PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) is FCC’s commitment to serving the homeless population in our Community. We serve as a Sunday evening, Men-Only Shelter from October through April each year. Our site provides showers, a hot dinner, overnight lodging, breakfast and a sack lunch each week to thirty guests.


To volunteer, please contact Aaron LaBreck at 708-351-2199 or by email.

We have teams, organized by weeks (1st Sunday, 2nd Sunday, etc.), that cover the four shifts. Here is a brief overview of the work of four shifts.

1st Shift   5:45 - 10:45 p.m.  (Only one person needs to stay past 8 pm, if guests are calm)

  • Set up sleeping area with mattresses and bedding

  • Prepare registration desk

  • Turn on Alarm Doors

  • Call Flossmoor Police to advise we are open

  • Set up shower station

  • Open doors, admit and register guests

  • Complete intake packets for new guests

  • Start laundry at 9:30 p.m.

  • Handle late arrivals (no one admitted after 10 p.m. unless approved or brought in by police)

  • Check area and lock shower room at 10 p.m.


2nd Shift      10:45 p.m. - 3 a.m.

  • Monitor guest and sleeping area 

  • Complete in-take packet on any new guest brought by police

  • Make sack lunches

  • Interior perimeter checks to make sure guests don’t wander

  • Handle ill guests (provide medical assistance, call 911, clean up)Handle laundry in kitchen for towels and socks (no clothing)


3rd Shift    3 - 7 a.m.

  • Continue 2nd shift work until 5 a.m.

  • Wake up guests requiring early wake up calls

  • Set up cold breakfast items

  • Start coffee at 4 a.m.

  • Assist with 4th shift duties


4th Shift     5 - 7:30 a.m.

  • Turn on lights at 5 a.m.

  • Instruct guests to place linens in yellow bags 

  • Assist guests in returning PADS, pillows and blankets to storage area

  • Clean up breakfast items after all have eaten, including return of food to storage area and waste to garbage cans

  • Wipe off and put away all tables and chairs

  • Sanitize kitchen and eating area

  • Sweep and damp mop floors in kitchen, sleeping area, dining room and washrooms

  • Sanitize toilets, sinks and showers in washroom

  • Empty all garbage cans and take to exterior dumpsters and place new liner in cans