KenCrest is a 108-year-old non-profit, Lutheran affiliated human services agency that is the largest provider of community-based services and supports in the Delaware Valley for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and autism. Headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania we serve 8,700 children, adults, and their families in 350 locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut.
What are the ages of the people KenCrest serves?
KenCrest serves people of all ages, from newborns through school-aged children through adults in their senior years.
Where is KenCrest located?
KenCrest has 350 locations in seven counties in Pennsylvania -- Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia – as well as throughout the state of Delaware and in Fairfield County in Connecticut. To see a list of all of our office locations, click here.
How do I get services from KenCrest for my family member or someone I know?
KenCrest's knowledgeable staff will guide your family though the process of getting the supports and services you need. If you have an infant or child under 5 years old, please call Donna Ruley at 610-825-9360, x 1142. If you have a child between the ages of 6 and 21 years old, you can call Joyce Romanoski at 610.825.9360, x 1242. If your loved one is 21 or over, please call Harry Peck at 610-825-9360, x 1342.
What is KenCrest’s Lutheran connection?
Sister Maria Roeck, a Lutheran deaconess, founded what is now known as KenCrest in the mill district of Philadelphia in 1905 under the name of "Kensington Dispensary."
In 1955 another Lutheran deaconess, Sister Grace Jones led the agency as it redirected its mission. It was then we began serving people with intellectual disabilities and other disabilities.
Over the years, many of our programs have been housed in Lutheran churches, many of our volunteers have come from Lutheran congregations, and many times we have partnered with other Lutheran organizations to provide new services to people.
KenCrest is an active member of Lutheran Services in America, the largest network of human service agencies in the United States with 325 members from all 50 States and the Virgin Islands.
How can I volunteer at KenCrest?
KenCrest has many opportunities for groups and individuals to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available for working directly with the people KenCrest serves and for a wide variety of activities that support our mission. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.
How can I give to KenCrest?
KenCrest takes donations in many ways. You can give to KenCrest directly, through United Way, or through Lutheran Charities Appeal. You can make your donations online, through the mail, or electronically. Click here for more information.
What is it like to work at KenCrest?
There would be no KenCrest without its 2,000 staff. KenCrest employees have rated us as the #5 Top Workplace in Philadelphia according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Philadelphia Business Journal rated KenCrest as one of the Best Places to Work in Philadelphia for four years running. The agency employs direct care professionals who work in residential settings, teachers who work in early childhood centers, individual and family support staff who serve in homes, support staff who are out in the community finding jobs for the people we serve, therapists who go into families' homes or school settings, administrative staff who support our employees "in the field", and many more. You can learn more about becoming a member of the KenCrest staff by going to the Employment section.