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Miscellaneous

There’s No Place like Home: State Institutions Aren’t the Only Option, Nor the Answer

January 7th, 2020 Miscellaneous

An op-ed written by Marian Baldini, submitted to the Philadelphia Inquirer.   In October several developmental disability agency leaders were asked to testify to the Pennsylvania House Health and Human Services Committees, at a hearing regarding institutions in Pennsylvania for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Pennsylvania is one of 36 states that still operates residential institutions for those with disabilities and…

Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future

November 5th, 2018 Miscellaneous

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” This coming Tuesday will commemorate the 174th Election Day in the United States. Although much has changed since 1845 (…thank goodness…), the power and opportunity to…

Celebrating DSP Week at KenCrest

September 14th, 2018 Miscellaneous

The KenCrest family joined the Nation this week in recognizing and celebrating the hundreds of thousands of amazing direct support professionals (DSPs) around the world. DSPs are special people who provide support to many individuals who come to us with the hope of care, and a meaning-filled life. Although the title of this position has changed over time— from counselor,…

Time to Celebrate!

April 27th, 2017 Miscellaneous

This year, our staff recognition event will include something old and something new. In keeping with tradition, we will present the Sister Grace award. This award, the highest recognition in the agency, is named after the Lutheran deaconess who led KenCrest through some of our most important decisions. If you ask anyone who knew her, she was tough, undaunted, and…

Reading and Reflecting About Our Services

April 7th, 2017 Miscellaneous

A few weeks ago, we had the Pennhurst traveling exhibit come to the office. I learned more about Pennhurst in the last month than I expected.  I learned about the people who blossomed there, made friends, worked, and left for jobs and families. We need to question our approaches, and to make sure we are holding ourselves to the highest…

Tell Congress

March 17th, 2017 Miscellaneous

The American Health Care Act currently being debated in Congress has a lot to do with our funding at KenCrest. Our primary funder is Medicaid.  Medicaid matches state dollars with federal dollars.  The bill as it stands introduces caps per person on federal dollars for Medicaid.  If you listen to the nightly news, you will hear the debate and the…

Direct Support Salaries

March 9th, 2017 Miscellaneous

There is a national crisis around direct support wages. We keep gathering data on this problem because it affects our cherished staff – we are part of that data. For the last 10 years or more we have pushed to do as much as we can to sustain wages and benefits. Each year has been more difficult. One thing is…

Who is Our Neighbor?

March 1st, 2017 Miscellaneous

Over the weekend I heard the story of a man who was arrested in a restaurant. He was having a meal and openly discussing the crime he had just committed- which was shooting several people who did not look American. I started to think, “Just what does American look like?” It was the late 1980s. I was on my way…

Baldini, A Famous Name

February 24th, 2017 Miscellaneous

Not, my name, but Bill Baldini.  Bill was the reporter who opened our eyes to the conditions at Pennhurst. My involvement in the “closure” of Pennhurst was at the very end.  It was the late 80s. Many people had left, but there were still a few more groups of people living there, including folks with medical challenges or mental illness.…

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