About This Blog
Please note that this is a personal blog and NOT affiliated with PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter). The name @padschicago is generated from the actual pads on the floor that homeless people sleep on at shelters.
I became homeless from complications of divorce and job layoff. I lived on the streets of Chicago‘s northwest suburbs for several years and considered Arlington Heights my “home”. I have struggled with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) since about 2002. By using social media and networking since June 2009, I have changed my life…..