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…

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 Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where I received my bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic…

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 now dial 2-1-1 to access free, confidential help and resources from a trained specialist with…