Category Archives: Homeless

New movie ‘The Public’ mirrors the harsh realities of homelessness

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County For the past four years, I have had the high but humbling privilege of writing about the area’s homeless community and those with … Continue reading

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Kendall County community poured out heart, help to PADS guests throughout harsh winter

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Last December the weather in the Chicago area was relatively mild, with daytime temperatures soaring into the upper 30s and even the 40s … Continue reading

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Kendall County PADS furnishes new pad for one of its formerly homeless guests

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Kenny Wyzykowski grew up near Wrigley Field in the “city of big shoulders,” as the famed poet Carl Sandburg called it. As a … Continue reading

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Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley gives generous grant to PADS of Kendall County

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County It literally takes a village to turn churches into temporary homeless shelters. But that’s what Kendall County PADS has been doing for the … Continue reading

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Residents can become heroes to the homeless by volunteering at a Kendall County PADS shelter

By Tom Siebert “We can be heroes just for one day,” rock star David Bowie famously sang. Well, area residents can feel as if they are both heroes and rock stars by volunteering for just one night per month at … Continue reading

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Kendall County PADS seeking women and men with a heart for the homeless

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Kendall County PADS needs more than a hundred new volunteers in order to launch its ninth season of providing nutritious food and temporary … Continue reading

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Nicor Gas grant fuels transportation for guests of Kendall County PADS

By Tom Siebert In a wide-open county with no public transportation, the homeless often have a hard time just getting to the seven shelter sites run by Kendall County PADS during the colder months of the year. But thanks to … Continue reading

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