Serving Local at Willow Crystal Lake

From stocking groceries and staffing an emergency shelter, to education, employment services, and legal consultation, the Willow Creek Care Center and special initiatives at all 8 Willow locations are serving people in need.

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Compassion & Justice Opportunities at Willow Crystal Lake

Anti-Human Trafficking

Our Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry seeks to break the bonds of local victims and vulnerable people, as well as educate the church through forums and books studies. For more information on how you can be involved email Donna

Community Helpers

Willow Crystal Lake’s Community Helpers aid those in need with one-day home projects. Individuals and families provide the project materials and our volunteers donate their time and skills. To learn more email Steve. 

Crystal Lake Food Pantry

The Crystal Lake Food Pantry provides temporary food assistance to qualified Crystal Lake residents with the help of volunteers from more than twenty local churches. Email Sandy to volunteer. 

Daytime Warming Shelter

Beginning on Mondays in November and continuing throughout the winter, Willow Crystal Lake provides shelter from the winter weather to people without a home. If you'd love to make a difference in their lives by preparing lunches, helping with laundry, or donating supplies, please join us. We'll train you and provide ongoing support. To discover how you can help with the Daytime Warming Shelter email Jen

Foster Care and Adoption Ministry

Our Foster Care and Adoption ministry connects, equips, and supports families through the foster care and adoption journey. To learn more email Julie


Juntos works to bring the Spanish and English speaking communities in the Crystal Lake area together for the purpose of helping adults and children take their next step in their faith journey. Our team works to create a warm and welcoming environment on weekends and events at Willow Crystal Lake. To learn more about our next meeting click HERE


Kids Hope USA

One-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult can make a lasting difference in the life of an at-risk child. Each Kids Hope USA mentor invests one hour per week reading, talking, playing, and listening to a child during his or her lunch period at school. Contact: Laura to volunteer with the Willow Team. Learn more at

Prison Ministry

Willow’s prison ministries serves incarcerated men and women, as well as their families. To learn more about our Prison Ministry Support Group email Becca

The Willow Crystal Lake PrisonOutreach Ministryserves incarcerated men and women currently at McHenry County Jail. The Prison Pen Pals Ministry serves the incarcerated through-out the US.

Willow Pioneers 

Willow Crystal Lake in partnership with the Pioneer Centerof McHenry County, has created Willow Pioneers towelcome special needs adults into a meaningful gathering- includes a light dinner, Bible study, worship and a craft. To learn how you can become involved email Rosi

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: Julie Davis, Outreach Pastor, (224) 512-2106