Pioneer Resources began as an unincorporated association of parents and educators in the late 1940s, operating as Pioneer School and providing special education and therapy. In 1955, the agency became a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation called Western Michigan Center for Handicapped Children, Inc. As special education and mental health services grew and expanded in the public sector, the organization evolved into Pioneer Resources, Inc.
Today, the agency offers a diverse array of individualized supports for persons with disabilities as well as seniors.
Pioneer Resources Provides
- Supported Housing
- Transportation Services
- Employment & Training Opportunities
- Recreational Programs & Camps
- Autism Services
- Senior Programming
- Low Income Housing
Several of our services are funded through Medicaid. The referrals to our programs come from a variety of areas, but many come from HealthWest (previously Muskegon Community Mental Health) or Ottawa County Community Mental Health and PACE/LifeCircles.
If you are not currently being served through your local Community Mental Health agency and would like to find out information about eligibility and benefits please go here:
Our mission is to help people with disabilities and seniors attain independence and dignity by creating opportunities for participation in the community. People in pursuit of:
- a place to live affordable housing and specialized homes
- a place to learn vocational training, ABA therapy & community living supports programs
- a way to get there transportation services
- a place to grow and play camping, recreational programs
Pioneer Resources is accredited through CARF International.
Survey results may be accessed here.
Board of Directors
- Marc Langeland, President
- Margaret O’Toole, Vice President
- Willie Minor, Treasurer
- Mary McDonald, Secretary
- Jim Redder
- Mary Beth Ramos
- Shannon DeLora
- Michael Poulin
- Michael Rykse
- Amanda Van Tubergen
- Cory Mitchell
- Heidi Gras
- Michael Weessies
- Nicole Osborn
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