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 A SUCCESS STORY FROM EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

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.

NorthPointe Launches New Art 360 Program

NorthPointe Resources launched its 360 program this year, an enterprise offering people with disabilities and/or mental illness the chance to secure income by selling their paintings.

Utilizing “The Circle for Good” model, artists are compensated when their work is sold, with a smaller portion to be used to further NorthPointe’s mission. 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.

Quarterly Field Trips are scheduled for interested
program participants wishing to visit Equestrian Connection before making a full session commitment.

Sign up today. Click here to learn more about NorthPointe’s programs, and or more information about the benefits of Horse Therapy email: mhardy@nri1953.org.

 

Join NorthPointe at the Speak Up & Speak Out Summit

You are invited to join NorthPointe Resources at the Speak Up & Speak Out Summit from Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 in Springfield, IL. With a variety of presentations and speakers, this is a great opportunity to learn more about health, advocacy, awareness and resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kristin Krok, NorthPointe Day Program Director, will be presenting “HealthMatters: Creating a Path to More Exercise and Better Food Choices,” and Christine B., Self-Advocate and NorthPointe Program Participant, will be presenting “The ADA and YOU.” Your support it greatly appreciated.

We are ALL Champions – see you there! Read more about this educational oppportunity 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.

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