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We’re Hiring!

SIGN UP TODAY for Aspire’s Hiring Extravaganza on Wednesday, Nov. 20th  from 9am to 5pm!

We’re on a voyage to meet innovators, creatives, doers and collaborators to join our awesome team – voted one of the Chicago’s Top Workplaces by Best & Brightest for four years in a row!

At the core of our company culture are three values that drive us each day: TeamworkIntegrity and Excellence. We live by TIE while providing uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and our community. If these values are in line with your own, we hope you’ll apply for an interview!

Hiring Extravaganza

  • Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
  • Time: Interviews will take place between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Killian Center  (3441 Sheridan Rd, Zion, IL 60099)
  • View open job listings here!
  • After applying, we’ll contact qualified applicants to schedule an interview time. All candidates must sign up for this event by completing an online application.
  • Interested in Part-Time or Full-Time opportunities? All shifts are available, including weekends and overnights. If you’re ready for an exciting challenge and the next step in your career, apply today!

NorthPointe is  the ONLY agency in Lake County providing behavioral health services to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and 1 of 3 organizations in Illinois, 

Click here to learn more.

Remembering Doug Cygan 

We are deeply saddened by the news of Doug Cygan’s passing. Our organization was truly honored to have Doug as a member of the NorthPointe family, and he will be greatly missed. Click here to read more.


Aspire and NorthPointe Resources
Are Coming Together!

Exciting news! We’re pleased to announce that as of August 1, NorthPointe is joining the Aspire family! Aspire is another leading agency serving people with developmental disabilities based in Hillside, Illinois.

The similarity in our shared vision of inclusion for people with disabilities within our larger communities is remarkable. By coming together, and with your continued support, we aim to be one of the most recognized and respected disability service providers across the Chicago metropolitan area, Lake County (Illinois), and southeastern Wisconsin.

We believe joining forces will put us in the best possible position to build on our founders’ legacies, and grow our mission of building more inclusive communities that welcome people of all abilities. We plan to achieve this by:

  · Providing innovative, quality services and solutions for the people we serve.

  · Continuing to build a culture of inclusion that transforms the community.

  · Embracing an entrepreneurial spirit, building on the unique social enterprises of each organization.

Your support over the years has been invaluable to us and we sincerely hope that you are as enthusiastic about this future as we are.

If you have any questions, are interested in doing more with Aspire, or would like to get your company more involved with the work that we’re doing, please feel free to reach out to Dina Donohue-Chase, NorthPointe CEO, at

We truly believe that “Together, We’re Better”
as one great organization,
and we are incredibly excited about the path ahead!



Two major human service nonprofits to merge

Aspire and NorthPointe Resources, which provide services to people with developmental disabilities, will join forces on Aug. 1. The new entity will have an operating budget of over $16.87 million.  READ MORE




Main Street Social, Libertyville, IL
 Main Street Social, our original Table Top Farmer partner, has been incorporating  a variety of micro-greens including Wheat Grass into their delicious dishes for more than a year.  
To learn more about Main Street Social,visit and please be sure to mention NorthPointe!

The Green Room, Libertyville, IL
The Green Room of Libertyville features paintings created by ART360 artists in their restaurant. 

The Green Room’s menu blends comfort food from numerous cultures in a family friendly environment. For more information and to view a full  menu please visit:

Ravinia’s “Sistema Ravina” group performs at NorthPointeThe The Killian Center staff and program participants were delighted to enjoy the music performed by
The Sistema Ravinia program which is comprised of forty 4th graders and ten adults. NorthPointe’s program participants were extremely excited to hear that the group was coming. After the performance everyone exclaimed that they loved the music and are hoping for another performance.

About Sistema Ravinia – Ravinia’s vision of an intensive and informational orchestral music education program fosters social development through exceptional music training for 3rd-8th grade students in Chicago and Lake County public schools. Inspired by the influential El Sistema model, students in the program receive daily ensemble and orchestral instruction in their instrument.

Caregiver Connections CARF InternationalHealth Matters Program  IARF OnPointe Training & Consulting

Since 1953, NorthPointe Resources has served people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and/or mental illness in Northern Illinois counties. NorthPointe Resources offers a variety of support services developed to ensure program participants achieve the highest levels of independence and community involvement. Every year there are approximately 500 participants in NorthPointe’s community-focused award-winning programs.