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' 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.
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. For more information on how you can volunteer, please call Troy Colbert at
(708) 332-7700 ext. 131.
SSPADS Summer Emergency Shelters
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
May 15, 2017 through September 27, 2017
7 pm – 7 am
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
4955 158th Street
Oak Forest, IL 60452
For more information contact
Troy at 708-332-7700 ext. 131.
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: