The PEAL Center
Helping Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
412-281-4404 (Pittsburgh)
215-567-6143 (Philadelphia)
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About PEAL

PEAL Projects

Imagine Different – Congregate Care Grant

The Congregate Care "Imagine Different" grant will create pathways for children with disabilities in Pennsylvania who are living in institutions to instead grow up and thrive in families. The PEAL Center, working closely with EveryChild, Inc. of Texas and the project Advisory Committee, will develop a toolkit that will be used to train parents, system representatives, and policy makers. This project will foster a common knowledge base of the value of permanent family life and effective strategies towards moving children with disabilities into stable family settings. Data will be collected for policymakers with the overarching goal of eventual system change.