“We are happy to help support our local partners in McHenry County. We remain focused on giving back to the communities we call home, and we hope this donation will help bring Pioneer Center one step closer to achieving their goals of supporting the homeless community,” said Brenda Bono, Castle Bank Branch Manager in Lake in the Hills.
McHenry County PADS homeless services, a program of Pioneer Center for Human Services, assists more than 500 people are assisted each year. Its programs are geared to address the root causes of homelessness and not just treat the symptoms, the release stated.
The monies awarded will go to assisting individuals reconnect with the community by receiving case management, job training, counseling and psychiatric services, as well as day-to-day services including access to showers, laundry facilities, computers and an address at which to receive mail.
Pioneer Center utilizes funds contributed by the community to provide direct services to over 3,000 people each year. The organization dedicates itself to men, women, children and families who are looking to achieve their full potential and lead rich, full lives. Whether they seek behavioral health services, developmental disability services, sexual assault crisis intervention or homeless services, Pioneer Center’s commitment of “empowering individuals to achieve their full potential” remains its mission and focus. To learn more, visit www.pioneercenter.org or call 815-344-0123.