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Woods Services Inc

Exceptional People. Fulfilling Lives.

aka Woods Resources Inc.; Woods   |   Langhorne, PA   |  www.woods.org

Mission

Woods supports children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential and independence through innovative and individualized approaches that promote learning and personal fulfillment.

Ruling year info

1988

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Tine Hansen-Turton MGA, JD, FAAN, FCPP

Main address

40 Martin Gross Drive PO Box 36

Langhorne, PA 19047 USA

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Formerly known as

The Woods Schools

EIN

23-1322002

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Woods Services is a nonprofit multi-service population health management and advocacy organization that provides innovative, comprehensive and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health and case management services to more than 22,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, child welfare, behavioral and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral healthcare needs. To best meet the needs of the IDD population, Woods provides housing opportunities, age and developmentally appropriate education and day program services, therapeutic recreation and community integration, primary and specialized medical care and treatment, nutritional services, rehabilitation services, vocational programming and planning, job readiness training and supports, job placement and employment opportunities through social enterprises, as well as allied therapies.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mollie Woods Program

Named in honor of Woods’ founder, a special education teacher, this residential program serves children, adolescents and adults with Intellectual Disability and other developmental disabilities. 

These individuals live primarily on Woods’ main campus, but there also are a number of group homes and apartments in the community.  Those under the age of 21 are enrolled in licensed special education programs on a year-round basis.  Adults are enrolled in one of Woods’ vocational programs and some gain employment in the community.

The majority of admissions to the program in recent years have been school-aged children.  At the other extreme, Woods services seniors that are experiencing the infirmities associated with age.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Woodlands serves children and adolescents who have varying degrees of intellectual disability accompanied by significant behavioral problems.  Also served are individuals with a diagnosis of autism, PDD, or both.  Others present with complex needs due to the nature of their psychiatric disabilities, learning difficulties, and challenging behaviors – in short, they have significant emotional disturbance.

Most students attend school year-round and a few are in vocational programs half-day or full time.  Woodlands is located on Woods main campus and has its own network of classrooms, activity and recreational facilities.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Children and youth

Beechwood is a community-integrated program for individuals with brain injury or other neurological disorders. The program provides a continuum of residential and rehabilitation services for medically stable adults, age 18 or older, who are in need of comprehensive, post-acute supports.

A program of Woods Services,  Beechwood is located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Residential options range from campus-based homes to independent homes and apartments in the community. This continuum helps ensure the proper living environment for each individual.

All rehabilitation plans are individualized, and each person is served by an interdisciplinary team of brain injury professionals.

The Pennsylvania State Department of Public Welfare licenses Beechwood annually. Beechwood also holds a full accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabiltation Facilities (CARF) under the Medical Rehabilitation Division: Brain Injury Programs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The purpose of Woods' Strategic Directions Plan is to develop a roadmap that is completely aligned with Woods' mission, vision and core values and expands upon them by supporting the three-year Strategic Directions framework that will be adaptable to address challenges and opportunities as they arise, and build on Woods' and its affiliates' current work, thus creating the foundation for the next three years to position Woods to be the leading multi-service healthcare and advocacy organization in the U.S. for people with exceptional challenges and complex needs.

The Woods family is setting the course for an exciting future together with the goal of expanding its current 200+
programs that provide residential and community supports; vocational training and support; day habilitation; children and family social services; education; and physical and behavioral healthcare. This FY20-23 Strategic Directions framework will enhance opportunities to integrate, maintain, expand and grow existing and new programs, services and affiliations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and elsewhere. All this is with the goal in mind to assure that all individuals served continue to have access to cost-effective quality programs and services that fulfill the goal of reaching their highest potential and that promote learning, independence and personal fulfillment.

The strategic priorities are organized into six focus areas:

1. Mission-driven growth and improved services through Woods for Life Continuum
2. Employee engagement
3. Enterprise shared services
4. Strategic position, policy and thought leadership
5. Re-envisioning our Campus and
6. Strategic Directions Common to Woods and Affiliates.

These strategies will result in a comprehensive continuum of care that integrates prevention, wellness, education, behavioral health, and social services with coordinated healthcare delivery enabling Woods to fulfill its mission of helping people with disabilities to meet their goals for greater independence, inclusion and a fulfilling life.

Woods Services is a nonprofit multi-service healthcare and human services organization founded over 100 years ago. Woods provides innovative, comprehensive and integrated health, education, workforce, behavioral health and case management services to children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, child welfare, behavioral and brain trauma public health sectors.

We achieve our mission, vision and values through our multi-service healthcare and human service offerings. We develop innovative approaches and utilize evidence-based best practices to improve the health and well-being of the people we serve through individualized person-centered services, partnership, innovation, research, advocacy, and training.

Woods provides the appropriate level of care that ranges from personal assistance to highly skilled nursing and complex medical care that can only be delivered by disability-trained professionals. Woods and its affiliate partners (non-profit membership corporations with Woods as the sole member) primarily serve individuals from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, but has a national reach given its expertise in serving people who are medically and behaviorally frail and vulnerable.

Over the past decade Woods has expanded its mission and reach by affiliating and partnering with like-minded compassionate nonprofits, such as Brian's House and Tabor Services in Pennsylvania and Allies and Archway Programs in New Jersey, as well as Legacy Treatment Services in both PA and NJ. Woods respects and values the individual uniqueness of its affiliate agencies and while Woods is the sole member, each affiliate has its own 501 (c) 3 status, has its own Board of Directors, and files its own form 990.

The Woods family is setting the course for an exciting future together with the goal of expanding its current 200+ programs that provide residential and community supports; vocational training and support; day habilitation; children and family social services; education; and physical and behavioral healthcare. More than 6,000 passionate staff serve more than 18,000 exceptional children, adolescents and adults annually to achieve their highest potential. This FY20-23 Strategic Directions framework will enhance opportunities to integrate, maintain, expand and grow existing and new programs, services and affiliations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and elsewhere, as agreed to by the Woods Board and management. All this is with the goal in mind to assure that all individuals served continue to have access to cost-effective quality programs and services that fulfill the goal of reaching their highest potential and that promote learning, independence and personal fulfillment.

• Reorganized health services under the Medical Center at Woods umbrella, which provides integrated primary health care, neurology, optometry/ophthalmology, podiatry, radiology, and psychiatry and dentistry.
• Launched the first Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for people with I/DD and acquired brain injuries in partnership with Keystone First, PA’s largest Medicaid managed care health plan.
• PCMH resulted in 39% reduction in in-hospital, 15% reduction in gaps in care, overall 8.7% lower cost in care and also reduced ER visits in the first year.
• Launched stage two of the School Wide Positive Behavior Support Program, which creates positive behavior expectations for all students and incorporates a data tracking system to guide program improvements.
• 60% of students had one or fewer major incidents since implementing the evidence-based School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports Program.
• Implemented use of new online reading and math curriculum resulting in 77% increase in reading skills and 75% increase in math skills over this past year.
• Created and implemented four new clinical models serving 300 children in residential treatment programs.
• Implemented trauma-informed evidence-informed restraint elimination program, “Ukeru,” across all Woods programs, including training 1,100 staff and 25 train-the-trainer leaders.
• Launched a new silk screening social enterprise, Woods Wear.
• Targeted wage increases to compete with other employers in the sector.
• 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions and matches.
• Employee health insurance plan with no employee payroll deductions, no co-pays for most services, and very low payments for prescriptions.
• On-site Medical Center available to employees free of charge.
• Student loan repayment program in addition to an already established tuition assistance program.
• Career paths that illustrate professional advancement opportunities at Woods.
• Highly discounted education cohort programs from AD, BS/BS to MA/MS.
• .Participated in national cohort to build organizational capacity for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
• Offered a series of innovation labs in partnership with the Social Innovations Institute, resulting in new program development launched with seed funding.
• Began implementation of a new electronic health record.
• Achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation; achieved re-accreditation through CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).
• Developed new systems for collecting and analyzing key performance, quality improvement and risk management data.
• Conducted research to address the direct support professional workforce crisis, resulting in published reports.
• Established the PANJ Disabilities Consortium with 10 large providers to explore provider-led managed care organizations and advocate for improved service systems.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Woods Services is a nonprofit, life cycle care management and advocacy organization that, along with five affiliate organizations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, provides innovative, comprehensive, and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health, and case management services to more than 22,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, behavioral, child welfare, and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral healthcare needs.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Annual program evaluations that include documenting client satisfaction with services.,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    WOODS HAS DRAMATICALLY EXPANDED ITS OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OPTIONS WHICH HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVELY RECEIVED BY INDIVIDUALS SERVED.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    SOLICITING FEEDBACK FROM INDIVIDUALS SERVED HAS IMPROVED THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING NEW PROGRAM OPTIONS, AS INPUT IS CONSIDERED IN THE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND BUDGETING PROCESS.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Woods Services Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Mr. Barry Sharer

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/8/2022

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Leadership

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Female

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