Subscribe to E-Newsletter March 20, 2017

Dear Friend,

Senator DinnimanSheltered workshop programs, like Handi-Crafters and Brian’s House, provide meaningful work opportunities to those facing barriers to traditional employment. They provide jobs for our friends and neighbors with disabilities – jobs that offer an invaluable social outlet and a sense of independence and self-worth.

But proposed changes within the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers (coming down from the federal level) will impact adult day centers and sheltered workshops for individuals with disabilities. These changes could limit the number of jobs they could provide and potentially jeopardize their entire operations.

This Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m., the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on this issue at Handi-Crafters located at 215 Barley Sheaf Road, in Coatesville (Thorndale).

Please join us and help spread the word to anyone you know who may be impacted or interested. For more information, contact my West Chester District Office at (610) 692-2112.


Andy Dinniman
State Senator - 19th District


Offices of State Senator Andy Dinniman


District Office
One North Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.692.2112
Fax: 610.436.1721
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203019
182 Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3019
Phone: 717.787.5709
Fax: 717.787.4384

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