A press release from Randy Hutlgren’s office:
Celebrating 60 Years of the Pioneer Center for Human Services in McHenry
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) delivered a statement on the House floor celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Pioneer Center for Human Services.
Yesterday, he visited the Center to deliver the Congressional Record of his remarks.
The Pioneer Center was founded in 1958 out of a mother’s desire to provide greater opportunities for her daughter with Down syndrome.
Since then, it has provided services for members of the community facing developmental disabilities, homelessness and behavioral health issues.
I am always impressed by the compassion and energy of Pioneer Center employees when I visit their facilities which now include 17 group homes, a homeless shelter, a transitional home, and a family and child therapy center.
4,500 men, women, and children are served every year, including 95 who are annually employed in local jobs through the Community Employment Services Program.
Last year alone, individuals logged 8,500 hours of community activity—everything from attending classes at the gym to visiting a farmer’s market and taking community college courses.
I am proud to celebrate with the Pioneer Center for Human Services as they continue “Empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.”
Hultgren’s remarks can be viewed here.