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Individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities and health conditions may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ADA Technical AssistanceProvides technical assistance to private businesses or local and state organizations on meeting ADA compliance. Includes a walk-through of the business by qualified people with disabilities and a written summary of recommendations.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
AdvocacyAdvocates and volunteers work on state and local disability issues.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
Caring FamiliesThe Caring Families program is a domiciliary program that matches individuals experiencing mental illness, mental retardation or the effects of aging, and who seek personal support, fulfillment and a meaningful presence in the community, with families who are well suited to their lives and lifestyles. The Caring Families Program coordinates living arrangements for one to three individuals in a family's home. These arrangements include room and board, as well as personal care services for adults who cannot live independently but who do not require 24-hour institutional or nursing care. DauphinKeystone Community Mental HealthKeystone Mental Health
Chariots of HopeChariots of Hope, a nonprofit organization, has been established for the purpose of collecting used wheelchairs. The donated wheelchairs are then repaired and distributed, at no cost to the recipient, to those in need. Visit their website to request or donate a wheelchair. Chariots of HopeChariots of Hope
Cleaning for HeroesCleaning for Heroes is a clearing house of cleaning professionals willing to provide no-cost house cleaning services to disabled and elderly veterans. Cleaning for HeroesCleaning for Heroes
Community Service CrewCommunity ServiceCumberlandCumberland County Juvenile ProbationCumberland County Juvenile Probation
Conemaugh Health System - Operation Family CaregiverOperation Family Caregiver is an educational program offered by the Conemaugh Health System to teach caregivers of returning Service Members a set of tools to help manage everyday problems. Operation Family Caregiver is a FREE, tailored, caregiver support intervention consisting of: in-home, Skype or phone visits, monthly telephone availability, data collection at beginning and end, program length 4-6 months, and you must complete 75% of sessions to be considered a program completer. The objective of the program is to improve:
  • Ability of family caregiver to utilize evidence-based problem-solving skills to reduce the burden of caregiving and enhance well-being,
  • Utilization of problem-solving skills to lower family caregiver depression and health complaints,
  • Management of anxiety of children located in the home.
Taking part in this program may help you to better understand the problems you may be having as a caregiver for a service member with physical disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or combat stress. Any information obtained from this program, and which may be important to your health will be shared with you.
CambriaConemaugh Health System Home HealthConemaugh Health System
CornerstoneThe Cornerstone Housing Support Center assists Beaver County residents in finding the resources they need and is committed to providing reliable information and services to the community. Services available include:
  • Assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness,
  • Utility Assistance,
  • Displaced residents emergency motel program,
  • Consumer Education,
  • Supportive Housing Program for individuals and families with disabilities who have exhausted all other housing options,
  • Fair Housing,
  • Supportive Services for Veterans Families.
BeaverCornerstoneCornerstone
Cumberland Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides objective information on choices for long term living supports and services. Help consumers to evaluate the types of services needed. Make connections with organizations that provide services. Help with applications for assistance to pay for services. Assist in planning to meet future needs for services.CumberlandCumberland LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesCumberland Link to Aging and Disability Resources
Darrell Gwynn FoundationThe Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation's Education & Prevention Program strives to raise awareness about spinal cord injuries while also revealing the foundation's other initiatives. To accomplish this, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation will educate young people about ways that they can prevent a spinal cord injury by encouraging them to think twice before participating in destructive decisions and risky behavior particularly: distracted driving, impaired driving, not wearing seatbelts, underage drinking, playing with guns, diving in unknown waters and dangerous practices while playing sports or exercising. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation's Education & Prevention program will encourage young people to make positive decisions in their lives with the intention of reducing the number of new spinal cord injuries. Through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's Education & Prevention Program, we strive to be the national leader in spinal cord injury education and prevention. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is dedicated to supporting people with paralysis by giving the gift of mobility and assisting patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. Darrell Gwynn FoundationDarrell Gwynn Foundation
Darrell Gwynn Foundation - Wheelchair Donation ProgramThe Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is dedicated to supporting people with paralysis by giving the gift of mobility and assisting patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation donates custom power and manual wheelchairs to children and adults facing medical and financial hardships.Darrell Gwynn FoundationDarrell Gwynn Foundation
Disability Awareness TrainingTo educate the public about communicating with people with diverse disabilities and becoming more aware about people with disabilities, accessibility and disability issues. Multimedia presentation designed to meet your business needs.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
Family Driven Family Support ServiceProvide eligible families the chance to be directly involved in choosing the services and goods, which address their unique needs. The role of the FDSS payment agent services is payment facilitation on behalf of the consumer/family for those goods and services pre-authorized in the person's Individualized Support Plan (ISP). In addition, the payment agent services provide consumers and their families the choice of becoming the "employer of record", allowing innovation and flexibility in meeting their individual needs or the needs of a family member with a disability.DauphinThe ARC of Dauphin CountyThe ARC of Dauphin County
Franklin County Human Services, Information and ReferralFranklin County Human Services Information and Referral (I&R)/Pennsylvania 211 as well as LINK, is an available service to anyone who is seeking information regarding the availability of human services for those residing in Franklin County. PA211 is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, free and confidential resource that is intended for public use. Individuals who are uncertain of how to access the information or services that they desire are encouraged to contact us. If the desired information is not directly at hand, I&R will actively research and respond to the inquiry as quickly and efficiently as possible. Provides objective information on choices for long term living supports and services. Help consumers to evaluate the types of services needed. Make connections with organizations that provide services. Help with applications for assistance to pay for services. Assist in planning to meet future needs for services. Additionally, I&R provides resource materials in the form of the Where to Turn for Help guide, reeentry guide, Human Services Directory, etc.FranklinFranklin County Human ServicesFranklin County Human Services
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind - America’s VetDogsAmerica’s VetDogs trains and places guide and service dogs to help veterans with disabilities once again lead active, independent lives. Not only does a guide or service dog provide assistance with daily activities, it provides the motivation to take on new challenges. People focus on the dog, not the disability. With a VetDog by his or her side, a veteran is never alone. America’s VetDogs serves the needs of veterans with disabilities from all eras who have honorably served our country. VetDogs trains and places guide dogs for individuals who are blind; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities; and physical and occupational therapy dogs to work with service members in military and VA hospitals. It is accredited by Assistance Dogs International and the International Guide Dog Federation. For a dog to become a VetDog guide or service dog, it must meet our health, safety, and training standards.Guide Dog Foundation for the BlindGuide Dog Foundation For The Blind
Heroes Supporting HeroesCharitable organization that paints, repairs porches and steps, scrubs interiors, builds wheelchair ramps and performs other assorted jobs at no charge to qualifying applicants.AlleghenyHeroes Supporting HeroesHeroes Supporting Heroes
Independent Living ServicesConsumer controlled services include training designed to increase self-reliance, living skills and enhance self-confidences such as cooking, budgeting, housing search, benefits counseling and home maintenance skills. Training is also available to empower people with disabilities to speak for themselves and others. Information and resource materials are available related to disability issues.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
LifelineA personal emergency response system which helps older or disabled persons maintain their independence.AdamsAdams County Office for AgingAdams County Office for Aging
LifeNets - The Wheelchair ProjectThe goal of LifeNet's Wheelchair Project is to put wheelchairs that are not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from them. LifeNet's Wheelchair Project is for those living in the United States. The program is designed to facilitate the exchange of wheelchairs between individuals and is not for the use of vendors or distributors. LifeNetsLifeNets
Living Well with a DisabilityA no-cost multi-faceted, lifestyle evaluation to determine the programs, services and support available to assist you to Live Well with a Disability.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Educational Gratuity ProgramEducational Gratuity program provides financial assistance to children of honorably discharged veterans who have service-connected disabilities and served during a period of war or armed conflict or children of veterans who die or died in service during a period of war or armed conflict. Payment will not exceed $500.00 per term or semester per qualified child to each approved educational institution upon submission by that approved educational institution of proof of matriculation of the applicant. Educational gratuity payments are paid directly to the Educational Institution and may not be made for longer than 4 scholastic years.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Wounded WarriorsOffers Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, their families, or Pennsylvania veterans with medical emergencies in their families financial assistance. Helps wounded warriors with home repairs, utility payments, short term rent or mortgage payments, medical bills and medical equipment not covered under current government programs and educational programs to prepare for college under the GI Bill.CumberlandPennsylvania Wounded WarriorsWounded Warrior Project
Person with Disability (PWD)TransportationPerryPerry County Transportation AuthorityPerry County Transportation Authority
Pittsburgh Community Services Neighborhood Safety Program - CityPCSI distributes Home Safety Products to eligible households in need. These products include: Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, Surge Protectors, Space Heaters and Flashlights.AlleghenyPittsburgh Community ServicesPittsburgh Community Services
Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities. Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment. Goals include:
  • Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
  • Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
  • Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
  • Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
AlleghenyPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer ProgramProject for Freedom's Young Adult Summer Program is a 2-week summer program for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities that focuses on the soft skills–communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, and lifelong learning skills–necessary for the workplace. Focus will be on job readiness, employment goals, employment opportunities and strategies for success. By the end of the program students will have an awareness of what it takes to be employed, prepare the necessary tools to search for employment, and will effectively present at an interview. Material will be based on “Skills to Pay the Bills” curriculum developed by the Department of Labor specifically for individuals with disabilities. It will be presented in an interactive workshop environment that encourages workplace best practices. The Instructor will monitor progress. Strategies will be developed for improvement and students will leave with the start of an employment plan. Pre and post assessments will measure progress. This program will be the start for continuing education in this critical area of transition from school to work. Make sure your student is prepared for employment. Be a part of this exciting program.AlleghenyPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
Service CoordinationSCSCPA addresses the needs of disabled adults and recommends and sets up the services which will enable the individual to live independently and safely in their own home. SCSCPA will coordinate the needs of these adults using all available community resources and evaluate annually to meet their on going and changing needs. In-home care is state funded and eligibility is determined through the Independent Enrollment Broker.YorkService Coordination of South Central, Pennsylvania, Inc.Service Coordination of South Central, Pennsylvania, Inc.
Specialized Community Residence/Residential Rehab ServicesCommunity Residential Rehabilitation Services Community Residential Rehabilitation Services (CRRS) assist people who experience mental illness meet their individual needs in a structured, therapeutic residential environment. Services are provided in both full-care and partial-care settings. With around-the-clock support in clustered apartments or townhouses, full-care services help people develop daily living skills so they may live more independently as participating members of the community. The partial-care service, provided in a boarding-home setting, offers daily support to individuals who wish to live in a less structured program while developing the skills necessary to live independently in the community. Specialized Community Residence A Specialized Community Residence offers an opportunity for people experiencing psychological difficulties to live in the community and receive assistance and support with the activities of daily living. Individuals live in a stable, supportive environment and are encouraged to live as independently as possible. Individuals living in a Specialized Community Residence are encouraged to explore meaningful daytime activities, expand their interests, and develop their personal strengths. DauphinKeystone Community Mental HealthKeystone Mental Health
TAP (Telephone Assurance Program)Telephone calls are made by a volunteer to verify the well-being of frail seniors or persons with disabilities. Calls are made daily at a pre-negotiated time.CumberlandRetired & Senior Volunteer Program of the CapitalRetired & Senior Volunteer Program of the Capital Region Inc
United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. We believe no person should be excluded from opportunity on the basis of their disability. Our goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. United Spinal is committed to advancing public policies that lead to greater civil rights and independence for people with disabilities. We believe in:
  • Access to Quality Affordable Healthcare,
  • Employment Opportunities, Self Sufficiency and Independent Living,
  • Consumer Directed Quality Health Care and Community Integration,
  • Preservation of Social Security Benefits,
  • Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities.
United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association
United States Department of Labor - USAJOBSUSAJOBS.gov is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities. As the Federal Government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information, USAJOBS.gov provides a variety of opportunities. To date, USAJOBS has attracted over 17 million job seekers. USAJOBS.gov is available to everyone! Setting up a USAJOBS account simply requires an email to sign up. Registered users can build a resume or upload a resume in a compatible format for submission across most Federal Agencies. To search for potential job matches, seekers can look for positions through a variety of methods including agency, job type, location or salary range. USAJOBS.gov provides special categories for federal employment job seekers who are:
  • Individuals with Disabilities,
  • Veterans,
  • Students and Recent Graduates,
  • Senior Executives.
United States Department of LaborUnited States Department of Labor
United States Department of the Navy, Disabled Veterans Assistance LineThe Department of Navy as a lead agency in hiring veterans created the helpline. Staff will provide: Employment advice and referrals to returning disabled service members, recently medically retired service members, and their spouses. Support for disabled veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and all disabled veterans of other conflicts, campaigns and wars. Assistance with employment opportunities at the Dept. of Navy as well as other Federal and State agencies. Human Resource Specialists will provide I&R and if unable to respond immediately will reply in one business day.United States Department of Defense, United States Department of the NavyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension: Automobile and Adaptive Equipment GrantServicemembers and Veterans may be eligible for a one-time payment of not more than $19,817 toward the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance if you have certain service-connected disabilities. The grant is paid directly to the seller of the automobile and the Servicemember or Veteran may only receive the automobile grant once in his/her lifetime. Certain Servicemembers and Veterans may also be eligible for adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into and out of the vehicle. VA may provide financial assistance in purchasing adaptive equipment more than once. This benefit is payable to either the seller or the Veteran or Servicemember. Important: You must have prior VA approval before purchasing an automobile or adaptive equipment.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & PensionUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania - 21 and AbleA coalition of advocates, parents, community leaders, and volunteers working to create a roadmap for young adults with disabilities who are transitioning out of the education and supportive services system. Works to increase public awareness of issues faced by transitioning youth with disabilities; advocates for systems and policy change and investment in support services, housing, and transportation for transitioning youth with disabilities. Pilot projects will provide transitioning youth with access to affordable housing, day programming, education, employment and training, recreation, etc. The Career Transition Project helps young adults with disabilities that have the skills for the jobs gain employment opportunities. We partner with several employers to help make specific employment opportunities available.AlleghenyCommunity ImpactUnited Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. VA's Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is responsible for the national policies and programs for medical rehabilitation, prosthetic and sensory aids services that promote the health, independence and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is comprised of national programs for: Audiology and Speech Pathology; Blind Rehabilitation; Chiropractic Care; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service; and, Recreation Therapy. Special programs include Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) System of Care, Amputation System of Care, and Blind Rehabilitation Care Continuum. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services provides program and policy direction for over 8,000 rehabilitation care and prosthetic services providers. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is committed to providing the highest quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care; the most advanced medical devices and products that are commercially available; and, promoting advancements in rehabilitative care and evidence-based treatment.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Caregiver Support ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide support to family caregivers of veterans. There are many available services and supports through VAPHS and the national VA caregiver support program, including a specialized program for caregivers of eligible veterans who were seriously injured or psychologically injured in the line of duty on or after 9/11 (go to www.caregiver.va.gov for more information). In addition, VAPHS his many home and community-based care programs that are designed to promote the care of the veteran at home by providing the caregiver assistance. There are also various support groups and educational opportunities available. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
VetsFirstVetsFirst is a program of United Spinal Association that assists veterans and their eligible family members in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, deserve and need. They advocate nationally for all generations of veterans, including individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. They connect with over 2,000 veterans annually through our call center and online help desk, Ask VetsFirst. Their staff tackles each case individually, taking the time to discuss self-help tips and assist with questions on military separation, claims appeals, and state benefits. They also offer assistance and representation in claims for benefits and services before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to providing individual support and counseling services, VetsFirst offers timely news and information across the spectrum of issues presently impacting veterans, including guides on self-help, state benefits, separating from the military, as well as exclusive feature stories on military health care and VA funding and compensation. Ask VetsFirst is a free support service for Veterans and their family members. You can find Knowledge Books on a wide range of veterans issues and topics. You can also submit a request and have one of our counselors answer your questions. If you have questions regarding your Veterans Benefits or benefits that your family members may be entitled to, VetsFirst can help you. VetsFirst Knowledgebooks include:
  • Veterans Guide to VA Benefits
  • Veterans Guide to VA Healthcare
  • Legal Bases of VA Benefits
  • Detailed Overview of the VA Benefits System
  • Advanced Guide to VA Compensation or Pension
  • Unique Aspects of Veterans Laws
  • Specific VA Claim Guidance
  • Disabled Veterans Employment and Education
  • Useful VA Forms
  • How To Ask VetsFirst
  • VA Facilities Locator
  • VA Acronyms & Terms
  • VA Spinal Cord Injury System
  • VA Spinal Cord Injury Centers
United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association

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