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Our Vision…
To end homelessness in McHenry County one person at a time.

Our Mission…
To reconnect homeless men, women, and children with the community by providing emergency, transitional, and preventive services and to raise public understanding regarding homelessness in McHenry County.

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With a 20 year history, McHenry County PADS has been a leader regarding homeless issues in McHenry County. Bookmark this page for the latest news about homelessness in our community.

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• Read about McHenry County PADS in the news by going to Northerst Herald and type McHenry County PADS in the search bar.
• Learn about past and upcoming events in Press Releases.
• Read and respond to commentary by our President & CEO Lorraine Kopczynski in the President`s Column .
• Check out who’s talking about PADS in Supporter Endorsements.
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Lorraine Kopczynski, President & C.E.O. of Pioneer Center for Human Services and Jack L. Nichols, Former Executive Director of PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) announced that the two organizations have merged their operations. Ms. Kopczynski noted that “…these two strong nonprofit organizations are highly respected in the community. This should be a seamless coming together of administrative duties to reduce expenses for PADS.” Pioneer will provide the administrative and program support functions as part of the merger benefits. Lorraine Kopczynski, will also rein over the PADS program as President & CEO.

Contributors will see no difference in the way their donations are used; in fact, more money will be available to accomplish the work done by PADS because of administrative economy. “Contributors can expect that donations will stretch farther to achieve greater impact as a result of the merger”, said Kopczynski. All donations to PADS will be restricted to PADS programming.

Northwest Herald Article, January 3, 2007

Standing: James Militello, Attorney – Pioneer Center for Human Services, Dan Curran, Attorney – PADS, Jack Nichols, Former Executive Director – PADS
Seated: Lorraine Kopczynski, President & C.E.O. – Pioneer Center for Human Services, Lee Ellis, Former President – PADS Board of Directors