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

Back by Popular Demand: Moonlight & Music

Back by Popular Demand: Moonlight & Music McHenry, IL—Pioneer Center for Human Services has brought back its popular “Ravinia-style” summer fundraiser.  Set for Friday, June 7 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm, this event hosted by the Pioneer Women’s Network boasts … 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

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

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