The McHenry-based center provides social services to individuals who deal with mental illness, homelessness and various disabilities.
Programs offered include home and residential therapies, school-based prevention, residential-living services, life-skills development, employment services, respite programs and more.
Pioneer Center also operates McHenry County PADS in Woodstock, which provides housing programs and emergency shelter to those experiencing homelessness.
The agency just launched a child and adolescent outpatient treatment center.
Development director Amy Hernon said the 60-year milestone represents durability in the community.
“It’s huge,” Hernon said. “It’s an example of our resilience as an agency. It’s an example of the resiliency of our clients. The exposure within our state and within our county will help people understand what wonderful things are going on.”
Pioneer Center co-CEO Frank Samuel concurred.
“We operate in a very tough area,” he said. “For us to be here 60 years is quite an achievement. … We have established ourselves as a provider, and we will be here for another 60 years.”