“Empty Bowls” Fundraiser for Homelessness

  “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser for Homelessness MCHENRY, IL— Pioneer Center for Human Services is hosting their 2nd annual Empty Bowls Art Auction to benefit homelessness on Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Smith’s Central Garage in McHenry. During the … Continued

Pioneer Center helps homeless community through art

By Christine Such In Illinois, there are 10,798 people homeless on a given night; 8.4 homeless per 10,000 people in the general population. Half of the homeless population is outside of Chicago; nearly one thousand in the Western suburbs of … 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