UPC PADS Site closed due to Covid-19

Plan to open October 2022 – April 2023

“For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was
a stranger, and you invited me into your home.  I was naked and you gave me clothing”
Matthew 25:35-36

United Protestant Church has partnered with St. Gilbert Catholic Parish to host PADS guests since October 1991. With the support of other organizations, families and individuals in our area, UPC feeds and shelters guests each Thursday from October through April.  Each Thursday begins with youth and adult volunteers setting up Fellowship Hall while the adult kitchen crew prepares soup, beverages and an evening meal.  Local restaurants & organizations often provide food to serve. Adults & high school youth serve the guests.  Following the meal, guests are invited to watch a movie or TV, to play cards and table games, or to relax and visit with other guests and volunteers.

Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter, PADS Lake County offers a comprehensive approach to combating homelessness with the compassion and respect we all deserve. “Helping the Homeless Find a Way” is far more than just a tag line. It speaks to the very heart of our unwavering commitment to helping people achieve the best lives imaginable.”

Ways to Help PADS:

  1. Get involved. There are a variety of opportunities for families and individuals of all ages to make a difference in the lives of others. Check out our volunteer opportunities.
  2. Consider the many other options to support PADS.

If you are interested in participating in this valuable ministry.
contact Rose Pech, 847-223-8131 x17 or e-mail [email protected].