Pioneer Center is dedicated to developing and growing the community through Home Based Support Services as well as Client & Family Services. By providing these services we are able to help individuals and families utilize community resources, navigating funding, and to maintain independence in their lives.
Home Based Support Services are provided to families and individuals with an intellectual or other developmental disability who have received an Illinois Department of Human Services award letter that states that they have access to funding for services provided by the Home Based Support Services.
Pioneer Center for Human Services offers a self-direction assistant to assist individuals and families with navigating the Home Based Support Services Program. The self-direction assistant is also involved in the Person Centered Plan process which outlines the client’s needs, wants, and services.
Supportive Living enables a person to live in his or her own apartment, with support and assistance from the Pioneer Center team. Staff help individuals build the skills they need to live independently, such as budgeting, grocery shopping and housekeeping. Our team also provides medical support, such as medication management and scheduling of doctor visits.
How do I obtain funding to provide these services and what type of funding is required?
For HBSS and ICILA-Contact local ISC agency, Service Inc. and make sure individual is on the PUNS list. Ph- (815) 339-0740. Funding for these programs acquired through the Department of Human Services in Illinois.
For CFS- Program is funded through the McHenry County Mental Health Board. Contact Program Manager Kevin Clancy for questions at (815) 759-7116.
Can my loved one receive Community Case Management even if they live at home/with family?
Yes for all CBS programs.
Does Pioneer Center hire Personal Support Workers for HBSS funded individuals?
Pioneer’s HBSS Program follows the family model. This means the family is in complete control of choosing who works with the individual.
Is the individual required to live within McHenry County to receive services from Pioneer’s CBS programs?
CFS program users are required to live in McHenry County. HBSS/ICILA are not.