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Congratulations Points Of Transformation honorees!

The Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services Public Awareness Committee (PAC) has honored some of our employees at the 18th Annual Points of Transformation Awards last Friday!
Congratulations to our Partnership winners and those who received honorable mention for the Points of Transformation awards:
Debra Ferrill—Service Coordination winner
Jennifer Zulli-Ferrill and Tianna Jennings—Supports Coordination team winner
Evelyn Burgos—Honorable mention
Kaitlin McMorrow—Honorable mention
Joyce Moss—Honorable mention

Tianna, Jenn, Evelyn, and Debra

 

Thanks to all of our employees for their excellent work and dedication to our consumers!

 

Summer Months Are Here! Stay Cool!

Beat the Heat,  Links for  the Facts & Safety Tips!

Heat Safety

American Red Cross Heat Safety Tips

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heat Safety Tips

 

Helpful Phone Numbers:

Pennsylvania:
Philadelphia Senior Center: 215-546-5879
PCA Heatline: 215-765-9040
Pennsylvania Health Department: 1-877-PA-HEALTH
Bucks County Area Agency On Aging: 215-348-0510
Chester County Department Of Aging Services: 610-344-4141
Delaware County Heat Emergency Hotline: 610-490-1220
Lancaster County Department Of Aging: 717-299-7979
Montgomery County Aging And Adult Services: 610-278-3601
Northampton County Area Department Of Aging: 610-559-3245

 

Falling of the Cliff!

This is four-part series about kids with disabilities who age into adulthood and well beyond and what life is like for the parents who care for them.
Vision for Equality has worked closely with reporter, Ronnie Polaneczky on this important expose. This sadly is the story of many of the thousands of voiceless families and their love ones with an intellectual disability or autism in Pennsylvania who wait often alone and with so little help.

This series is appearing in the Inquirer and Ronnie Polaneczky would love to collect additional stories. It is important that needs are brought to light.

Here are the links for the Four Part Series:

Falling off the Cliff Part 1: Crisis of the Disabled

Falling off the Cliff Part 2: Finding Good Help

Falling of the Cliff Part 3: Find Work

Falling off the Cliff Part 4: Life After Death

 

 

Thanksgiving Drive 2017

On Monday, many of our employees, board members, vendors and contracted companies have donated money, gift cards, and food. Many of them offered to pick up the turkeys and packed and delivered food baskets to make the holiday a little brighter for some of the neediest families that we support. This year we were able to support 108 families so that they could have a nice Thanksgiving dinner. This is the highest number ever that we have supported at Thanksgiving. Thank you to all the staff and board members who donated food or money, purchased food, or packed and delivered the boxes. There are too many to mention individually. Our employees are truly wonderful to work with. Through the excellent supports and service coordination work that they do all year. Thank you employees for your work everyday in finding ways to support our individuals in living a fulfilling life in the community!

 

Points of Transformation Awards 2017!

The Points of Transformation Awards ceremony was held in September. The ceremony was very nice and recognized several of our staff. This is a celebration of Direct Service Professionals and Supports Coordinators who exemplify the IDS motto: “It’s all about Community!”

Congratulations to Dana Bowser, an ID Supports Coordination Supervisor, who received the Kathy Sykes “It’s all about Community Award of Excellence.”

Congratulations also to Katherine Cordoba, Maryann Fricano, and Kathaleen Sheehan, Supports Coordinators, who received Honorable Mention Points of Transformation awards. We are very proud of their work that was acknowledged by nominations to Partnership for this award.

Congratulations to all of you!!

Congratulations to Our Very Own Ellen!

Congratulations to Ellen Facciolo for receiving a Max Service Excellence award at a ceremony at their conference on March 29, 2017.
“Ellen has shown a tremendous amount of commitment to the individuals she supports. Ellen does an excellent job of motivating and encouraging her staff to see the positives in individuals we support. She encourages them to take time to listen to what people need and to find ways to support individuals to live their dreams.”
Thanks, Ellen!