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PSA: Kendall County Coronavirus Update 05.19.2022

May 19, 2022

Public Service Announcement

 Date 5.19.2022 

Contact: Arissa Hunt

Kendall County PADS Donates to Kendall County Health Department

After several years of providing meals, shelter, and social services to the area's unhoused community, Kendall County PADS has decided to dissolve the nonprofit homeless support organization. During PADS' ten shelter seasons, there were a total of 528 guests, 12,397 overnight stays, and 37,498 meals served. Citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the shutdown of its PADS sites in March 2020, as well as the absence of a permanent facility to provide temporary shelter in the county, the board of directors recently voted unanimously to transfer $100,000 to the Kendall County Health Department.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the gap in homeless services has been filled by the Kendall County Health Department, which received federal relief funding to house clients in area motels and assign them to social workers from the Community Action agency of Kendall and Grundy counties. Eleven people remained in the motels as of last March while others received housing vouchers to move into permanent places. RaeAnn VanGundy, executive director, stated that the Health Department is honored to receive these funds to continue to serve the homeless population in the spirit of PADS.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit our Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 information page. 

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