The mission of West Suburban PADS is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. West Suburban PADS is the only social service agency in west Cook County with a comprehensive “housing + services” solution for transitioning individuals and families out of homelessness. Over the past 23 years, they have developed a unique, integrated approach that to date has transformed the lives of more than 10,000 people. PADS solution is comprehensive and long-term, not just a quick fix, which benefits PADS’ clients and also the communities in which they operate. As part of the PADS Emergency Services Program an average of 40-70 homeless adults and children receive emergency shelter and meals every night between September and May.