Updates as of December, 2021
IV PADS is in its 30th season of serving the homeless of the Illinois Valley. We are fully staffed and open 24 hours a day to assist individuals and families who find themselves in need of services.
THANKFUL, GRATEFUL, BLESSED
THANK YOU to the community for your generosity in 2021, particularly during the holiday season. Your prayers, financial support, and words of encouragement sustain us.
- All new shelter guests are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed to check into the shelter program.
- Upon entering the program, each new guest is expected to stay in quarantine for five to seven days as a precautionary measure in making sure that someone does not turn positive during their stay. This also ensures that if someone turns positive that we do not expose everyone else in the shelter.
- No COVID-19 positive individuals are allowed to reside at the shelter. The LaSalle County Emergency Management Services and the LaSalle County Health Department have secured alternative housing plans for anyone who turns COVID-19 positive while residing here at the shelters.
- Staff has been trained and volunteers have generously given their time to help us test weekly for COVID-19.