Each year a contingent of volunteer church sites open their doors to homeless individuals. Working together they alternate the nights they are open to ensure all homeless individuals have a warm place to sleep during the months of October through April. These church sites are independent from McHenry County PADS but work in cooperation with their program. Through their mission to feed and shelter those less fortunate they play an important role in helping homeless individuals on their path to reclaiming their life.


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

Women and children only overflow:

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


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

• Holy Cross Lutheran Church — men Overflow at 8 p.m.: 2107 Three Oaks Road, Cary, IL 60013. 847-639-6533


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


Redeemer Lutheran Church
1320 Dean St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Map to Redeemer Lutheran Church


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

Overflow opens first Thursday of November.

Women and Children must stay at:

St. Joseph Church
207 Brainard St.
Harvard, IL 60033
Map to St. Joseph Church-Harvard


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


Cary United Methodist
500 N. First Street
Cary, IL 60013
Map to Cary United Methodist Church

Daytime drop-in site
• Mondays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (from Oct. 5 through April 25) at Willow Creek Church: 220 Exchange Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60013. 847-867-1073
• Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (from Nov. 5 through April 28) at Redeemer Lutheran Church: 1320 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098. 815-338-9370