Through the commitment of over 300 volunteers, Grundy Area PADS provides emergency shelters at local churches from Mid-October to Mid-April to people experiencing homelessness. In addition, PADS volunteers provide weekly St. Vincent’s Table meals year-round in both Morris and Coal City. PADS will continue to provide these vital services through the generosity and volunteerism of businesses and individuals throughout Grundy County.
Beginning in July 2018, Grundy Area PADS will launch a new program called “Phoenix Rising” that will be added to the umbrella of services PADS provides. Phoenix Rising is a rapid re-housing program that will provide those experiencing homelessness in our area with financial assistance toward housing and case management services to ensure that they are working toward achieving goals that will lead to self-sufficiency,
Research shows that rapid re-housing is the most successful method of helping those experiencing homelessness become self-reliant and self-sufficient. The goal of Phoenix Rising is to reduce and ultimately eliminate homelessness in our area.