Since 1972, Keystone Human Services has dedicated itself to supporting people to live their best lives in the community. We're committed to being there for a lifetime, if needed, whether we're advocating alongside someone or providing support for them to reach their goals at work, home, and school.
Our story began when we supported people to leave an institution and to live in homes in the community. Since then, we have joined a global movement to support people with disabilities as they leave congregated, segregated settings and move into homes in the community full of meaningful opportunities to explore their interests, pursue their dreams, and achieve their goals. Not only have we helped people to leave institutions, but we have supported children, adults, and families to stay together to prevent people from entering institutions in the first place.
Although we began in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and are still based there, we have expanded throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and New Jersey in the United States, as well as Moldova and India. We offer a broad array of services in the areas of intellectual disabilities, mental health, autism, early intervention, and children and family services. In addition to providing these community-based services, we offer Head Start services to children and families in Central Pennsylvania through Capital Area Head Start, and place life-changing service dogs with children and adults through Susquehanna Service Dogs. We offer technical assistance to governments, regulators, and other organizations, and provide educational opportunities to promote inclusion around the world.
Our work is informed by advocates with lived experience. We have seen people thrive when they are fully included in all the community has to offer.
All people have value and unique gifts to share. All people learn and grow throughout their lives. Some will become independent while others will lead meaningful lives with support. Through the process of inclusion and change, we all help build a better future.