Posted on Oct 16, 2019
Our guest speaker today was Chad Padigo representing DuPage PADS
The solution to end homelessness is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter. Founded in 1985, DuPagePads is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient. These vital support services enable the individuals PADS helps to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as job coaching, as well as engagement with employers—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness. 
PADS greatly relies on community support, and needs volunteers at the overnight shelters, fund raising events, and at the Wheaton Service Center.