Communities At A Glance

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Communities At A Glance 2020-02-04T13:33:22-05:00

The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence provide a wide variety of services to men and women living with intellectual disabilities throughout a broad continuum of care. As one of the largest providers in the State of Pennsylvania, we are able to offer accommodation to any need. What follows is a quick overview of the services we provide. Questions regarding admission can be directed to our Admissions Director, Barbara Jenkins by email, or by calling 484-472-5091.

Affiliation: Catholic Social Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Division: Developmental Programs
Executive: Francis Swiacki
Mission: Rooted in Catholic identity, Guanellian values, and respectful of all faiths, the Intellectual Disabilities Division transforms the lives of people with intellectual and physical disabilities by providing a range of services that promote individuality, empower personal choice, advance dignity and respect, nourish spirituality, and foster a family spirit.
Service Reach: 333 in Residence
250 in Day Programs, including 62 non-residents
Programs: Residential Homes (118 individuals served)

  • 24-Hour Specialized Nursing
  • Psychological and Behavioral Support
  • End-of-Life, Hospice Care
  • Spiritual and Social Support

Community Homes (94 individuals served in 23 homes)

  • Individualized Care
  • Nursing, Psychological, Behavioral Support
  • Family environment in a neighborhood setting
  • Diverse opportunities for community engagement

Life Sharing (70 individuals served)

  • Individuals live with “adoptive” families
  • Focus on independence and building life skills
  • Least restrictive supported living environment

Day Programs (250 individuals served)

  • Onsite vocational opportunities and job training
  • Focus on life and academic skills, critical thinking, and social skills
  • Aging program offering personal care, nursing support, social services, and therapeutic activities
  • Community employment opportunities and support

In-Home Support (32 individuals served)

  • Assistance with travel
  • Financial management, community access, recreation and socialization
  • Assistance with maintaining medical appointments

Respite Care (variable as requested)

  • Allows family members personal time to tend to personal, family, and professional needs.
2019 Budget:




Approximately 800

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The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence.