Since it’s opening over 27 years ago, SSPADS (South Suburban Public Action to Deliver Shelter) has served more than 17,000 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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 More than 27 years of Impact... Over 17,000 men, women and children have been served across all programs since 1990! 822 people were served by the end of the 2017 shelter season! 384 individuals and families were housed in the past year!

If you currently live in a house or apartment,

and are seeking emergency assistance to

preserve your current home, please call the

Homeless Prevention Hotline.



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



Emergency Assistance


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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