​ ​​​1300 W. No
rthwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
​Phone: 847-392-2344
​Fax: 847-637-2525 or 847-305-3972

Hours of Operation
​Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm​


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The Mission of Northwest Compass is to enhance our community by providing emergency services, education, and empowerment which foster personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis. 


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​Northwest Compass provides Career Coaching to members of the community that are unemployed, underemployed, or displaced.
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                                                                                          The Empower to Employ Workshops were provided by highly qualified professionals who assist our neighbors to become job ready!

                                                                                          The workshops included: personality assessment, communication skills, teamwork skills, resume writing, interview skills ,and much more.

                                                                                          This new knowledge and preparation will provide these community members with a competitive edge in their job search!

Northwest Compass welcomed 5 volunteers from Notre Dame Prep School. The volunteers worked with our Food Connection Program. The Food Connection Program provides emergency assistance and food to families in need. These students were able to learn about Northwest Compass' mission, the necessity of helping the community, and work towards their service hour goals. Notre Dame Prep School values service in the community and each student participates in over 90 hours of service. Together these students completed our food inventory for the Food Connection Program. With their help we are able to continue to provide emergency relief and nutritious meals to families.
​We would like to thank Aidan Brennan, Michael Ghiloni, Riley McAndrew, Marc Rettino, and Domingo Such for volunteering at Northwest Compass!

Letter carriers of Mount Prospect worked together with their residents to “Stamp out Hunger”!    

                                                            Over 5,500 pounds were collected for Northwest Compass’ Food Connection Program!  Not only has this Postal Food Drive assisted Northwest Compass in restocking its' shelves with non-perishable food items, but the donations will also serve the numerous families in the northwest suburbs who are struggling financially.

                                                            We would like to thank the Mount Prospect Post Office, those in the community that contributed generous amounts of food, and all the volunteers involved that made this event a HUGE success!




Northwest Compass 
​now host site for
Legacy Corps​
Northwest Compass, Inc., Mt. Prospect, IL, is pleased to announce it is working with Legacy Corps, a provider of multiple services to active military families and to veterans and their caregivers, to maintain those services throughout Northern Illinois.  In addition to in-home respite care services for veterans and parents of active military families, Legacy Corps members assist in caregiver transitional services, supporting and creating local peer-to-peer networks, transportation services and providing information about general medical conditions impacting members of the military.  Northwest Compass believes the work of Legacy Corps members and staff is absolutely critical to the support of military families and their caregivers.  For Northwest Compass, becoming a host organization for Legacy Corps is also an opportunity to expand its network of programs in support of those military families whose needs go beyond the services of a Legacy Corps member.

​​For over thirty years, Northwest Compass has supported the needs of low and moderate income families in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Many of those services include connecting people in need with programs intended to meet those needs, and empowering them to be self-reliant.  According to LeRoy Messenger, CEO of Northwest Compass, working with Legacy Corps and their military families “is a natural extension of the mission of Northwest Compass.   We look forward to reaching out and assisting Legacy Corps fulfill their mission”.

Messenger says he has been impressed with the compassion and caring spirit of each member of Legacy Corps with whom he has met.  “Even in this time of transition, they have exemplified the unbreakable spirit of supporting each other, a spirit that has always been critical to the life of one who serves in the military”.   Peg Saintcross, program manager for Legacy Corps, is anxious for the transition to Northwest Compass to be completed.  “We are excited to work with the staff of Northwest Compass in learning new ways we will be able to assist our military families and their caregivers.  There is so much work to be done.”


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