Roads to Freedom - Obra Waiver Services

Roads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver Program

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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Obra Waiver Program, is a Home and Community Based Waiver program that helps those with developmental physical disabilities to live in the community and remain as independent as possible. Available services may include:
  • Adult day services
  • Assistive technology/specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Community Integration, which helps consumers with socialization and adjustment to surroundings
  • Community transition services
  • Personal Assistance Services such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
  • Education services
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations, a waiver that pays for home modifications not covered by insurance
  • Extended state plan - visiting nurse, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior therapy
  • Non-medical transportation, i.e. bus tokens
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
  • Prevocational services
  • Respite services
  • Service Coordination by a coordinator who serves as the consumer's "go to" person
  • Supportive employment services
Geographical AreaAdams, Bradford, Centre, Clearfield, Clindon, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauhpin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, York
Facility/ADA AccessYes. Building entrance, restrooms, and within the building
Intake ProcedureCall the office or send a message through the "Contact us" link in their website.
Client Information
Target PopulationPhysical Concerns
EligibilityGeneral eligibility requirements:
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 59. Individuals who are currently in the waiver prior to 7/1/2006 will age in place. Individuals age 60 and older will be referred to the Aging Waiver.
  • Have a severe developmental physical disability requiring an Intermediate Care Facility/Other Related Conditions (ICF/ORC) level of care.
  • Consumer's disability results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities: mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, capacity for independent living, learning.
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by the local County Assistance Office.
Other related conditions (ORCs) include physical, sensory, or neurological disabilities which manifested before age 22 and are likely to continue indefinitely.
Hours of Operation Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
Contact's Position Director of Programs and Services
Contact's Phone 570-327-9070
Physical Site Address 1 24 East Third Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17701
Main Phone 570-327-9070
TDD Phone 570-327-5254
Other Phone 800-984-7492
Fax 570-327-8610
Web Address
Additional Information
Type of UpdateE-mail
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Affiliated Program: Roads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver Program
This Service: Roads to Freedom - Obra Waiver Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Centers for Independent Living (LR-1550)
Home/Community Based Care Waiver Programs (NL-5000.5000-800.30)