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39.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Home Modification Program
Phone: (800) 822-1174
The Access Home Modification Program provides mortgage loans to assist persons with disabilities or who have a family member(s) living in the household with disabilities who are purchasing a home that needs accessibility modifications. This program provides a deferred payment loan, with no interest, and no monthly payment.

Phone: (724) 832-8272
Contact via email
accessAbilities is a nonprofit organization that provides home-based services for children, adults, and seniors with disabilities in Armstrong, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties.

Adam Taliaferro Foundation
 (609) 502-0424
Provides emotional, financial and educational support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The foundation also provides educational and financial support related to the research, prevention and care of such injuries.

AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians
Phone: (814) 863-7490
AgrAbility staff provides direct services for farmers and farm family members with a disability or long-term health condition who want to remain in production agriculture.

Canine Partners For Life
Phone: (610) 869-4902 Ext. 221
Canine Partners For Life (CPL) trains and places assistance dogs with individuals with mobility impairments to help increase their independence and quality of life.

Carousel House
Phone: (215) 685-0160
Carousel House is dedicated to providing socialization, recreational and educational services to persons with disabilities who reside throughout the Philadelphia area. It is the first of its kind in the United States sponsored by a municipality. The year-round program is conducted within a 6.4 acre indoor and outdoor complex which includes a picnic area, an accessible garden, playground, and a fitness track. The state-of-the-art, air conditioned indoor facility, includes an auditorium, meeting room, computer lab, gymnasium, exercise room with wheelchair accessible weight equipment, arts and crafts room, fully equipped kitchen, game room, first aid station and swimming pool with an adjustable floor.

Center for Assistive Technology
Phone: (412) 647-1310
At CAT, we strive to provide you with commercially available or customized assistive technologies that will help you interact to the greatest possible extent with your family, in your workplace, and in your community.

Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 238-8070
Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRN) is a statewide, non-profit corporation designated as the federally-mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. DRN works with people with disabilities and their families, their organizations, and their advocates to ensure their right to live in their communities with the services they need, to receive a full and inclusive education, to live free of discrimination, abuse and neglect, and to have control and self-determination over their services. DRN works to ensure that people with disabilities have equal and unhindered access to employment, transportation, public accommodations, and government services; to enforce their rights to vocational, habilitative, post-secondary educational, health, and other services; and to protect them from abuse and neglect.

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 289-0114
Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania (ESEP) provides quality services to children and adults with disabilities, and support to their families.

Easter Seals Southeastern Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 879-1000
Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania serves Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in an effort to maximize the independence of children and adults with disabilities.

Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania
Easter Seals provides exceptional programs and services to ensure that people with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We provide programs in Pittsburgh, Franklin, Oil City, Johnstown, Somerset, Altoona, State College, York & Harrisburg.

Fighting Back Scholarship Program
The Fighting Back Scholarship Program, (FBSP), was created in 1989 to assist individuals who have suffered a life-changing illness or injury, and are without the finances needed to participate in a rehabilitative exercise program. Our first mission is to provide financial scholarships to be used for individualized exercise rehabilitation. These scholarships are awarded based on financial need to those who have demonstrated the attributes consistent with our mission statement.

Inglis Foundation
Phone: (866) 246-4547
Inglis Foundation works with people with physical disabilities to create and provide practical solutions so they may pursue their life goals. Services include long-term care and a scope of community-based services that include wheelchair accessible housing, community employment services, care management, attendant care, an adult day program and mobility equipment.

JEVS Supports for Independence
JEVS Supports for Independence has three service segments: Attendant Care, Home Health Care, and Fiscal/Payment Agent Services. We provide quality Personal Assistance Services that allow people to remain in their homes by empowering them to manage and direct the delivery of their own care.

Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation
Phone (570) 836-1240
Offers individual K Grants. These special awards are designed to help offset the costs of equipment, therapy, caregiver respite, fees and/or medical bills incurred as a result of a spinal cord injury. Open to any resident of Pennsylvania who has suffered a spinal cord injury.

Keystone Warriors Division 2 Wheelchair Basketball Team
Phone: (412) 826-2703
Contact: Leah Gray
They are a Division 2, men's wheelchair basketball team that entails a recruiting pool from Western PA, Northern WV, and Eastern OH. This division is very competitive so we are looking for men and women who want to be serious competitive players. Team practice sites will vary depending upon roster.

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
Phone: (800) 986-4550
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania is a network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. We connect families in similar situations with one another so that they may share experiences, offer practical information and/or support.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
Phone: (877) 693-7271
PA Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a non-profit organization that provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older adults so that they can buy the assistive technology devices and services they need. Offer loans or grants for assistive technology for persons with disabilities

Philadelphia PowerPlay
Phone: (610) 259-6977
Contact: Pat Hilferty
mission is to provide a community based competitive athletic experience for people who use power wheelchairs in their daily lives.

Rebuilding Together Harrisburg (Greater)
(717) 232-2557
Rebuilding Together Greater Harrisburg's (RTGH) mission is to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, from the elderly (over the age of 60) and disabled to families with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence. In partnership with local greater Harrisburg communities (including Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and parts of York Counties), our goal is to make a sustainable impact. We make this impact through providing necessary repairs free of charge to existing homeowners. These necessary repairs often include home modifications, roofing, plumbing, and electrical repairs and/or improvements - our goal is to provide a warm, safe and dry environment for low-income homeowners, enabling them to live independently and with dignity.

 Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
RTP is a local, independent affiliate of Rebuilding Together, Inc., the nation's leading nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs, modifications, and improvements for America's low-income homeowners. Home modifications for older adults and people with disabilities are priorities, and have become a routine component of our work scopes. Volunteer Occupational Therapists have been instrumental in helping RTP develop a sophisticated process for assessing and improving the safety of the home. By adapting living spaces, volunteers help homeowners remain as mobile and independent as possible

 Recycled Equipment Exchange Project (REEP)
Phone: (800) 633-4588
REEP is a free statewide service for people with disabilities, their families, friends, service providers and other interested individuals. Equipment in the REEP listing can range from simple home adaptations, to wheelchairs, to computers and software.

The Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation
The mission of The Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation is to give those with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers the support, resources and funding they need to live independent and meaningful lives. The Golden Window Program is a stipend-based support system for individuals with spinal cord injuries who reside in Western PA, Eastern Ohio (including Columbus), and Northern WV.

Self Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 873-9595
The mission of SDHP is to promote self-determination and control in housing for people with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The SDHP Website provides information and resources that empower people with disabilities in Pennsylvania to have control over their housing choices.

Steel City Starz
Phone: (412) 826-2703
Contact: Leah Gray
Join one of only 14 all-women's competitive wheelchair basketball teams in the USA. Any female with a lower-extremity impairment is eligible to play. Participants must use a wheelchair to play, but do not need to be an everyday wheelchair user. The team is always looking for new members!

Three Rivers Adaptive Sports
Phone: (412) 848-8896
TRAS, a non-profit organization, is comprised of individuals with physical challenges, health care professionals, and able bodied individuals. These members all volunteer many hours toward one goal - to educate and provide quality year-round sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities, their families and friends. Over the past years, TRAS has grown to provide a variety of adaptive sports and recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. Activities include: camping and canoeing; kayaking; water skiing; snow skiing; cycling; paint ball and many more.

Variety – The Children's Charity
Our programs and services are designed to best address the children's physical, social, medical, educational, and recreational needs without regards to economic status, race, creed, gender, or type of disability.

Variety- The Children's Charity- Pittsburgh
Phone: (412) 747-2680
Contact: Sandra R. Thompson, Director of Programs and Community Outreach
Variety the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh assists children with mental and physical disabilities and other health challenges, 21 years of age & under, in a ten county area of southwestern Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.

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