For the month of May, the Share the Plate recipient is
Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS)
PADS works to meet the basic needs of homeless individuals first. They provide a safe place to sleep, eat meals, take showers, and do their laundry. The next step is to provide comprehensive case management.
Case managers meet with each guest and together, an action plan is created by identifying the barriers which led to the person becoming homeless. Action plans are tailored to each individual and may include money management, life skills, assistance with securing a GED, housing searches or referrals to outside services such as substance abuse or mental health counseling.
In their last fiscal year, they provided 13,611 nights of shelter and 38,111 meals to 302 unduplicated men, women and children.
For three years UUCE has been providing volunteers who prepare lunches for clients and staff at PADS every Monday, even throughout the pandemic. We want to thank UUCE member, Dotty Carringi for organizing our calendar with a Sign-Up Genius tool to ensure continuous coordinated service.
Interested in learning more?
click on Pads of Elgin