Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS)


Kendall County Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) is dedicated to providing temporary, safe shelter and nourishing food to the men, women, and children within Kendall County who are homeless or in need.

People Living in Homelessness

There are 7 sites, 1 for each night of the week. These sites are available from mid-October to mid-April throughout the county. The sites are open from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Men, women and children living in homelessness are welcome to stay but need to arrive between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Guests do not need to call ahead, but need to bring a valid ID. They will register upon arrival and then receive a hot meal.  


& Volunteers

The 7 shelter sites are staffed each night in four hours shifts.   Men and women, ages 18 and older, as well as 16-17-year old youth with a parent, may volunteer at a shelter of their choice.   In order to keep the overnight shelter program operating each winter, a total of 600 volunteers are needed to cover all the shifts each month.  A volunteer will serve just one time a month, for a total of six times over the fall and winter months of the year.  

More Information

A homeless person or family can find more information and a list of the shelter sites at the PADS website or can call 630-334-8180. A citizen interested in volunteering, can find more information on the PADS website or can call 630-334-8180.