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Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies for people with disabilities who need to install ramps, elevators, stair glides or lifts; widen doorways; install grab bars in showers and bathrooms; lower kitchen and other cabinets; or make other modifications in their homes or apartments to make them accessible. Also included are programs that assess the accessibility of homes and apartments of people who have disabilities and make recommendations regarding necessary modifications.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
AccessAbility - Accessibility ModificationsDistributor and installer of accessibility modifications such as access lifts, elevators, barrier-free products and mobility equipment.NorthamptonAccessAbilityAccessAbility
Access Grant ProgramProgram activities include, but are not limited to the following:Adaptive modifications such as ramps, lifts, door widening, visual door bells, audio phones, visual phone signalers, etc. that will improve the ability of a person with disabilities to enter and exit the home. Adaptive modifications, such as widening hallways, lowering the kitchen counters, enlarging bathrooms, or adding grab bars that will increase the ability of a person with disabilities to perform activities of daily living. Other adaptive modifications that will enable a person with a disability to remain in the home and prevent institutionalization. These funds may not be used to modify units owned or operated by public housing authorities or a facility licensed by DPW or Department of Health (DOH) for support services; for relocation expenses; for escrowing purposes to return the unit to its original condition.ColumbiaColumbia County Housing and Redevelopment AuthorityColumbia County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Accessible DreamsBuilds and designs new homes or modifies existing homes in neighborhoods where clients with disabilities choose to live. Works with clients to create an Accessible Modification Plan and, if eligible, assists them in securing home modification funding. Provides a list of modifications that can be completed and selects the appropriate builder. Also lists adaptable homes for sale in southwestern Pennsylvania, builds new homes according to universal design standards, with options for ADA or custom accommodations to meet individual needs.WashingtonAccessible DreamsAccessible Dreams
All Abilities - Home ModificationsThis service can help individuals gain access to opportunities for home improvements that allow them to move around more freely or to function with greater independence in their home.WestmorelandService CoordinationAll Abilities
Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy - Home ModificationsPrograms that identify physical barriers or other problems in the home and recommend suitable adaptations to improve accessibility. In some cases, staff are available to consult with architects and contractors during the planning and construction phases of a home modification project.Alleghenies United Cerebral PalsyAlleghenies United Cerebral Palsy
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches - Volunteer CaregiversRecruits volunteers and matches them to senior citizens for various services including transportation, shopping, visiting, light housework caregiver relief, and telephone reassurance program.AlleghenyAllegheny Valley Association of Churches - Volunteer CaregiversAllegheny Valley Association of Churches
Allentown Health BureauThe health bureau's three main functions are to assess and monitor the population's health status, develop public policies to maintain and promote health and assure that the population has access to public health services. Clinics provide immunizations, STD/HIV testing, pregnancy testing, screening for prostate and breast cancer and monitoring of chronic diseases.Lead screenings provided in certain situations, not by the clinic. To contact Cancer Prevention and Screening Services, call 610-437-7513. Communicable Disease Control 610-437-7569: Communicable Disease 610-437-7632: TB Services 610-437-7742: STD/HIV Services Clinics (held at Alliance Hall, 245 North Sixth Street, Allentown, PA): 610-437-7754: Immunization and Early Pregnancy Testing 610-437-8777: Lead Poisoning Screening 610-437-7569: Sexual Transmitted Disease 610-437-7742: HIV Testing 610-437-7632: Tuberculosis Environmental Health Services: Allentown City Hall 435 Hamilton Street, Fourth Floor Allentown, PA 18101-1699 610-437-7759: Institutional sanitation, food protection, animal control, housing sanitation, bed bugs, lead paint 610-439-5946: Fax 610-437-7535: Animal Control 610-437-7598: Injury Prevention Services (adults and children) Division Child/Adolescent Health Services: 610-437-7754: Immunizations 610-437-8777: Lead Testing 610-437-7615: Home Visits and Health Education 610-437-7633: Nurse-Family Partnership 610-437-7615: Referrals: Dental/Special Needs 610-437-8777: Pregnancy Testing Chronic Disease Division: Cancer Prevention and Screening Services: 610-437-7513 Heart Disease and Diabetes Prevention Services: 610-437-7581 Osteoporosis Prevention Services: 610-437-7581 Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program: 610-437-7581 or 610-437-7513 Public Health Emergency Preparedness: 610-437-7577 Clinic Hours: Mon – 2-4 p.m; Tues – 1-5 p.m.; Wed – varies; Thurs – 2-4 p.m.; Fri – 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays: TB Testing (hours: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) - must live within the Allentown city limits; $5.00 cash fee. Tuesdays: STD/HIV Testing (hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – no residency restrictions; FREE. Wednesdays: Children’s immunizations (hours vary – appointment required) – must live within the Allentown city limits and be on Medicaid or have NO insurance. FREE. Thursdays: STD/HIV testing & Early Pregnancy Testing (hours: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) – no residency restrictions. FREE. Fridays: Adult Immunizations (hours: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) – must live within the Allentown city limits. FREELehighAllentown Health BureauAllentown Health Bureau
Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living - AdvocacyAssess and help to resolve barrier issues of inaccessibility or discrimination. Conduct disability awareness training for schools, businesses, hospitals and civic organizations.LuzerneAnthracite Region Center for Independent LivingAnthracite Region Center for Independent Living
Bethlehem Health BureauServices include: Environmental Health services include sanitation, animal control, lead abatement and food services. Clinic services: - Family Planning Clinic, immunization clinic and TB clinic are available by appointment only. - Wellness Center at the Health Bureau offers some immunizations and health screenings. Open Monday and Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Appointments preferred. - Walk in STD clinic offered Wednesdays 10:00am to 1:00pm, free for Bethlehem City residents Emergency Preparedness Division educates individuals and businesses on preparing for natural disasters, epidemics and/or other emergencies. Recruits and trains the medical reserve corps, a medical related volunteer corps that can be mobilized in response to disasters. Maternal and Child Health services include free dental care for uninsured children attending Bethlehem school district and in-home asthma trigger assessments. Chronic Disease and Health Education Programs focus on smoking prevention/cessation, injury prevention, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. NorthamptonBethlehem Health BureauBethlehem Health Bureau
Center for Independent Living Opportunities•CORE INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS - Peer Mentoring/Support, Independent Living Skills Training •ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL - Community Action Initiatives that promote positive systems change •INDEPENDENT MONITORING OF SERVICES - 4 Quality Project Quality of Life, Surveying of individuals served by the Intellectual Disability system •HOME ASSESSMENT AND MODIFICATIONS - Pennsylvania Accessible Housing Program Provides Home modifications to individuals with very low income living in York County. ADA & UCC Assistance Comprehensive, on-site assessments, technical assistance, and training on the federal and state anti-discrimination and accessibility laws •EDUCATION - Training Individualized, interactive workshops on disability awareness and disability related issues; monthly consumer training series YorkYork County - Center for Independent Living OpportunitiesYork County - Center for Independent Living Opportunities
Cerebral Palsy Association - Adult ServicesThe Cerebal Palsy Association provides coordinated resources, case management and social work services to adults who are physically disabled in Chester County and parts of Bucks,Delaware, Lancaster and Montgomery County. The program also provides relevant information and appropriate referrals to existing community resources as well as advocacy and continued follow-up to consumers over age 18, living independently and requiring continuing services Other services provided: - Information and referral - Home modifications - Adaptive equipment - Transportation services - Community Service Programs for Persons with Physical Disabilities - Personal emergency service systems for people with disabilities who qualifyChester*Main Site (The Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County)Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County
Cerebral Palsy Association - Community Service ProgramCommunity Service Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities (CSPPPD) offers supportive services for older adults under 60 seeking long term independent living. Services Include: - Daily living services - Community integration - Personal Emergency Response Systems\\ - Home modifications - Transportation - Supports CoordinationChester*Main Site (The Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County)Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County
Home Modification ProgramCeritified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) provide technical asssistance, coordination and consultation for accessible home modifications.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
Hosanna IndustriesHome repair services for needy, qualified, very low/low-income homeowners. New home construction. Disaster repair services. All forms of home repairs: roofs (not more than one story), siding, windows, doors, porch repair, drywall/plaster repair, flooring, plumbing, electrical, appliance replacement, hot water tanks, furnaces, retaining walls, masonry.BeaverHosanna IndustriesHosanna Industries
Housing Partnership of Chester County - Home Modification ProgramProvides access modifications for people with permanent disabilities. May be used for homeowners and renters.ChesterHousing Partnership of Chester CountyHousing Partnership of Chester County
Indiana County Office of Planning and Development - Housing AccessibilityProvides financial assistance in the form of a grant to Indiana County home owners who have a permanent physical disability, or who has someone within their household with a permanent physical disability. Modifications such as ramps, grab bars, bathroom modifications, door widening, stair lifts etc. will be made to accommodate their disability and enable them to maintain their independent living status.IndianaIndiana County Office of Planning and DevelopmentIndiana County Office of Planning and Development
LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living)The only organization in the Lehigh Valley dedicated to assisting persons with all types of disabilities. Provides community outreach and education, independent living skills, information on adaptive technologies/equipment, advocacy, information and referral, peer support, sign language interpreter referral service and specialized housing search and support. Provides information on programs that will pay for home modifications (to increase accessibility). Transportation Connect individuals with disabilities who are homeless to shelters LehighLVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)
McKeesport Housing Corporation - Accessibility Modification ProgramProvides assistance with minor home modifications for individuals with disabilities. For example, the program can assist with grab bars and ramps into a home.AlleghenyMcKeesport Housing CorporationMcKeesport Housing Corporation
Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation - Adaptive Modifications ProgramThe Adaptive Modifications program, which provides major adaptations to a house or a rental unit, assists individuals with physical disabilities to live independently in their own homes and avoid institutionalization.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Housing Development Corporation - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Housing Development Corporation
Self-Determination Housing Project of PennsylvaniaSDHP develops and documents projects that test new ideas and approaches to self-determined housing. SDHP initiates programs to address community needs. SDHP Home Modifications Program enables eligible low and moderate-income persons with permanent disabilities to make their current home more accessible. Regional Housing Coordinator Project coordinates and support regional and local housing activities, assists with resource identification and system navigation. Housing Advocacy Coordination Project addresses issues in the area of public and subsidized housing that are important to people with disabilities. SDHP Affiliate Organizations comprise a network of agencies that incorporate self-determination into their activities and provide services in over 50 counties.ChesterSelf-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania (SDHP)Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania (SDHP)
Supports Coordination of NWPA - Supports CoordinationProvides assistance as necessary in order for individuals to remain in their homes.ErieSupports Coordination of NWPASupports Coordination of NWPA
UDS - Accessible Home ModificationsProgram designs and constructs accessibility modifications for homeowners and tenants, making it possible for individuals with disabilities to remain in their own homes. Items such as wheelchair ramps, accessible bathrooms, lifts, stair glides, widened doors and hallways, and both hearing and visual accommodations are installed by the program. The program cannot perform repairs.LancasterUDS - Erin CourtUDS Foundation
Valley Care Association - Home Safe HomeHelps seniors and adults with disabilities stay at home safely. Trained staff with expertise in home modifications will visit the home and assess it for safety needs such as grab bars in the bathroom, railings and ramps. Professional contractors complete all of the home modifications. Financial assistance is available to eligible individuals.BeaverValley Care AssociationValley Care Association
Washington County Faith in ActionProvides supportive services and outreach to meet the needs of the elderly and adults with disabilities. Services include transportation to medical appointments, errands and shopping assistance, supportive visiting and telephone reassurance, light housekeeping and meal preparation, minor household maintenance, caregiver relief, and reading or helping to write out checks to pay bills.WashingtonWashington County Faith in ActionTransitional Paths for Independent Living

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