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Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects


The PA Home Service Program provides nurses/care coordinators who visit the homes of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Services are offered to PA residents of any age at no cost to the family, and can continue as long as needed. Over 4,000 families receive services.

Programs and Services

  • To support and promote the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities, by providing advocacy services in their home environment.
  • A Registered Nurse provides free in-home services to children and adults with developmental disabilities living anywhere in Washington County. She helps the individual and their family/caretakers navigate the often-complicated human service and health care systems. She helps participants find out about and access the services and support they need to enhance their well-being.
  • The program supports each person to help improve their health and safety outcomes. We help them access quality health care and affordable health insurance benefits. We support them to access the health care providers, medical equipment, supplies and assistive technology they need. We provide health and safety teaching to help individuals remain as healthy as they can and reduce secondary medical complications. We act as a liaison between health care providers and participants.
  • The program helps individuals receive the educational services and vocational support they need to help them live as independently as possible. We help with inclusion and integration into the community so that each participate can become active, participating members of the community where they live.
  • In addition to access to health care, we focus on other social determinants of health such as food, housing, safety, education and vocation. The nurse helps to address the needs of both the person with the disability and those of their family. Issues such as language barriers, illiteracy, poverty, child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness are addressed as needed.
  • The program also provides support to the family and caregivers of individuals with special needs. We help to address the details of care, giving a family more time to pursue a better quality of life.

Primary Revenue Sources

PA Elks Fundraising, PA Department of Health, Foundation grants

Primary Fundraising Event

Ongoing fundraisers by PA Elks Lodge throughout the year

2017 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-6084084
Net Assets$1,719,736


Name:Marjorie Wood
Title:Grant Projects Director
Phone:(412) 997-2723
Address:703 Georgian Place
Somersest, PA 15501

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