“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

Our Inclusion and Volunteering Efforts

Both February and March were strong months for our inclusion and volunteering efforts!  Clients spent time at the movies, the fitness center of McHenry, participating in Special Olympics, checking out some books at the library and more.  Clients also logged … Continued

Who Are You Going to Call?

Both 2-1-1- and MCRide are local resources that are just a phone call away whether you are seeking help with almost any health or human service challenge or looking to access local transportation.   DIAL 2-1-1 McHenry County residents can … Continued

National Volunteer Week, April 15-21

Volunteers share their hearts, time, talent, voice and support with Pioneer Center. Have you ever thought of how you can make a difference to an individual, service or program?   Pioneer Center often has volunteer needs.  You can find our postings … Continued

Meet Jordan Debbink

Meet Jordan Debbink, our new Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator.  We asked him five questions so you can get to know and love him just as much as we do! What is your background?  Where do you come from? Jordan … Continued

All About Our Residential Program

Pioneer Center has 12 Residential CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) homes throughout McHenry County for individuals with developmental disabilities.  The homes are located in McHenry, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake, Marengo, Harvard, Woodstock, Lake in the Hills, Cary and Lakewood.  They are … Continued

Congressman Hultgren Visits Pioneer Center, Issues Proclamation

Congressman Randy Hultgren visited Pioneer Center this past Tuesday to celebrate our 60th anniversary.  The week prior, the Congressman issued a proclamation on the House floor in recognition of our service.    Take a look at the video from the presentation here. And, read … Continued

Bryan Bode, One of Our Very Own Nurses, Named Everyday Hero

Everyday Heroes 2018: Bryan Bode “I didn’t get here by myself. I stayed with it. I got help from teachers, parents, family members and friends.” By Lindsay Weber editorial@nwherald.com Feb. 26, 2018 In fourth grade, while most kids were running around … Continued

Expanded Child & Family Therapy Services Opens in Woodstock

Pioneer Center provides a wealth of benefits to the McHenry community and the surrounding area.  In addition to helping people experiencing homelessness and providing services for individuals with a developmental disability, Pioneer Center offers behavioral health services. Our youth services … Continued