Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, PADS will continue to house medically vulnerable individuals and families in individual accommodations. Access to hotel stays is only available by individuals assessed at our building at 1800 Grand Ave. in Waukegan. Walk-ins are not permitted.


PADS Lake County is a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed support, resources, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis. We envision a community in which homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring; one in which anyone who may experience a housing crisis has timely access to the proper resources and services based on their individual needs.

We help individuals and families reach their full potential by providing a comprehensive approach to reducing homelessness. Our holistic services seek to help our neighbors create sturdy foundations in stable homes so that they can build brighter futures for themselves and contribute to our community.

Thank you to our top 2020
SleepOut-in-Place Fundraisers!

Tami Rohr

The Squires Family

Robert Klein

The Gordon Family

The Matten Family

The Mika Family

The Hale Family

Steve Rogers

Maxwell Ostrolencki

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