About Us

Who We Are

McCAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves a small group of young adults with special needs in McHenry County. With a 2:1 student to staff ratio, each participant is encouraged and supported to reach their full potential and improve their quality of life.


McCAP was founded in 2001 by a group of parents concerned with the lack of adult programming for their recently graduated children with mental and physical challenges. Begun as a summer pilot in 2002, the program has developed into a part- time, year-round endeavor. The program is not currently receiving any local, State, or federal funds and is being funded through tuition, donations and grants.


The parents strongly felt that a specialized ALP should be available within the county, the group founded McCAP (McHenry County Adult Program) as a vehicle to establish a meaningful learning experience that would enrich and expand the lives of their children within the community.

Students enjoy a break from decorating mugs at Color Me Mine in downtown Crystal Lake.

Our Goal

To become an established full-time therapeutic day program to provide adequate services for these special individulas. McCAP is hoping to incorporate physical, occupational and speech therapeutic services for members.

Your contribution will help to ensure the contined success of our program. If you would like to contribute, click here and print out the contribution form.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed and supported our organization. Your help is greatly appreciated!

McCAP Staff member and student pictured with co-workers from BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center in Harvard.The McHenry County Community Foundation awarded a grant to McCAP that allows students to participate in this wonderful riding program.


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