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“If it wasn’t for PADS, I don’t know where I’d be. They’ve helped me get all my medicine. They’ve gotten me to every appointment and provided transportation. The sheets are clean when I go to bed at night. I can laugh here and the people are nice." - Rose Valle, Former PADS Client

“I have never seen a shelter like this, with security and comfort, and people breaking their backs to help us. The people at PADS care about us like we are family and they have become our family.” – Eugene Thomas, Former PADS Client

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To celebrate our new home, PADS had a wonderful ribbon cutting ceremony attended by special guests...

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We have completed our 2014 Annual Report along with an Audit. Please view...

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PADS has been the recent receipient of many generous donations from coporations within the community. Learn more...



PADS Lake County, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and comprehensive resources to families with children and individuals experiencing homelessness in Lake County, Illinois.


Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter, PADS Lake County offers a comprehensive approach to combatting homelessness with the compassion and respect we all deserve.

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“It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

Your generosity is vital to our sustainability and the continued growth we need to meet the increasing demand for our services.

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PADS is proud to partner with a number of corporations, foundations, schools, religious institutions and community organizations in our efforts to provide all of Lake County’s homeless with a path to stable, permanent housing and independence.

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