Category Archives: Homeless

Social work students helping homeless in hands-on way

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois Brittani Dahlman recently received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Aurora University. She also earned an eclectic education in humanity. That’s … Continue reading

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Women’s philanthropic group gives lift to local homeless

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, IL The homeless have many hardships. In sprawling Kendall County, west of Chicago, there is no public transportation. So the toughest challenge can … Continue reading

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No room at the inn: Kendall County PADS needs more volunteers to keep homeless shelter sites open

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, IL A poignant part of the Christmas story is a couple needing a safe place to stay for the night. On Wednesday night, … Continue reading

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Homeless women shatter myths and share hopes

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, IL The face of homelessness is often female. Three women were recent dinner and overnight guests at Harvest New Beginnings church in Oswego. … Continue reading

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Homeless organization faces critical shortage of volunteers to staff shelters

Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations PADS of Kendall County, IL Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County recently began its seventh season of offering food and temporary housing to the area’s homeless.   But the not-for-profit … Continue reading

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PADS of Kendall County seeking volunteers as season of housing homeless guests nears

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations PADS of Kendall County, IL Ron Parrish is a retired executive from two food-seasoning companies. Today, Ron’s life is seasoned with “love, peace, and happiness” because he volunteers for Public Action to … Continue reading

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PADS bridges aching gap between affordable housing and homelessness in rustic county west of Chicago

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations PADS of Kendall County, IL “Eight days a week is not enough….” So goes the refrain of the classic Beatles song. Well, eight days a week of work would not be nearly … Continue reading

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