Northwest Compass Inc

Where Crisis becomes Opportunity

Mt Prospect, IL   |  www.northwestcompass.org

Mission

Our Mission We enhance our community by providing emergency services, education and empowerment which foster personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Sonia Ivanov

Main address

1300 W Northwest Hwy

Mt Prospect, IL 60056 USA

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EIN

36-3382832

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Our programs

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Stabilization Services

Serving anyone in the Northwest Suburbs, whether they are going through an immediate crisis or need assistance to prevent housing or food instability. After an initial screening and assessment, clients receive targeted community resources, referrals to programs and services to meet their needs.
Helping Hands provides financial assistance to people experiencing an unexpected crisis, eliminating monetary hardships allowing clients to remain stable in their everyday lives.
Food Connection provides immediate relief for those lacking sufficient food to meet their daily needs. We assist clients by supplementing their household budgets through immediate food support.
HYPE: Helping Youth on the Path to Empowerment focuses on personal stability including personal health, safety, economic stability, and shelter for the often invisible but ever-growing population of homeless youth ages 18-24. Our coordinated system aligns housing resources, education, training, employment services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Career Coaching prepares the unemployed, the underemployed, or the displaced worker to become jog-ready in today’s working environment. The program assists clients in finding and maintaining employment.

Financial Counseling provides financial education and counseling to assist in better management of financial resources. The program aims to increase clients’ financial knowledge and everyday practical skills.

Energy Assistance helps households pay for energy services, based on income, household size, fuel type, and geographic locations.

Health Insurance Enrollment provides individuals and families, small businesses, and their employees, assistance in enrolling in the Marketplace, Medicaid or Access to care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Housing Counseling and Assistance helps stabilize a family’s current housing situation. The program provides housing counseling for a variety of situations and, as available for eligible clients, on-time financial assistance.

Transitional Living assists working homeless families by providing affordable housing. The program provides safe housing, guidance, and help clients to gain control of their finances, learn new life and money management skills, and set goals to achieve greater self-determination and independence.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Northwest Compass impacts the lives and families in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago through a consortium of integrated partnerships and safety-net programs, each of which include outreach, motivational interviewing, solution focused case management, and life skills training. Where crisis becomes opportunity!

Northwest Compass provides services to residents of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago from our main facility in Mount Prospect with exponential program growth in response to dynamic increase in the demand for our services. As strong stewards of our funding, our service delivery model changed from full-time staff to full-time leadership working alongside part-time staff, and unpaid staff. The milieu of unpaid staff are skill-based volunteers, associate volunteers, community service volunteers, corporate group volunteers, undergraduate and graduate interns. We developed a strong volunteer model through our certification as a Service Enterprise through the Points of Light Foundation. A “Service Enterprises are organizations that deeply integrate volunteers to successfully deliver on their mission [and] operate at almost half the median budget as their peers" (Points of Light, 2015). “Service Enterprises are organizations that deeply integrate volunteers to successfully deliver on their mission [and] operate at almost half the median budget as their peers" (Points of Light, 2015). Northwest Compass leverages volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver the organization's mission to over 35,000 units of service for our neighbors in FY15.

Northwest Compass professional staff and experienced board of directors have decades of experience serving the underserved. The board of directors is engaged in reviewing performance reports of staff in service to clients. The executive staff closely monitors outcomes of programs.

Northwest Compass is strengthening it's infrastructure and reporting systems to assure the highest level of client service.

We have recently added Americiorps/Legacy Corps, serving veterans, military personnel and their families. This is the premier Legacy Corps in the United States and the only Legacy Corps in Illinois with 50 members each providing a minimum of 450 hours of service per calendar year.

Financials

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Northwest Compass Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Freiman

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/10/2022

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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