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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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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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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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Keystone Moldova Completed a Communications Campaign on COVID-19 Safety Measures for People with Disabilities and Staff from Residential Institutions

From September 2020 through March 2021, Keystone Moldova has worked to create safe environments with better protection against COVID-19 for people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities and staff from six residential institutions.
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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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Entrepreneur Creates Braille Menus

Hillary McFadden enjoys visiting different restaurants, especially those with food from other cultures. However, since she has a visual impairment, it can be very frustrating to have to rely on someone to read the menu when a restaurant doesn’t offer one in Braille.
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Kindergarten Inclusion

When you look at Ruxanda, you see two keen eyes, two braids, and a big smile. Every morning, she wakes up early, gets dressed, and goes to kindergarten, where she has many friends and spends the day playing with the other children and discovering the world.
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A Better Life at Home

Rich, Derek, and Lester have found a place to call home. After spending over 30 years living in Southbury Training School, a residential facility in Connecticut, they left in April 2018 with support from Key Human Services.
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Rediscovering Yourself in the Community

Watch the video as Patti Uhrich shares her story of recovery from mental illness and how she rediscovered herself within her community.
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