Adopt-A-Bed This Holiday Season

McHenry County PADS, a division of Pioneer Center for Human Services provides the only year-round emergency day and overnight shelter in the county open to anyone experiencing homelessness. Through these services, basic needs are met through shelter, food, transportation and … Continued

Bingo Night to Support Children’s Autism Group Home

Pioneer Center for Human Services in partnership with Galati’s Hideaway in Cary will host the first ever “Bingo and BOOs!” on Saturday, October 20th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. “We are so appreciative to Galati’s Hideaway in Cary for this partnership! … Continued

Pioneer Center plans 2nd shelter

The Chapel in McHenry to open doors for 24/7 PADs site Pioneer Center, the city of McHenry and a McHenry church are coordinating efforts to expand services for the county’s homeless population. The McHenry Planning and Zoning Commission is expected … Continued

Strengthening the Workforce

  Businesses looking for reliable, committed and hardworking employees in McHenry County have turned to Pioneer Center for years. First hand, these businesses have experienced the positive benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities that studies have shown. An important partnership … Continued

Letter: Homeless services in McHenry County

Letter: Homeless services in McHenry County Northwest Herald June 28, 2018   To the Editor: I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our neighbors throughout McHenry County for their ongoing support of Pioneer Center’s homeless … Continued

Moonlight & Madness Takes on 1940s Vibe

Pioneer Center has re-imagined its former gala fundraiser and excitedly presents Moonlight & Madness this summer. Set for Friday, June 15 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, this fun twist on your standard, run-of-the-mill fundraiser will invite attendees to get their … Continued

“Empty Bowls” Fundraiser for Homelessness

Pioneer Center is hosting their inaugural Empty Bowls Art Auction to benefit homelessness on Friday, May 4. During the event, guests will walk through an exclusive, one-night only gallery comprised of works created by artists depicting homelessness as they have … Continued