Keystone Human Services

Include Women: The Social and Financial Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities

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The institutionalization and segregation of people with disabilities is one of the great human rights challenges of our time. Women and girls with disabilities are at especially great risk of social and economic exclusion because of both their gender and their disability. Between discriminatory laws and practices, as well as stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs, there is little to prevent the institutionalization of people with disabilities.

Creative Behavior Challenge: Can Dogs Paint?

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We have some budding artists in our Northeast Puppy Raising Program, and they all have four paws. SSD Olympia and the other service dogs in training in our Northeast group are learning how to draw and paint, and it’s all part of their service dog training.

Future Service Dogs: Whelping a Litter of Puppies for the First Time

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The Jackson family thought that whelping a litter of puppies in their home would be a fun thing to do.

Turns out, they were right.

The Jacksons are whelping their first litter of puppies, the D litter. Dexter, Dory, Dudley, Duke, Delilah, Diesel, Dewey, and Diego just turned six weeks old, and they’ve been living with the Jacksons since they were three days old. The mom, GEB Boise from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, gave birth to the eight puppies on June 25 at the SSD kennel.

Caped Crusader Has Passion for Pups

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High school student Brandon Noggle, a volunteer with Susquehanna Service Dogs, receives the Caped Crusader award from Central Penn Parent Magazine for his dedicated volunteer work with Susquehanna Service Dogs. Noggle and his family have raised several puppies for Susquehanna Service Dogs, and he is always willing to help with any job that needs to be done.

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Puppy Raisers Needed for Susquehanna Service Dogs

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Susquehanna Service Dogs, a nonprofit program based in Grantville, Pennsylvania, is looking for caring individuals and families to raise Labrador Retriever puppies to become service dogs. 

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Susquehanna Service Dogs, a nonprofit program based in Grantville, Pennsylvania, is looking for caring individuals and families to raise Labrador Retriever puppies to become service dogs. 

Meet Hamlet, Lancaster Co. Courthouse's Newest Employee

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SSD Hamlet, a facility dog trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg, PA, is now working as a courthouse dog for Lancaster 
County Courthouse. Only the second dog in the nation to work in the treatment courts, Hamlet will help reduce stress and anxiety for participants in the Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts.

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SSD Hamlet, a facility dog trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg, PA, is now working as a courthouse dog for Lancaster 
County Courthouse. Only the second dog in the nation to work in the treatment courts, Hamlet will help reduce stress and anxiety for participants in the Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts.

A Rose by Any Other Name….or….Just Tell the Truth

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“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion” Franz Kafka

Tee Up for Keystone Human Services’ Golf Tournament

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Join Keystone Human Services for the annual Keystone Golf Tournament on September 22 at the Country Club of Harrisburg. The tournament includes a round of golf, raffles, contests, and dinner, and benefits Keystone Human Services’ children and family services, including Capital Area Head Start and Susquehanna Service Dogs.

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Join Keystone Human Services for the annual Keystone Golf Tournament on September 22 at the Country Club of Harrisburg. The tournament includes a round of golf, raffles, contests, and dinner, and benefits Keystone Human Services’ children and family services, including Capital Area Head Start and Susquehanna Service Dogs.

The Thousand Cuts of the Mundane

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I am in the midst of helping to design a number of display panels to teach people about the history of Pennhurst State School v. Haldeman, the landmark case which firmly put to bed the notion that institutionalization was any kind of a good “answer” to what ought to happen to marginalized people.

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