Pioneer Center for Human Services is recognized as a 30 Year Crystal Lake Chamber Member

Pioneer Center for Human Services was recognized as a 30 Year Crystal Lake Chamber Member. This organization engages people of all abilities through innovative, effective, compassionate services.Pictured are: Chamber Ambassador Tad Walters; Frank Samuel- Co-CEO; Sam Tenuto- Co-CEO; Erin Bumfield Grima- Directed of Behavioral Health; DJ Newport- Director of Developmental Disabilities; Crystal Lake Chamber president…

Strengthening the Workforce

  Businesses looking for reliable, committed and hardworking employees in McHenry County have turned to Pioneer Center for years. First hand, these businesses have experienced the positive benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities that studies have shown. An important partnership between Pioneer and area businesses has resulted in numerous successful hires and a stronger community.…

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 services through our McHenry County PADS program. PADS is the county’s only day center and…

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 In April, Alex Z. celebrated his birthday at Steak N’ Shake with friends and staff…

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 serve and our families. Delivering high-quality services that match these needs is a top priority…

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 and/or epilepsy a reprieve from caring for their loved one. There are two types of…