Keystone Human Services

People’s Flea and Festival to Benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs

Press Release

HARRISBURG, PA, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ —Join 105.7 the X and Susquehanna Service Dogs for The People’s Flea and Festival, an event to benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs.

The event includes flea market stands, arts and crafts, and food vendors. It will be held on April 22 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Capital BlueCross, 2500 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA. Rain date is May 6.

Booth space is available for $25 each for individuals or families, $50 for home-based businesses, and $100 for businesses or food vendors. All food vendors must be self-contained.

Enjoy Chocolate to Benefit Keystone Human Services at Chocolatefest Weekend

Press Release

HARRISBURG, Pa., January 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - How much chocolate is too much? Keystone Human Services puts it to the test during its annual Chocolatefest Weekend, held on January 28-29, 2017 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA as we raise funds to support our life changing services.

Service Dogs in Training Visit Harrisburg International Airport

Fifty of our service dogs in training now know how to fly on a plane! 
On December 3, we took our puppies in training to Harrisburg International Airport for a training outing. After parking in long-term parking, the dogs and their raisers took the shuttle to the terminal. Once in the terminal, the dogs practiced loose leash walking around the other travelers, as well as taking elevators and stairs. 

Learning to Dance the Key Concepts of WRAP


Kathyann Corl, Director of Community Relations for Keystone Human Services Mental Health Services, shares how she has used WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) throughout her life for recovery from mental illness.

Original article by Kathyann Corl on

Parents, Governmental Leaders Meet at National Parents Meet to Celebrate Progress in the Disability Movement in India


The 24th National Parents Meet in Jalandhar, Punjab was a potent mix of passion, gritty determination, and celebration. From across India, several hundred family members of people with developmental disabilities came together, along with their sons and daughters, to meet, plan, share, learn, and celebrate the hard-won gains they have made.

Volunteers Bill and Susan Tyson Receive the Edna Silberman Humanitarian Award

Congratulations to Bill and Susan Tyson! These long-time volunteers recently received Keystone Human Services’ Edna Silberman Humanitarian Award for their volunteer work with Susquehanna Service Dogs! 
The Edna Silberman Humanitarian Award is given to a person or persons who has made significant contributions to people, the community, and Keystone Human Services, and has played a major role in making Keystone Human Services’ vision real in the lives of others. As you may know, Susquehanna Service Dogs is a program of Keystone Human Services. 

Keystone Human Services' New President Shares His Vision for the Future


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

One of the most powerful statements in Keystone Human Services’ vision statement is our commitment to act as a change agent and share our experiences with others. As I step into the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Human Services, that commitment to change agentry particularly resonates and will continue to guide us into the future.

Charles Hooker III to Lead Keystone Human Services

Press Release

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1, 2106 /3BL Media/ - Charles J. Hooker III has assumed the role of President & Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Human Services, effective November 1. Keystone Human Services is one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most well respected human services organizations, serving the needs of men, women and children with disabilities since 1972.

#InclusionWorks: National Disability Employment Awareness Month


This is what we know: Inclusion works. An inclusive workforce where people with disabilities work alongside their non-disabled peers benefits everyone. Individuals with disabilities benefit. Businesses benefit. And the community as a whole benefits.

That’s why we’re so dedicated to inclusive employment.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is #InclusionWorks. The entire month is aimed at educating about disability employment issues and celebrating the many contributions made by employees with disabilities.

The Importance of Connections in Customized Employment


In November, Melissa Holt shared her experiences finding a job through customized employment. In this guest blog post, Kaori Kelly, the employment specialist Melissa worked with, shares her thoughts.


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