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PADS – (Public Assistance to Deliver Shelter)

As we look to start a new season of care for those in our community experiencing homelessness, we take inventory of all the gifts the Lord has given us to share with our brothers and sisters. The newly renovated church offers many opportunities to provide respect and human dignity to those in need.

Please consider volunteering this fall. The overnight shifts continue to be our area of greatest need.

Saint James PADS is 100% volunteer run.  We are a Wednesday night site that provides overnight shelter, showers, dinner, breakfast and a sack lunch to guests weekly. Help is needed between the hours of 5 pm and 8 am Wednesday evenings to Thursday mornings, from October through April.

If you are able to join us as a volunteer, please fill out this form and someone will be in contact with you soon.

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Join us on facebook @ St. James P.A.D.S.!/group.php?gid=103513451817

St. James PADS has been serving the community for 29 years and is 100% volunteer run. We are in need of monthly shift volunteers, food team workers, clean up and set up. Set up on Wednesday evenings from 5pm-6pm is a wonderful opportunity for all including families and teens. All volunteers over the age of 18 must be Virtus trained. Shift worker volunteers should attend a brief training offered through Journeys the Road Home. For more information go to

We look forward to the new inclusive Church!

The PADS Emergency Shelter Program provides hospitality, food and overnight emergency shelter to the homeless. The Winter season of PADS runs between October 1 and April 30. The sites are staffed entirely by volunteers who prepare, supervise and clean sleeping accommodations as well as  prepare and serve dinner, breakfast and a sack lunch. Click here for other PADS sites