Community Information & Services

Premium Resources | Senior Services | Social Services | Vision Impaired |Transporation & Maps

Premium Resources

newDemographicsNOW: Business & People  Detailed U.S. demographic, business, and residential data. For MPLD cardholders only.

Senior Services

McHenry Senior Services – provides blood pressure screening, health screenings, & exercise classes. Many links to area and state services for seniors.

McHenry Township Senior Center - McHenry Township Senior Center is in the McHenry Township Recreation Facility located at 3519 North Richmond Road. McHenry Township Senior Center is a Salvation Army Golden Diners Nutrition Program site which caters a deli-style daily luncheon. It also houses the offices of Senior Services Associates, Inc. which provides an array of senior services to the older residents in the community.

Illinois Aging Services - is a non-profit organization of professionals in the field of Aging Services. Their purpose is to assess the needs of older adults and their caregivers, assure access to needed services and offer education to service providers.

Illinois Department on Aging - The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities.

Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare - This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.

National Council on the Aging - Benefits Checkup - Get all the benefits you deserve. Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.

Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging – The Area Agency plans and coordinates a comprehensive network of services for persons 60+ in the fastest growing areas in the state: DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Kankakee, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.

Social Services

Administer Justice – combines legal services, educational services, conflict resolution services, and financial education services as part of a comprehensive community justice center.

FamiliesEtc. - is a McHenry County, non-profit organization of families serving families. They provide immediate and long term help and support to families of children with behavioral challenges at home, at school, and in the community. 

McHenry PADS - is a charitable not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide emergency, transitional and preventative measures for homeless individuals and families of McHenry County.

Pioneer Center for Human Services – Pioneer Center for Human Services serves persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, traumatic brain injury and provides early intervention therapies for children from birth to age five.  It also serves victims of sexual assault through the VOICE program and homeless men, women and children through the PADS program.

Rosecrans - alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers.

Vision Impaired

Chicago Lighthouse - In addition to being the home of CRIS radio, the Chicago Lighthouse is a not-for-profit agency committed to providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled.

Voices of Vision Talking Book Center is one of four subregional libraries working with the Illinois State Library in Springfield to serve readers throughout Illinois.

is one of four subregional libraries working with the Illinois State Library in Springfield to serve readers throughout Illinois.


Transportation & Maps

IDOT Current Road Construction - road condition reports, current road construction projects, closures, etc.

Illinois Department of Transportation - Bicycle Maps

Metra - system map and schedules.

Pace  - Schedules & Maps. City of McHenry Reservations: 1-800-451-4599.

Pace Dial-a-Ride Service Directory

 

External links may be used as starting points in your research and are not intended to be exhaustive lists of all available external sites related to these topics. The library does not endorse or profit from these websites and external links are provided for use at your own discretion. For suggestions, comments, or to report broken links, you may contact the Web Team.