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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: $50,541,315
Employees:Approximately 800
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