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McHenry, IL 60050
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Pioneer Center News » LORRAINE KOPCZYNSKI RECEIVES IARF DON BURKE EXECUTIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD
Monday, October 20, 2008   Click headline for full story
The Don Burke Award for Executive Excellence is presented each year to an individual who has displayed outstanding leadership within their organization.  Nominated individuals should have made an impact in the human service field by their commitment and contributions. Lorraine Kopczynski, President & CEO of Pioneer Center for Human Services modestly accepts the Don Burke Award for Executive Excellence. Ms. Kopczynski states, she is honored and pleased to have been the recipient of such a noble award but also credits the hard work and dedication of her staff.
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Pioneer Center News » PIONEER ASSESSES IMPACT OF BUDGET CUTS FROM STATE OF ILLINOIS
Friday, September 05, 2008   Click headline for full story
Pioneer Center for Human Services has recently been notified that it will receive a total of $230,276 in budget cuts from the state of Illinois.  $188,963 will be cut from its programs and services for development disabilities and $41,313 will be cut from mental health programs and services.  As the state legislature is meeting next week, Pioneer would like all concerned citizens to contact Governor Blagojevich and their state legislators and request that they work to not only restore funding to 2008 levels, but provide the increased monies necessary to move toward quality services for all those in need.  For further information, contact Lorraine Kopczynski at 815-759-7056.   
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Pioneer Center News » PIONEER CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES HOSTS OPEN HOUSE ON 9/18
Thursday, September 04, 2008   Click headline for full story
As part of the National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration, on Thursday, September 18th, an Open House will be held at Pioneer Center for Human Services.  People who attend will have the opportunity to tour Pioneer facilities and learn about its programs and services. The public is invited to attend.  Tea and cookies will be served.  For further information, call Jen Bantner at 815-759-7268.
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Pioneer Center News » BOARD CHANGES TAKE PLACE AT PIONEER
Monday, August 25, 2008   Click headline for full story
Pioneer Center for Human Services began its new fiscal year on July 1st and the Board of Directors for the 2009 fiscal year began their terms.  Pioneer is pleased to report that Vinnie Foglia, Sandra Hess Moll, Melinda Murray Penny, Colleen Rambo, and Donna Schaefer have joined the board as new members.
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Pioneer Center News » STATE OF ILLINOIS PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER 15, 2008, PIONEER CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES DAY
Wednesday, August 20, 2008   Click headline for full story
Governor Blagojevich has proclaimed September 15, 2008, as Pioneer Center for Human Services Day in recognition of “Pioneer’s 50 years of commitment and dedication to providing quality services and programs.”  September 15th is also the beginning of National Rehab Week.  To celebrate Pioneer Day and National Rehab Week, a reception for elected officials and other friends of Pioneer will be held on Monday, September 15th, beginning at 10:00 am.
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Pioneer Center News » PIONEER'S VOICE PROGRAM CONDUCTS SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING
Wednesday, August 06, 2008   Click headline for full story
The VOICE Sexual Assault Program of Pioneer Center for Human Services will conduct a Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training Program for individuals interested in becoming a volunteer sexual assault medical advocate.  A ten session training program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, beginning September 9th and ending on October 9th.  There is no cost for the program, but interested individuals are asked to register by calling or emailing Cindy Murphy at 815-759-7066 or cmurphy@pioneercenter.org.     
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Pioneer Center News » U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MELISSA BEAN TO VISIT PIONEER ON 8/8/08
Wednesday, July 30, 2008   Click headline for full story
Congresswoman Melissa Bean, who represents the 8th District of Illinois, will visit Pioneer Center for Human Services on Friday, August 8th, at 1:00 pm.  She will speak to staff and clients at a reception that will be held and then take a tour of the Pioneer facilities at 4001 Dayton Street in McHenry.  Pioneer is pleased to be hosting Congresswoman Bean and would like to invite the press to attend and cover her visit!  If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Kopczynski, President and CEO of Pioneer, at 815-759-7056.   
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Pioneer Center News » PIONEER HOSTS ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
Thursday, July 10, 2008   Click headline for full story
Pioneer Center for Human Services hosted its Annual Dinner on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at D'Andrea Banquets in Crystal Lake.  Eighty people attended and the program included the presentation of awards to several employees and members of the community.

 


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Pioneer Center News » Pioneer Hosts Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, May 29, 2008   Click headline for full story
MCHENRY, IL – Pioneer Center for Human Services will host its annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 14, 2008 at the scenic Big Foot Country Club in Fontana, Wisconsin.  The fee for a single golfer is $200, which includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, and a filet of beef dinner.  A foursome can also be registered for $800.  For more information or to register, call Barb Swanson at 815-759-7144 or go to the Pioneer website at www.pioneercenter.org.
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Pioneer Center News » PIONEER AWARDED THREE YEAR CARF ACCREDITATION
Tuesday, May 20, 2008   Click headline for full story
MCHENRY, IL – CARF International announced that Pioneer Center for Human Services has been accredited for a period of three years.  CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.  In addition to the three year accreditation, Pioneer was awarded two “exemplary” ratings for its Employee Development Services and Stepping Out Adult Recreation or SOAR program for adults with developmental disabilities over the age of 50.  The Employee Development Services program was awarded its second consecutive “exemplary” rating, which indicates that it is a national model of excellence.  EDS is a training program for developmentally disabled individuals who would like to develop the work behaviors, attitudes, personal characteristics, interpersonal skills and functioning capacities to enter the workforce in the community.
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