We support PADS. PADS meets the basic needs of homeless individuals first.  They provide a safe place to sleep, meals, showers, laundry facilities and personal hygiene products.  The next step is to provide comprehensive case management.  Case managers meet with each guest and together, an action plan is created by identifying the barriers which led to the person becoming homeless.  Action plans are tailored to each individual and may include money management, life skills, assistance with securing a GED, housing searches or referrals to outside services such as substance abuse or mental health counseling.  Each year they meet the basic needs of homeless individuals first.  They provide a safe place to sleep, meals, showers, laundry facilities and personal hygiene products.  The next step is to provide comprehensive case management.  Case managers meet with each guest and together, an action plan is created by identifying the barriers which led to the person becoming homeless.  Action plans are tailored to each individual and may include money management, life skills, assistance with securing a GED, housing searches or referrals to outside services such as substance abuse or mental health counseling. Each year they have a greater than 70% exit shelter success rate which is three (3) times the national average. 

PADS UUCE Volunteers