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St. Andrew has opened its doors, and floors, to South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) for just over 20 years. Due to COVID-19, PADS will not be housing guests in churches for the 2020-2022 season.  Instead they will be housing the guests at a local hotel. Go to the 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, compassion 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 you may use this link to go to their site:  South Suburban PADS.