"Open Door Helps Homeless Transition to Permanent Housing" in the Wednesday Journal

Friday, August 15th, 2014
Wednesday Journal

For the past 22 years, West Suburban PADS has been giving people living on the street a warm, safe place to sleep at night and a hot meal, but that's only a small part of what PADS is doing in 2014.

"PADS: more than a bandaid" in the Forest Park Review

Monday, August 11th, 2014
Forest Park Review

The emergency shelter program is still central to what PADS is about, but it may surprise readers to learn that only 10 percent of PADS' budget goes to supporting the overnight program. Most of the budget is dedicated to getting homeless people out of the shelter and into their own homes.

"A Caring Community Solves Homelessness with West Suburban PADS" in the Chicago Tribune

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Supporters from all over west Cook County join in the celebration at West Suburban PADS' annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. 

"West Suburban PADS Appoints Six New Board Members" in the Chicago Tribune

Friday, May 16th, 2014
Chicago Tribune

West Suburban PADS today announced the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors and the retirement of six members.

"PADS in Forest Park Provides Shelter During Bitter Cold" in the Wednesday Journal

Monday, January 6th, 2014
Wednesday Journal

Seven o'clock can't come soon enough when you've been standing outside in the dark, with a 0-degree wind chill -- especially when you have no home.

"Healthcare for the Homeless" on WGN-TV

Friday, December 13th, 2013
WGN TV

WGN-TV shares a feel good story about the spirit of giving between Loyola University Medical residents and homeless men and women who turn to West Suburban PADS for help.

"The Shutdown Hits Home and Hits the Homeless as PADS Programs Suffer" in the Wednesday Journal

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Wednesday Journal

As the government's shutdown continues into a third week, Lynda Schueler, West Suburban PADS Executive Director, has a message for the Feds: What goes on upstream is magnified downstream.

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