DuPage Pads

DuPage Pads

DuPagePads is so much more than a pad on the floor.

DuPagePads is about the journey home.

It’s about the journey from dependency to self-sufficiency. Not the shelter. Not the nights spent in a car, in a motel room or on the street. DuPagePads is a journey that begins with an extended hand, an affirming voice, and a trusting soul that will advocate undividedly for each individual.

The solution to end homelessness. Starts with housing.


Our thanks to you and your organization for supporting DuPage PADS’ mission to end homelessness for each homeless individual in our community. Overall, 11 local churches plus volunteers from Adventist Hinsdale/LaGrange hospitals participate. Your efforts are meaningful and very much appreciated. Although the shelters are the most visible part of PADS’ activities, they are only the front end of their successful effort. By being involved you are providing shelter, safety and food to those most in need. To learn more about DuPage PADS’ overall activities and success ending homelessness, click HERE.

Overview and Key Items for Group Coordinators

Instructions for PADS Dinner and Setup Teams

Instructions for PADS Overnight Shifts

Instructions for Breakfast Team

Instructions for PADS Morning Clean-up

Room Layouts

Facilities Instructions


Redeemer! It’s Time for Us to Sign Up!

It is time once again to help with our PADS ministry to the homeless in DuPage. Redeemer’s first weekend is Sat night/Sun morning, May 25/26, and the second is Aug 31/Sep 1. This mission will likely need more people helping this year as we will be operating the May weekend at Covenant Church, just 4 blocks away. Due to our construction work, they have agreed to let us operate the shelter there during May/June, and Union Church (2 blocks away) has offered their facilities during July. That is great news, but we will likely need more help on our clean-up crew, and the bulk of our food preparation will be at home. Thank you!

Signup to help May 25 – 26
Signup to help Aug 31 – Sept 1