Resources

Employment Coalition

The Mission of Westmoreland County’s Employment Coalition is to provide Advocacy, Collaboration, and Education (ACE) in order to enrich employment opportunities for those individuals with disabilities in our county. Multiple members of the coalition from various employment-focused entities in our county meet every 2 months to carry out activities, share information, and build collaborative relationships. Currently, our membership includes representation from seven local supported employment agencies, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, local advocates and family members, and the Workforce Investment Board.

Lifesharing

As an alternative residential option to a Group Home, Lifesharing enables individuals with a disability the opportunity to reside with an adult or family in their home as a fully participating member of that family. It is also living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. It includes living with a companion or family trained and authorized to provide services that the person needs. It is not a replacement for one’s biological family.

Healthcare Quality Unit

The Health Care Quality Unit is a service funded by ODP. The HCQU is a quality improvement entity developed to improve the quality of health care services received by people with IDD. They provide community based education on physical/ behavioral health conditions, provide Health Risk Profiles, and offer technical assistance. Westmoreland County IDD contracts with Kepro, who provides these HCQU services. 

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