When is Kendall County PADS open?
PADS will provide overnight shelter from Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 through Friday, April 14, 2017. All PADS facilities are open from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
Guests must arrive between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., but not sooner than 6:45 p.m.
Guests arriving after 10:00 p.m. should call 630-553-5856 to arrange for services through KenCom.
What do I need to know before I arrive?
- Bring a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license.
- Do not come if you have been drinking or using drugs.
- When you register the first night, you will be asked to sign an agreement with PADS stating that you will not be drinking or using drugs, will not bring any weapons or sharp objects, and will not use profanity or other disrespectful language.
- Smoking is allowed outside the building at designated times.
- Bedding is provided; do not bring in your own blankets or pillow.
- Small bags will be allowed in sleeping areas; larger bags will be “checked” and monitored by volunteers; best to leave unneeded items in your vehicle.
- Medication is permitted but will be kept in a secured location overnight.
- A hot meal will be served between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
How will I get signed up?
- You will register when you arrive; you do not have to call ahead.
- A volunteer will register you into Kendall County PADS when you first arrive.
- You will be asked to sign an agreement of expectations for conduct.
- You will also be asked to register (no charge to guests) into Kendall Area Transit (KAT), a bus program. You may complete the KAT Registration Form here and bring it with you.
- You will receive information about services from Kendall County Health Department.
- After you are registered the first night, you may be a guest of PADS through the remainder of the season (mid April).
What can I expect at the PADS site?
- a safe, comfortable place to sleep (men and women sleep in separate areas)
- a clean mattress, blanket and pillow
- a hot meal between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
- lights out at 10:00 p.m.
- wake up at 6:00 a.m.
- a hot breakfast 6:00 – 6:30 a.m.
- a sack lunch
- depart at 7:00 a.m.
- showers available on site on Saturdays and Sundays
- the maximum number of guests per night is 20
- warm, caring hospitality by a staff of PADS volunteers
What if I don’t have transportation?
PADS can provide limited transportation for guests without vehicles. In the evening, four nights a week, transportation is offered from a designated location to the shelter site. Four mornings a week, guests may use the transportation provided by PADS to go to a designated location in the town nearest the shelter site for that evening.