Friday, July 21st, 2017
Beginning of Season Site Captain Meeting
Calling all Shelter Site Captains and Coordinators! Please mark your calendars for our beginning of season Site Captain Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th. This meeting will be held from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. The location is to be determined. As we prepare for the new PADS Emergency Shelter season, on Monday, September 18th, there will be a discussion of new policies and procedures as well as a follow up from the end of season meeting. Attendance is strongly required. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
We are still collecting Volunteer Satisfaction Surveys until the end of this month. If you haven’t already done so please take the time to share your thoughts and experiences. Your input is very valuable to us as we work to maintain a quality volunteer program. Click here for link to survey!
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Please join us as we honor all of our volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Program Thursday, May 25th. The dinner will be held at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, from 6pm-8pm. Please come celebrate 25 years of solving homelessness in our community. Click here to RSVP!
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Last night of PADS Shelter
Please note that the last night of Emergency Shelter will be Thursday, May 11th at First United Methodist Church.
It is important that all volunteers remember to sign for each shift, this includes food providers. As we rely on funding for our programs, it is imperative that we obtain an accurate number of volunteer hours as well as in-kind support. We really appreciate your time and want to make sure that we recognize your support.
Name Badge Reminder
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
It is important that all volunteers remember to sign for each shift, this includes food providers. As we rely on funding for our programs, it is imperative that we obtain an accurate number of volunteer hours as well as in-kind support. This small gesture really...
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
We’d like to congratulate staff on their new roles, say good-bye to those that have completed their AmeriCorps member terms and introduce you to our interns who will be working with some of you in the PADS Shelter as well as Housing Forward's Support Center...
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
We’d like to congratulate Ebony Martin on her new position as Street Outreach Specialist. Ebony recently completed her AmeriCorps term and has transitioned to full time staff. Although she will no longer be working in our shelter, we are excited to have her continue serving our clients in a new capacity.
Lalema Bakate’s last day working in the shelter was be November 18th. Lalema first started working with Housing Forward as an intern and then signed on to complete a 6 month AmeriCorps term as Outreach and Engagement Specialist. We’d like to thank Lalema for all of her hard work and dedication to our mission and wish her the best of luck on her future endeavors.