Look How We’ve Grown!
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:
- Traditional community homes where an average of three people live in a family atmosphere with professional staff support.
- Supports for Independent Living where individuals reside in apartment settings with minimal staff support (10-30 hours per week).
- Lifesharing through Family Living where one or two individuals reside with and as a part of a family in the community.
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|