Educational Opportunities

South Suburban PADS offers a variety of internship opportunities at both the bachelor and master levels. If you are interested in an internship at SSPADS, please contact Desirie McKay at or call (708) 332-7700 ext. 134.

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Career Advancement

South Suburban PADS is always looking for those with a passion for social justice serving the non-profit sector. We accomplish our call towards a more just society by providing housing and supportive services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Please click below for available career opportunities.

It was Winston Churchill who once said, "We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give." Giving your time and support to individuals and families experiencing the indignity of homelessness is invaluable. South Suburban PADS is always in need of volunteers at our emergency shelter sites and professional office buildings. Please click below to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Here's How You've Helped

Donation Opportunities

Become a Board Member

South Suburban PADS is currently seeking enthusiastic and passionate individuals to join our Board of Directors. Please click the link below to learn more about becoming a Board member.

Your contributions are invaluable in helping South Suburban PADS accomplish its mission of preventing and ending homelessness. Please click below to learn more about SSPADS current campaign initiatives.

You expect us to act responsibly

with your gifts, and we do!

As indicated in the chart, for all funding given

to SSPADS, 84% has been allocated to our programs and services including the emergency shelter network, transitional and permanent housing, health care, employment, culinary arts training, intensive case management, and

an array of other supportive services.

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Help Us Change the World



Since it’s opening nearly 26 years ago, SSPADS has served over 15,000 men, women and children; and 422,780 shelter nights have been provided. Many of those same congregations are still are partners today (24 in fact). 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


North Tier

10037 S. Ridgeland

Oak Lawn, IL 60453


Wellness Center

4411 W. Gatling Blvd.

Country Club Hills, IL 60478