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    For Disability Services

    The Department of Public Welfare supports programs for individuals with disabilities throughout the state with a focus on individualized care and benefits programs designed to meet the specific needs of each person. From assisted living and personal care homes, to individual supports plans for community services, to Medical Assistance, DPW seeks to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the community. To explore the range of services for persons with disabilities, please use the links below.

    DPW Providers - Please visit our provider home page by clicking on the Provider link located in the light blue bar at the top of the page. You can also find many of the provider related documents by clicking on the publications link, also located in the blue bar.

    2012 Permanent Supportive Housing Award

    This annual award recognizes successful initiatives to provide affordable housing in Pennsylvania, with an emphasis this year on housing for people with disabilities. The award is given to both an individual and to an organization that has increased permanent supportive housing opportunities for people with disabilities and has shown a willingness to take risks and experiment with new models, approaches, and strategies. If you know of an individual or an organization that should be recognized for their efforts, please use the nomination form indicated below. Nominations are being accepted until Aug. 17, 2012. The winners of this year’s award will be announced at the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania’s Annual Conference in December.

    Permanent Supportive Housing Award Press Release - View the press release (PDF document)
    Permanent Supportive Housing Award Booklet - Information about the award and how to nominate an individual or an organization (PDF document)
    Permanent Supportive Housing Award Nomination Form (Individual) - Use this form to nominate an individual (Word document)
    Permanent Supportive Housing Award Nomination Form (Organization) - Use this form to nominate an organization (Word document)

    Alternate Format Information - Instructions for completing a nomination form with an alternate format (PDF document)

    Universal Language Art Contest

    Art is a language that transcends ability. That’s why Pennsylvania is proud to join The Arc of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in a statewide art contest entitled ‘Art: The Universal Language’. Read more about the contest and how to enter.

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