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Give the gift of hope.

There are few things in life as heartbreaking as losing your home. And there is nothing better than finding your way back.


From a sense of safety and security to being able to enjoy the seemingly most everyday moments, home is where we can be ourselves and build brighter futures for our families. We had the pleasure of working with two amazing people, Carl & Adrienne, who share what finding their way out of homelessness and into home meant to them:

"This place means I can come in when it's raining and listen to the rooftop. I can close the windows. I can open the windows. I can let the breeze go. I can turn the heat on. I can cook. I can make my music … I have a life. I need this. I need this."

Carl is now a proud member of the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra.


Your support is what makes their story possible. We know that together, we can make sure that every individual and family has the solid foundation of stable housing in order to build their best possible lives. This #GivingTuesday, please join us in creating a Lake County in which homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.  You can provide a brighter future for our neighbors.

Share what you believe.

Whether you made a donation, started a fundraiser, or just want to spread the word about homelessness in our community, take an #UNselfie and share why you support PADS! It's easy:

  1. Take a "selfie" or use our template to explain how or why you support PADS Lake County.

  2. Add the hashtags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday.

  3. Post it to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat - share far and wide to get friends to join you. Don't forget to tag PADS Lake County on Facebook and Twitter!

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