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 experiencing homelessness has taken the first step of receiving help through PADS or they have…

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 linkage to resources necessary to secure housing. “The people we serve are important and their…

Partnership between Pioneer Center and the Chapel Approved by McHenry City Council for homeless shelter.

The McHenry City Council has voted to allow Pioneer Center and The Chapel to move forward with plans for a full-time fixed-site homeless shelter. The shelter would be at 1809 S. Route 31, near Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital and Pioneer Center’s main offices. The Chapel owns the building and will complete a build-out on a…

Pioneer Center for Human Services is recognized as a 30 Year Crystal Lake Chamber Member

Pioneer Center for Human Services was recognized as a 30 Year Crystal Lake Chamber Member. This organization engages people of all abilities through innovative, effective, compassionate services.Pictured are: Chamber Ambassador Tad Walters; Frank Samuel- Co-CEO; Sam Tenuto- Co-CEO; Erin Bumfield Grima- Directed of Behavioral Health; DJ Newport- Director of Developmental Disabilities; Crystal Lake Chamber president…

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 between Pioneer and area businesses has resulted in numerous successful hires and a stronger community.…