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 … 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

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

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

Drop-In Services Provide Respite for Caregivers

While being a caregiver for a developmentally disabled person is rewarding, it’s a role that may only provide short breaks, if any at all.  Sometimes caregivers need time to themselves to recharge, or to run errands and take care of … Continued

Our “Me Program” Is Famous — watch our new video!

The Me Program, a part of our developmental disability services, was the focus of a recently created video that takes a quick glimpse into what goes on in this unique program. Check it out! 

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

Pancakes, Pizza and Pasta for Pioneer Center

Both the McHenry Moose Lodge and Polish Legion of American Veterans will be hosting a 12-hour fundraiser to benefit Pioneer Center on Saturday, November 4. At both locations you can find pancakes, pizza and pasta from 8:00 am to 8:00 … Continued