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.

Special Events

Holy Family’s PADS ministry and the Inverness Police have a strong working relationship. They not only respond quickly to our calls for assistance, they also make it routine to come visit our sight and get to know the PADS guests by sharing a meal with them. Inverness Police Officer Mike Kirby went above and beyond by preparing and cooking Super Bowl Sunday dinner for 52 guests. Everything was made from scratch – even the lasagna sauce as well as the chocolate cheesecake and chocolate raspberry cake. Police Chief Bob Haas donated the ALL ingredients. Officer Kirby is pictured with his three wonderful kitchen helpers Ginny, Sally and Irene. Thank you, Inverness Police.

  • 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