PADS of Elgin
1730 Berkley Street
Elgin, IL - 60123
The shelter opens nightly at 7:00 p.m. and closes each morning at 7:00 a.m. Each day PADS of Elgin operates a safe overnight emergency shelter, which provides a filling evening meal, breakfast, laundry/shower facilities as well as connections with support services, including mental health, housing, healthcare, recovery and education.
Winter Shelter Operation Hours
When temperatures outside dip to 15 degrees and below our shelter is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We work with Wayside Cross Ministries, a separate organization from PADS of Elgin, that operates a day program (Monday-Saturday) in the same building to ensure guests do not have to be outside in extreme weather conditions. The ability to be open 24/7 is only possible because of generous time and care given by volunteers, board members and staff to ensure coverage at all hours.
The shelter is staffed with trained site coordinators, case managers and volunteers. Mental health professionals and volunteer advocates are available to assist guests with basic needs and to connect them with additional services. Case management staff is currently available during business hours, M-F, 9am-4pm and every night of the week from 7 pm-9:30pm. We encourage those needing information on shelter services and requirements to first call the office and ask to speak with a case manager.