In 1976, a group of Christian social workers in Pennsylvania were frustrated by the gaps in services provided for individuals with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities in their community. They formed Access Services to develop innovative ways to meet some of these needs.
The first community homes opened in Montgomery County in 1978 to accommodate individuals released from Pennhurst State Center and other large mental health facilities. Six years later, Access Services was asked to operate ten group homes in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Over 40 years of service.
A timeline of our history.
Housing for adults with disabilities are offered through Family Living / Lifesharing services.
Intensive Home Counseling for adolescents in the juvenile justice system is initiated in the Schuylkill region.