Name: Sue Geegan
Phone: 847-907-3443


PADS stands for Public Action to Deliver Shelter.  PADS is a program within the “Journeys | The Road Home” organization which is a county-wide homeless support outreach effort based in Palatine.

If you are in need of shelter, contact Journeys | The Road Home, at 847-963-9163 or visit them at 1140 East Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL  60074.

Holy Family supports this organization by hosting a PADS site on Sunday evenings from October 1 to April 30, 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.  Our guests are registered Journeys | The Road Home clients.  They sleep on foam mattresses with clean sheets, blankets and pillows and receive dinner, breakfast and a sack lunch.  Holy Family volunteers set-up, serve meals, oversee the site’s activities, donate and prepare meals, wash kitchen towels, put away laundered bedding and clean-up.  Training is provided.

  • PADS sites open  Sundays, Oct 1 through April 30
    • Set up shift – 6:00-6:30pm
    • First Shift – 6:30-11:00pm
    • Second Shift – 11:00pm-3:00am
    • Third Shift – 3:00am-7:00am
    • Clean Up – 6:00am-7:00am
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Volunteers are needed to work all shifts, donate food, and work sign up tables once a month.  Training is needed for 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts and clean up.  Go to for the training (orientation) schedule.
  • Online Food Donation