6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Prepare and serve the evening meal. The menu is already created, but you can make your own if approved by the director before doing so. We have a full kitchen and stocked pantry. This would be a great opportunity for a group of friends looking to volunteer together.
6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Sign in the guests. From 9-11pm, things slow down, so you may study, read, or use our internet (it’s the good kind, the fast kind!) for class work and other things. This is a great opportunity to get a lot of volunteer hours in a short time span, and you could invite a friend to help you!
Thank you so much for all of your support for the Winter Concert!! We are celebrating 10 years of serving the community! Join us next year in January 2014 for another wonderful afternoon of music!
Get your teams ready for some trivia!! We will be having our annual Trivia Night in May. We will have more information for you soon!!!!!
Non-Perishable food items are always welcome. Also we are always in need of several household items such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies, paper towels, plastic silverware and personal hygiene supplies for both men and women.
- Aluminum Foil
P.A.D.S. is only partially supported through state funding. We rely on the generous contributions of our community to truly make a difference in the lives of those in need. Monetary donations help us get needed supplies, pay staff and maintain our facility. Contributions can be made by check to “Mattoon Area PADS” or through Paypal if you would like to give online or by credit/debit card.
Monday – Thursday, 11AM – Noon
Every Night, 7PM – 8PM
Doors open at 7 pm. Please try to arrive before 9PM. Overnight guests have access to laundry and shower facilities. PADS has separate sleeping areas for men and women and can accommodate small children and infants. Wake-up time is 6 AM and breakfast is served. Guests can request a sack lunch as well. PADS is a drug and alcohol free facility. Guests under the influence of drugs/alcohol will not be permitted to stay. The shelter has other rules for guests that are posted at the site. If you need a place to sleep, please come! We are here to serve.