Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JOURNEYS has updated its shelter program.
The PADS Shelter Program is created in partnership with area faith communities to provide overnight shelter to those in need. An active faith community will open its doors to pre-qualified JOURNEYS clients to provide a safe place to sleep, a warm dinner, and breakfast. Clients are allowed on site between 7:00PM and 7:00AM on the night the church serves as a shelter site.
Currently, demand for shelter is greater than supply. To allocate available spaces, JOURNEYS awards slots through a lottery process for those interested in the program.
In order to gain access to the program, individuals seeking shelter must register and complete intake paperwork with JOURNEYS to be qualified for participation in the program. As part of the intake process, case managers work with the clients to assess needs and identify which programs they qualify for.
Qualified clients are issued a PADS photo identification card to gain access to an available site on the nights they are awarded a slot.
Those seeking shelter can complete the intake paperwork/process by coming to JOURNEYS offices located at 1140 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60074, M-F, between 8:30AM and 3:00PM (excluding holidays). Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Winter season of PADS runs between October 1 and April 30.
The Summer season of PADS runs between May 1 and September 30, and has a smaller capacity.