About Us

About South Suburban PADS

We are working to prevent and end homelessness in Chicago’s south suburban area by empowering homeless individuals to create a sustainable future through emergency shelter, affordable housing solutions and supportive services.

Meet the Team

Meet the inspirational staff and board members carrying out our mission. We’re proud to say our team is representative of the communities we serve. From varying professional and cultural backgrounds, our team comes together each day to counsel, support and care for the homeless. Each team member is vital to our mission, and we are thankful for their efforts!

History of SSPADS

South Suburban PADS was founded in 1990 by community leaders who were motivated by their faith and values to help people overcome homelessness. Their inspiring vision called up community volunteers to provide Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS). Their efforts helped open the first church-based emergency shelters just in time for Christmas. Today, their legacy endures as thousands of people volunteer every year to continue providing shelter, meals, affordable housing and services to help people overcome homelessness and build brighter futures.

Main Office (Registration and Services)

414 W. Lincoln Highway
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Call ahead. Many service requests are now fulfilled by phone due to the pandemic.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9am – 1pm, Wednesday 9am – 3pm, Closed on Thursday

Wellness Center

4411 W. Gatling Blvd.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478

Hours: Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Call ahead. Many service requests are now fulfilled by phone due to the pandemic.

Country Club Hills Wellness Center

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