As Woods transformed into a nonprofit in 1948, founder Mollie Woods Hare said, “The Woods Schools have always been pioneers. One of our earliest objectives has been constant pioneering research in the techniques of care and training of the exceptional child and the dissemination of that research to the medical profession and educators for the benefit of ALL exceptional children.”
We are again in transformation as the Woods System of Care. The goal remains the same: pioneer new ways of benefiting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), autism, co-occurring mental health, and other chronic conditions so that they can achieve their highest potential and independence.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families face a broken system of inadequate and disjointed services. Woods Services and its six affiliate organizations (Abilities of Northwest NJ, Allies, Archway Programs, Woods Community at Brian’s House, Legacy Treatment Services, and Tabor Services) have joined forces as the Woods System of Care. We’re seamlessly giving people all of the support they need . . . and deserve at any point in their life. We do this through innovative, integrated, and individualized approaches that promote learning and personal fulfillment by leveraging the expertise of each affiliate.
Together, we focus on serving the whole person – ensuring that they achieve and maintain social determinants of health. Our model is rooted in a population health management strategy, which includes integrating primary and specialty medical care with behavioral health. The Patient-Centered Integrated Care Model, through the Medical Center at Woods, has shown that providing integrated primary care and behavioral healthcare advances the quality of life and standard of care for individuals with disabilities.
The Woods System of Care is the leading and largest provider of supports in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for children and adults with disabilities and challenges.