Program participants interview at Six Flags Great America

After practicing their interview skills and refining job search materials, Employment Matters program participants Gary R. and Pavel S. and SOARR participant Juan G. interviewed today for part-time positions at Six Flags Great America. Their preparation and work paid off with a successful afternoon of interviewing!

NorthPointe Resources remains committed to advancing Employment First in the communities that we serve. Simply put, Employment First means breaking down barriers and supporting consumers in their desire to obtain real jobs and real 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. Many of these evidenced-based programs have been developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago through our Community Academic Partnership (CAP). One of these programs, HealthMatters™, is nationally recognized.

Volunteer with Knights of Columbus and Benefit NorthPointe

NorthPointe Resources needs volunteers to help with the OLH Annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive on September 15th and 16th. For over 20 years, NorthPointe has been fortunate to be the recipient of this fundraiser, and we need your help to make it successful.

Since 1970, The Tootsie Roll Drive has been part of an international “Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities.” Knights of Columbus members in the US, Canada, and British Colombia participate in The Tootsie Roll Drive to raise funds and help support organizations similar to NorthPointe Resources.

Read more about this service opportunity here.

NorthPointe Resources’ Fundraiser – a “Bigger ‘n Better” Success!!

NorthPointe Resources held their annual fundraising event “Blues ‘N Brew” on Saturday, June 17 at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire, IL. This year’s theme was “Bigger ‘n Better,” and it was just that.

The fun continues with a Thank You Raffle on our website!

New this year was a very successful “Paddle Raising” donation opportunity and a “Thank You Wall” in which guests chose their favorite or lucky number from a board and made a donation in that amount to support various NorthPointe programs. “We did have envelopes left at the end of Blues ‘n Brew, so the fun will be continued with an extended Thank You Wall Raffle on our website,” said Dina Donohue-Chase. Raffle participants will be entered to win prizes including a 4-person round of golf valued at $400, and some lucky donors will automatically win additional thank you gifts after check-out. Click here to play and win!

Read more about this successful FUNdraiser here.

State Senator Terry Link Tours NorthPointe Resources

Senator Terry Link (left) & NorthPointe Resources CEO Dina Donohue-Chase

Having visited the center previously, Link was interested in seeing changes that have been made in addition to gaining further insights regarding NorthPointe’s concerns and needs as an organization of social good.

“Everyone at NorthPointe was pleased that Senator Link took the time to re-visit our organization, and that he recognized our deep concerns,” stated NorthPointe’s CEO, Dina Donohue-Chase. “Throughout Senator Link’s legislative career, he has been a strong advocate for social services, and his work to move forward with vital community inclusion is appreciated.”

Read more about Link’s visit here. 

NorthPointe Joins They Deserve More Campaign

People with disabilities deserve more… They need caregivers who earn a living wage!

NorthPointe Resources and a statewide coalition of people with disabilities, families, service providers, and advocacy organizations need your immediate help!

Without a substantial increase in state funding to allow for increased wages for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), the staff vacancy crisis in community agencies poses a constantly growing threat to the health and safety of people with disabilities and will inevitably result in tragedies that could have been prevented. Inadequate rates have resulted in agencies experiencing a staffing crisis with open positions currently as high as 30%.

Read more about the wage shortage crisis here.


NorthPointe Resources Receives New Minivans

NorthPointe Resources is the proud recipient of three paratransit minivan vehicles awarded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Consolidated Vehicle Procurement program. “The addition of three new vehicles allows us to transport even more NorthPointe program participants to community activities, volunteer opportunities and appointments. The new vans looks so nice and are easy to use. The ramp provides accessibility for a person who uses a wheelchair to ride safely and comfortably,” said Kristin Krok, Director of Day Program at NorthPointe Resources.”

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