“This agency is the work of a great community. People share the expression of faith and caring that sustains IV PADS and helps to dispel the desperation of hopelessness.” – Carol Alcorn, Executive Director
Illinois Valley PADS exists to provide shelter, food, and services to people in need.
- Value human dignity and worth
- Serve with compassion and generosity
- Partner with communities for local resources
- Empower people to be self-sufficient
Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Illinois Valley PADS values diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work, including our internal operations and external activities to support our mission. We are committed to cultivating a culture of respect for the dignity and value of each individual and family, and we welcome all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, national origin, disability, household composition, housing status and/or belief system. These values are essential to our mission to assist and advocate for those who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes, champion equity in all public and private responses to homelessness, and help individuals and families from all backgrounds secure vital services, safe indoor shelter, and decent permanent homes of their own.