Services

• Residential Community Homes

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• Residential Family Support Services

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• Vocational Day Services

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• Adult Training Day Services

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Look How We’ve Grown!

Residential Services

By offering a wide array of living arrangements and family supports, residential services provides opportunities for people with disabilities to become valued and contributing members of the community and develop self-sustaining friendships.

The living options include:

  1. Traditional community homes where an average of three people live in a family atmosphere with professional staff support.
  2. Supports for Independent Living where individuals reside in apartment settings with minimal staff support (10-30 hours per week).
  3. Lifesharing through Family Living where one or two individuals reside with and as a part of a family in the community.
1977 NOW
4 Berks County community homes for 12 children 30 community homes serving 100 persons
Respite care and family aid in Berks County 1 respite care center with 3 beds available for use by Berks County families
4 York County community homes for 12 children 1 Supports for Independent Living site where 1 individual resides
4 Lancaster County community homes for 12 individuals 13 Lifesharing sites where 18 individuals live
41 individuals living at home receiving supports funded through home-based waiver dollars
300 individuals per year receive family support services such as family aid, host respite, center based respite, and summer camp.
20 children in Foster Care Services

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Day Services

Today the direction of Prospectus Berco’s vocational services stresses community interaction in terms of volunteering, work experience, and employment. Offered are a wide variety of vocational skills training and employment options at our manufacturing facility on William Lane. Prospectus Berco provides businesses throughout the country with automated and manual packaging and subassembly services. In addition, many different volunteer and paid community work experiences are afforded individuals with disabilities employed through Prospectus Berco’s vocational services department. Through the Adult Training Program, about 107 individuals are provided with social and recreational activities, work experiences, volunteer opportunities, communication and mobility training, and physical and occupational therapies.

1978 NOW
Facility housed in one building occupying approximately 12,000 square feet Facility housed in one new building which occupies approximately 60,000 square feet
15 staff persons served 75 individuals 70 staff persons serve 250 individuals
Subcontracted with 6 companies from Eastern Pennsylvania Subcontracts with 60 companies throughout the USA and Canada
Subcontract work income $30,000/year Subcontract work income $212,000/year
Production workers total wages $15,000/year Production workers total wages $165,000/year

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Senior Day Program

Since 1984, Prospectus Berco has been providing day program services for Berks County elderly. The program operates Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm. This program provides a variety of nursing, therapeutic, health, social, and family services geared towards the enhancement of each participant’s life within the community. Senior Day Services is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and sponsored by the Berks County Office of Aging.

1984 NOW
4 seniors served Approximately 22 seniors served annually; average daily attendance 14 persons between the ages of 50 and 88.
2 staff persons 4 staff persons
Hours: 9:00am to 3:30pm Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm

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Thank you to Everyone

Who Has Helped Make Prospectus Berco

One of Berks County’s Most Valuable Resources!

We Look Forward to Supporting Individuals with Disabilities

with Excellence through the 21st Century.

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