More than 29 years of Impact... Over 18,000 men, women and children have been served across all programs since 1990! 1,238 people were served between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019! 444 people (includes 145 children) were housed the past year! Thank You for Saving Lives!



If you currently live in a house or apartment,

and are seeking emergency assistance to

preserve your current home, please call the

Homeless Prevention Assistance.



If you are currently homeless and seeking emergency shelter or assistance to obtain a home, please visit our Chicago Heights office to complete the housing intake process.


South Suburban PADS

Chicago Heights Housing and Shelter Support Office

414 W. Lincoln Highway

Chicago Heights, IL 60411


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response:

South Suburban remains open with limited hours of operation for the safety of our clients, volunteers, community, and staff.

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Current Hours of Operation:

If possible calling to make an appointment is recommended:

Monday 9am-1pm

Wednesday 1pm-5pm

Friday 9am-1pm

Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



Since it’s opening over 29 years ago, SSPADS (South Suburban Public Action to Deliver Shelter) has served more than 18,000 men, women and children and provided more than 500,000 shelter nights. Many of those same congregations are still our partners today.  In addition to emergency shelter, SSPADS provides permanent supportive housing units, of which 77 are located in our Country Club Hills Wellness Center, constructed in 2012.


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Our Locations

Registration and Services

414 W. Lincoln Highway

Chicago Heights, IL 60411


Wellness Center

4411 W. Gatling Blvd.

Country Club Hills, IL 60478