Address: 111 East 29th Street, Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: (815) 626-2210 (answering machine prior to 5:00 PM; see Remarks)
Contact: Shaun Taylor, Executive Director
To provide emergency shelter and food for the homeless.
A representative is available to answer questions from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. PADS provides temporary shelter from 7:00 PM to 7:00AM. This 34,000 square foot shelter includes a washer and dryer, a refrigerator, television, and comfortable beds on which to sleep. The facility also has separate bathrooms for men and women. There is also a bedroom for families so as not to separate them into two different rooms. The shelter can hold up to 26 people. The shelter also provides two square meals of dinner and breakfast. Some requirements and restrictions apply to the shelter. The shelter is also used as a cooling center in the summer. The facility accepts donations of new clothing, food, and paper products. Other donations are appreciated.