McCaleb: New Pioneer Center facility would help in cold

This week’s dangerously cold temperatures offer an important educational opportunity regarding a human services gap in McHenry County that, with support from the community, easily can be filled. While none of us enjoyed the bitter cold temperatures in the negative … Continued

Pioneer Center CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENTS for January 30-31

Wednesday, January 30 All Pioneer Center Programs and Facilities will be CLOSED *McHenry County PADS and all residential services will operate as normal*     Thursday, January 31 All Developmental Disability Day Programs will be CLOSED *Other programs, facilities, McHenry … Continued

Helping the Homeless with Emergency Shelters

For 30 years, McHenry County PADS along with the generous assistance from church partner sites and volunteers has been able to provide year-long emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness throughout McHenry County. With the ability to sleep up to 34 people each … Continued

Agencies prepare for annual homeless count January 23, 2019

  McHenry County homeless service providers will complete an annual Point-In-Time (PIT) count Wednesday, Jan. 23 to help track the number and types of homeless residents in the county. The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness, which is … Continued

A gift of shelter.

McHenry County PADS continues to provide the only year-round emergency day and overnight shelter open to anyone experiencing homelessness in McHenry County. The individuals being served are important and their success makes our community stronger.   Whether an individual who is … Continued