Formerly known as Mattoon Area P.A.D.S.
The Haven - Mattoon, IL
Shelter • Food • Hope
[Please enable javascript.] 1812 Western AveMattoon, IL 61938

Shelter Services

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Monday - Thursday: 11am - Noon
Friday: 11am (sack lunch)
Saturday: 11am - Noon
Sunday: Noon - 1pm


Every Night: 7pm - 8pm

Emergency Shelter


Doors open at 7pm

Please arrive before 10pm

Overnight guests have access to laundry and shower facilities. The Haven has separate sleeping areas for men and women, and can accommodate small children and infants. Wake-up time is 6am and breakfast is served. The Haven is a drug and alcohol free facility. Guests under the influence of drugs/alcohol may not be permitted to stay. The shelter has other rules for guests that are posted at the site.

If you need a place to sleep, please come! We are here to serve. You may call the shelter weekdays at [Please enable javascript.] during the business hours of 9am until 5pm to talk to staff and see if there are any open beds.


Length of stay at the shelter is based on individual's zip code from their current identification. Please call the shelter to find out more details on the length of stay policy.

Unfortunately, registered sex offenders, parolees and anyone with outstanding warrants are not eligible to stay at the shelter. A background check conducted by Mattoon Police Department is done on everyone wanting to stay overnight.