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Interfaith Community PADS

Introduction

Interfaith Community PADS (ICPADS )is a faith-based nonprofit organization delivering temporary emergency shelter for the homeless men and women (including women with children) in our community, providing not just shelter but food and other resources. We strive to show God’s love through compassion, understanding and dignity.

PADS is an acronym for Public Action Providing Shelter. We modeled our program after other PADS programs across the country.

Established 2002

History

 

Interfaith Community PADS was initially named Interfaith Community Men’s Shelter. Founded in 2002 by two ladies who were concerned about the homeless men during the cold winter months. They organized churches within the community to share in the responsibility of caring for these men who had no place to go or food to eat.

It started off small but the numbers grew over the years from two men per night to almost 40 men.

Now over eight churches and a hundred volunteers assist in meeting the needs of the homeless community. Compassionate people like Ed Marrion, former director of the men’s shelter, and Harrison Holtkamp current executive director of Interfaith Community PADS are leading the charge and growing the organization into what it is today.

Under Harrison Holtkamp’s leadership ICPADS is now a 501(c)(3) organization which makes us an official charity and allows us to acquire grants and receive monetary/ goods donations. Also under Harrison’s direction we have now established a homeless women’s program, which was desperately needed.

We consider ourselves the first step in a process of recovery. We work with other organizations to help get the help the homeless need. Homelessness isn’t curable but we can shorten it’s affect through strong partnerships and hard work.

Meet the Team
Board Members

A diverse collection of people each bring to the table their knowledge, education and professionalism enabling us to provide the best services as we meet the needs of our community.

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