|Christian instruction and worship opportunites; some counseling; annual Christmas service for church and community; seasonal fellowship events; recreational activities such as picnics, crafts, bowling, etc.
Interpreted worship for deaf available.||Cumberland||West Shore Evangelical Free Church||West Shore Evangelical Free Church |
|AHEDD, Cumberland||AHEDD is a private, nonprofit specialized human resource organization that began in 1977. Everything AHEDD does is geared toward assisting individuals with disabilities to maximize their independence, move toward their financial goals, and be fully included in the workplace.
||Cumberland||AHEDD, Cumberland||AHEDD, Inc.|
|AHEDD - York||AHEDD is a private, non-profit organization that serves the community by specializing in the provision of employment services for persons with disabilities. AHEDD pursues community employment as the preferred means to promote community integration and independence for persons with disabilities. AHEDD collaborates with the business community in a variety of facets regarding employing persons with disabilities.
Provides services to youth looking for transition from school to careers & work. Services for youth may include pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.
AHEDD also assists SSDI beneficiaries or SSI recipients in a financial assessment of their array of benefits. Provides a recommended course of action, including analysis of the impact of paid earnings on benefits and viable work incentives which would enable the beneficiary to meet his or her employment and benefit needs.
||York||AHEDD, York||AHEDD, Inc.|
|Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Department For Pastoral Care For Persons With Disabilities||Department for Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities assists with and fosters full inclusion of people with disabilities into the life of the church.||Philadelphia||Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Logan Square||Archdiocese of Philadelphia|
|Arc of Chester County - Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)||Comprehensive Employment Services (CES) provides services that help adults with disabilities find and keep the right job, as well as train companies to find, train and supervise people with disabilities. CES helps people with disabilities find paid employment and become productive members of the community by providing these services: pre-employment assessment and counseling; job seeking and placement services; hands-on and on-the-job training to meet employer needs; ongoing job coaching to ensure job retention; opportunities to learn and share experiences with other participants; transportation training and assistance with securing daily transportation; support with benefits information and referral to benefits counselors, and referrals to obtain proper work attire. CES's program helps people with disabilities become productive employees at no cost to the employer, by providing the following services: thorough screening of applicants to ensure proper job match, individualized, on-site training by a professional employment training specialist to meet the employer specifications, ongoing assessment and follow-up to maintain quality employee performance, excellent long-term communication with job supervisors, and information about ADA and tax credits for businesses hiring people with disabilities.
||Chester||Arc of Chester County, The - Chester; West Chester||Arc of Chester County|
|Arc of Chester County - Disability Related Transportation||Transportation is provided to adults with disabilities who need a ride to and from day programs can access The Arc's transportation program. Chester County residents age 18 and older can select The Arc for safe, reliable rides to and from their day programs. Each bus is staffed by a driver and an aide, and our fleets are handicapped accessible. Our transportation program typically offers a shorter ride than paratransit.
||Chester||Arc of Chester County, The - Chester; West Chester||Arc of Chester County|
|Arc of Chester County - Recreation Program||Recreation program formally known as community habilitation helps people with disabilities have fun and be involved in the community while improving social skills. Our fun activities include: overnight, weekend or week-long excursions to places like mountain resorts, the seashore, campgrounds or theme parks, day-trips to nearby cities, fairs and festivals and tourist attractions, group outings to sporting events, movies, concerts, or dinner theaters, outdoor experiences like camping, boating, hiking, ball games, swimming or miniature golf, and weekly and monthly activity nights at The Arc, including games, dinners, crafts, and theme parties. The Arc of Chester County's Camp Safari is a special place for children between age four to 11 to experience outdoor activities regardless of physical challenges. Teen Camp is open to teens age 12 to 18. Both camps offer: new experiences and fun with peers, activities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, sports, crafts, and nature study, and respite for family members and caregivers. Each camper has a one-on-one teen volunteer supporter in addition to trained camp staff.
||Chester||Arc of Chester County, The - Chester; West Chester||Arc of Chester County|
|Arc of Chester County - Recreation & Socialization Program||The Arcs recreation program formally known as community habilitation helps people with disabilities have fun and be involved in the community while improving social skills. Our fun activities include: overnight, weekend or week-long excursions to places like mountain resorts, the seashore, campgrounds or theme parks, day-trips to nearby cities, fairs and festivals and tourist attractions, group outings to sporting events, movies, concerts, or dinner theaters, outdoor experiences like camping, boating, hiking, ball games, swimming or miniature golf, and weekly and monthly activity nights at The Arc, including games, dinners, crafts, and theme parties. The Arc of Chester Countys Camp Safari is a special place for children between age four to 11 to experience outdoor activities regardless of physical challenges. Teen Camp is open to teens age 12 to 18. Both camps offer: new experiences and fun with peers, activities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, sports, crafts, and nature study, and respite for family members and caregivers. Each camper has a one-on-one teen volunteer supporter in addition to trained camp staff.||Chester||ARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THE||Arc of Chester County|
|Arc of Chester County - Recreation & Socialization Program - Leisure||The Arcs recreation program formally known as community habilitation helps people with disabilities have fun and be involved in the community while improving social skills. Our fun activities include: overnight, weekend or week-long excursions to places like mountain resorts, the seashore, campgrounds or theme parks, day-trips to nearby cities, fairs and festivals and tourist attractions, group outings to sporting events, movies, concerts, or dinner theaters, outdoor experiences like camping, boating, hiking, ball games, swimming or miniature golf, and weekly and monthly activity nights at The Arc, including games, dinners, crafts, and theme parties. The Arc of Chester Countys Camp Safari is a special place for children between age four to 11 to experience outdoor activities regardless of physical challenges. Teen Camp is open to teens age 12 to 18. Both camps offer: new experiences and fun with peers, activities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, sports, crafts, and nature study, and respite for family members and caregivers. Each camper has a one-on-one teen volunteer supporter in addition to trained camp staff.||Chester||ARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THE||Arc of Chester County|
|Arc of Chester County - Safari and Teen Camps - Chester; West Chester||Camp Safari is a special place for children between age 4 to 12 to experience outdoor activities regardless of disability. Teen Camp is open to teens age 13 to 19. Camps offer new experiences and fun with peers. Activities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, sports, crafts, and nature study and respite for family members and caregivers.
Camp Safari - August 20th - 24th
Teen Camp June 25th - 28th
||Chester||ARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THE||Arc of Chester County|
|Arc of Chester County - Transportation||Adults with disabilities who need a ride to and from day programs can access The Arcs transportation program. Chester County residents age 18 and older can select The Arc for safe, reliable rides to and from their day programs. Each bus is staffed by a driver and an aide, and our fleets are handicapped accessible. Our transportation program typically offers a shorter ride than paratransit.||Chester||ARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THE||Arc of Chester County|
|Audiobook Program||We have the world's most extensive library of more than 75,000 audiobooks available for members to download.||LEARNING ALLY||Learning Ally|
|Children's Developmental Program - Early Childhood Education Center||A community preschool and early intervention center.||Bucks||Children's Developmental Program - Bucks; Quakertown||Children's Developmental Program|
|Community Interactions - Supported Employment - Broomall||Helps assists individuals to successfully navigate employment in a competitive workplace. This is accomplished with an array of services for the individual, including career counseling, vocational profile development, situational assessment, job development and placement and job coaching.
Job coaching follows the consumer to their new workplace environment, giving the support and assistance while they learn job duties and responsibilities, including specific job tasks and work assignments.
||Delaware||Community Interactions - Broomall (Resource Center)||Community Interactions|
|Cooperative Provider Service Network - Autism and Special Needs Services||Services include:
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Job Finding Assistance
Support Living||Chester||COOPERATIVE PROVIDER SERVICE NETWORK||Cooperative Provider Service Network|
|Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach Center||The Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach Center has trained, professional health resource consultants with expertise in psychological health and traumatic brain injury that will respond to your specific questions and needs. If we can’t answer your question, we will be sure to connect you to someone that can, whether it’s within the Department of Defense, other federal agencies or a civilian/community organization.
Information provided byThe DCoE Outreach Center was created to provide information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury. It does not function as a treatment or counseling center and cannot provide medical advice.||Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury||United States Department of Defense|
|Freedom Valley Disability Center - Disability/ Health Advocacy||The Center for Independent Living CIL assist in cutting through the "red tape" that often separates persons with disabilities from benefits, products, or services that best meet their needs.||Delaware||Freedom Valley Disability Center||Freedom Valley Disability Enablement|
|Freedom Valley Disability Center - Disability Information and Referral||Information and referral to various disability related services. A data bank is available on-site that contains thousands of resources to which callers can be referred.||Delaware||Freedom Valley Disability Center||Freedom Valley Disability Enablement|
|Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International - Support Services||Although most people recover from GBS and CIDP, the duration of the illness is unpredictable and often months of hospital care are required. Thus, both patient and family undergo the emotional trauma of an uncertain future, not knowing if and when recovery will occur. To assist patients and their families to cope with GBS/CIDP, the Foundation provides emotional support to patients and their loved ones.
Support Services include:
- Personal visits, when possible, by former patients to those currently in hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
- Supplies literature and educational material, including a comprehensive 70-page booklet entitled "An Overview for the Layperson" so patients and families can learn what to expect during the illness, as well as Guidebooks for Caregivers, and for children with GBS. Trifolds are available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic, and others.
- Educates the public and medical communities via sponsorship of local chapters and support groups.
- Fosters and funds research into cause, treatment and other aspects of the disorder.
- Directs patients with long-term disabilities to resources for vocational, financial and other assistance.
- Develops national and international support groups.
- Encourages financial support for community activities.
- Sponsors International Educational Symposia for the medical community and general public.
- Publishes The Communicator, a quarterly informational newsletter.
- Advocates in Washington DC and elsewhere on issues relevent to GBS and CIDP.||Montgomery||Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation International - Montgomery; Conshohocken||Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International|
|HealthWell Foundation||The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you've been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, we may be able to assist you by paying for part of your costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, we may be able to assist with your insurance premium.
Please keep in mind that the HealthWell Foundation currently does not assist with the following expenses:|
- Office visits,
- Administration or infusion costs,
- Medical equipment and supplies,
- Medical transportation,
- Health insurance premium costs for an entire family,
- Deductibles that apply to treatments and services that are not eligible for your approved disease fund,
- Pharmacy compounding costs,
- Over-the-counter treatments,
- Treatments for side effects (e.g. nausea).
|HealthWell Foundation||HealthWell Foundation|
|Horizon House - Peer Support Center - Counseling||The Community Crossroads Peer Recovery Center in West Chester is a mental health service operated by people in recovery that embodies the principles of self-help and empowerment. The Center provides a safe and comfortable environment where people with psychiatric disabilities can learn independence through involvement in peer-run social, recreational, educational and advocacy activities. Community Crossroads is committed to reducing the negative attitudes towards people with mental illnesses, and increase community respect for and understanding of persons with mental illness. For more information call 610-429-1702.||Chester||Community Crossroads Peer Support Center||Horizon House|
|Horse Power For Life - Equestrian Therapy Program||Equestrian Therapy Program offers a horsemanship program is 16 weeks initially, with the opportunity to volunteer as an Assistant Instructor and remain a part of our organization after completion of the program. Lessons are taught by our Senior Instructor and Program Director and are discounted so that students will not be prevented from joining our program due to financial considerations.Upon completion of program, all participants will be competent in the following areas: halter and tack up horse/pony, use grooming equipment correctly, leading a horse/pony from left and right sides, and understanding horses and how they communicate their thoughts and emotions.||Chester||*Main Site (Horse Power For Life)||Horse Power For Life|
|Housing Options Program||The Housing Options Program is a federally funded program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD. The program provides financial assistance in the form of a housing choice subsidy to people who are homeless in Chester County who also have a confirmed disability. Applicants for the program must be referred through an agency participating on the Local Housing Options Team LHOT. If you have any questions about the Housing Options Program or would like to see if you may be eligible, have your case manager, counselor, or other treatment provider contact The Arc for more details.||Chester||ARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THE||Arc of Chester County|
|Housing Partnership of Chester County - Home Modification Program||Provides access modifications for people with permanent disabilities. May be used for homeowners and renters.||Chester||Housing Partnership of Chester County||Housing Partnership of Chester County|
|KleinLife - In Home Support Program||Provides short term in home interventions designed to help seniors live independently in their homes. There are also a limited number of long term services available with customized, flexible service plans at little to no cost depending on eligibility.
Short term services include:
- Personal Care
- Home Delivered Meals
- Homemaker Services
- Home Adaptations/Equipment
- Incontinence Supplies
- Heavy-Duty Cleaning
- Minor Home Repairs
- Utility Bill Payment Assistance
- Rent Payment Assistance
- Extermination Services
- Transportation Services
Long-term services include: Home Delivered Meals, Medical Transportation ,Senior Companion Services||Philadelphia||KleinLife - Northeast Philadelphia||KleinLife|
|Learning Disabilities Association of PA||Learning Disabilities Association of PA||Dauphin||Learning Disabilities Association of PA||Learning Disabilities Association of PA|
|Legal Clinic for the Disabled - General Legal Aid||Provides free high-quality legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities and to the deaf and hard of hearing in most areas of civil law including:
Protection from Abuse
Increasing access to healthcare
Power of Attorney||Philadelphia||Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc - Philadelphia; Spring Garden||Legal Clinic for the Disabled|
|Main Line Meals on Wheels||We deliver nutritious meals to the aged, convalescents, homebound and handicapped persons in the Main Line area, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves, regardless of race, color, age, creed or ability to pay.||Chester||*Main Site (Main Line Meals on Wheels, Inc.)||Main Line Meals on Wheels|
|Melmark - Adult Programs||The Meadows at Melmark is an innovative, work-centered program for adults with mild-to-moderate disabilities. Participants live with friends in staff-supervised, single-family homes, or in the community with their families. They perform creative, fulfilling work while enjoying a full range of social, recreational, and athletic activities.
Adult Day Workshops provide services for adults with moderate-to-profound developmental and physical disabilities, based on individuals’ needs and abilities. For adults with lower cognitive levels or those who are non-ambulatory, activities include multi-sensory stimulation, massage therapy, hand-over-hand training, and personal assistance.
||Chester||*Main Site (Melmark)||Melmark|
|Melmark - Residential Options and Services||Residential Options that Build Confidence:
Our residential program offers an array of alternatives for living on campus and in the community. This program engages leading therapeutic methods to assist individuals to achieve their maximum potential, and feature a strong multidisciplinary clinical team approach that focuses on individual strengths, interests, needs, and choices. Using consumer choice and preference, treatment goals are linked to assessment and reflect planning for future care.
Social, Recreational and Athletic Services:
Well equipped for a variety of activities, Melmark offers indoor and outdoor pools, a covered riding arena, gymnasium, multi-service recreation center, and interactive playgrounds. Students visit surrounding communities regularly for shopping, exercise, and entertainment.||Chester||*Main Site (Melmark)||Melmark|
|Mustard Seed Missions||Home repairs for disabled and low income Venango County homeowners through a referral from a Venango County Human Services caseworker.||Venango||Mustard Seed Missions||Mustard Seed Missions|
|Parkinson Council - Exercise for Parkinson Patients||Although there is no known cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there are a number of changes patients can make to their everyday lifestyles to help with their condition, and possibly alleviate a degree of the symptoms they will be experiencing. Evidence suggests that regular exercise and or physical therapy can improve some of these symptoms and enhance quality of life. You should consult closely with your doctor, physiotherapist or health care professional when devising your own exercise program.
Some of the benefits of regular exercise for the person with Parkinson’s disease can include:
- Increased cardiovascular fitness
- Prevention of joint deformity
- Improved joint mobility
- Improved coordination and balance
- Increased muscle strength and flexibility
- Reduced muscle cramping
- Improved posture
- Improved control over gross motor movements, such as walking
- Reduced stress levels
- Greater confidence in performing daily activities.||Montgomery||The Parkinson Council - Montgomery; Bala Cynwyd||Parkinson Council|
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. Patient Services may assist you with the following services:|
- Co-Pay Relief Program;
- Outreach Programs;
- Prevention assistance;
- Case Management Assistance that focuses on Access to Care Related Assistance, Financial Assistance, Insurance Assistance, and Job Retention Assistance.
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation|
|Patient Advocate Foundation - Co-Pay Relief Program||Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, assisting with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles required by your insurer for pharmaceutical treatments and/or prescription medications relative to your diagnosis. Co-Pay Relief call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner. Upon approval, payments are made:|
- To the Doctor,
- To the Pharmacy,
- To the Patient Directly.
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation|
|Pennsylvania Health Law Project - Health Insurance Claims Assistance||Provides free legal services to lower-income consumers, seniors, and persons with disabilities who are having trouble accessing publicly funded healthcare coverage or services.||Philadelphia||PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH LAW PROJECT - Philadelphia; Old City||Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP)|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Harrisburg||Diagnosis- evaluating medical, psychological, occupational and educational abilities and limitations.||Dauphin||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Placement Services||Job readiness skills training, job development, follow-up, and job coaches at employment site.||Dauphin||Goodwill Keystone Area, Harrisburg||Goodwill Industries International|
|Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania - Special Needs Trust Services||Special Needs Trusts allow individuals with lifelong disabilities to set aside resources without impacting their eligibility for government benefits; including SSI and Medicaid. Congress established statutory authority for Special Needs Trusts with the passage of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. Funds held in trust are used to improve the beneficiary’s quality of life. Common uses of trust funds include transportation costs, counseling/therapy, medical expenses, clothing and computer and electronic equipment.||Delaware||Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania (PLAN of PA) - Delaware; Wayne||Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania (PLAN of PA)|
|Quest Therapeutic Services - Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapies||Quest Therapeutic Services is dedicated to providing effective and comprehensive evaluation, ongoing assessment, and the most current therapeutic strategies to children ages birth to young adult with neuromuscular impairments, developmental delays or other various motor or language impairments. Our therapists’ expertise comes from years of higher education, experience, training, and an unending passion to help children improve their lives.
We work together with families to foster involvement and maximize the effectiveness of the creative strategies provided by our therapists in your home, school, community, or our state-of-the art facility. Although our therapy is clinical in nature, your child will feel that their job is to have a fun experience with our caring staff and creative approaches.
Physical Therapy - focuses on postural control, balance, strength and motor development to increase independence and mobility.
Occupational Therapy - helps children master self-care such as dressing and feeding, and play and socialization skills. Emphasis is placed on sensory processing and developing fine gross and motor skills.
Speech Language Therapy - focuses on all areas of communication such as: oral/motor strengthening, swallowing, expressive/receptive language development, auditory processing, fluency, and articulation.||Chester||*Main Site (Quest Therapeutic Services)||Quest Therapeutic Services|
|Royer-Greaves School for Blind - Special Education||Offers specialized academics including math, reading, pre-Braille and Braille, vocational skills development and life skills including money and time skills, cooking and self help skills. Also offers extended school year program.||Chester||*Main Site (Royer Greaves School for Blind)||Royer Greaves School for Blind|
|Sheltered/Transitional Employment/Work Adjustment Training||Paid real work in a warehouse setting or industry site promoting adjustment to work tolerance expectations and environments.||Dauphin||Goodwill Keystone Area, Harrisburg||Goodwill Industries International|
|Sickle Cell Disease Association - Advocacy||Supports, promotes and encourages self-sufficiency in individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease.||Philadelphia||Sickle Cell Disease Association of America-Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||Sickle Cell Disease Association of America-Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter|
|Suburban Transit Network - Persons with Disabilities Program||Transportation for Montgomery County residents who are disabled, cannot use public transit or the SEPTA or Pottstown Urban Transit transportation service for persons with disabilities. Door to door and wheelchair lift-equipped service is available.||Montgomery||Suburban Transit Network, Inc - Montgomery; Blue Bell||Suburban Transit Network (TransNet) |
|Supported Competitive Employment||Job placement and training with time-enduring support in order to maintain employment.||Dauphin||Goodwill Keystone Area, Harrisburg||Goodwill Industries International|
|Upper Main Line YMCA Programs||YMCA Program memberships help lead a healthier life by building relationships and providing a way for members to be part of your community. A YMCA membership also sets members on a path to good health in spirit, mind and body.||Chester||*Main Site (Upper Main Line YMCA)||Upper Main Line YMCA|
|Variety Club Camp||Provides a wide array of programs and services for children with disabilities through school-year and summertime programs.||Bucks||VARIETY CLUB CAMP||Variety Club Camp|
|West Chester University - Student Support Services||Provides opportunities for academic development, and assists
students towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Serves as a resource and voice for undergraduate first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities.||Chester||West Chester University - Student Support Services||West Chester University|
|Workplace & Employment||AAPD is committed to improving employment outcomes for the many people with disabilities who are not working but are ready, willing and able to work.
We promote legislation and policy that promotes opportunities for people with disabilities, partner with employers to improve business practices and develop mentoring programs, and offer career opportunities to students and recent graduates with disabilities.
Internships are invaluable professional development tools and can open doors that education alone cannot. In the best programs, interns receive hands-on work experience and mentoring, which prepare them to succeed in the workforce.
Disability Mendoring Day:
The AAPD’s Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) program connects nearly 13,000 students and job seekers with disabilities to thousands of employers each year. The 2011 events took place in over 200 locations across the country. DMD, held the third Wednesday in October, promotes career development through hands-on programs, job shadowing, and ongoing mentoring. This experience has helped thousands of past participants develop lasting relationships and secure internships or jobs.||1819 H St NW, Suite 330, Washington DC (Workplace & Employment)||American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)|