Thank you for making this year’s Annual Appeal successful! Your generosity will help Scott and his family and hundreds of others live fulfilling lives in our community.  
Via Joins Pennsylvania Provider Transformation Regional Collaborative
Via was selected as one of 15 statewide providers to participate in the Pennsylvania Provider Transformation Regional Collaborative after a three-day transformation training held last summer. 

The Collaborative’s goal is to help transform facility-based work models to competitive integrated employment models. Competitive integrated employment (CIE) is full-time or part-time work at minimum wage or higher, with wages and benefits like those without disabilities performing the same work, and fully integrated with coworkers without disabilities.

During this collaborative, Lisa Walkiewicz, President and CEO; Denise Pioli, Vice President of Services; Jennifer McCary, Clinical Director; and Cortney Lakis, Director of Employment Services worked with a national expert and other community employment providers in northeast PA.

Via has offered competitive integrated employment services since the 1980s. Through this collaborative, Via staff were able to offer their perspectives and experiences to other providers who are starting on the journey, as well as discuss and refine best practices.
Teen Summer Experience 2022 Registration Opens February 1, 2022
Teen Summer Experience, set for June 13 through August 19, is for teens and young adults, ages 12 to 21, with disabilities. Via staff provide instruction on a variety of skills that help participants achieve their personal goals while having fun. Registration for Teen Summer Experience opens February 1. For more information, please contact Michele Ebert at or visit us online

Via counts on community partnerships to help fund and present the many exciting activities teens enjoy through this program. If you are a company or organization looking to make a positive impact on the lives of teens in our community, please contact Michele Grasso, Vice President of Development and Communications at or 484-893-5396 for information. Thanks! 
Holiday Fun at Via
Via held some fun holiday activities for its participants this season, including a holiday raffle. Susie, pictured here, was thrilled to win a necklace!

To see some of the ways Via celebrated the holidays, check out our latest TikTok.
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