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The Employment First Act is modeled on a national movement that believes employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred option when exploring goals and a life path for people with disabilities.

NorthPointe Resources remains committed to advancing Employment First in the communities that we serve. Simply put, Employment First means breaking down barriers and supporting people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities 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. 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.

NorthPointe Launches New Art 360 Program

NorthPointe Resources has launched its ART 360 program, an enterprise offering people with disabilities and/or mental illness the chance to secure income by selling their paintings. To learn more about ART 360 click here. 

Sign Up For Horseback Riding Today

NorthPointe Resources has teamed up with Equestrian Connection, a riding facility located in Lake Forest, IL that provides therapeutic riding programs to individuals with disabilities. On each scheduled Friday trip, participants will leave NorthPointe at 9:15am and return at 1:30pm, allowing five to eight rides per session. 

Sign up today! To learn more email: mhardy@nri1953.org.

 

Forest & Found is both a thrift store and a nonprofit organization. In the shop, they feature great community-sourced items that are ready for a second home. Behind the scenes, they help give a leg up to those in need by contributing their profits to local charities. 

Forest & Found is located at 1363 N Western Ave, Lake Forest IL 60045 and are open Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. If you’d like to  learn more about this wonderful organization click here.

 

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