Human Services

Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

One Heart, One Mind, One Spirit

Pittsburgh, PA   |  www.emmauspgh.org

Mission

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing inclusive, community-based homes and services for people with intellectual disabilities and promoting public awareness of their needs. The Community, inspired by Faith and a desire to help others, seeks to improve the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. In living, working, and breaking bread together, people with and without disabilities enjoy fellowship by sharing who they are and what they have with one another. Strengthened by its spirituality and prayerful direction, the Community helps all members grow and become whole.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Ms Karen D. Jacobsen

Main address

2821 Sarah Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203 USA

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EIN

25-1639506

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over the past twenty-five years, people with intellectual disabilities have experienced great improvements in health and wellness, and the life expectancy for people with intellectual disabilities is now comparable to the general population. However, the supports provided for this population have not kept pace. The number of adults with I/DD age 60 years and older is projected to reach 1.2 million by 2030, nearly double the number calculated in 2000. There are more than 13,000 people with intellectual disabilities on waiting lists for services in Pennsylvania alone, many of whom are living with elderly parents who are facing their own end-of-life challenges. In many cases, after the death of a parent, there is no other family member available to provide the 24-hour support that many individuals require. Emmaus provides a safety net for these families, ensuring that people with intellectual disabilities have access to safe, welcoming housing opportunities, wellness, and direct support.

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?

Inclusive, Community-based Homes

Emmaus currently operates seven permanent homes serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. Emmaus is licensed and monitored by the State Office of Developmental Programs. Each year, the Emmaus Community provides nearly 7,300 units of service for adults with developmental disabilities. When an individual comes to Emmaus, he or she comes for life.

Population(s) Served
Other Named Groups
Other Named Groups
Budget
$2,047,000

Respite Services -Respite offers planned short-term care for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism when their caregivers need a break. In its previous 24-hour respite program, Emmaus served over 924 individuals for more than 2,981 nights of overnight respite. In January of 2013, Emmaus began a new respite program offering services during daylight hours at four of Emmaus' permanent homes, billable in 15 minute increments. To date, Emmaus has provided 620 units of the new respite services.In-Home Services -In-home services, which include Companion Services and Home and Community Habilitation, provide short-term care for individuals within their own homes or communities. Services include assistance with tasks of daily living and help with building skills for living independently in the community. To date, Emmaus has provided over 3,692 units of Home and Community Rehabilitation Services.

Population(s) Served
Other Named Groups
Other Named Groups
Budget
$285,500

The Emmaus Community is committed to educating the community about the needs of adults with developmental disabilities and sharing information about the Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities system. Emmaus also works to build awareness of the organization and to serve as a voice for the individuals in its care, and has provided more than 200 awareness presentations to local community organizations.

Population(s) Served
Budget
$11,000

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Awards

Leadership, Professional Skills, Faith and Kindness in Serving Persons with Special Needs 2008

National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry

Formal "Proclamation for outstanding level of commitment to each and every resident in the organization's care" 2005

Pittsburgh City Council

Thanksgiving Tuesday Awards 2001

La Roche College

Family of the Year Award 2000

ARC Allegheny and the Knights of Columbus

Humanitarian Award 2000

United Cerebral Palsy

Program Award 2000

National Apostolate of Inclusion Ministry

Program Award 2000

National Apostolate of Inclusion Ministry

Merit Award 2000

The Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation

Merit Award 2000

The Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation

Employer Award for excellence and partnership in creating employment opportunities for Pennsylvania Clubhouse Members 2009

The Pennsylvania Clubhouse Coalition

Top Workplaces in Pittsburgh 2011

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2012 Women in Business Award 2012

Pittsburgh Business Times

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 adults with a source of ongoing care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with intellectual disabilities

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh provides community-based, inclusive, family-style homes and support for individuals with intellectual disabilities who can no longer be cared for by a family member, due to aging, illness, or death. Emmaus programs empower people to build meaningful relationships and share their lives. When individuals are welcomed into an Emmaus home, Emmaus commits to providing life-long care. Emmaus is determined to provide the highest quality of life for all of the individuals in its care. Emmaus also provides In-Home Services to individuals who live in family homes, but require support. Demand for services continues to grow, and Emmaus is currently working to expand its Residential Program, as well as grow its In-Home Services programs. Emmaus' goal is for every Community member to reach his or her greatest potential.

In 2016, Emmaus completed a new Strategic Plan to ensure its continued growth and fulfillment of the Emmaus mission. Emmaus' strategic plan focuses on the growth and expansion of Emmaus programs, recruitment of high quality professionals to provide direct support, and financial sustainability. In 2016, Emmaus also became a CARF-accredited organization, which reflects a high level of quality standards across the organization.

Emmaus has been providing services for people with intellectual disabilities for nearly three decades and has grown from a small, grassroots organization to one of the most well-respected providers in the field. Emmaus has been recognized for its high quality standards many times through the years. Most recently: 2016 – Emmaus Executive Director Karen Jacobsen was named as a "Most Admired CEO" by the Pittsburgh Business Times. 2015 – Emmaus employees rated the Emmaus Community as one the Top Workplaces in Pittsburgh in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This was Emmaus' 5th "Top Workplace" recognition. 2015 - Emmaus received the National Nonprofit Times' "Best Non-profits to Work For" award. Emmaus placed #32 out of a total of 50 and was #13 out of 25 in the "Medium-sized" category. 2014 – Emmaus Executive Director Karen Jacobsen received the CLASS "Community Hero Award" for her lifetime of work in improving the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities. 2013 – Margaret Poll

In 2016, Emmaus was honored with a three-year accreditation from CARF International, which is a testament to the high quality standards of the organization. Emmaus' programs are evaluated in several other ways, including an annual licencing process, data collection through a Quality Management committee, internal and external satisfaction surveys, and individual support plans and outcomes for each program participant.

Emmaus works to turn crises into opportunities for people to live full, meaningful lives. The Emmaus Residential Program includes ten permanent homes, with additional residents expected to join in the coming year. Emmaus commits to supporting its residents from the time they come to Emmaus until the end of life. In the In-Home Services Program, Emmaus serves those who are still living in a family or individual home, but need support. usage in this program has grown every year for the past five years. Emmaus is committed to continuing to grow and expand its programs, exploring new models of care, and recruiting the most high quality team of professionals to provide direct support to people with intellectual disabilities.

Financials

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Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Brian Lindauer

Goerhring, Rutter & Boehm

Term: 2018 - 2021

Timothy Noca

ProTech

Michael Fitzgerald

HR Screening

David Matesic

Matcon Diamond, Inc.

David Moritz

Eddy Homes, Inc.

Father Garry Patriquin

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Sister Mary Jean Petrarca

Sisters of Chairty of Seton Hill

Regis Stafford

Physcian

Lorraine Wagner

Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh Foundation

Benedict Serratore

Owner at South Pittsburgh Realty Co.

Sheila Halter

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Dan McNees

Independent Controllers

Cynthia Mittelmeier

Psychologist

Margaret Pollock

Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

Karen Jacobsen

Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, group home, faith based