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The Penn-Mar Advocacy Collective

For 40 years, Penn-Mar Human Services has stood as a steadfast advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their loved ones. We have grown from our early days of 12 founding families fighting for the full rights of citizenship, into a community of over 600 families and friends, who continue to advocate and organize. With your help, and through the simple task of joining our stories and efforts, we can create momentum!

The goal of the Penn-Mar Advocacy Collective (PMAC) is to advocate for an increase in funding for IDD services that will translate to proper compensation of Direct Support Professional (DSP) wages. This is critical for inclusion and equity within the greater community, and for gainful employment, opportunity, and acceptance of people with IDD.

Learn more by reading the PMAC Overview


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For more information on how to be involved in our advocacy efforts throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania, please contact Tina Chan Sweenie, Manager of Volunteer Engagement: tinachansweenie@penn-mar.org


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