We are committed to serving the individual, the family and the community as a whole, but not limited to churches, agencies and community organizations.


We are committed to be an added resource to the organizations that exist and become an added value to new and beginning efforts to eradicate homelessness, hunger and poverty for the constituents of our city and

surrounding areas.


We are committed to being there for our fellow man in his time of need by offering a wholistic approach to their physical, economical and spiritual needs.


Our drive-thru food pantry served over 25,100 families and counting. Don't lose HOPE.

If you would like our team to come into your city give us a call.


Coat Drive Is Back!
You can donate New and gently used coats,  Help those in need to stay warm this winter, if you would like to Organize a coat drive in your community or your church please give us a call. Thank you.

Stay Tune For Our Coat Give Away Event


 Covid-19 Free Testing To All,

             Prueba gratuita para todos.           






H.O.R. Has Collaborated With IDPH & Shield To Help Stop The Spread Of Covid-19. 


As of June 30, 2022. Due to Funding, Shield had to close this site only their program of Salvia Covid testing and others sites as well, however we had an amazing time serving everyone that came through our doors.

However, we have GREAT NEWS, House of Restoration is still OPEN and offering other programs to Empower our Community!!

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SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Testing Info for the Public

Free COVID-19 Saliva-Based Testing

The SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 test is a PCR test offered.

Regular testing hours are:

  • Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CLOSED June 17-June 21,  2022)

  • Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration for the SHIELD Portal will speed up the check-out process.

Results are available via email within 24 hours.

Children under 18 welcome. Register parent/guardian and add each child as dependent.


Sign up for an account on the SHIELD Illinois portal and schedule your test appointment. (You will receive a text message for verification, so have your mobile phone handy. Check your junk e-mail folder if you used e-mail.)

To sign up for an account:

Go to Website: Portal.shieldillinois.com 

Use link: Sign up for an account (under the Password box)

Use appropriate Agency Code for Community: df5brbrj
Fill in all information and click “Submit.”

Portal Set Up Instructions

Anyone who needs help or has problems with registration should call SHIELD’s 24/7 patient hotline: 217-265-6059.


Appointment Location: 545 Tollgate Rd Suite C, in Elgin ILL, “60123 House Of Restoration Community Outreach.”

Enter:  HOUSE OF RESTORATION, 545 TOLLGATE RD SUITE C. Close to 90&31 We are right on 31 going north, at the light you will see a BP Green gas station make a left pass the Quality Inn on your left side, Turn left into driveway. Look for our logo on the wall H.O.R. 
The SHIELD testing site offers walk-up service. once You are Here you can call 224-856-1214, Bring your QR code on your mobile phone or printed out to speed the check-out process.

Before your test:

Before your test, do not eat, drink (including water), brush teeth, chew gum, smoke, or use tobacco products within 60 minutes of providing a saliva sample. Doing any of these things within 60 minutes of providing a sample could produce an inconclusive result and require the individual to re-test.

Remove all lip cosmetics (lipstick, lip balm, etc.)

FDA Fact Sheet for Patients

When you come to our location office, have your QR code that will be sent to you when you make your appointment. You will then pick up a tube and drool into it until an adequate sample is obtained. This usually takes only a few minutes. Test results will be posted in the SHIELD Illinois patient portal after the lab results are completed. 

Need more information? Call SHIELD’s 24/7 patient hotline: 217-265-6059 or visit the Frequently Asked Question Page.

Seeking Investors that will donate space or partner for this great cause. We have been working and helping families in this pandemic with Covid19, taking care of families and seniors providing meals and household items for over 9500 families. If you would like to donate please click on the Donate link.  

Thank you


House of Restoration Community Outreach, Heading the Elgin Emergency Winter Shelter at First United Methodist Church. 


From 11/2018 - 1/1/2020 House of Restoration, Sept down to continue to commit to our community. Thank you for all those who have partner with us for this great cause.

         House of Restoration, Operated the         ELGIN EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER

from: 2018-2020