Our Participants are Sharing the Love!

We asked Via participants to share their love this Valentine's Day, and so many eagerly did just that!

Valentines were sent to our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) displayed in the front lobby at Via and delivered to our DSPs.

Here are just a few of the many messages we received. You can see more on our social media.

Via Celebrates Staff Promotions

Denise Pioli has been named Chief Services Officer of Via of the Lehigh Valley.

As CSO, Denise will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Via’s disability services initiative. Her wealth of experience, strategic vision, and collaborative approach will contribute to the continued success and growth of the services Via provides to our community.

“Denise has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to providing exemplary services to individuals with disabilities,” said Via President/CEO, Lisa Walkiewicz. “Her passion for making a positive impact in the lives of the people Via supports and fostering inclusivity within our community has been evident in every endeavor.”

Read the full story about her promotion here.

Via also is pleased to announce the promotions of Danielle Fortunato and Katherine Spilman.

Danielle was promoted to Accounts Receivable Manager, and Katherine was promoted to Human Resources Manager.

You can read more here.

Danielle Fortunato

Katherine Spilman

Support Camp Via This Summer

Are you a business that wants to help teens and young adults with disabilities enjoy a rewarding summer while achieving their personal goals? Become a sponsor of Camp Via!

In addition to a lot of smiles and appreciation, your sponsorship will provide recreational and learning activities for the campers. Benefits include having your business name or logo featured on the Camp Via T-shirt, recognition on our website and social media, and more. Camp Via runs from June 10 through August 16.

Sponsorship levels and information can be found here. For more information, email Julie Scheck, Director of Development and Communications, at [email protected].

A Sweet Day Together

Participants in our Community Connections program recently enjoyed Valentine-themed activities at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township.

They played Valentine-themed bingo and every participant got to choose a prize. They also played a life-size, Via-themed version of Candy Land. The game featured Via's Community Connections staff and places the participants love to visit in the community.

Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic

Mark your calendar for the Lehigh Valley Senior All-Star Classic & Hall of Fame Inductions on Sunday, March 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Northampton Community College.

This annual event honors the best basketball teams, players, coaches, and contributors in the Lehigh Valley. The event also spreads awareness of and raises money for the services that Via provides for individuals with disabilities.

Game schedules and more information can be found on their website.

Accessible Art

Participants in the Adult Training Facility recently took an All ACCESSible Tour at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem. During their visit, the participants saw the current exhibit, Bear in Mind, and then made stuffed creatures of their own with the Banana Factory staff.

The Banana Factory's ALL ACCESSible program provides a casual yet in-depth look at the unique space and visual art. Hands-on experiences provide an opportunity for those who benefit from a sensory-friendly approach.

Via's ATF participants take part in a variety of social and recreational activities, like the Banana Factory, to learn and develop social skills.

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