For more than 100 years Woods has been changing the lives of people with special needs and challenges. We rely on gifts from people like you to support important programs that benefit the people we serve that are not covered by insurance, Medicaid or other funding sources. A gift from YOU has the power to change lives.
Woods’ Greatest Need
Your unrestricted gift will support all areas of our programs and is vital in giving us the flexibility to allocate resources to current priorities that are aligned with our Strategic Directions Plan.
Medical Center Expansion
We are expanding our medical services to increase our ability to provide primary care and specialized health services to our residents, and to offer these services to individuals in the broader community with intellectual or developmental disabilities who do not have access to such services.
Staff Development and Training
Our Employee Training Center always provided new staff orientation and on-going optional and mandated training. We are now putting into place new and creative ways to enhance staff knowledge and credentials through the use of technology and an on-site associate’s degree program through our partnership with Harcum College.
We are implementing an agency-wide, trauma-informed approach that has two main goals: 1) to improve our strategies for preventing unsafe behaviors before they occur, and 2) to provide additional supports for employees, so that they experience more job satisfaction, work better in teams and experience fewer injuries.
Our transportation department runs more than 1,000 transports each day to and from day programs, therapeutic services and jobs in the community. Transportation is also available for medical appointments, court appearances, recreational activities and home visits. Many of these individuals have difficulty ambulating without the use of a wheelchair or walker and require a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Each year, we are in need of replacement vehicles and additional vehicles as we increase the number of community homes.
Recreation and Community Engagement
Recreational and social activities are an integral part of life for the people we serve. They benefit from physical exercise, social interaction and activities like artwork, yoga and dancing. They interact with the public most when they go on trips and participate in local events. Our clients also benefit from stimulating and enjoyable activities in their residences including crafts workshops, games and pet therapy. All of these activities help them build confidence, independence, and self-esteem while allowing them to have fun and enjoy a better quality of life.
For more information about making a contribution, contact us at (215) 750-4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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