Suburban Cook County Selected to Join National Campaign to End Veteran Homelessness

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Zero: 2016

The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County announced yesterday that it has been selected, along with 66 other U.S. communities, to participate in Zero: 2016, a national campaign to end veteran and chronic homelessness by December 2015.

The Amazing Raise Recap

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The Amazing Raise was an overwhelming success made possible by the sponsorship of local businesses and individuals.

Honoring Our Nation's Veterans

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11th, we are looking for people interested in making cards with special messages to thank the veterans we serve for their sacrifice for our country.

Get Involved with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 15-23, is a great opportunity to build awareness among your friends and neighbors about the needs of the homeless members of our community.

New Opportunities Through Open Door Housing

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

James, a legally blind Vietnam veteran, recently flew to New Jersey to meet his guide dog, Mack, and train with him for two weeks before bringing him home.

@home Documentary Screening

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Join West Suburban PADS Executive Director Lynda Schueler and film director Susanne Suffredin on Thursday, November 6th at 7 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Public Library for a free screening of @home, a 56-minute documentary film by homelessness advocate Mark Horvath, and discuss how homelessness appears in the Oak Park area and what PADS is doing to address the issues of homeless people.

Shelter Diversion Program Finishes First Year

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Of the 272 individuals who were provided with case management during the first year of the Shelter Diversion program, only 19 ended up spending time in the Emergency Shelter.

Lifestyle Changes with Open Door Housing

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Since moving into a new apartment and cooking his own healthy meals, Thomas has lost 11 lbs. and been able to cut down on medication he needed to control his blood pressure when he was homeless.