Who We Are


Responding to an environment of dynamic and constantly changing socioeconomics continues to define and solidify Northwest Compass Inc.’s essential role in assisting people in meeting the challenges of having a safe environment for themselves and their families, from which they can create a path to a positive future.


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


We will continue to be an effective provider to those in crisis in the Northwest suburbs through the delivery of comprehensive services that help people when they need it the most. This vision will be achieved through a consortium of integrated community partnerships.


Cultural competency. Diversity is a valuable reality in our community, therefore staff, interns, and volunteers demonstrate such in their work with participants.
Organizational partnerships. Collaborative relationships with the community, public, and private industry partners assist families in overcoming barriers through coordinated services.
Mutually-agreeable goals. Cooperation between personnel and participants are essential to providing emergency services, education, and empowerment in order to foster personal responsibility.
Program excellence. Designing, aligning and continuously improving realistic program outcomes allows for our participants to succeed.
Accountability. Responsible productivity of our participants and staff will work together towards an overall goal and healthy interdependence.
Suspending judgment and demonstrating empathy. Open mindedness with our participants is treasured because active listening creates transformation.
Solution focused-motivational interviewing. Trained staff providing short term intervention assists participants in overcoming their immediate crisis by meeting them where they are.


Emily Doubek
ACCO Brands

Brian Freiman – Board Chair, Executive Board
Freiman Law

Rebecca J. Froman Freiman, MA, MT-BC – Secretary
Director, Greater Chicago Music Therapy, Inc.

Steve Gootee – Fundraising Committee
Vice President Village Bank

Jennifer Hare
Speech-Language Pathologist
Alexian Brothers Rehabilitation Hospital

Wayne T. Lofthouse
Retired Attorney

Joe Riederer
VP/Branch Manager, Village Bank & Trust



Sonia Ivanov
Executive Director
​847 305 2764
Email: [email protected]

Scott Devlin
Business Manager
847 392 2344
Email: [email protected]​​​​​

Anna Klimkowicz, LPC, MA
Program Manager, Housing Counseling & Assistance & Transitional Living Program
847 305 2038 ​
Email: [email protected]

Jennie Cherry
Program Specialist/Housing Navigator
847 637 0967
Email: [email protected]

(Maria) Rose Gomez
Program Specialist/Housing Navigator
​224 499 7000
​​Email: [email protected]

Erik Nelson
Street Outreach/Maintenance Technician II
847 305 3584
847 754 1446 (call or text)
Email: [email protected]​​​​​

Wesley Tankson
Maintenance Technician I
847 637 0974
Email: [email protected]

Monika Stajniak
Outreach Project Manager/Housing Specialist/Community Outreach
773 406 5244 (call or text)
Email: [email protected]

Christine Babico
Program Specialist/Housing Navigator
Email: [email protected]

Nicolette Alexander
Program Specialist/Housing Navigator
Email: [email protected]

Alison Pittas
Grant Writer/Fundraising
847 392 2344 ext. 432
Email: [email protected]

Sonia Kosmala, MA, EdS
Young Adult Joint Transitional & Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager – HYPE
847 392 2344, ext. 410
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected] (for general inquiries about youth services)

Sean Fruin
Young Adult Joint Transitional & Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager – HYPE
847 392 2344, ext. 422
224 805 2837 (call or text)
Email: [email protected]​​​​​

Daniela Hernandez
Youth Program System Navigator – HYPE
224 324 3147 or
847 392 2344, ext. 414
Email: [email protected]​​​​​

Reina Soto
Youth Program System Navigator – HYPE
847 392 2344, ext. 423
Email: [email protected]​​​​​

James Shatkus
Case Manager
847 392 2344 ext. 442
Email: [email protected]

Lisa Wilson
Case Manager
847 234 2344 ext. 431
Email: [email protected]

Erik Pagan
Food Pantry
Email: [email protected]

Key Partners

Ed Thommes
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: [email protected] 




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