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January 24, 2020

PA Governor Tom Wolf Visits Inglis Innovation Center

6ABC – Coverage of Governor Wolf's visit talking about vulnerable populations (click on photo for video)

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited the Inglis Innovation Center on Wednesday, January 22 to hold a press conference announcing how  his 2020-21 budget further demonstrates his commitment to protecting the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing to expand comprehensive training for direct care workers, reduce waiting lists for care, and increasing staff in specific service areas, including child welfare, among other key investments. The governor was joined by Senator Vince Hughes, Secretary of Aging Robert Torres, Executive Director of the Office of Advocacy and Reform Dan Jurman, and Denise Major, a homecare aide, for the announcement at the new Innovation Center which is the home for all of Inglis' services that support people with disabilites who live independently in the community.

Governor Wolf took a tour of the new Innovation Center and met with participants in the many community-based services there such as:  Connections, an enhanced day program; Journeys, a certified peer specialists mobile support program; an Adapted Technology (AT) Suite with a Research & Development Lab and a full AT Assessment Lab; Inglis Employment Services, supporting people with disabilites to get job coaching to find employment; MS Care Managment, connecting those with MS to services and supports in the area; and Resident Services Coordination, connecting those living indepenedently in the communtiy in Inglis apartments.