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Philadelphia Independence Network

A Strong Community of Friends     

 

The Philadelphia Independence Network (PIN) strives to empower young adults with disabilities so they can live independent and full lives. PIN has created a co-ed community of young adults in their 20s with disabilities. Individuals in the program lead independent lives with support.

Services

  • Members live in Narberth, PA in apartments within walking distance of each other and may share an apartment.  Click here for a guide to housing in Narberth.
  • We provide organized socialization activities, including dining out, sporting events, and movie nights.  Click here for a sample calendar.
  • We encourage an active, healthy lifestyle and help participants get involved in their community.
  • PIN staff members make regular individual home visits to assess and assist each participant.
  • Staff are available on a 24-hour basis to take emergency calls and respond as needed.
  • PIN helps members manage their free time through volunteerism and community involvement as well as social activities.
  • Life skills training - some in-home support including apartment housekeeping, apartment mate issues, meal planning and preparation and travel training are available through PIN.
  • More intense life skills training is available, as needed, for an additional fee.
  • JEVS Human Services can provide employment services such as vocational assessment, job development and on-the-job coaching. These services may be funded through OVR or are available for an additional fee. Click here and scroll down for details: JEVS Employment Network Services
  • Families serve as an active advisory board.

Enrollment

  • Members find and pay for their own housing.
  • Members must be willing and able to work, volunteer and/or be involved in educational programs.
    • JEVS Employment Network can provide a guided employment search as well as vocational training.
    • Participants can continue their education at one of the many local schools or colleges.

>Download Program Admission Criteria

Eligibility

Young adults with intellectual/developmental, physical or mental health disabilities who are in their 20s and have demonstrated the potential to live independently.

Cost

Financial support for medical and non-medical service available to qualified individuals

>Download Program Costs

Locations

Central Office:

JEVS Human Services

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Narberth Office:

113 N. Essex Avenue

Narberth, PA 19072

Office Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

Tel: 267-350-8678 or 484.270.8849
Email: pin@jevs.org

>Download Program Fact Sheet

Application

>Download Admission Application

>Download Pennsylvania Waiver Programs

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