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Community Organizations, Local Government and Social Services

Community Organizations

American Legion Post 253

8 p.m. third Thursdays, 5711 Kenosha St., Richmond (815) 678-4192.

American Legion Post 491
8 p.m. second Mondays, 1331 N. Riverside Dr., McHenry, (815) 653-4362.
Boy Scout Troop 131
7 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 3717 Main St., McHenry.
Boy Scout Troop 149
7 p.m. Tuesdays, McHenry Township Hall, 3703 N. Richmond Rd. (Rte 31), McHenry.
Boy Scout Troop 455
7 p.m. Tuesdays, Johnsburg Community Club.
Busy Three 4-H Club
For the McHenry area,  (815) 344-4815.
Clover Rockets 4-H Club
7 p.m. first Thursday, State Bank of Lakes, Spring Grove, (815) 678-4684.
Community Clovers & Gophers 4-H Club
7 p.m. third Tuesday, Community Church, Richmond
Double Dilemma
Mothers of Twins, 7 p.m. second Tuesday, For all mothers of multiple births as well as adoptive and expectant moms, (847) 487-4401, (847) 458-0024.
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a citizen organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.
Four McHenry 4-H Club
7 p.m. third Monday, McHenry Municipal Center.
Johnsburg Area Business Association
The Johnsburg Area Business Association (JABA) is a group of local business owners who meet monthly to discuss topics of interest to small to mid-sized business owners.
The Johnsburg Area Business Association's main focus is on the education of business owners. Past meetings have covered topics ranging from "cheap/free" advertising for small business owners, to "how-to's" on fulfilling the requirements of various state and federal regulations. Members also have a great opportunity to network with local business owners and their employee's, along with local village officials.

Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnsburg State Bank, Second Floor Meeting Room,
3503 Chapel Hill Road.  For information on JABA, call 815-347-0181.

Johnsburg Community Club
2315 W. Church Street, Johnsburg, Illinois 60051, (815) 358-9899.
Johnsburg Police Explorer Post 567
 Law Enforcement Exploring is a work-site based training program for individuals 14-21 years old who have an interest in law enforcement. Explorers learn responsibility, leadership, positive character traits, career training, and learn the importance of public service, thereby serving as leaders and role models to peers and their community. The Post currently meets Sundays at 6:00 pm at the Johnsburg Police Station, 3611 N. Chapel Hill Rd. For more information or to join, contact the Johnsburg Police at (815) 385-6024 or email
LaLeche League
10 a.m. second Friday, Spring Grove/Johnsburg Group,Johnsburg Public Library,3000 W. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg, (815) 363-8762, (815) 675-6963.
Lions District 1-J, Illinois USA
McHenry Area Jaycees
7:30 p.m. second Tuesday (except August), McHenry VFW Hall, 3002 Ws. Route 120, McHenry (815) 344-6471.
McHenry County Conservation District
The McHenry County Conservation District was established to acquire and maintain land as open space--for Preservation, Education and Recreation.
McHenry County Explorers 4-H Club
 2:30 p.m. third Sundays, 5110 Hampshire Ln., McHenry (815) 675-2874.
McHenry County Extension Unit
University of Illinois outreach to the local people. Extension provides practical research-based information to make a positive difference in people's lives.
McHenry County Historical Society and Museum 
6422 Main Street, P.O. Box 434, Union, IL 60180
(815) 923-2267 or
McHenry County Mothers of Multiples (McMOMS)
7 p.m. second Thursdays, Nippersink Library in Richmond, (815) 759-0760.
Mighty Four 4-H Club
7 p.m. second Monday, Prem Magnetics building in Johnsburg, (847) 497-9435.
Pets In Need Midwest
A state licensed No-Kill, Non-Profit Animal Shelter.  Champions the humane treatment of domesticated animals.
Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 188
11:00 a.m. Fourth Sundays, 1304 Park St., McHenry (815) 385-9789.
Senior Care Volunteer Network (formerly Faith in Action)
No cost services for seniors who live in McHenry County or Sun City Huntley. 7105 Virginia Rd., Ste. 21, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, (815) 455-3120.
VFW Post #11496, Johnsburg
VFW Post 11496 holds their meetings every second Tuesday of the month, 7pm, in the Senior Center Lodge building, situated directly behind the McHenry Moose Lodge on Rt. 31, north of McHenry. For additional information: (815) 385-8128
VFW Post #4600
7:30 p.m. first Mondays, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry (815) 385-4600.
Viet Now McHenry County Chapter
7 p.m. fourth Mondays, McHenry VFW 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry.
Volunteer Center McHenry County
4508 Prime Parkway, McHenry, IL 60050 (815) 344-4483
Wonder Lake Senior Citizen's Club

1 p.m. first and third Mondays, McHenry Township Center, (815) 653-3516.


Johnsburg Community School District #12

St. John the Baptist Catholic School

Kids and College at McHenry County College

Accredited Online Schools & Colleges
A comprehensive resource that provides a database of Accredited Online Colleges and Universities in Illinois, along with many other features and resources such as searching for specific online degree programs from schools throughout the U.S.

Health & Medicine

Alano - McHenry Alano Club
409 Front St., McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-5459 or

Alcoholics Anonymous - Northern Illinois Area - District 11  
24 Hour Answering Service 815-455-3311
Al-Anon/Alateen - Northern Illinois Al-Anon Family Groups
Alzheimer's Association
1111 St. Alpine Road Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108
815-484-1300 or
American Brain Tumor Association
8550 W Bryn Maur (Suite 550)
Chicago, IL 60631
773-577-8750 or
Care Line - 800-886-2282
Centegra Health System
Full service health system with emergency rooms and acute medical services at Centegra Hospital Woodstock and Centegra Hospital McHenry.
Far Northeast Epilepsy Support Group
7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Northwest Pediatric Therapy Center, 132 Chase St., Algonquin.  Provides emotional and educational support for parents of children with seizure disorders.  (847) 669-4739, (847) 426-4941.
 Fibromyalgia Support Group
12-2 p.m. every third Thursday, 884 Main St., Community Building, Antioch.  (847) 395-3716.
Greater Chicagoland Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
6:30 p.m. last Tuesdays, Lexington Health Care Center, 900 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich.  For those who care for Alzheimer’s patients.  (847) 726-1200.
HIV Testing
4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Open Door Clinic, 164 Division St., Suite 607, Elgin, (847) 695-1093.
How to Have a Relationship
7:15-9 p.m. Thursdays, office of Jacqueline Hogan, 5206 W. Elm St., McHenry.  For men and women, divorced, married, single.  Fee $30. (815) 363-3850. 
Infertility Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. first Wednesday, Suite B300, Medical Office Building attached to Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  (815) 759-4647.
 Journey of Recovery (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
7::30 p.m. third Mondays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  For those recovering from a mental illness, (815) 444-9991.
Looking Beyond Cancer Support Group
12-1:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, classroom A, Route 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry, (815) 344-8000.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Physicians dining room west, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  (815) 943-5261 or (815) 338-8799 or American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345.
McHenry County Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group
7:30-9:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, meeting room, Sherman Family Health Care, Route 31, Crystal Lake.  (800) 886-6664 or (847) 827-0404.
McHenry County Mental Health Board
Our mission is to provide leadership to ensure the prevention and treatment of mental illness, developmental disabilities and chemical abuse by planning, coordinating, developing, and contracting for quality services for all citizens of McHenry County, Illinois.  (815) 455-2828.  McHenry County Crisis Line: (800) 892-8900.
Men’s Group
7:15-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, office of Jacqueline Hogan, 5206 W. Elm St., McHenry.  Understand your feelings, relationships, problems with anger, depression, loneliness or lack of confidence.  Fee $30.  (815) 363-3850.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group of McHenry County
7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  For people with MS, family members and others interested in treatment and management of the disease.  (847) 639-4277.
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) of McHenry County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of McHenry County (NAMI-MC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who are affected by mental illness. We offer an array of free programs and services,including self-help groups, family and community education, and advocacy. For more information, visit, call (815) 308-0851, or E-mail

National Depression-Manic Depression Association Support Group
7 p.m. Thursdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, Wonder Lake, (815) 653-5264 or (815) 728-9912.
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Centegra Health System, Crystal Lake.  For men and women ages 18 and older.  Fee $30.  (800) 765-9999. 
Postive Thinking Kids Coping with Depression
7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Family Services McHenry office, 5320 W. Elm St..  A successive 8 week therapy group for children, ages 8-12 who have a diagnosis of depression or present with depressive symptoms and/or low self-esteem.  2 month group.  (815) 385-6400.
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
7:30-9 p.m. first Wednesday, Suite B300 in the medical office building attached to Northern Illinois Medical Center, Route 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry.  (815) 759-4648.
St. Peregrine Cancer Support Group
10-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. John’s Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg.  For patients, family and friends focusing on all types of cancer.  (815) 385-9371.
Spinal Cord Support Group
7-9 p.m. last Wednesday, private dining room, Northern Illinois Medical Center, Rt. 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry.  A social group for people with disabilities.  (815) 363-8304. 
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) IL 1739
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, McHenry, Weigh-in 6:40 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m. (847) 487-7310.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) IL 2040
McHenry Township Building, 3519 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, weigh-in 6 p.m, meeting 6:40 p.m., (800) 894-0069. 
7 p.m first Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, physicians’ dining room, McHenry.  For women with breast cancer.  Family and friends welcome.  (815) 338-9143.

Local Government

City of McHenry

Village of Johnsburg

McHenry County Government Center

McHenry Township


Senior Services

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) -  McHenry County Chapter
1:30 p.m. second Thursdays, The Fountains, Route 31, Crystal Lake. Speakers and refreshments, (847) 658-7222 or (815) 459-0286.

Area Agency on Aging - Northeastern Illinois
The Agency on Aging is a non-profit agency dedicated to combining resources, leadership and expertise on aging in DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. The Agency on Aging works with many other agencies to address both the immediate and long range needs of our seniors.
Bingo – McHenry VFW
Wednesdays at noon, and Sundays at 1:00 p.m., 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry. 
Salvation Army Golden Diners Senior Nutrition Program
3519 Richmond Road, Johnsburg, IL 60051
630-232-6676 or
Senior Services Associates, Inc.
McHenry Township Recreation Center, 3519 N. Richmond  Rd., McHenry, (815) 344-3555.

Social Services

1st WAY Life Center 
We are a crisis pregnancy center that provides loving assistance, emotional and financial support for women and girls who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy.
3714 N. Fairview Ave., Johnsburg, IL 60051
815-385-2999, 800-848-LOVE (5683) or

22nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council
MCC Shah Center, 4100 W Shamrock Lane, McHenry, IL 60050
815-479-7792 or

Adult and Child Therapy Services
We provide physical, occupational and speech therapy to McHenry County residents of all ages. We also provide free developmental screenings and free fall risk screenings.
708 Washington Street, Woodstock, IL 60098

Agency on Aging - Northeastern Illinois

The Agency on Aging is a non-profit agency dedicated to combining resources, leadership and expertise on aging in DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. The Agency on Aging works closely with the U.S. Administration on Aging, Illinois Department on Aging and many other agencies to address both the immediate and long range needs of our seniors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County
We provide adult mentors to children between the ages of 6 and 14 who reside in McHenry County
4318-B W Crystal Lake Road, McHenry, IL 60050

Blessing Barn
We provide basic life need items (clothing, household, kitchen, misc. other items) to those in McHenry County who consider themselves in need.
8310 Railroad Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815-382-0206 or

Capt. James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center/McHenry Community Based Outpatient Clinic
We provide a wide range of health care and mental health services.
620 S Route 31, McHenry, IL 60050

CASA of McHenry County
518 S Route 31, Suite 205, McHenry, IL 60050
815-363-5920 or

Catholic Charities

5141 W Bull Valley Rd, McHenry, IL 60050
815-344-6956 or
Child Advocacy Center of McHenry County, Inc.
1780 S Eastwood Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-334-9597 or
Choose Respect
227 West Judd Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-337-6570 or
Community Action Agency for McHenry County
100 N Benton Street Suite 3, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-8790 or
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
We provide services for families in McHenry, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, Carroll and Whiteside counties. Services include child care and financial assistance to income eligible families; child care referrals and consumer education to those seeking child care. 
667 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
815-344-5510 or 
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of McHenry County, Inc.
400 Russel Court, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5757 or

Corporation for Affordable Homes of McHenry
1316 N. Madison St.
Woodstock, IL  60098
Phone: 815-206-5805


Department of Public Aid

2215 Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098
FamiliesETC is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive assistance, support, and education to families with children who have social, emotional, and behavioral challenges at home, school and in the community.
620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815-308-0860 or
Family Alliance
2028 N Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-3590 or
Family Health Partnership Clinic
401 E Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
779-220-9300 or
Gateway Foundation
25480 W Cedarcrest Lane, Lake Villa, IL 60046
Hearthstone Communities
920 N Seminary Avenue, Wodstock, IL 60098
815-321-4025 or
Hearthstone Early Learning Center
350 Christian Way, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1954 or
Home of the Sparrow
420 W Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050
815-271-5444 or
Home of the Sparrow serves the community as a transitional shelter program providing housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois.
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
1301 Sunset Riodge Road (National Guard Armory RT. 14), Woodstock, IL 60098
Illinois Migrant Council
62 N Ayers St Suite D, Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-6851 or
Lake County Center for Independent Living Serving McHenry County
5400 W Elm Street, Suite 106, McHenry, IL 60050
847-949-4440 or
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
To encourage, enrich, and empower individuals through the therapeutic benefits of horses, animals and nature in an uplifting and nurturing setting.
6919 Keystone Road, Richmond, IL 60071
815-653-9374 or
Marengo area OutReach Enterprises (MORE)
829 Greenlee Street, Marengo, IL 60152
Marengo, IL 60152
815-568-7950 or
McHenry Community Health Center
3901 Mercy Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
McHenry County Cooperative Dental Clinic
327 Main Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
McHenry County Court Services
2200 N Seminary Avenue Rm. 243, Woodstock, IL 60098
McHenry County Crisis
PO Box 1990, Woodstock, IL 60098
McHenry County Housing Authority
1108 N Seminary Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-7752 or
McHenry County PADS
14411 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, IL 60098
Pads Locations:


Bethany Lutheran Church
76 W Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Immanuel Lutheran Church
300 S. Pathway Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Sts Peter & Paul Parish
410 N. First Street
Cary, IL 60013
847-516-2636 x233


Christ The King Catholic Church
5006 E. Wonder Lake Rd.
Wonder Lake, IL 60097


Redeemer Lutheran Church
1320 Dean St.
Woodstock, IL 60098


St.Joseph Catholic Church
10519 N. Main St.
Richmond, Il 60071

Overflow opens first Thursday of November.

Women and Children must stay at:

St. Joseph Church
207 Brainard St.
Harvard, IL 60033


Christian Fellowship Church
3419 Walkup Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012


Cary United Methodist
500 N. First Street
Cary, IL 60013

McHenry County State's Attorney's Office
2200 N Seminary Avenue, Suite C150, Woodstock, IL 60098

McHenry County WIC Program
2200 N Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098

McHenry County Workforce Network
500 Russel Court, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-7100 or

Midwest Center for Children's Development
4701 N Oak Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815-788-1020 or

National Alliance for Mental Illness McHenry County (NAMI)
620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815-308-0851 or

Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake
3506 East Wonder Lake Road, PO Box 293, Wonder Lake, IL 60097
815-355-5459 or

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)
285 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0737 or

Options & Advocacy for McHenry County
365 Millennium Drive, Suite A, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Pioneer Center for Human Services
4001 Dayton Street, McHenry, IL 60050
815-344-1230 or
Prairie State Legal
5320 W Elm Street (Route 120), McHenry, IL 60050
815-344-9113 or
Recovery International
105 W Adams Street, Ste. 2940, Chicago, IL 60603
The Renewal Center - A Wellness Oasis for Cancer Survivors
620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815-382-5645 or
Rosecrance McHenry County
422 Tracy Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Safe Families for Children
223 So. Winnebago Street, Rockford, IL 60012
815-978-8151 or
A Safe Place
2710 17th St., Zion, IL 60099
Business: 847-731-7165
Crisis Line: 847-249-4450
We provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, order of protection services, supervised visitations and exchanges, and batterer intervention services to people who have experienced domestic violence.
Salvation Army of McHenry County
290 W Crystal Lake Avenlue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-2769 or
Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs
1000 Hart Road, Suite 201, Barrington, IL 60010
2296 N County Line Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
847-382-4673 (HOPE) or
Self Advocacy of Northern Illinois (SACNI)
1312 S Fleming Road, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-382-1530 or
Senior Care Volunteer Network
7105 Virginia Road, Suite 25, Crystal Lake, IL 66014
815-455-3120 or
Senior Services Associates, Inc.
110 W Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-7457 or
Senior Services Associates, Inc.
3519 N Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60051
815-344-3555 or
Social Security Administration
2450 Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098
Special Education District of McHenry County (SEDOM)
1200 Claussen Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-3622 or
St. Paul Diaper Bank Partnership
3706 W St. Paul Avenue, McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-0390 or
Talking Book and Braille Service
Illinois State Library
800-665-5576, ext. 1
TLS Veterans - Transitional Living Services
5330 W Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050-4029
815-679-6667 or
109 S Jefferson, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-8324, Ext. 3 or
Turning Point
PO Box 723, Woodstock, IL 60098
Crisis Line: 800-892-8900
Veterans Assistance Commission of McHenry County (VAC)
667 Ware Road, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-334-4229 or
Voice Sexual Assault Services
109 S Jefferson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-759-7066 or 815-759-7055
Volunteer Center Of McHenry County
4508 Prime Parkway, McHenry, IL 60050 815-344-4483 Fax: 815-363-1878
Woodstock Bible Church
170 E Kimball Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-3006 or
Woodstock Public Library (ESL Program)
414 W Judd Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-0542 or
Woodstock School District #200 Mentoring
227 W Judd Street, Woodstock, IL 60098


Sports and Recreation

Johnsburg Boys Baseball League (JBBL)

McHenry County Bicycle Club

McHenry County Wireless Association
Official site of the McHenry County Wireless Association

McHenry County Table Tennis Club
815-679-6651 or


Metra Commuter

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PACE Suburban Bus Service
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