The Employment First Act focuses on breaking down barriers and supporting people with I/DD and/or mental illness in their desire to obtain jobs and wages in the community. Read more Employment Matters Success Stories.

OnPointe Training and Consulting

OnPointe provides training and consultation services on evidence-based programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental illness. Click here to learn more.

Remembering Doug Cygan 

We are deeply saddened by the news of Doug Cygan’s passing. Our organization was truly honored to have Doug as a member of the NorthPointe family, and he will be greatly missed. Click here to read more.


Special Olympics Athlete Lauren Massong, a NorthPointe Program Participant, takes Gold and Bronze Medals at 2018 USA Games 

NorthPointe Resources program participant Lauren Massong took home a gold and bronze medal from the Special Olympics 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington that took place in July. Qualifying in four separate events, Lauren took home gold in the 200 meter and bronze in the mini javelin throw, as well as a 4th place ribbon in the 100 meter. Click here to read more.

Miss Zion Winner Hosts Benefit Concert to Raise Funds for NorthPointe Resources

2017-2018 Miss Zion winner Violette Betancourt organized and hosted a six hour outdoor benefit concert at Harbors Edge Restaurant in Waukegan July 15th. Attendees of the event enjoyed an evening of jazz music, delicious food, as well as a chance to win raffle prizes. Click here to read more.

NorthPointe is one of three organizations in Illinois, and the ONLY one in Lake County providing behavioral health services to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. 

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Art & Craftsman Supply Donates Art Supplies to NorthPointe’s ART360 Program

As part of the organization’s dedication to supporting the creative spirit of all artists, Art & Craftsman Supply recently donated an array of art and painting supplies for our ART360 program participants.

Art and Craftsman carry a wide variety of arts and crafts supplies priced typically 15-20% below the manufacturer’s suggested list price. Educators and students also qualify for 10% off their purchases, and the organization does special orders. For more information click here. 

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Since 1953, NorthPointe Resources has served people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and/or mental illness in Northern Illinois counties. NorthPointe Resources offers a variety of support services developed to ensure program participants achieve the highest levels of independence and community involvement. Every year there are approximately 500 participants in NorthPointe’s community-focused award-winning programs.