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    Finally Home! Reflecting on 5 Years.

    Time flies when you’re having fun. And what’s more fun than helping people take control and find a home of their own!? For five years, Values Into Action PA has worked on the Person Directed Housing Grant. We did this with funding from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC). The project name is Finally Home. […]

  • Four disabled people of color face each other in a open circle during a meeting. Two Black people sit on a couch with a cane leaning off the side while a Black non-binary person stands with a tablet and cane. A South Asian person in a wheelchair takes notes.

    HTTS Training Guide

    What is the HTTS Training Guide: The Housing Transition & Tenancy Sustaining (HTTS) Service Training Guide represents the culmination of five years of learning, teaching, and reflecting on best practices in supporting people to control where and with whom they live. This HTTS Service Training Guide can be used by organizations to educate their employees […]

  • Three Black and disabled folx (a non-binary person resting one hand on the wall and the other on her cane, a non-binary person sitting in a power wheelchair, and a femme leaning while standing) rest and chat outdoors on a sunny day.

    The True Friendships Project

    About the True Friendships Project Values Into Action PA was awarded the Authentic Friendships grant by the PA Developmental Disabilities Council. We are calling this the “True Friendships Project”. The True Friendships Project hopes to make it easier for people with disabilities to make and keep friends. The True Friendships Project is focused on creating […]

  • A woman with question marks above her head considers her food options. On the left, there is pizza, candy, soda, a burger and fries. On the right, there is bananas, apples, broccoli, yogurt, fish and lettuce.

    Helping to Make Healthy Eating Choices

    Everyday Lives: Values In Action promotes self-direction, choice, and control. Self-direction is possible when:  We must respect people’s right to make decisions about the “big things” in their lives, as well as the smaller things, including what to eat.   People who provide support often ask the question: “How do we help a person to make healthy […]

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    Unlocking the Mystery of Rate Setting

    Rate setting is the process that Medicaid systems use to create reimbursement rates for services provided. Many factors are taken into consideration during the development of rates. It’s meant to standardize the many costs associated with service delivery. Providers are asked to stay reasonably within those standards.   The Process Involves 3 Major Components:  Rate […]

  • A Deaf Black man wearing glasses looks neutrally at the camera while holding a hand lettered sign declaring “NOTHING about us without US.” The man wears denim overalls and has a black and white beard, septum piercing, and hair pulled back with a bandana. The background features a vibrant mural of a Black woman looking down.

    Charting the LifeCourse

    Here at Values Into Action, we use the Charting the LifeCourse Framework. We do this because it aligns with our mission to partner with people with disabilities to design and live their best lives. The Charting the LifeCourse framework encourages person centered and directed supports. Person-directed support often involves collaboration among the person receiving support, […]

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    Welcome to Pam’s World

    Independence, Creativity, and Choice…three individual rights that are sometimes taken for granted. Imagine being a person with disabilities who relies on the support of others to exercise these simple rights. Consider being unable to choose what you wear, the foods you eat, or the places you visit. This is the unfortunate reality for many people […]

  • Annie and Michael hold a picture frame with the Values Into Action logo

    Disability Pride Lehigh Valley

    Several members of the Values Into Action community attended the Lehigh Valley’s first ever Disability Pride PA event on July 22, 2023. Disability Pride PA promotes visibility within our community as we advocate for an inclusive world. To read the full mission statement of Disability Pride PA, please visit their website: Present at the event […]

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