St. Mary’s PADS
Public Action to Deliver Shelter
St. Mary of Gostyn was the first congregation in DuPage County to host a PADS interim housing site (shelter) in 1985. Every Friday night homeless people in the community were welcomed to St. Mary’s and provided with a warm place to sleep, meals, and other services. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the congregate sites have been discontinued. DuPage PADS is currently housing the homeless in area hotels, with plans to establish a permanent Interim Housing Center. Although St. Mary’s no longer hosts a shelter site, the partnership with DuPage PADS continues as volunteers provide support to those being housed. Current initiatives include monthly gift card drives to provide food and other necessities and monthly dinner deliveries.
If you would like to volunteer, please email – [email protected] or call Becky Connery at 630/696-1513.