Southwinds, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 2101 Greentree Road Suite A-201 Pittsburgh PA 15220 USA

Mission: Southwinds, Inc.
A Place to Call Home for Intellectually and Developmentally Challenged Adults Southwinds''mission is to provide residences for developmentally challenged persons in the community, while enhancing their quality of life and offering opportunities for specialized programs, social involvement, and independence.
 Our focus continues to be breaking down the isolation and segregation experienced by developmentally challenged persons by providing them with extensive services that promote their independence, dignity and equality.

Results: With 25 years of successful opertation, we currently serve 51 clients, aged 18 to 80, in 14 different residences
Target demographics: adults with developmental challenges throughout Allegheny County
Direct beneficiaries per year: With 51 clients, we are currently at capacity
Geographic areas served: Greater Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area
Programs:

Southwinds has 14 homes and serves 50 individuals The following services assist each person in improving their skills for independent living. Southwinds' 24-hour residential program:

  • helps each person set and pursue goals for personal growth;
  • supervises training plans in daily living skills;
  • provides transportation to employment, workshops, therapeutic activity centers, recreation activities, and personal appointments;
  • develops programs for older adults;
  • offers specialized psychiatric and medical services;
  • coordinates medical care with physicians and health care providers;
  • oversees public education, community, and volunteer relations aimed at the integration of its individuals into the community. 

Achievement of these goals is evaluated internally as well as by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.The agency is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. 

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EIN 25-1460522
(412) 446-1080
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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the years, it has been a pleasure serving as a board member for Southwinds. The exceptional staff work around-the-clock in order to assist in providing loving, caring environments to all of the individuals they serve. In addition, my entire family has been blessed and fortunate to meet many of these individuals at serveral events, and I take pride in knowing that they have positively impacted the lives of my children, as well as many, many other people in the community. Sometimes I feel they help us more than we have helped them. Southwinds is truly a wonderful organization.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Southwinds is a 'Place to Call Home' for 50 individuals who otherewise may have been institutionalized and would not have the quality of life they experience now. They provide safe, comfortable homes an enalbes each resident to personalize their own individual room . Each home is staffed 24/7 with caring individuals who do an excellant job of taking care of the individual residents' needs, appointments, dailiy activities and also see that the house is clean and comfortable. I am proud to serve on the board but more so I am very grateful for the care my sister is given as one of Southwindsresidents. Thank you all!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Southwinds is blessed with great staff and management all focused on serving 50 tremendous residents. It is an honor to assist Southwinds' Executive Director, Stacey Kabula and the rest of the dedicated Team in fulfilling the Agency's mission.

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Southwinds, Inc. is a very unique Organization which allows its Residents to enjoy "normal living" together with a handful of other Residents with similar limitations in a supervised and safe environment. The houses are like yours and mine and are located next to yours and mine which is the beauty of this Organization. This living atmosphere hand in hand with other key components of Southwinds Mission provides for the Residents (in some cases) to enjoy activities and interests such as attending sporting events, going to Church, crafts and other hobbies, or even going to the local store. From what I have witnessed over the years, however, is this probably would not be possible for the Residents without the team of Management and Staff at Southwinds. Much of the success of the Organization can undoubtedly be attributed to its dedicated Management and Staff, and the energy, passion and care they display daily for the Residents and each ones well being.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to recognize the dedicated employees of Southwinds. They provide love and care day in and day out to developmentally disabled adults. These are special people that have the gift of patience and kindness. Not just anyone has the qualities necessary to be part of Southwinds. They are a rare breed of person that provides selfless service in sometimes what is a difficult job.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Southwinds has been providing homes to adults with mental disabilities for over 27 years. Because of our strong board and excellent management, we're well positioned to continue serving well into the future.

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2012

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Southwinds provides a unique service helping developmentally challenged adults live is a homelike environment receiving the care and respect we would wish for one of our own family menbers.

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Southwinds is an amazing organization that changes the lives of developmentally challenged adults who would not otherwise be able to enjoy the many services that Southwinds offers to enrich their lives.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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