Day Resource Center

The Day Resource Center is the point of entry for anyone experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis. Individuals and families can have their most basic needs met in the short-term and meet with a Case Manager to create a housing plan to help ensure long-term success. At the Day Resource Center, we:

  • Orient our new clients on how to utilize our emergency shelter system
  • Assess clients for need and appropriateness for other programs and services
  • Provide access to basic needs (including basic hygiene products, a mailing address, and more)
  • Provide Case Management and Counseling services to support them in their journey out of homelessness and into housing.

We work to ensure that individuals and families have the support they need to find and be successful in permanent housing through two main programs housed at the Day Resource Center.

Case Management

At PADS, we know that while emergency shelter is crucial, it is not the solution to homelessness in our community. Each client that comes to PADS is paired with a Case Manager who will assess their needs, help them identify their barriers to getting out of homelessness, and work with them to create an individual plan to overcome them.

Some clients may have more complex barriers and can work with our Case Managers over a longer-term to receive therapy, counseling, and connections to other supportive services. Our goal is always to tailor our services to each individual and family so that they provide as much support as they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Homeless Healthcare Access Program

Our Homeless Healthcare Advocacy Program (HHAP) addresses the significant health and well-being issues that often lead to homeless and make it even more difficult to overcome. When a person doesn’t know where they’re going to sleep at night or where their next meal will come from, their health is often neglected. By eliminating the barriers that prevent clients from seeking and receiving medical care, clients are able to get the diagnosis, treatment, and support they need to improve their physical health.

Our Healthcare Case Manager provides support that includes medical, prenatal, pediatric, vision, dental, podiatric care, and more. In addition, we work to eliminate logistical barriers to healthcare by providing support with transportation to and from appointments, prescription assistance, and other important medical resources.

Our goal is to provide holistic support and resources to ensure that every client who walks through our doors has the support they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.