|Two Funding Strategies for Two Different Budget Scenarios
At Penn-Mar, we don’t look to the government as the answer
to all of our needs, but we do view them as partners and the state’s mandate is
to care for and provide resources for the most vulnerable folks in our
society. It’s a promise that must be kept.
Call to Action
Pennsylvania friends, we need your
help! Help us fix the DSP crisis by signing PAR’s petition, which asks for Pennsylvania’s
policymakers to raise ID/A rates.
Help Fix the DSP Crisis»
Making a Difference in Annapolis
Over 700 advocates including over 20 individual self-advocates,
staff and family members from Penn-Mar participated in the Developmental
Disabilities Day in Annapolis on February 22nd. They spoke
to legislators, key staff, and interns urging them to support the reinstatement
of the 3.5% mandated rate community service rate. As of last week, it looks
like their efforts worked! Learn More»
Black Tie Gala Breaks Records!
of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, 670 guests broke the
attendance record at Penn-Mar’s 25th Annual Black Tie Gala. Thanks
to the generosity of the attendees, the event raised a record $650,000-plus
this year in support of Penn-Mar’s innovative programs and services.
Penn-Mar recieves two Prestigious Grants
Penn-Mar has received a $250,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette
Weinberg Foundation and a $45,000 from the Marion L. and Henry J. Knott
Foundation to expand our Customized Employment Program. With these
grants, Penn-Mar will be able to work with additional individuals to
assist them in pursing a career. The Program has benefited numerous
individuals at Penn-Mar including Elmer Euler.
Congratulations to our DSP of the Month - Gretchyn Lathrop
“I feel that the importance of integrating the individuals we support
out into the community so that they are able to lead fulfilling lives
cannot be understated. The individuals we care for are great assets to
society and should always be encouraged to live up to their full