human services

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E8: COVID-19 - Stories From Nonprofit and Business Leaders Fighting for Our Communities

Michelle Jackson, Human Services Council; Amy Sample Ward, NTEN; Lucy Darragh, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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This special episode of the Pro Bono Persepctives podcast explores the impact COVID-19 has had on nonprofits, corporate social responsibility programming and volunteerism. Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews social impact leaders across sectors for a comprehensive look at what nonprofits and companies are experiencing as they respond to the pandemic.

Good News about the Proposed PA State Budget for Intellectual Disability and Autism Services


I have good news about the proposed Pennsylvania budget to share with you. The collective strength and advocacy at the state level of individuals and organizations involved in human services has led to the most favorable budget proposal for intellectual disability and autism services that we have seen in Pennsylvania in many years. The proposed PA budget includes funding for a rate increase, affecting not just people with disability but also the people who support them.

This budget proposal is a win for intellectual disability and autism services!

Understand the Past to Create a Positive Future for People with Disabilities


“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

What does the past mean for those of us trying to craft a positive future for people with disability? Understanding backwards, as Kierkegaard reminds us, creates the wisdom to move forward with a strong awareness of what we are moving away from, what we are moving towards, and what we are learning from the journey.

Global Leadership in Human Services


By Charles Hooker III, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services International

Keystone Human Services recently developed a five year Strategic Plan to guide the organization forward. The Plan reaffirms our vision and values with a solid focus on global leadership in human services and a life-span perspective for the services and supports we offer.

Within this vision, we strive to make our mission real within diverse communities, lead change within human services through innovation and best practices, and help shape public policy.

Keystone Human Services International and The Hans Foundation Collaborate to Create the Keystone Institute India to Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities

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HARRISBURG, Pa., December 3, 2015 /3BL Media —Keystone Human Services International, Harrisburg, PA, has begun a collaborative partnership with The Hans Foundation to strengthen the inclusion of people with disabilities in community life in India. This partnership establishes the Keystone Institute India, An Educational Institute on Disability, Community and Innovation.

Chocolatefest Weekend to Benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs


Keystone Human Services’ Chocolatefest Weekend is coming up on January 31-February 1, 2015 at The Hershey Lodge. Tickets are available online for ChocolateBall and Chocolatefest at

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Keystone Human Services’ Chocolatefest Weekend is coming up on January 31-February 1, 2015 at The Hershey Lodge. Tickets are available online for ChocolateBall and Chocolatefest at

Handle with Exquisite Care


This morning I am reflecting on the deep care and “restraint” that is required if we are to serve vulnerable people well. Many times, those of us trying to assist others often have to take a deep breath and wait.  At other times, we need a sense of urgency to drive fast and clear action in the lives of others. This is often a practical struggle, and a moral one as well. Young people in particular seem to challenge our abilities to sit tight sometimes, and at other times, act with decisiveness.

Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards $396,000 in Grants to Philadelphia Nonprofits

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$396,000 awarded to 26 Philadelphia Nonprofits


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