“The Timing Was Perfect

“Happy” is the word that embodies Brandon, a participant in RHD St. Louis Residential, a program within the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) division of RHD.

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“RHD 2022 Year in Review

January 2022

Ten artists from RHD’s Center for Creative Works (CCW) were featured in FACE SPACE, an exhibit curated by Philadelphia artist, Adam Lovitz, at the Woodmere Art Museum in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of the city.

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“Working to Connect Shelters with Healthcare

Christina Jordan, Program Director of RHD’s Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) in Montgomery County, PA, is eager to spread the word about a new program uniting three of RHD’s homeless shelters in PA.

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“RHD Joins Bryn Mawr College For Innovative Trauma-Informed Care Study

Pamela Kasinetz, Clinical Director for RHD’s Behavioral Health and Housing (BHH) Division, is talking about the results of a recent study on the effects of trauma-informed care when applied to RHD’s homeless services.

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“The Best Place to be in the Whole Wide World

IDEATE site specialist and musician/producer Josh Meakim is talking about his collaborations with Melvin Goldstein, an IDEATE participant and a South Philadelphia-based rapper with 25 years of musical experience.

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“A Ray of Sunshine

Jiaire is a young woman with an infectious smile and love for life. Over this past year, Jiaire has demonstrated tremendous personal growth.

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RESOURCES for Human Development IS A NATIONAL HUMAN SERVICES NONPROFIT WITH THE BROADEST POSSIBLE SERVICE MISSION: WE SUPPORT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES EVERY YEAR WITH EFFECTIVE, INNOVATIVE, AND PERSON-CENTERED PROGRAMS.

OUR WORK HELPS INDIVIDUALS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND PRIVATE DONORS & FOUNDATIONS – FOR 50 YEARS AND COUNTING!

Empowering People to Achieve Independence

Our work spans sectors, but it shares this common theme—we develop person-centered, trauma-informed programming that helps people build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Resources for Human Development has been serving adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and helping them lead more fulfilling lives since 1972, when it established the Lower Merion Vocational Training …

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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

RHD’s history of innovative services began in the behavioral health field, establishing Lower Merion Counseling & Mobile Services in 1970 in response to a community need for outpatient services. Since then, RHD has expanded …

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Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery

RHD recognizes there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery. RHD offers a variety of innovative person-centered and person-directed recovery plans that take into account where our clients are in their unique …

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Homelessness

Homelessness

Everybody deserves a place to call home. From shelters and safe havens to supported independent living and nationally renowned case management services, Resources for Human Development helps people of all …

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Women & Children

Women & Children

Resources for Human Development has served on several task forces for women and children’s programs in different states across the nation, and was part of the original Governor’s task force …

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Integrated Health Care

Integrated Health Care

RHD’s Family Practice and Counseling Network operates community health care centers in three of Philadelphia’s medically underserved neighborhoods. The centers employ a nurse-managed model to deliver caring, quality primary health …

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Youth Development

Youth Development

RHD has been serving at-risk youth for nearly 20 years. We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of progressive societal change with our innovative and individualized approach towards serving …

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Veterans

Veterans

Those who serve our nation in the military, whether during wartime or peace, sometimes need help reintegrating into civilian society. Over the years, RHD has assisted veterans with issues of …

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National Impact. Local Approach.

At RHD, we’re committed to the fundamental value of dignity and respect for all, to the empowerment of those we serve and our employees, and to the flexibility to meet the changing needs of those we serve and our government and community partners.

RHD: 50 Years and Counting

Whether it is a man in Tennessee learning to speak after 52 years in silence, the creation of nationally-renowned approaches to federally-qualified health centers and crisis services, or cutting-edge creative arts programs for people with intellectual disabilities, RHD has specialized in effective and innovative solutions in trauma-informed, person-centered programs across the country since 1970.

In 2020, Resources for Human Development celebrated 50 years of delivering the highest quality services to people of all abilities, in a values-driven environment built around respect for the dignity …

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