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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs

Mission: ACHIEVA supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

Results: Last year we served approximately 14,000 individuals with disabilities and their families.

Target demographics: We provide lifelong supports and services to people with disabilities and their families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 14,000

Geographic areas served: Southwestern Pennsylvania

Programs: ACHIEVA provides supports and services to nearly 14,000 people with disabilities and their families each year.

  • Early Intervention
  • Preschool Readiness
  • Educational Advocacy
  • Camping and Recreation Programs
  • Vocational Training and Placement
  • Residential Homes and Lifestyle Support
  • Senior Citizens Support and Protective Services
  • Respite and Home Care Services
  • Special Needs Trust Services for individuals with disabilities
  • Educational Workshops for Self Advocates, Parents and Educators
  • Lifetime Family Support
  • Advocacy and Public Awareness

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have a brother who has been involved in the Arc of Westmoreland workshop and now in a group home they manage. The experience and wonderful care is beyond the family's expectations. The professionalism of the staff in all aspects of caring for him put our mind at ease knowing he is being treated with dignity and respect.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The experience with Achieva and their affiliate company, Arc of Westmoreland has been unbelievably rewarding. The staff and management are very passionate and dedicated to serving the needs of those they serve. They change people lives for the better every day. I have seen it first hand and this is why I feel so privileged to serve on their Board.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am an ACHIEVA trustee and my sister is a long-term ACHIEVA client. I always admired and appreciated the caring ACHIEVA staff where my sister works, but as a Trustee, I am equally impressed by the forward-looking approach on the part of the ACHIEVA leadership. ACHIEVA is a jewel and we are so fortunate to have this organization in the Pittsburgh region.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

About 11 years ago my son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS. In an effort to learn all I could about disabilities and how to be a good advocate for my son, I looked into ACHIEVA. I've attended seminars over the years that have been professional and informative. The staff at ACHIEVA are always helpful, too. I love how ACHIEVA has changed with the times, now sending e-blasts with tremendously wonderful information. Thank you for being a terrific resource!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been employed by ACHIEVA (The Arc of Westmoreland) for more than 14 years. It is an agency that keeps employees focused on achieving goals. Its executive team recognizes the differences between managing and doing and continues to avoid managing by crisis for over 60 years even when "human service providers, such as ACHIEVA, are no strangers to uncertainty", according to our President and CEO.

She continuously thanks us "for the efforts we make every day to make ACHIEVA an organization of choice where our customers want to receive supports and where our employees want to work."

I see ACHIEVA's management team as "extra"ordinary folks who avoid overreacting and try to use a common sense approach to reach workable solutions to problems or events.

1 Kathy107

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

i have been employed by Achieva for almost 10 years now, and i have to say, being employed by several other agencies, that Achieva is the best place to work for...They are appreciative of their employees, and the clients are always put first, offering the best services and support i;ve know....wonderful office workers that i report too as well....cant think of anyone else that deserves this award more....

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Achieva for many years in different roles. Presently, I am a member of the board of directors. Achieva serves a vital role in our community serving individuals with disabilities and their families. Achieva has a strong team of passionate advocates who desire to help individuals with disabilities.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the parent of a client being served through Achieva (Arc of Westmoreland), and as a Board member of the Arc of Westmorelannd I am filled with pride to see first hand the incredible work that Achieva and its affiliates provides. This organization is a blessing for all who are desperate for help, care , and compassion for themselves or their loved ones who are in need of special services. Thanks, Ron Toncini

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served as a volunteer and trustee for many non-profits in many different cities over the years. My involvement with Achieva began in 2002 when I moved to Pittsburgh. The mission statement for the organization is as broad as any I have ever experienced. More importantly, perhaps, is the ability to execute consistently, efficiently and with efficacy to those it serves so that time and capital are leveraged to maximize assistance. I am proud to be associated with this fine organization and have observed first hand the many times we have made a difference in people's lives. Additionally, the Achieva leadership is highly involved in the local, state and national level to positively affect legislation and goverment budgets.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

ACHIEVA provides cradle to grave services to people with disabilities and their families. From early intervention, advocacy, residential services, and so much more, ACHIEVA is the leading resource and provider of services. ACHIEVA operates with a high level of accountability to their clients and the community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The fact that Achieva provides services to people with disabilities from the cradle to the grave is very special. Programs and services are geared toward participant and family needs, and supports are always available. There is no other agency that provides such comprehensive services.