Pioneer Center Holiday Schedule

McHenry County PADS and all Residential Services will operate as normal.   Developmental Disability Day Programs will be CLOSED from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Day Programs will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020.   Administrative … Continued

NEW! Best Start for Families Parenting Group

Best Start for Families Parenting Group is a collaboration between Pioneer Center for Human Services and McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition to provide parenting support and education to expectant parents/parents of babies born substance exposed. Who is being served and … Continued

Pioneer Center Makes Their Podcast Debut!

Pioneer Center has made their podcast debut on The Business Confessional thanks to Matt Sommerfield at Sommerfield Productions. Listen as Ranhdy Leggee, Director of Development and Rhonda Benn, Director of Human Resources talk about Pioneer Center and it’s history, service pillars, programming and fundraising … Continued

“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