Services for Adults

1st Way Life Center: Pregnancy Support Service | Provides assistance, emotional and financial support for women and girls who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy. Offers pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound screening as well as many other services.

Administer Justice | combines legal services, educational services, conflict resolution services, and financial education services as part of a comprehensive community justice center.

Adult and Child Therapy Services | Provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to McHenry County residents of all ages. Also provides free developmental screenings and free fall risk screenings

Blessing Barn | Provides basic life need items (clothing, household, kitchen, misc. other items) to those who consider themselves in need.

CARE Center | The only rape crisis center serving the McHenry County area. All services are FREE. 24/7 crisis intervention, 24/7 medical and legal advocacy, and counseling by appointment.

Centegra Health Systems | Full-service health system with emergency rooms and acute medical services. Outpatient services include laboratory services, physician services, wound care, diabetes education, physical, occupational and speech therapies, dietary consultations, sleep disorders center, back and spine center.

Centegra Behavioral Health Services | Inpatient Psychiatric unit located at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. Partial Hospitalization and Intensive outpatient programs for adults with mental health and substance use disorders located at Centegra South Street in Woodstock.

Community Health Partnership of Illinois | Community Health Clinic for the community at large with a special focus on migrant and seasonal agriculture workers. Primary health care, insurance enrollment services, patient assistance services. Sliding scale fee based on income and household size.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeern Illinois, Inc. | Credit and debt counseling and education, mortgage default and foreclosure prevention counseling and education, bankruptcy pre-filing counseling and pre-discharge education, debt management program to repay unsecured debt, pre-purchase housing education, and credit report analysis.

Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois | Provides diapers for infants and children of low-income families, disabled children and adults, the sick, and the elderly, in an effort to improve the daily health, safety, and conditions of their lives.

Direct Assistance Program | Provide a process that clients in need may seek emergency financial aid. Can assist with Pace passes, gas, food, clothing, and some prescribed medications.

Epilepsy Foundation | Telemedicine, clinics, medical navigation, support groups, case management for McHenry County residents with epilepsy or concerns of epilepsy.

Family Health Partnership Clinic | The Clinic provides primary health care to people without health insurance. These services are provided through a small a staff and 29 volunteers.

Free Government Cell Phones | Do you qualify for a free government cell phone?

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers | Illinois' largest provider of substance abuse treatment with 10 treatment sites across the state of Illinois, Gateway gives individuals the tools and knowledge they need to overcome addiction and get life back on track.

Home of the Sparrow | Provides transitional and affordable housing and supportive services to homeless women and children. Supportive services include: financial management/budgeting, life skills instruction, career planning,/job readiness training, parenting skills education, and trauma recovery.

Illinois Department of Employment Security | To file for unemployment and search for jobs. 

Illinois Department of Human Services | Local Office receives applications for Cash, SNAP, and Medical Assistance by fax, mail or in person.

Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs | File claims for veterans and dependents.

Illinois Migrant Council | "The Illinois Migrant Council or "IMC" is a community-based non-profit organization with the primary mission of promoting employment, education, health, housing and other opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and their families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and stability."

Informed Choices Pregnancy and Parenting | Offers many services provided at no charge by a full staff of peer counselors and medical staff. Services include but are not limited to: pregnancy testing and verification, peer counseling, parenting classes, obstetrical ultrasound examination.

Lake County Center for Independent Living | "A non-residential, cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities."

License Plate Discount | Formerly part of the Circuit Breaker Program. The Secretary of State's office sends eligible seniors a notification after they are accepted into the Illinois Department on Aging's program. When you buy license plates or renew your license plate sticker, you must submit the notification to verify that you are qualified for the discount. If you have already renewed your license plate sticker and paid full price, and are now part of the Benefit Access Program, you may be eligible for a refund. Call the Secretary of State's Office at 800-252-8980 for more information. Click here for assistance with your application.

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm, Inc. | Provides equine and animal-assisted therapeutic activities including therapeutic horseback riding.

Marengo Area OutReach Enterprises | Offers assistance with food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance, especially those facing eviction or utility shut-offs. A Salvation Army extension branch.

McHenry Community Health Center | Provides quality, affordable health care for all, including any person who is publicly insured, underinsured or uninsured. The Health Center offers a wide variety of services including: pediatric care, adult medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, chronic disease management, immunizations, physicals, WIC, public benefits enrollment, etc.

McHenry County 2016 Resource Directory - English | People in Need Forum.

McHenry County 2016 Libro De Recursos - Espanol | People in Need Forum.

McHenry County Court Services | Probation officers provide assistance and guidance to the offender so that he/she may be reintegrated into society in a productive and meaningful manner.

McHenry County Crisis | A 24 hour/7 days a week program designed to assist individuals who require mental health resources/referrals or a face-to-face consultation with a crisis counselor. Hotline: 1-800-892-8900

McHenry County Department of Health | Offers immunizations, family health, dental exams, lead screening, early ID of develpmental disabilities, pregnancy testing and prenatal case management.

McHenry County Housing Authority | Provides rental assistance, public housing, senior housing, energy assistance, weatherization, home rehab, homeless prevention, dental vouchers, past due rent assistance and first month rent and security deposit assistance.

McHenry PADS | is a charitable not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide emergency, transitional and preventative measures for homeless individuals and families of McHenry County.

Shelter locations | To learn about the various shelters throughout McHenry County click here.

McHenry Township General & Emergency Assistance | General Assistance is available through the township for residents with very low or no income. The township also may provide Emergency Assistance based on the situation and need. In addition to assistance for shelter, food, clothing and medical, the staff of the supervisor’s office will work with residents to find employment and other sources of assistance. 815-385-5605.

Old Firehouse Assistance Center | offers hot showers, snacks and meals, quiet places to rest, free hair cuts, housing opportunity information, individualized assistance. Located at 120 W. South St. Woodstock, IL 60098. The Old Firehouse is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm.

Pioneer Center for Human Services | Pioneer Center for Human Services serves persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, traumatic brain injury and provides early intervention therapies for children from birth to age five.  It also serves victims of sexual assault through the VOICE program and homeless men, women, and children through the PADS program.

Ride Free Transit Benefit | Formerly known as the Circuit Breaker Program. Determine if you are eligible here.

Rosecrance | alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers.

TLS Veterans | Transitional Living Services of McHenry is dedicated to helping veterans find a job, reintegrate into society and assisting him or her with finding affordable housing.

Veterans Commission of McHenry County | The Veterans Assistance Commission of McHenry County Provides services to the local veterans community in the areas of Financial Assistance, VA Claims & Advocacy, Transportation to the North Chicago VA Medical Center, and Referrals Assistance.

Services for Seniors

Services for Youth

Transportation & Maps

IDOT Current Road Construction | road condition reports, current road construction projects, closures, etc.

Illinois Department of Transportation | Bicycle Maps

Metra | system map and schedules.

allows older adults, age 65 and older, and qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients to ride all RTA fixed-route services (regularly scheduled CTA, Metra and Pace buses or trains in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) at a reduced fare.

Pace  | Schedules & Maps. City of McHenry Reservations: 1-800-451-4599.

Pace Dial-a-Ride Service Directory