Mattoon P.A.D.S.
Public Action To Deliver Shelter
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MARS employees volunteering at PADS.
The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences from EIU donated different items.
We have beds for men, women, and families.
PADS guests participating in one of our day programs.

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

Our facilityOur Mission:

Mattoon Area P.A.D.S. INC., a nonprofit 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 safe shelter to those in need.
  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.

Cooks in the kitchenSoup Kitchen: 

  • Lunch - 11am (Noon on Sunday)
    Sack lunch is provided to the community every Friday at 11am
  • Dinner - 7pm