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McHenry County PADS offers emergency shelter

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McHenry County PADS offers emergency shelter

The PADS shelter location is at 1805 S. Route 31 McHenry Illinois 60050. The shelter and entrance is located in the back part of the Chapel of McHenry Church. Phone number: (815) 759-7284

PADS procedures and preventive measures related to Covid-19 will remain in place. We are thankful for all the community collaboration that has made the shelter possible.

PADS has expanded their homeless services from a 34-bed shelter to a 70-bed shelter, to best meet the needs of the community. PADS helps homeless men, women and families, by providing shelter from the weather, a bed to sleep on, food, access to showers/laundry, case management and transportation needs. The stability PADS provides to each person they serve, supports and strengthens our community.

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The Neighbors Food Pantry began in the 1980s through a group of volunteers to alleviate hunger in our community. Over the last nearly 40 years, the pantry has grown in the number of families and individuals served and the number of community partners that support this work – and it is still operated entirely by volunteers!

In 2010, the Neighbors Food Pantry became a partner agency of the Northern Illinois Food Bank. And now today, the pantry is a partner ministry of the congregation of Nativity Lutheran Church. Today, we are providing food to as many as 500 families and individuals from across McHenry County – neighbors in need from Wonder Lake, McHenry, Woodstock and more!

Pantry Hours

Wednesdays only: New Hours effective May 22nd: 9AM-11:45AM*

All are welcome no matter your residence in McHenry County! *The last client is accepted 15 minutes prior to closing!

Contact info

  • 3506 E. Wonder Lake Rd, Wonder Lake, IL 60097
  • 815-355-5459
  • Mail: PO Box 293 Wonder Lake IL 60097