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KHS President and CEO Receives Letter of Gratitude from the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection in Moldova

Keystone Human Services is pleased to announce that Charles Hooker, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services, has received a letter of gratitude from the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection in the Republic of Moldova for his leadership role in promoting and supporting the social inclusion of people with disability in Moldova.
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Susan Lechtanski and SSD Barracuda

Susan Lechtanski Named 2022 Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Awardee

What do volunteers for Susquehanna Service Dogs do? They raise and sit our assistance dogs in training, help with the dogs in advanced training, give demonstrations, maintain our property, help with team training and public access tests, and so much more. Our volunteers make a difference in the community and in the lives of partners...
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Purina Donates $20,000 to Help Equip the New Susquehanna Service Dogs Training Center

Susquehanna Service Dogs received a $20,000 donation from Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to help equip the new training center in Grantville, PA. Set to open in the spring, the new training center will provide an accessible environment and customized spaces for experienced working teams, new partners, volunteers, and dog trainers.
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SSD Saly

Maher Duessel Partners with Susquehanna Service Dogs to Name an Assistance Dog

Maher Duessel and Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), a program of Keystone Human Services, are pleased to announce a partnership to name an assistance dog. The assistance dog in training, SSD Saly, (pronounced ‘Sally’) is a black Labrador retriever whose name comes from a common auditing phrase, “SALY – Same As Last Year.”
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Keystone Human Services (KHS), Susquehanna Service Dogs, and Alexander Building Construction Co. Will Break Ground On New, State Of The Art Assistance Dog Training Center In Grantville, PA.

Grantville, PA—Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), an internationally recognized assistance dogs program based in central PA for almost 30 years, is breaking ground on an exciting new training center in Grantville, PA. The center will usher in a new era of making a difference for thousands of people with disability, veterans, schools, hospitals, courthouses, and cancer...
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Carolyn Cass with JayP

2021 Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Award

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Award. Congratulations to Carolyn Cass! Named after Susquehanna Service Dogs’ founding volunteers, the Spirit of Volunteerism Award is given to an SSD volunteer who has taken the mission to heart to help dogs change lives and support people...
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Give Local York

“I cannot express enough the positive impact both SSD Buster and SSD Fahrenheit have had on the youth and adults we supervise,” says April Billet-Barclay, Deputy District Court Administrator. Buster and Fahrenheit, along with SSD Philly, work in the York County Courthouse. Each year, they make an impact on over 100,000 people in York County...
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