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. 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 Provides Behavioral Health Services for People with I/DD.

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

Charming Bead Participants visit Grayslake North High School

NorthPointe Charming Bead artisans had the opportunity to sell custom jewelry inspired by Grayslake North High School’s colors during the school’s “Big Game” assembly March 3rd. A variety of bracelets and charms featuring basketball and graduation themes were sold to students and staff before and after the game. Click here to learn more about the Charming Bead.

NorthPointe Artists Display Work at Forest and Found

Forest and Found graciously offered to display artwork created by NorthPointe ART360 program participants in their store. The display offered Forest and Found shoppers the opportunity to experience the wonderful artwork of NorthPointe’s artists, as well as learn more about our organization and the featured artists.                                            Click here to learn more about our Community Partners

Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey 

NorthPointe family members, volunteers, program partners, donors, board members and vendors…. NorthPointe needs your help! We are seeking your input regarding our various programs, services, and staff in an effort to see where we are performing well, and where our organization can make improvements. Just click here to take our Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. The survey can be completed in under five minutes, and all feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you!


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