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Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.

Hope and Independence for Tomorrow

aka PA Elks Home Service Program   |   Somerset, PA   |  www.paelkshomeservice.org

Mission

Our Mission Statement is, "To support and promote the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities, by providing advocacy services in their home environment." Our nurses visit with individuals and their families in their homes anywhere in Pennsylvania. They help them navigate through the often-complicated human service and healthcare systems. We help them access the services and resources they need to improve their health and live as independently as possilbe.

Ruling year info

1966

Chairman - Board of Directors

Mr. S. David DeStefano

Main address

1854 North Center Ave Suite 2

Somerset, PA 15501 USA

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EIN

25-6084084

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Persons with development disabilities often must face challenges and barriers to receiving the help they need. They are often unaware of the supports and resources that are available to them. Navigating through the human service and health care systems can be quite challenging. They need an advocate to help them access the support they need to live a safe and healthy lifestyle.

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?

Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program

Offers free in-home support and advocacy services for children with disabilities and special health care needs, adults with a disability that began before age 22, and their families and other caregivers. Services are provided by specially-trained nurses.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

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 clients served

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of children, youth, and adults receiving free in-home care coordination services at the end of the calendar year

Number of Home Service visits

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of one-on-one encounters with clients served

Number of Miles Driven by staff

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Miles driven by staff for home service visits and community outreach. This number has decreased due to the pandemic and the need to provide more services virtually.

Number of health outcomes improved

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of incidences where a participant experienced enhanced health and well-being

Number of adults with disabilities receiving sufficient social and emotional support

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of participants who received the support they need to live as independently as they choose to

Accessed Basic Human Needs

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of times a person or family accessed their needs for food, clothing, housing, and safety

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 primary goal of our organization is to help individuals and their caregivers navigate the human service and health care systems to help children and adults with special needs access and connect to the resources and services they need to improve their health outcomes and quality of life. We will help address issues relating to their medical and mental health needs, education, housing, recreation, socialization, transportation, and vocational goals among others. We want to help them to become active, contributing members of the communities where they live.

Provide free in-home support and advocacy services to assess the needs of the individual and their family.

Assure that services are person and family centered and driven.

Help with navigation of services and help access resources available.

Bring together families, human service agencies, and community leaders to address needs and problem solve.

Offer services to anyone who lives in Pennsylvania with a developmental disability.

Provide support to families and other caregivers.

Provide 21 specially trained nurses to offer our services wherever the individual may be in Pennsylvania.

Services can be provided anywhere in the 67 counties of Pennsylvania - in cities, towns and even the most remote rural areas.

Each participant is given the opportunity to compose a Goal Plan with the Elks Nurse that details their needs and concerns.

The Elks Nurse works with each participant and their family and/or caregivers and other service providers to accomplish the stated outcomes.

Services are offered in every county in Pennsylvania. We want to continue to share information about our services so we can serve as many persons as possible.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 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 get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

S. David DeStefano

Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc.

Term: 2021 -

S. David DeStefano

Kevin Brouse

Victor J. Cid

Glenn E. Foster

Steven Lucas

William J. Schran

Stanley J. Welsh

Margaret O'Polka

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes