Mattoon Area P.A.D.S.
Public Action to Deliver Shelter

PADS Day Programming

The day program was developed to provide guests with meaningful activities to do throughout the day.  The program includes life and job skill classes, volunteer opportunities, and community activities.

Day Program Partners include:

Some classes are for guests only, however we invite the community to join us for some aspects of our Day Program.  Those opportunities are listed below.



Community Connect:

Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Fit-2-Serve (1320 Lafayette)

We welcome anyone in the community to join us as we have different community members come speak each week.


Love Does Book Study: 

Every Monday at 1:00 p.m at the shelter.  





Community Fellowship and Lunch:

Every Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fit-2-Serve (1320 Lafayette).

Lunch is served at 11:00 10385365_1525392341069925_627051482.jpga.m. by different local churches.

Join us as we grow in relationship through fellowship with various members of our community.





Case Management: 

Every week our guests are required to meet with our Shelter Services Coordinator. In case management guests set specific goals and a plan of action on how to achieve those  goals. Our case management services are open to the public. 


Other Classes:


Group counseling, personality awareness and monthly well-being clinic.