David’s new full-time employment aligns with his education, training, and interests

David wanted to find and keep work that aligned with his training Certificate and Associate’s degree from a local community college. David’s job search included a combination of coaching, job applications, interviews, employer visits, and informational interviews.


David loves the fact that he is doing the work that he went to school for and that he is trained to do. “I’m focused on productivity and doing good work,” he reported. “The job helps me to interact with all different type of people.” David shared that he is constantly looking to get to the next level. Read more…

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.

Forest & Found’s Charitable Giving Program Benefits NorthPointe Resources

Pictured Above: Forest & Found is an upscale resale shop located in Lake Forest, Illinois.

NorthPointe Resources was recently the recipient of a generous gift from Forest & Found, an upscale resale shop in Lake Forest, Illinois. NorthPointe will use this gift to support the vital services that they provide for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness from the Northern Lake County area.

Forest & Found is both a wonderful resource for unique, pre-owned items and a nonprofit organization that supports other local community organizations. Utilizing the proceeds from their resale store, they provide funds to support the work of local charities.

Forest & Found is located at 1363 N Western Ave, Lake Forest Illinois. Their phone number is 847-482-1705. Current winter hours are
Monday through Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

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NorthPointe Resources Launches New Website: SOARR Behavior Health Services and Expands Services

NorthPointe Resources has launched a new website – website provides programs and support for people seeking mental health services throughout Lake, McHenry and northern Cook Counties.
Mental health challenges
impact each and every one of our communities and create a crisis situation that not only affects the individual, but also affects families, friends, neighbors, veterans, employers, schools, hospitals, and the criminal justice system. “Mental health services have long been provided by NorthPointe and accessed through our current site. We developed this dedicated site so that people seeking mental health services will be able to find and access our services quickly,” stated Dina Donohue-Chase, CEO NorthPointe Resources.

The program is focused on the belief that individual paths to recovery differ, and supportive services for mental and behavioral health disorders should be tailored to fit each individual’s needs and be offered in their local neighborhoods and communities.

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Knights of Columbus Donate Funds from Annual Tootsie Roll Drive to NorthPointe Resources

NorthPointe’s CEO, Dina Donohue-Chase, with Father Paul Stemn at the Knight of Columbus’ check presentation.

In January, Our Lady of Humility Knights of Columbus Council donated the proceeds from their annual Tootsie Roll Drive to NorthPointe Resources. 

The Tootsie Roll Drive was conducted over the span of three days last September at the Zion Piggly Wiggly store. NorthPointe volunteers joined the Knights of Columbus’ members to pass out Tootsie Rolls and bring awareness to the community about NorthPointe and their dedication to their mission of empowering individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness to achieve their dreams. For over twenty years NorthPointe has been fortunate to have been the designated recipient of the fundraiser.

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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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