 135th Street (10th & Ashland)) Blue Island (MEN ONLY) (WOMEN & CHILDREN ONLY)
TUESDAY Infant Jesus of Prague Church of the Holy Family Leavitt & Flossmoor Rd., Flossmoor Sauk Trail & Orchard, Park Forest (MEN ONLY) (WOMEN & CHILDREN ONLY)
St. Andrews Methodist Church 18850 S. Riegel Road, Homewood (WOMEN & CHILDREN ONLY)
THURSDAY St. Irenaeus New Faith Baptist Int’l Church Orchard & Indianwood, Park Forest 25 S. Central, Matteson (CO-ED) (CO-ED)
FRIDAY St. Lawrence O’Toole 4101 St. Lawrence, Matteson (CO-ED) SATURDAY
Faith United Protestant Church Living Springs Community Church 10 S. Hemlock, Park Forest 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood (MEN ONLY) (WOMEN & FAMILY ONLY)
CHICAGO HEIGHTS OFFICE 414 WEST LINCOLN HIGHWAY CHICAGO HEIGHTS 708-754-4357 - MONDAY-THURSDAY 9AM TIL 3PM FRIDAY - NO CLIENT SERVICES - SOUTH SUBURBAN PADS - PADS offers free, emergency, overnight shelter nightly from 7p.m. to 7a.m. between October 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 For more information about South Suburban PADS, please call (708) 754-4357
Harvest Time Worship Center Salem United Church of Christ 8420 S. Narragansett Ave 9717 S. Kostner Ave Burbank
Oak Lawn (MEN ONLY) (WOMEN & CHILDREN ONLY)
MONDAY Southwest Alliance Church St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church 9855 S. Kean, Palos Hills 9300 W. 107th St. Palos Hills (MEN ONLY) (WOMEN & CHILDREN ONLY) TUESDAY
St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church 11005 So. 76TH Ave. Worth (CO-ED)
Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church 10810 S. Oxford Chicago Ridge (CO-ED)
Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ Calvin Christian Reformed Church 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn 10056 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn (CO-ED) (MEN ONLY) FRIDAY
St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church Sacred Heart Catholic Church 11007 S. 76th Ave., Worth 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills (CO-ED) (CO-ED)
SATURDAY Trinity Lutheran Church Redeemer Lutheran Church 9701 S. Brandt, Oak Lawn 4955 W. 158th St., Oak Forest (CO-ED) (CO-ED) OAK LAWN OFFICE 10037 S. RIDGELAND OAK LAWN 708-233-1221
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9AM TIL 3PM FRIDAY - NO CLIENT SERVICES
We have a need to establish a Emergency Shelter Site location on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Research shows that the best approach to ending homelessness is by quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing-and then providing additional supports and services as they are needed. SSPADS provides a variety of transitional and permanent supportive housing program options and works to support the Housing First model.
With appropriate assistance, families and individuals experiencing homelessness, can quickly get themselves back on their feet and progress to self-sufficiency. Through transitional housing individuals and families are stabilized and provided wrap-around services that include case management, recovery services and counseling and out-patient treatment, employment, life skills training including financial management, among other skills training to build their capacity to secure and retain permanent housing.
Families First Transitional (FFT) housing program combines special on-site programs with interim-housing and supportive services for families with children under the age of 18. Funded primarily by Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this program is in partnership with Together We Cope (TWC) and has a total of 8 units.
Project WISH provides 12-units of transitional and permanent supportive housing. The program is funded by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) and is a partnership with SSPADS and Housing Forward (formerly West Suburban PADS). SSPADS serves as the lead and fiscal agent on the collaborative.
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
Families First Permanent (FFP) supportive housing program is designed to serve families where the head of household has a mental or physical disability and in need of long-term rental subsidies of both housing and services. This program is also in partnership with Together We Cope (TWC) and has 6 units.
Project W-Chance offers long term housing assistance and case management for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. This is a collaborative partnership with Pillars and has 7 units.
Country Club Hills Wellness Center (CCHWC) is a 77-unit permanent supportive housing development located in County Club Hills, Illinois and opened by SSPADS in 2012. The development holds project-based rental subsidies to house individuals and families in studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. CCHWC features a full commercial kitchen for our culinary arts program, computer lab, community room, class room space and a conference room. CCHWC is a partnership between SSPADS and Turnstone Development Corporation.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) serves families and individuals. SSPADS assumed ownership from IFF of 2 multi-unit buildings with 6 units in order to provide affordable housing to families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
Project WIN now serves as a permanent supportive housing initiative for those chronically homeless and recently released from a medical or mental health facility. The project provides 12 units and is a partnership with Housing Forward (formerly West Suburban PADS), BEDS and South Suburban PADS. Housing Forward serves as the lead and fiscal agent.
Since it’s opening nearly 25 years ago, SSPADS has served 14,229 men, women and children; and 422,780 shelter nights have been provided. Many of those same congregations are still are partners today (25 fact). In addition to emergency shelter SSPADS provides permanent supportive housing units, of which 77 are located in our Country Club Hills Wellness Center.