News Stories for 2021

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4 Principles to Ensure People with Disability Maintain Independence and Control

On June 8, 2021, representatives from Keystone Human Services – Meritt Buyer, Strategic Partnerships Officer; Genevieve Fitzgibbon, Deputy Director for Keystone Human Services International; Dan Mathieu, Service Director at Key Human Services in Connecticut; and Laura Tieman, Vice President of Business Development – attended the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ regional consultation...
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In Memory of Dr. Narender Sharma, Associate Director of Keystone Institute India

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Dr. Narender Sharma, Associate Director of Keystone Institute India. He was an admired and respected leader who believed strongly in the possibility and promise of our work in India. He shared his optimism through a buoyant personality, a quick smile and laugh, and...
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Carlisle Container Company Partners with Susquehanna Service Dogs to Name an Assistance Dog

Carlisle Container Company and Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), a program of Keystone Human Services, are pleased to announce a partnership to name an assistance dog. The new puppy in training is a black Golden Retriever Lab mix named SSD Carlisle.
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Keystone Human Services Combats Racism

The guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd confirmed what we all saw and heard that terrible day. Just as we could not turn away then, we cannot turn aside now. With hard work and commitment, this can be the beginning of much-needed change in the United States.
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Certified Peer Specialist Advocates for Inclusive Employment during 2021 Zero Project Conference

Meaningful employment is a key pathway to real inclusion and provides people with disability with opportunities to lead dignified lives. Promoting an inclusive workforce and supporting people to find and maintain competitive jobs are key components of what we do. For people experiencing mental health conditions, employment can be a critical part of recovery.
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KHS Advocacy Coordinator, Bill Krebs, honored by the City Council of the City of Philadelphia

Bill Krebs, KHS Advocacy Coordinator, was honored by the Philadelphia City Council on March 25, 2021, as a “role model for all Philadelphians” to keep fighting, advocating, and affirming the civil rights of people with disability. Bill is a leading voice in Pennsylvania and around the world, especially for people with intellectual disabilities. He was...
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Keystone Human Services Announces Completion of the Most Successful Capital Campaign in KHS History for Susquehanna Services Dogs

Keystone Human Services (KHS) announced today the successful completion of the capital campaign for the new Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) training, education, and kennel complex in Grantville, Pennsylvania.
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Keystone Moldova Signs Collaboration Agreement for Inclusive Career Guidance

On March 11, 2021, the State Pedagogical University "Ion Creanga" (UPSC) and Keystone Moldova signed an important collaboration agreement as part of the implementation of a "Cross-border Partnership for Inclusive Career Guidance" project for young people with disability in Romania and Moldova.
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Keystone Human Services Signs MoU with Lucknow University, India

On March 3, 2021, in Delhi, India, Keystone Human Services International (KHSI) and the University of Lucknow (LU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create an elective course on Disability Studies.
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Ganse Apothecary Partners with Susquehanna Service Dogs to Name an Assistance Dog

Ganse Apothecary and Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), a program of Keystone Human Services, are pleased to announce a partnership to name an assistance dog. SSD Daisee is a yellow Labrador retriever puppy named by Ganse Apothecary’s employees. “The time is now. We must all feel compelled to strengthen funding and ultimately protect a tremendously vulnerable...
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