Letter: Homeless services in McHenry County

Letter: Homeless services in McHenry County Northwest Herald June 28, 2018   To the Editor: I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our neighbors throughout McHenry County for their ongoing support of Pioneer Center’s homeless … Continued

Notes from the Inside – May

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

Life at the Queen Anne Group Home

The Queen Anne Group Home currently has eight clients residing at it. They go about their daily lives trying to find new and fun ways to tackle and escape the mundane. On a regular weeknight, everyone gets home and enjoys … Continued

Schools Out! Let’s Get Ready for Fall Semester

We’ve come a long way when it comes to educational rights for all individuals.  The two videos below say it all—an acceptance letter to college and John Franklin Stephen’s speech about how we think about people with down syndrome.  You … Continued

A Note from Sam Tenuto, Co-CEO

Center’s future will continue to be built on delivering excellent care and community inclusive services that best help people achieve their goals and dreams. Pioneer Center understands the importance of listening to the needs presented by our community, those we … Continued

What is Respite?

Respite care is nothing complicated—it’s simply relief from caregiving duties when you’re looking after a loved one who requires frequent, monitored care.  Pioneer Center’s Respite Program offers the parents or caregivers of an individual with a developmental disability, cerebral palsy … Continued

Meet Jessica Earhart

Meet Jessica Earhart, our Community Inclusion Coordinator.  We asked her five questions so you can get to know and love her just as much as we do! What is your background?  Where do you come from? I am originally from … Continued

Moonlight & Madness Takes on 1940s Vibe

Pioneer Center has re-imagined its former gala fundraiser and excitedly presents Moonlight & Madness this summer. Set for Friday, June 15 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, this fun twist on your standard, run-of-the-mill fundraiser will invite attendees to get their … Continued

“Empty Bowls” Fundraiser for Homelessness

Pioneer Center is hosting their inaugural Empty Bowls Art Auction to benefit homelessness on Friday, May 4. During the event, guests will walk through an exclusive, one-night only gallery comprised of works created by artists depicting homelessness as they have … Continued

Notes from the Inside – April

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