PADS at All Saints
All Saints is one of 18 faith-based emergency shelters for homeless persons in the northwest suburbs of Cook County in partnership with Journeys | The Road Home. Every Saturday night from October through April we offer warm, secure shelter and nutritious food to the men, women and occasionally children who come to us in need.
During the Covid-19 crisis this commitment has shifted to providing meals once a month as guests are provided with housing through Journeys for their health and safety and that of volunteers.
How You Can Help PADS at All Saints
- Volunteer to help take care of our guests for a few hours at our shelter. Four shifts are available.*
- Help with clean-up on Sunday morning. It’s about an hour of housekeeping to transition the rooms from a shelter to an education space.
- Prepare or purchase food. Either cook a specified entrée, vegetable, side dish or dessert, or buy beverages and the foods we need for lunch and breakfast, such as bread, milk, juice, fruit, bacon and eggs.
- Make a monetary donation that will allow us to purchase needed supplies.
*Volunteers who work face-to-face with our guests must complete an online orientation conducted by Journeys | The Road Home before working their first shift . High School juniors and seniors who have attended the orientation, are welcome to volunteer on the first shift.
What PADS Volunteers Do
This video describes what PADS volunteers at All Saints do on a typical Saturday night and Sunday morning.
FAQs About Being a PADS Volunteer
PADS Volunteer Training
Before becoming a PADS volunteer and working in a shelter, you must complete an online new-volunteer orientation conducted by Journeys │The Road Home. Youth under 18 will need parental consent before they are allowed to volunteer.
Need More Information?
Send an email to Communitymeals@AllSaintsPalatine.org or contact one of the coordinators.