Since it’s opening over 26 years ago, SSPADS has served more than 15,000 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.

 More than 26 years of Impact... Over 15,000 men, women and children have been served across all programs since 1990! 703 people were served by the end of the 2016 shelter season! 384 individuals and families were housed in the past year!

Emergency Overnight Shelter

South Suburban PADS




Thursday, September 21st


Friday September 22nd 



Last intake will be taken at 2:30pm



414 W. Lincoln Highway

Chicago Heights, IL 60411


Free flu shots will be administered on 

September 22nd from 9am-12pm (noon)

For Registered guests ONLY!


SSPADS Winter Emergency Shelter will open October 1 through April 30th

7pm to 7am 


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 or Chicago Ridge 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



Housing and shelter intake screening is available on a reduced summer schedule at the Chicago Heights:

  • Mondays: 9am-noon and 1-5pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am-noon and 1-5pm
  • Fridays: 9am-11am





Emergency Assistance


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Our Locations

South Tier

414 W. Lincoln Highway

Chicago Heights, IL 60411



Wellness Center

4411 W. Gatling Blvd.

Country Club Hills, IL 60478