Independence Professionals

Mission Statement:

We strive to help every individual, regardless of age or ability, to improve his/her overall quality of life and to fulfill his/her aspirations. All people have basic needs. We believe in self-determination, and encourage those we serve to identify and to prioritize those needs. We believe in working with them to meet their needs through positive approaches, encouraging independence, allowing them to learn from their mistakes, and minimizing their dependence upon others.

We believe that learning can and should be fun. We integrate our services in a community based setting, utilizing available free community resources whenever possible, and assisting in building support systems by connecting them to community organizations as appropriate. We also believe in encouraging our clients to give back to the community through volunteerism, often times creating and then utilizing these opportunities to teach as well.

Executive Director:

Debbie Brinkley

Address:

322 Clark Avenue
Butler, PA 16002

Phone:

main line:  (724) 287-1786

Debbie Brinkley direct line:  (412)  897-7580

Maria Welty direct line:  (412)916-5253

Fax:

(724) 287-1786

Website:

www.independenceprofessionals.com

Contact:

Maria Welty at independencepros@zoominternet.net

Licensing/Accreditation:

N/A

Counties (AE’s) Served:

Allegheny

Types of Service Provided:
Home and Community Habilitation;  Behavior Support;  Respite;  Companion
Approximate Number of Individuals Served:

150

Number of Employees:

50

Approximate Amount (in millions) of total (MR) contract with ODP:

$950,000

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