Join us for open house and cookout on August 28 from noon to 3 PM
Mattoon Area P.A.D.S.
Public Action to Deliver Shelter
Come out to our open house on August 28 Noon-3 PM The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences from EIU donated various products
We have beds for men, women, and families.
MARS employees volunteering at PADS.
PADS guests participating in one of our day programs.
The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences from EIU donated different items.

Public Action to Deliver Shelter (P.A.D.S.)

IMG_4894.jpgOur Mission:

Mattoon Area P.A.D.S. INC., a not for profit organization, provides safe and hospitable shelter, supportive services, and advocacy in order to assist homeless or at risk individuals and families to achieve a higher level of self sufficiency in collaboration with religious and community groups.

Program Aspects:

  1. Emergency Shelter: Providing 30 days of shelter with extensions based on goal attainment.
  2. Soup Kitchen: Serving three meals a day to anyone that is in need of food.
  3. Case Management: We meet with each individual staying at our location minimally once a week to provide counseling, life coaching, and advocacy.
  4. Day Program: Partnering with other community agencies, classes and volunteer opportunities are provided for those staying at the shelter to develop their workforce skills and increase their self-sufficiency.


Kitchen.jpgSoup Kitchen:

*Breakfast- 6:30 a.m.

*Lunch- 11:00 a.m. (12:00 on Sunday) Friday Lunch is not provided. However, a meal is served at Fit-2-Serve (1320 Lafayette) at 11:00 that is open to the public.

*Dinner- 7:00 p.m.