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Disaster Shelter, Past-due Rent Assistance,

Security Deposit/1st Month's Rent Assistance,

Scholarship & Training, Information & Referral

New Beds for the Formerly Homless


Old Firehouse Assistance Center (OFAC)

 Community Service Director: Sue Rose (815) 338-7752 X137

These programs provide a variety of services to low income households. Although they are state and federally funded, all programs have been locally designed to meet the needs of the people in our community.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides funding for programs for those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. These grants may provide assistance toward security deposit, first month's rent or past-due rent. The CSBG also funds a program that may provide short term emergency shelter to McHenryCountyresidents who are homeless.

Please note that there are eligibility and documentation requirements for all programs, and you can find this information by following the links on the right side of this page.


Old Firehouse Assistance Center 


The Old Firehouse Assistance Center is located at  120 W. South Street in Woodstock (two blocks south of the Woodstock Square), and offers services, assistance and resources for people who are homeless.  OFAC is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.M. to 3 P.M.  The OFAC is closed on all holidays.  The direct phone number to reach OFAC is:  815-337-9809.

We provide:

· A welcoming and comfortable setting 

· Hot showers

· Snacks and meals

· Quiet places to rest

· Free hair cuts 

· Housing opportunity information

· Other useful information

· Immediate help for some needs

· Service providers on site

· Individualized assistance


 Old Firehouse Assistance Center links:  FAQ  and  Flyer