About Pioneer Resources

An image of our four ovals representing live, learn, grow and play, get there. Includes our mission statement: To help people with disabilities and seniors attain independence and dignity by creating opportunities for participation in the community.

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.

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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:

2024 Agency Video

Our Mission

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:


Pioneer Resources is accredited through CARF International. Survey results may be accessed here.

Agency Brochures

Our agency brochure is provided in PDF below for viewing or printing. This brochure is designed to print on legal size (8.5×14) paper in landscape orientation, double sided. Call us today at 231.773.5355 and we’ll be happy to get printed brochures to you.

  • Marc Langeland, President
  • Michael Weessies, Vice President
  • Willie Minor, Treasurer
  • Mary McDonald, Secretary
  • Mary Beth Ramos
  • Shannon DeLora
  • Michael Rykse
  • Amanda Van Tubergen
  • Margaret O’Toole
  • Nicole Osborn
  • Justin Grill
  • Jon Gale
  • Terry Sabo
  • Rachel Gorman
  • Sandra Baker


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Annual Report & Outcomes Report

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Image of cover of report, Legacy Report fall 2023 with swirls and image of man in wheelchair at bowling alley
Image of cover of report, says 2023 Outcomes report for Pioneer Resources with our 4 ovals representing live, learn, grow and play, get there, swirls on the bottom and top corner

Room Reservation

Our largest meeting space, Big Blue Lake, is available for rent. This space is fully accessible with hearing loop technology installed. If interested, please complete our form below.

Privacy Policy

Pioneer Resources, Inc. is committed to honoring our donors’ privacy. We do not rent, sell or exchange donor information with others. A donor’s information is recorded to keep the donor informed about Pioneer Resources and its ongoing support of individuals with disabilities as well as seniors in our community.

Pioneer Resources does not collect personal information about visitors to our website, except when visitors specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. There are specific instances where it is necessary to share this information with trusted and verified third party vendors only when verifying your communication preferences.


We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit www.pioneerresources.org  unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Some basic demographic information is collected through the use of cookies to help us improve our services based on how users like you are connecting with us. We use this information to measure and track how visitors use the different sections of our site, what devices they are using and to help us make our site more user friendly and informative to visitors in the future.

Information provided to us may be disclosed when we in good faith believe that the law requires this disclosure. 

Should you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain information.  We ask that you do not include confidential information through an unsecured e-mail.

Pioneer Resources may update and or revise this privacy policy as necessary to meet standards.