Statement Regarding Bus Accident in Woodstock

Please note, a Pioneer Center bus, with people we serve on board, was involved in an accident this morning in Woodstock.  The individuals on board are not reported to have serious injuries but have been transported to the local hospital … Continued

Wrap-Up From Our Life Planning Workshop

A lot of information was shared at our very first Family Connections workshop in November titled “Life Planning for Your Child With Special Needs.” Some people attended who have a special needs trust and life plan in place. For them, … Continued

Volunteer Work by the Numbers

Volunteers are often considered the most valuable resource a community has.  Did you that that all five Pioneer Center Day Programs actively volunteer in our community?  Each program gives back to the community at least once a week and most … Continued

Check Out Our Community Inclusion Efforts!

November was another fine month full of community time for our clients! Clients participated in many fun outings such as the movies, library groups, bowling, fitness groups and much more. They logged over 80 hours of community time this month, … Continued

Notes from the Inside

Take a look at what’s been going on and what’s coming up soon in our day programs including the Autism Program, Bridges, DT, DT2 and Soar. This collection of updates comes from Kelly Zimmerman our Day Program Coordinator. Autism Program … Continued

Using People First Language

One of the five apples is green, and a green apple is more like red apples than different.  One in five Americans has a disability, and people with disabilities are more like people without disabilities than different.  Like gender, ethnicity … Continued

Meet Bryan Bode

Meet Bryan Bode, RN, our Wellness Coordinator.  He is responsible for our health and wellness initiatives in Pioneer Center’s developmental disability programs. We asked him five questions so you can get to know and love him just as much as … Continued

Pioneer Center Joins Newman’s Own Foundation $500K Holiday Challenge

Help Pioneer Center win $150,000 by donating to its CrowdRise campaign Pioneer Center for Human Services has joined the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge … Continued

Don’t Wait! Buy Your Tickets Now for Holiday Book Review

The 12th Annual Holiday Book Review benefiting Pioneer Center for Human Services is now accepting reservations! “This is the best event in McHenry County to kick-off the holiday season!  We are so very grateful for all the dedicated volunteers who … Continued