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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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Coat Off Your Back 2014!

Once again Northbrook Rotary is collecting gently used winter coats and clothing which will benefit the people served by PADS!  Collection barrels are located throughout the community through December 23, 2014.
  • Ace Hardware- Cherry and Meadow and at Landwehr and Dundee in Northbrook           
  • Northbrook Public Library
  • Sunset Foods in Northbrook
  • North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook
  • Northbrook Park District Leisure Center on Walters in Northbrook
  • School District 28: Greenbrier Grade School and Westmoor Grade School in Northbrook
  • Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook
  • Northbrook Bank and Trust Company at Shermer and Waukegan Roads in Northbrook
  • Fast Frame on Dundee Road in Northbrook
  • Remax Villager at 1245 Waukegan Road in Glenview
  • Northern Weathermakers at Anthony Trail and Commercial in Northbrook
  • Village Presbyterian Church at Cherry and Shermer in Northbrook
  • United Methodist Church at Western and Cherry in Northbrook
  • Congregation B'nai Tikvah on Wilmot Road in Deerfield.

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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