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Partner of the Month

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The Irving Press has assisted many charitable organizations over the years. Our company has been around since 1918, so we have a long history of service to the community. Northpointe Resources is an organization we have been proud to help over the years. We are thankful and blessed to be associated with an organization like Northpointe that gives so much time, energy and caring to people with various challenges. They really assist in improving their quality of life. When Northpointe needed some printed marketing brochures to promote their efforts, we were glad to help! – Jerry Gaul Vice President The Irving Press, Inc.

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DSP Raise (HB 5931) Passes Both Chambers!

May 31, 2016 marked an historic series of events for everyone who has worked so hard over the years to increase the wages for Direct Service Personnel (DSPs). The Senate approved HB 5931 by a vote of 40-18-00. Having already passed the House by a vote of 67-43-00, the next step is for the bill to be sent to Governor Rauner for his consideration.

OVER THE YEARS increasing wages for Direct Service Personnel has been a priority issue. Legislation has been introduced in multiple Illinois General Assemblies, but only this year getting the bill to a vote has been successful, passing both Chambers.

Perhaps the difference is the effectiveness of networking and the coalition of organizations all working together hand-in-hand to get a raise for DSPs. When you consider the prevailing political and financial pressures that currently exist, passing a bill of this nature is a truly remarkable achievement.

Stay tuned…

Join the campaign to urge our leaders in Springfield to Value their Lives – Value the Work and Raise the Wage for Direct Support Professionals.

Help us spread the word! In the coming weeks we will be posting new information and sending updates because we believe it is important that everyone takes action on this important issue. Here is what you can do:

Spread the word among your personal and professional networks. Inspire your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to do the same.

Engage in our online communityFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Contact your local legislators

In the coming weeks you will be hearing from us about more ways that you can become involved and take action on this very important issue.

We can’t wait any longer for a solution. The time to act is now.

Additional Resources:

We are DSPs Facebook Page

AAIDD Statement on Workforce Crisis

Thank You to everyone who helped make NorthPointe Resources’ annual fundraising event a success!

We exceeded our financial goals and a good time was had by all!

A special thank you to our guest speakers Charles and Wendy Shaffer and Michael and Mary Jo Kollross. Your words touched the hearts of every one who attended.

And a sincere heart-felt thank you to the volunteers:

Lona Massong and Laura Dmytrenko for assembling the auction baskets and making them look so beautiful!

 

  • Amelia Jackson for managing the selfie station.
  • Mike Kollross for going outside his comfort zone and soliciting gift certificates from local businesses.
  • Terri Seidler for stepping in at the last minute to run the matchbook game.
  • Janet Eppers for selling raffle tickets and assisting with the matchbook game.
  • Kathleen Kettman for working the reception desk.
  • Michael Kettman for working the reception desk, selling raffle tickets and managing the cash boxes.
  • Kristen Hudrick for selling raffle tickets and assisting with clean up.
  • Kristin Krok for taking over the MC responsibilities.
  • John Hudrick for helping with  cleanup.
  • Krystine Miluski for manning the coffee station and trivia game.
  • Dean Smith for delivery of supplies.
  • Hank Rabine for clean up and transportation.

And all of the folks who gave of their time and talent in support of NorthPointe Resources.

Health Matters Program Caregiver Connections CARF International Employment First IARF OnPointe Training & Consulting United Way of Lake County