The Woodstock Area Community Ministries (WACM) is a lay-led 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit that was established in 1992 by the faith congregations of Woodstock for the purpose of creating a central agency where people in need living within the geographic boundaries of Woodstock School District 200 could go to for assistance. The Woodstock Area Community of Ministries is fondly referred to as WACM.
The WACM Board of Directors is made up of individuals who believe members of a community share the responsibility for caring for those living within the community who are in need. WACM Board Members put this belief into action by organizing fundraisers and developing support programs for people in need living within Woodstock School District 200 boundaries. All individuals and families who come to WACM for assistance are treated with dignity and worth by WACM Board members and WACM volunteers. The WACM Board members place a high priority on managing WACM’s financial resources in an effective and accountable manner.
The mission of the Woodstock Area Community Ministries is to generate resources and leadership for the purpose of providing assistance to the homeless population and to families and individuals who are experiencing an emergency financial crisis who reside within the geographic boundaries of Woodstock School District 200.
WACM currently receives financial support and or lay leadership and volunteer help from the following Woodstock faith congregations: First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Free Methodist Church, Grace Lutheran Church, McHenry County Jewish Congregation, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.