Southwest chicago pads

For volunteer opportunities, contact our volunteer coordinators
​Sr. Norine Burns or Helen Gabel.

How Can I Help?


PADS and the guests we work with appreciate all of the assistance you can provide.  Assistance is not limited to monetary donations.


PADS also needs donations of materials such as toiletries and food, office supplies, clothing, and perhaps most importantly, your time. We are always in need of volunteers. Visit our CONTACT US Page for more information.


Your donation to Southwest Chicago PADS provides:

  • One-on-one case management to help homeless persons to become self sufficient and those facing a housing crisis.
  • Close to 7,000 hot meals during the warming season
  • Over 5,000 breakfasts and lunches throughout the year
  • Clothing, toiletries, hot showers, and counseling, among other services