To Our Program Participants and Families:
Prospectus Berco is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is evaluating the status on a day to day basis.
Please monitor our website for current information.
At this time, day service programs will remain open, although community participation activities have been suspended. Program participants should not attend if:
- they have symptoms of illness including a fever, respiratory conditions such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat or congested breathing.
- are in a high risk population over the age of 60 or have an underlying health condition
- Program participants are not allowed to return to the day program until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
Prospectus Berco is taking steps to ensure that its Residential programs are well staffed and fully operational to serve its program participants. Precautions have been implemented to maintain a safe environment for program participants and employees.
- No visitors or unauthorized persons are permitted to the Day Services program and Corporate Offices.
- Visitors to any of the community homes are restricted to family members.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our program participants and employees. Please know that Prospectus Berco shares in the concern of the spread of the virus and the impact it is having on the community and is following procedures in accordance with Office of Developmental Program guidelines. For up-to-date information on the coronavirus visit https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx
If you have questions regarding these procedures, please contact Jody Wagner, CEO, at 610-372-4637, ext.110.
Prospectus Berco is a nonprofit corporation established in 1977 to provide quality services to adults with intellectual disabilities and special needs in Berks County. In March of 1977, Prospectus Berco spun-off from the Berks County Chapter of the Association for Retarded Citizens, known as ARC. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the agency and is composed of family members, business leaders and community volunteer.
From the beginning, Prospectus Berco focused on individuals’ abilities, not their disabilities. The word “prospectus” means to see the potential in any circumstance. Berco Industries was chosen as the name for the corporation’s day program.
At Prospectus Berco, we promote the philosophy that the more than 425 individuals in our programs are part of the Berks County community. Programming requirements from Federal and State mandates have transitioned to individuals experiencing more community participation and receiving employment first opportunities. Our goals are accomplished through the excellent care provided by 300 professionals in our organization and the support of the Berks County community.
Reaching Beyond Expectations, our programs give program participants the skills to become contributing community members as we concentrate on ability. Under the leadership of Jody H. Wager, Executive Director/CEO, Prospectus Berco embraces this philosophy as we provide quality services so that individuals can lead meaningful lives. In return, these individuals help us view the world with hope, opportunity, and acceptance.