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McHenry County PADS in Urgent Need of Emergency Church Shelter Sites

McHenry County PADS, a program of Pioneer Center for Human Services, is urgently recruiting new emergency church shelter sites for the upcoming winter weather season which starts on October 1. From October through April, churches across McHenry County fulfill the … Continued

Letter: A Thank You To The Community

(As published in the Northwest Herald, Letter to the Editor Section, on Sunday, August 7) To the Editor: For the past year, the trials of operating a non-profit organization in Illinois have been fierce. A growing need for services, while … Continued

Generosity Evident at SleepOut for Shelter

(As posted by the Northwest Herald on May 16, 2016) McHenry County’s generosity continues to amaze me. And for this weekend’s generosity at the SleepOut for Shelter fundraiser, I and Pioneer Center for Human Services (where I volunteer as a … Continued

Listen to Our SleepOut for Shelter Interview on Northwest Spectrum

Barb Swanson, SleepOut for Shelter Event Manager, and Danielle, a McHenry County PADS client, sat down with Stew Cohen of Star105.5 and Northwest Spectrum last week to do an interview about this year’s SleepOut event.  Take a listen and share … Continued


10:00 am Culver’s Crop Walk Fundraiser
Culver’s Crop Walk Fundraiser
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Enjoy ice cream and food all day long with 10% of your purchase supporting McHenry County PADS and the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.
1:00 pm Crystal Lake Area CROP Hunger Walk
Crystal Lake Area CROP Hunger Walk
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ending hunger one step at a time… Register today for the Crystal Lake Area CROP Hunger Walk to benefit McHenry County PADS and the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.
11:00 am Holiday Book Review
Holiday Book Review
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Save the Date for the 11th Annual Holiday Book Review! Christmas at the White House Presented by Jenny Riddle It’s that magical time of year when the world’s most famous address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is aglow with decorations, celebrations, and  music. … Continued

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