Are you eligible for Services?
- Are you 60 years of age or older?
- Do you live at home in McHenry County?
Could you use a little help?
- Transportation to both medical and life-enriching destinations
- Quarterly yardwork assitance
- Minor home repairs
- Shopping and other errands
- Friendly visits or phone calls
- Non-medical respite services for caregiver relief
- Durable medical equipment loans with 3 convenient locations throughout McHenry County (see below)
- Snow removal on a limited basis
Our services are provided at no-cost by trained, screened,and friendly volunteers.
There are independent senior programs within Illinois to serve you providing similar services. For a list of these programs click on the following link National Volunteer Caregiving Network Website (previously Faith in Action National)
Durable Medical Equipment Available at No Cost
Senior Care Volunteer Network accepts good quality durable medical equipment. All equipment must be clean and in working order. Equipment is then made available to the senior community at no-cost for as long as needed.
Please call us to inquire about your needs.
If you would like to borrow equipment, you may download the form and fax, mail, or bring it to the DME site closest to you.
Please call for hours and availability:
Crystal Lake 815-455-3120
Huntley (by appointment only) 815-455-3120
McHenry (Township Office) 815-385-5605
Crystal Lake Address:
Senior Care Volunteer Network
360 Memorial Drive, Suite 140
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
From time to time we receive calls for equipment donations that we can not house in our supply closet. These items include hospital beds, lift chairs, etc. We would like to serve as a conduit to connect items looking for a home with those in need. We will “advertise” your gift on our site and connect you with parties in need, or if you would like to request equipment in our inventory or listed with an individual please complete the loan application form above.
Veteran’s Assistance Commission
In order to honor those who have served our great nation, SCVN has entered into a partnership with the McHenry County Veteran’s Assistance Commission (VAC). SCVN volunteers will pick up eligible vets and drive them to the drop off/pick up points for the VAC bus transport to VAMC North Chicago Hospital. In turn, the VAC reimburses SCVN for the mileage driven.
If you have a passion for helping our nations veterans, please consider volunteering for one of these very special assignments.
For more information about the Veteran’s Assistance Commission, click here to visit their website.
Northern Illinois Area Diaper Bank
We are looking for medium, large, and x-large sized adult products. Tab and pull-up type are requested with pull-ups being the preferred type. If you are able to make a donation please drop off products to our office between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Thank you for helping your senior neighbors!