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160 S. Progress Avenue, Suite 1-A, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 717-671-4602 FAX: 717-671-4604
Life Sustaining Business


A Message from the Deputy:



For all home and community based service and intermediate care facility providers offering services funded or administered through the Office of Developmental Programs, please note that you are considered life-sustaining and are therefore exempt from the Governor’s directive asking for the closure of all non-essential businesses.  Home and community based service and intermediate care facility providers offer services that maintain basic health and safety requirements in a multitude of essential ways and those providers are expected to continue offering those services through the COVID-19 crisis period.


Thank you for all of your valuable and life-sustaining work and for your commitment to serving Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities and autism.


Kristin Ahrens | Deputy Secretary

PA Department of Human Services | Office of Developmental Programs

625 Forster Street Room 502 | Harrisburg PA 17120

Phone: 717.787.3700 

www.dhs.pa.gov   www.myodp.org

Supporting Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities and their families to achieve greater independence, choice, and opportunity in their lives.