Community Resources

Founded in 1960, Skills is one of the oldest and largest human service organizations serving people with disabilities in central Pennsylvania. As of 2009, Skills provides residential, community, employment, and behavior support services to individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities in 16 Pennsylvania counties and employs over 1,000 staff. Skills also provides services for children and adolescents in county custody.

Skills receives most referrals for services through the Department of Public Welfare.

Local Support Coordinators can be contacted through the County MH/MR Offices.

Funding is provided by both governmental and nongovernmental organizations as well as individual donors. For more information, visit the Funding Sources & Supporting Organizations page.

For a map of Skills service areas, visit the Partner Counties page.