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Celebrating a 60-Year Journey of Helping Those in Need

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Any organization that lasts for sixty years deserves recognition and congratulations, and Pioneer Center for Human Services is no exception.  “We’re holding a multi-Chamber mixer on January 16 to kick off our year of celebration,” said Sam Tenuto, Co-CEO of Pioneer Center.

2018 will also feature a gala, an open house, and a family picnic.  “We want to give back to the community that we’re so happy to serve,” added Tenuto.  “Pioneer Center helps those with developmental disabilities or behavioral health diagnosis and individuals who have become homeless reach their full potential; they’re vital to our community, and we’re proud to be part of their journey.”

“We have many to thank for our longevity: our clients who choose Pioneer Center,  families in the community, funders and donors,  the local villages and cities, volunteers, our PADS church partners, and the many people that have worked and served at Pioneer Center,” said Tenuto.  “Our 60th anniversary emphasizes the importance of Pioneer Center in our wonderful community.”

Even with strong community support, satisfied clients, and an enthusiastic and dedicated staff, Pioneer Center still faces challenges.  “Over the years we have experienced delays in state funding and threats to reduce funding. To best control our future, we have made it a priority to diversify our funding so that we can continue to offer the services our community needs and asks for. The generosity of our donors will always be a vital need.  We care, and are determined to provide high quality services in in a financially sound manner.”

Pioneer Center’s motto for their anniversary is #60More. The agency wants to celebrate with everyone all they’ve accomplished in the past sixty years and at the same time look forward to sixty more years of growth and partnership.

“It’s quite a feat to be around for sixty years, especially in social services,” he added.  “Our recent accomplishments such as the expansion of our respite program for families to offer weekend drop-in sessions and the start of our Child and Family Therapy Program are a glimpse of the bright future ahead for Pioneer Center.”

For more information about Pioneer Center and how you can support its mission, please contact:

 

Sam Tenuto, Co-CEO

Pioneer Center for Human Services

815-759-7143

stenuto@pioneercenter.org

www.pioneercenter.org