Woods Services and Legacy Treatment Services team up to transform the continuum of care
for people with complex needs through a dynamic population health management organization
LANGHORNE, Pa. (July 2, 2018) – Woods Services of Langhorne, PA and Legacy Treatment Services of Hainesport, NJ have signed an agreement for Legacy to become an affiliate of Woods, while maintaining its own Board of Trustees, management and programs. The affiliation will not go into effect until it receives the approval of New Jersey funders and government agencies.
The two organizations have been working closely together on a variety of projects. As just one example, as part of Woods’ strategic transformation to becoming the premier provider of a population health continuum of care, Legacy has been consulting with Woods to help strengthen and enhance its behavioral health services for children with developmental disabilities, and helped Woods create a new clinical program.
When Legacy initiated the idea of affiliating with Woods, it very quickly became clear that there were many synergies between the organizations, but the most important is their mutual dedication to achieving exceptional outcomes for the children and adults they serve. The affiliation will strengthen their ability to provide a continuum of exceptional supports and services ranging from behavioral health to state-of-the-art treatment and support for people with developmental disabilities, especially those with medical complexities.
When the affiliation is approved, Legacy will become Woods’ fifth affiliate and its third in New Jersey. “We are delighted that Legacy will be joining Woods, Archway Programs, Allies, Inc., Woods Community at Brian’s House and Tabor Services as part of the Woods family,” commented Kevin Sheetz, Chair of the Woods Services Board of Trustees. “We know that our affiliation will give both organizations access to innovative and dynamic services with a positive impact on every individual we serve,” said Gloria Miller, Chair of the Legacy Treatment Services Board of Trustees.
Together these organizations will serve more than 5,000 people with developmental and behavioral challenges and employ more than 5,000 dedicated people.
“Woods, Legacy and our other affiliates are creating a dynamic population health management organization that relies on our combined expertise to provide the highest quality care continuum that meets the complex health, behavioral, social and educational needs of those we serve,” said Sheetz. “In that spirit, we welcome Legacy to the Woods family and are truly excited about all that we will offer together to those who look to us for the highest quality of care and compassion.”
About Woods Services
Woods Services is a nonprofit, multi-service population health management and advocacy organization that along with four affiliate organizations provides innovative, comprehensive and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health and case management services to more than 4,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, child welfare, behavioral and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral healthcare needs.
Founded in 1913 by Philadelphia schoolteacher Mollie Woods with two simple goals – to advance quality of life and standard of care for individuals with disabilities – Woods Services continues its mission today by helping children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential. For more information, visit woods.org.
About Legacy Treatment Services
Legacy Treatment Services, a 501c3 nonprofit, was created as a merger between The Drenk Center and The Children’s Home in addition to an affiliation with Community Treatment Solutions. Independently, each organization was an expert and preferred provider in the programs and services they delivered. Each agency was known for its innovation, responsiveness to the communities they served and willingness to do whatever it takes.
Together, the newly formed Legacy Treatment Services (LTS) is a vibrant agency utilizing cutting-edge technology and evidence-based practice in treatment and clinical care. Legacy is committed and positioned to be responsive to meeting the increasingly complex needs of vulnerable children, youth and families and is dedicated to seeking new innovative solutions that provide needed services more efficiently while maintaining stable, sustainable growth.
LTS programs provide a complement of services for most needs. This continuum of care provides children, youth and families consistency in care management and aftercare. We are committed to a no eject/no reject philosophy as well as collaborations that facilitate the youth’s reintegration into their family and/or community. We are open to partnering with traditional as well as nontraditional partnerships which support our consumers in successful assimilation of the gains they made through LTS interventions.