Shelter

Volunteer with the PADS program to provide shelter, food and resources to homeless individuals and families.

Volunteer with the PADS program to provide shelter, food and resources to homeless individuals and families.


Are you interested in serving the homeless? Consider joining a compassionate community of people through the PADS program. There are two ways to get involved: meal preparation and on-site volunteering.

 

The Willow Creek Care Center partners with JOURNEYS, a non-profit agency that provides both shelter and social services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in the northwest suburbs. PADS, a program of Journeys, offers a safe, warm place to sleep and meals from October 1st through April 30th through a network of faith-based emergency shelters. The Care Center opens its doors to PADS guests on Thursday evenings through Friday morning.

 

The PADS program relies on a team of volunteers to welcome guests, manage the intake process, serve meals, build community and monitor the site while guests are present. To get involved as an on-site volunteer, click HERETo serve with PADS as an on-site volunteer, there are two simple steps. First, complete the Care Center application and protection process, and second, attend a one-hour JOURNEYS training. 

 

If you’re interested in providing meals, click HERE. This is a great opportunity for anyone! Families with children, professionals with a busy schedule, students, small groups, people who love to cook, couples and beyond.