ACHIEVA Launches Capital Campaign
ACHIEVA launches the largest capital campaign in its history. Innovation in Support of People with Disabilities: ACHIEVA’s Commitment to the Community, will enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
ACHIEVA's facility-based programs are available at our Strip District, Wilkinsburg, West Mifflin, Bridgeville and Greensburg locations. Vocational services are outcomes based and tailored to the individual’s needs and specific goals of its customers. Full-time job assignments increased by 20 percent and individuals transitioning from high school to work increased by 58 percent.
ACHIEVA Family Trust serves more than 1,800 clients. Assets under management increased to $56.7 million. Disbursements increased for a total of $7.3 million. The Residual Account distributed over $230,000 to assist individuals that lack funds to purchase services and equipment.
Advocates provided support services to 261 families, 1,200 hours of advocacy services for 240 new families and 1,400 hours of advocacy and technical assistance in Beaver, Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. ACHIEVA also increased its communication efforts through video production and webinar series.
ACHIEVA provides Early Intervention services to nearly 2,400 children with developmental delays throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Over 180 children have enrolled in the preschool readiness program since it started in 2005.
ACHIEVA recently produced the video “Access to Healthcare for Women and Girls with Disabilities: Challenges and Solutions”. Staff also worked with the Pennsylvania Office of Medical Assistance Programs Bureau of Managed Care to create the Dental Levels of Care Initiative for all Managed Care Organization’s (MCO).
A therapeutic approach is geared towards creating social, recreational and vocational opportunities. All components of the program are geared towards assisting participants in attaining their personal outcomes.
ACHIEVA residential supports close to 230 individuals in 41 residential sites within Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties and recently started a pilot residential assessment for those on the Pennsylvania Waiting List to determine their level of support. Guided by a person-centered approach and focused on the achievement of personal outcomes, ACHIEVA supports full inclusion in the community.
ACHIEVA's Supported Work increased the number of individuals served from 235 to 331 for people with disabilities in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Currently 74 individuals are employed full-time in ACHIEVA's cleaning and janitorial program.
ACHIEVA's Home Care provided over 300,000 hours of support to almost 450 people in both Allegheny and Westmoreland County with respite, homemaker chore services, transportation, classroom aides and other home and community services. This offers respite supports for parents and caregivers, of individuals with disabilities, a break for a few hours, as well as provide overnight care or emergency support to individuals with disabilities of any age.
ACHIEVA developed and internationally replicated the Parenting Education Program that provides supportive services for parents with intellectual disabilities.
Arc Beaver hosted 29 recreational events for 1,120 children and adults and its Day Camp provided three weeks of summer fun to more than 64 school age children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Arc of Westmoreland hosted 60 events for 1,800 people.