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

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