Emergency Shelter

An Entry Point to Restoration

Shelter Operations

Volunteer or Host

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 where they are able to connect with SSPADS' 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.


We have plenty of volunteer opportunities available at each of the 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.  To Volunteer, please call  Liz Agbarah (708) 332-7700 ext. 131 or email at volunteer@sspads.org


SSPADS Volunteer Opportunities

For more information please call

708-332-7700 ext. 131

email: volunteer@sspads.org

COVID-19 Limited Hours and appointments.

Chicago Heights Office Address and Hours:

Monday 9am-1pm

Wednesday 1pm to 5pm

Friday 9am-1pm

CLOSED on Tuesday and Thursday

414 W. Lincoln Highway

Chicago Heights, IL

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




 SSPADS has served over 17,000 men, women and children; and 422,780 shelter nights have been provided. Many of those same congregations are still are 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.




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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