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  • Participants who regularly go out in the community

    89%

  • Hours spent in the community

    20,000

  • Volunteers in 2017

    125

  • Program Participants

    300

Welcome to SpArc Services

At SpArc Services, our mission is to support people with disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage inclusion, independence, and personal achievement and provide services through programs designed to fit each individual and develop personal goals and milestones for growth.

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts
The Cultural Arts Center fosters creativity, self-confidence, and community connections for adults with developmental disabilities through classes in the visual and performing arts, outings to cultural venues, and opportunities to collaborate with other artists and arts-based organizations. Local artists and educators teach program participants skills in ceramics, drawing, painting, theater, music and movement. People enrolled in the program also make connections to the Philadelphia arts community and beyond through a variety of exhibitions, projects, and partnerships. 

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Job Center

Job Training, Employment Partners and Job Placement Services

Employment Partners administers a vocational evaluation and provides skills training, job placement and job coaching. Highly individualized plans are created and implemented for each person in the program with the definitive goal of finding long-term, independent, competitive community-integrated employment. Services are provided to adults with a wide range of disabilities, behavioral health issues, learning disabilities, visual issues, auditory issues at companies such as Shop Rite, PennDot, Walmart, Prime Flight Aviation and WaWa.

Services provided through our job training center give individuals the tools they need to build basic job skills and earn a paycheck. Through worksites at local businesses, participants are exposed to a variety of job duties and industries. Partnerships include Tasty Baking Company and Hanks Beverage Company.

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Community Supports

Community Supports

Home and Community-Based Services provides assistance for people to achieve a more independent quality of life by providing access to their community in an exciting new way. Services provided include Respite, Companion, Habilitation and Community Inclusion. A customized action plan is created for each participant to ensure that every person is poised to reach his or her full potential. 

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SpArc Philadelphia Celebrates New Partnership with Land Health Institute

SpArc Philadelphia Celebrates New Partnership with Land Health Institute

Summer is officially here, and with it comes a new partnership for the SpArc Philadelphia family of organizations! The partnership with non-profit Land Health Institute, located at 49th and Parkside, aims to “Put Nature Back” in the city of Philadelphia. The local non-profit encourages exploration, environmental education, and community-based land revitalization, all of which will be experienced by program participants and staff of SpArc Philadelphia. Over the course of the non-winter months, individuals will spend time at the Land Health Institute learning about and engaging with nature.

In addition to learning more about nature and gardening, program participants will also have the opportunity to go on recreational outings, which will be beneficial for the body, mind, and soul. Classes in the arts, bird watching, and even relaxation will be held and are open to the public, so stay tuned for a schedule of activities!

Once participants and staff have been introduced to the basic concepts of maintaining a garden, everyone will get the chance to put those skills to use. With assistance from Land Health team members, SpArc Philadelphia will “build and own” its very own garden, where vegetables and flowers will be grown. These items will then be sold to the community, giving individuals the opportunity to work on their sales and customer service skills.

Stay tuned to the SpArc Philadelphia website and social media channels for updates on this partnership, and to find out how you can get involved!

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