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St. Andrew has opened its doors, and floors, to South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) for over 20 years. We now provide a meal each month for PADS guests. Due to COVID-19, PADS will not be housing guests in churches until further notice. PADS site at, to learn more about PADS and/or to make a donation to help support this worthwhile organization.  

SSPADS has provided emergency overnight shelter in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1990 that includes socialization and support, a hot dinner, breakfast and sack lunch. The Emergency Shelter Network (ESN) is managed and administered by SSPADS staff, but is coordinated and operated by a vast group of dedicated volunteers who staff the 26 shelter sites during hours of operation.

The ESN provides hospitality, compassionate service and dignity to men, women and children experiencing homelessness.  The ESN provides warm, secure overnight lodging, meals and hospitality at 26 local churches throughout south and far south Cook County region during the cold weather months. Shelter is provided between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. from October 1 to April 30.

For further information about this worthwhile organization visit:  South Suburban PADS.