Mission The Mission of PLAN of PA is to provide Planning, Trust, and Care Management Services to individuals with special needs; autism, brain injury, mental illness and intellectual disabilities utilizing a strength-based approach to maximize potential. Model of Services PLAN of PA services result in peace of mind for families of children and adults with lifelong disabilities. Our services assure that their established quality of life continues when their families are no longer able to care for their loved one-both now and in the future. Back to...Read More
Help us continue our services to individuals with mental disabilities by donating to PLAN through our fundraising arm, the PLAN of PA Foundation. Your gift helps ensure that PLAN will have the funds necessary to sustain and enrich the lives of future generations of adults in Greater Philadelphia with mental illness, intellectual disability, autism and brain injury. DONATE NOW FACT: Homelessness is a reality for many adults with mental illness. Approximately 25% of homeless individuals have a mental illness, (National Resource and Training Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness, 2003). For more FACTS visit www.nationalhomeless.org ...Read More
At PLAN of PA (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania) we work each and every day to help our clients and reach out to the mental health community at large. We want to stay in touch with you and keep you up to date on PLAN of PA. Please complete the form below to sign up to receive our latest news and updates. * required Email Address: * First Name:...Read More
Through its Care Management Services, PLAN of PA seeks to improve the lives of individuals living with a Mental Health Disabilty by working with each person to develop a support network unique to his or her needs – encouraging independence, stability, and security while enhancing quality of life. As part of the Personal Care Plan development process, PLAN of PA is able to evaluate current benefits and apply for others that may be available, such as Social Security, food stamps and Medicaid. We assist clients in finding housing, managing their finances, and coordinating transportation and recreation opportunities, as well as monitoring personal needs.
PLAN of PA serves as an Organizational Representative Payee for mentally disabled adults (18+ years of age) receiving SSI & SSD benefits from the Social Security Administration. PLAN of PA strongly suggests that an individual have a case manager to become a client as we frequently collaborate with case managers. As Representative Payee, PLAN of PA arranges for the client’s Social Security check to be deposited directly into an individual, interest-bearing checking account, assures prompt payment of bills for basic food, shelter and medical needs and then helps develop a realistic, individualized budget for any remaining funds.
Special Needs or Supplementary Needs Trusts allow for the establishment of accounts to benefit individuals with lifelong disabilities without impacting their eligibility for government benefits, including SSI and Medicaid. Congress established statutory authority for Special Needs Trusts with the passage of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. Funds held in trust are used to improve the beneficiary’s quality of life. Common uses of trust funds include transportation costs, counseling/therapy, medical expenses, clothing and computer and electronic equipment.