Positive information about the community we live in...

We present you with this information so that you can be in touch, be informed of positive events, 

and have an ear to the heartbeat of the community around us.

Information on this web page is only intended as general summary information of events and/or resources that is made available to the public.

It is not intended to provide specific legal or spiritual advice or to take the place of either the written law or regulations.

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  • McHenry County Housing Authority

    815-388-7752     1108 N Seminary (Route 47), Woodstock, IL

    Services include: emergency shelter and food, rental assistance, fuel bill assistance, and senior citizen housing.

  • McHenry County Dept of Human Services

    815-388-0234     512 Clay St, Woodstock, IL

    Services include financial aid to families with dependent children; medical assistance to the aged, blind and disabled; food stamps and other programs.

  • McHenry Township Offices

    815-385-5605     3703 N Richmond Rd, Johnsburg, IL

    Services include emergency shelter and rental assistance, utility assistance, gasoline assistance, assistance with medical/prescription needs.

  • F.I.s.H.

    815-344-4717     3703 N Richmond Rd, Johnsburg, IL

    Enter behind the Moose Lodge.  Services include monthly food pantry assistance.  They can help with more long term needs for food.  You must set up an appointment with them.

  • Salvation Army

    815-455-2769     290 W Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake, IL

    Services include emergency services for food, shelter and clothing.

  • Home of the Sparrow

    815-271-5444     6213 Factory Rd Suite A, Crystal Lake, IL

    Services include providing housing and supportive services to women and children who are homeless in Northern Illinois.

  • Informed Choices

    815-455-0965     610-1 Crystal Point Dr, Crystal Lake, IL

    Services include providing alternative to abortion through Christian peer counseling, education and support services to persons experiencing or vulnerable to the trauma of a crisis pregnancy.

  • Turning Point

    815-338-8081    11019 US-14, Woodstock, IL 60098

    Services include providing a safe environment for women and her children fleeing a violent situation; providing support groups, individual counseling, bilingual/bicultural services, non-legal advocacy, Law Enforcement Advocacy Program (L.E.A.P.), and legal advocacy.

  • Senior Care Volunteer Network

    (formerly Faith in Action)

    815-455-3120     360 Memorial Dr Suite 140, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

    Services include providing light housekeeping, light yard work, minor home maintenance, transportation, running errands, shopping, business advice and referrals, friendly visits and telephone calls, respite, daily assurance call for those 62 years and older living at home in the McHenry County.

  • PADS: Public action to deliver shelter

    815-338-5231    14411 Kishwaukee Valley Rd, Woodstock, IL

    Services include providing assistance to men, women and families in McHenry County who have become or are at risk of becoming homeless.Emergency cold weather sites are open nightly from October 1st - April 30th.  The Transitional Housing program provides a stable living environment to individuals who are working their way out of homelessness.

  • The Pioneer CEnter for Human Services

    815-344-1230     4001 Dayton St, McHenry, IL

    It offers a wide range of training and vocational services to persons with developmental disabilities.  These services help clients with disabilities find community employment, gain greater independence and quality of life through participation in community and facility based social, recreational, and vocational activities.


    815-322-2357         3733 W Elm St, McHenry, IL

    The Garden Quarter Neighborhood Resource Center exists to enhance the quality of life of the McHenry community by encouraging education, promoting healthy lifestyles, and developing multicultural relationships.

  • Faith acres foundation

    815-669-0188      215 E State Rd, Unit H, Island Lake, IL  60042

    Faith Acres Foundation looks out for the needs of people, they also help you help others in need in McHenry, Lake, Cook counties and beyone.  They operate and assist Sharing Center Pantries in McHenry and Lake County.  At these locations, they provide free food and/or clothing, household items to individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.