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The Communities Don Guanella and Divine Providence envision a world where people with intellectual disabilities are respected, accepted, and appreciated for their unique gifts and abilities. In full partnership with Catholic Social Services, families, employees, and volunteers, Don Guanella and Divine Providence offer best practices, caring services, and a quality of life, which enhances the [...]


Fair at Cardinal O’Hara for DG and DPV Communities

Saturday, 10/21/17 was a day of connection and celebration for Cardinal O’Hara and The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence. Approximately 75 DGV/DPV men and women joined over 30 O’Hara Community Service Corps (CSC) volunteers in the O’Hara cafeteria. There was plenty of music, dancing, magic tricks, juggling, raffle gifts and especially smiles. [...]

Fair at Cardinal O’Hara for DG and DPV Communities 2017-11-06T12:42:51+00:00

Cardinal O’Hara HS Community Service Corps members volunteer

Twenty-five Cardinal O’Hara High School Community Service Corps members volunteered at Our Lady of Fatima Day Program on 10/12/17. They brought an engaging and compassionate presence with them! They were a gift to the men and women we serve as well as to our staff. We are grateful that they YES to this heart [...]

Cardinal O’Hara HS Community Service Corps members volunteer 2017-10-20T14:11:39+00:00

National Diversity Day Celebrated by Day Program

To celebrate National Diversity Day on 10/6/17 the Day Program staff brought in various dishes that represented their personal cultural backdrops.

National Diversity Day Celebrated by Day Program 2017-10-13T14:48:27+00:00

Villanova Day of Service

On Saturday, September 23rd, approximately 60 Villanova students visited Divine Providence Village campus as part of their annual Day of Service. The Villanova pep band, dance teams and women's choir entertained and connected with the women and men who call Divine Providence their home. The Women's Choir inspired all of us with the beautiful [...]

Villanova Day of Service 2017-10-13T12:39:44+00:00

National Direct Support Professional

We recognize the commitment and endeavors of our exceptional hard working Direct Support Professionals. We honored those that work directly with our individuals with a week full of appreciation celebrations filled with food, fun and prizes! Recognition Week 9/10/17 – 9/16/17

National Direct Support Professional 2017-10-05T14:43:05+00:00

Enjoying the New Pool at DPV!

On August 15th (The feast of The Assumption), Divine Providence Village held a Pool Blessing ceremony. Fr Dennis Weber and Sr Mary Veasy led this wonderful celebration with prayer, songs and plenty of smiles. Many thanks to Armond pools for their great work and deep gratitude to the very faithful and generous supporters of The [...]

Enjoying the New Pool at DPV! 2017-08-29T10:44:33+00:00

Winter 2017 Newsletter Now Available Online

Mimi Schwerdtfeger and her son Denis have traveled a long and loving journey together. The fourth of five children, Denis was born with Down Syndrome in 1969. The unique bond of mother and son was shaped as they navigated an uncertain future together. For years Denis enjoyed living at home with his parents [...]

Winter 2017 Newsletter Now Available Online 2017-04-19T15:38:24+00:00

Annual Fund

Your tax deductible gift to our annual fund helps us close the gap each year between public funding and our actual operating costs.  With your unrestricted support we can put funds to work where they are needed to: Make necessary upgrades and repairs to our facilities; Increase and enhance programs; Better provide for [...]

Annual Fund 2017-11-02T12:30:41+00:00