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

History of Pads

In 2001 concerned citizens gathered to find a solution to homelessness and hunger in our area. With the support of the community they decided to form a non-profit called Mattoon Area PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter). The current building was purchased in 2002. PADS officially opened in January of 2003 and the kitchen followed in December 2003.

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