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Shelters / PADS / Cooling & Warming Centers

NOTE: Some locations are only available during regular business hours. Please call first to ensure that the cooling center is able to receive you.

Facility Phone
Beecher Community Center
908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville
(630) 553-5777
Senior Service Associates
908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville
(630) 553-5777
Caring Hands Thrift Shop
1002 S. Bridge Street, Yorkville
(Monday – Friday, 9am -5 pm & Saturday, 9-3)
(630) 553-1847
Fox Valley Family Y.M.C.A.
3875 Eldamain Road, Plano
(630) 552-4100
Grace Community Church
Rt. 126 & Mill Road, Yorkville
(630) 553-0700
Heritage Woods of Yorkville
242 Greenbriar Road, Yorkville
(630) 882-6502
Kendall County Health Department
811 W. John Street, Yorkville
(630) 553-9100
Kendall County Public Safety Center
1102 Cornell Road, Yorkville
(24 hour availability)
(630) 553-7500
Newark Fire Barn
101 E. Main Street, Newark
(815) 695-5147
Oswegoland Park District
  • Civic Center, 5 Ashlawn Avenue, Montgomery
  • Prairie Point, 313 E. Washington Street (corner of Plainfield & Grove Rds.), Oswego
  • Boulder Point Location, 0 Boulder Hill Pass (corner of Boulder Hill Pass & Rt. 25), Montgomery
  • South Point Location, 810 Preston Lane, Oswego
(630) 554-1010
Oswego Police Department
3355 Woolley Road, Oswego
(24 hour availability)
(630) 551-7300
Oswego Public Library District
  • 32 W. Jefferson St., Oswego
  • 1111 Reading Dr., Montgomery
(For hours, see:
(630) 554-3150
Oswego Senior Center
156 E. Washington Street, Oswego
(Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm)
(630) 554-5602
Oswego Village Hall
100 Parkers Mill (Intersection of Rt. 31 & 34)
(630) 554-3287
Plainfield Police Department
14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield
(Walk-in or Call is acceptable)
(815) 436-2341
Plano Police Department
111 East Main Street, Plano
(24 hour availability)
(630) 552-3122
Plano Community Library
15 W. North Street, Plano

(For hours, see:
(630) 552-2009
Plano Walmart Supercenter
6800 West Route 34, Plano
(24 hour availability)
(630) 552-1580
Yorkville Public Library
902 Game Farm Road, Yorkville
(For hours, see:
(630) 553-4354

Guest Information

When is Kendall County PADS open?

PADS will provide overnight shelter from Sunday, October 15, 2017 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. PADS facilities are open from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.

Guests must arrive between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., but not sooner than 6:45 p.m.

New guests who choose to come after 10:00 p.m. should call 630-553-5856 to arrange for services through KenCom.

What do I need to know before I arrive?

  • Bring a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license.
  • When you register the first night, a volunteer will go over expectations of PADS’s guests.
  • You will be asked to sign an agreement expecting to RESPECT self, volunteers, other guests, the shelter sites and the program operations.
  • Guests will be expected to not drink nor use drugs; to not bring any weapons or sharp objects; to not use profanity or disrespectful language; to not not fight.
  • Smoking is allowed outside the building at designated times.
  • Bedding is provided; do not bring in your own blankets or pillow.
  • Small bags will be allowed in sleeping areas; larger bags will be “checked” and monitored by volunteers; best to leave unneeded items in your vehicle.
  • Medication must be turned in, protected in a secured location overnight, and returned at checkout.
  • A hot meal will be served between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.

How will I get signed up?

  • You will register when you arrive; you do not have to call ahead.
  • A volunteer will register you into Kendall County PADS when you first arrive.
  • You will be asked to sign an agreement of expectations for conduct.
  • You will also be asked to register (no charge to guests) for Kendall Area Transit (KAT), a local and limited bus service. You may complete the KAT Registration Form here and bring it with you.
  • You will receive information about services from Kendall County Health Department.
  • After you are registered the first night, you may be a guest of PADS through the remainder of the season (mid April).

What can I expect at the PADS site?

  • a safe, comfortable place to sleep (men and women sleep in separate areas)
  • a clean mattress, blanket and pillow
  • a hot meal between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • lights out at 10:00 p.m.; quiet time between 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • wake up at 6:00 a.m.
  • a hot breakfast 6:00 – 6:30 a.m.
  • a sack lunch
  • depart at 7:00 a.m.
  • showers available on site on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • the maximum number of guests per night is 20
  • warm, caring hospitality by a staff of PADS volunteers
  • connections to local service agencies

What if I don’t have transportation?

PADS provides limited transportation for guests without vehicles. In the evening, four nights a week, transportation is offered from a designated location to the shelter site. Four mornings a week, guests may use the transportation provided by PADS to go to a designated location in the town nearest the shelter site for that evening.