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  • Resources for Success

    This nonprofit guide is designed to be a resource for you and your family and our hope is that these national and local organizations can help you on your way to personal and professional success. The vision of Express is to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people, and like a job, we believe these organizations can provide help and hope.

    Express is not endorsing the services offered by these organizations. For more information and resources about career success, talk with your staffing consultant or visit Express Job Seekers

    This guide is intended and provided for your assistance in the following areas: Medical, Clothing, Shelter, Food, Rehabilitation, 24/7 Support.

  • Domestic Violence

    • Turning Point
      • Turning Point is a domestic violence agency with a mission to confront violence against women and children in McHenry County, Illinois. Turning Point offers services to women, men and children. Located in Woodstock, IL. Visit turnpt.org or call (815) 338-8081.
    • Home of the Sparrow
      • Home of the Sparrow not only provides Transitional Shelter, but also Affordable Housing and Rapid Re-Housing combined with Supportive Services that address the core issues of homelessness. Home of the Sparrow serves single women, pregnant, women, and women with children. Located in McHenry. Visit hosparrow.org or call 815-271-5444


    • MCRide Dial-A-Ride
      • MCRide is a great way to get around McHenry County. Whether you need transportation for work, school, shopping, medical appointments or just to visit a friend, MCRide provides an affordable and flexible way to travel! 
        As a dial-a-ride program, MCRide service is "on-demand" and buses do not travel in a fixed route each day. Riders schedule their trips in advance and the vehicle provides curb-to-curb service from the rider's desired pick-up and drop-off destinations. MCRide is a shared-ride service, so vehicles may make stops for other passengers.
        To reserve a ride on this service call 800-451-4599 or (TTY) 888-847-0093, Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. McHenry County Division of Transportation at 815-334-4981 or visit them online.
    • Pace Bus
      • Pace Suburban Bus Service of the RTA is the local public transportation agency for the Chicago area suburbs. For schedules and maps visit pacebus.com.


    • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
      • DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides support for veterans of all generations and their families. The organization provides rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with their claims. To find your local office, click here
    • FreeClinics.com 
      • This website is a great resource to find local free medical and dental clinics, as well as clinics that are sliding scale and income based. Visit FreeClinics.com to start your search for a free or low-cost medical clinic. 
    • Family Health Partnership Clinic
      • The Family Health Partnership Clinic will improve the health status of the community and reduce the negative impact of poor access to care by providing a broad spectrum of services to the under-served with compassion and respect. We recognize that as a community, we are responsible for each other. Visit hpclinic.org or call (779) 220-9300. Located at 401 Congress Pkwy in Crystal Lake, IL.


    • Goodwill
      • Goodwill locations offer assistance programs for everyone, including youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs. Through their network of more than 3,200 stores, they provide clothing and household items at a low cost. You can find the location near you by visiting Goodwill.org.
    • Dress For Success
      • Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence through a network of support, providing professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Find your local Dress for Success location by clicking here.
    • Savers
      • The Savers family of stores is a for-profit, global thrift retailer offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household goods. Our business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling gives communities a smart way to shop and keeps more than 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year. Located at 230 W Virginia St, Suite 50 in Crystal Lake, IL.
    • Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores
      • 100% of the net proceeds from the seven stores are used for the women and children in Home of the Sparrow’s transitional housing program. With an exception to mattresses and box springs, everything sold in the Nest stores is donated. Located in Algonquin, Cary, McHenry and Woodstock. Visit hosparrow.org to find a location closest to you.


    • The Salvation Army
      • The Salvation Army website says it best: “As long as there’s The Salvation Army, there’s no such thing as no place to go.” Their offerings include shelters, group homes, and family service programs, as well as emergency shelters for those facing extreme conditions. To find a Salvation Army location near you, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org or SalvationArmy.ca. 
    • Habitat for Humanity
      • Habitat for Humanity provides assistance for those looking for long-term solutions to housing issues. You can find your local Habitat for Humanity by visiting Habitat.org or Habitat.ca. 
    • Government Affordable Housing Programs
      • Both the United States and Canadian federal governments provide affordable housing programs. Visit USA.gov/Housing or click here for the Canadian housing program. 


    • The Salvation Army
      • Whether it’s food pantries, meal programs, or community gardens, The Salvation Army is one of the top food resources in a community. Across the United States and Canada, the organization provides 59.2 million meals each year. Find the Salvation Army location closest to you by visiting SalvationArmyUSA.org or SalvationArmy.ca. 
    • Feeding America or Food Banks Canada
      • These organizations include a network of more than 650 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. To find the location and resources near you, visit FeedingAmerica.org or FoodBanksCanada.ca.
    • Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry
      • 1113 Pyott Road Lake in the Hills; (847) 854-1904 Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. 1st and 3rd Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Cary-Grove Food Pantry 
      • Saint Barnabas Lutheran Church 8901 S. Cary-Algonquin Road Cary; (847) 516-3602 
        Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 1st , 2nd and 3rd Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • Crystal Lake Food Pantry 
      • 257 King Street Crystal Lake; (815) 455-0961 
        Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Noon
    • Grafton Food Pantry
      • 11481 Allison Court Huntley; (847) 495-0922 
        Monday 4:00PM – 7:00PM Wednesday & Friday 1:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
    • Harvard Food Pantry
      • 6817 Harvard Hills Road Harvard; (815) 943-4909 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 11:30 a.m. – 12:30PM)
    • Hebron Community Food Pantry 
      • 10317 Freeman Road Hebron; (815) 648-2320 1st & 3rd Thursday 2:00 p.m.  -4:00 p.m.  Please call to ensure hours are correct.
    • Marengo Area Outreach Enterprises (MORE) 
      • 829 Greenlee Street Marengo; (815) 568-7950 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – Noon Thursday 4:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m.
    • McHenry FISH Food Pantry
      • 3515 N. Richmond Road McHenry; (815) 344-4717 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


    • Alcoholics Anonymous
      • Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Find your local resources by clicking here
    • Narcotics Anonymous
      • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Click here to find a meeting near you.
    • Direct Counseling Inc.
      • 666 Russel Court Suite 200 Woodstock, IL (815) 337-9030. Direct Counseling Inc. prides itself on being a well-established evaluative service that can be applied in extreme cases of addiction issues in individuals. 12-step program and outpatient services are included in this facilities recovery services. Visit http://directcounselinginc.com/ for more info.

    24/7 Support

    • 2-1-1
      • Every day thousands of people across the U.S. and Canada turn to 2-1-1 for information and support – whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. This service is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people from all communities and of all ages to a specialist who will help you find local health and human services. Dial 2-1-1 toll-free to speak with a community resource specialist in your area.