Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Our Mission



Penn-Mar Human Services’ mission is to support people to live courageously in pursuit of their best life.

Founded in 1981, Penn-Mar serves nearly 2,000 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities each year through community living, day learning, customized employment, family and peer supports, respite programs, and self-directed services in Northern Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania.

Penn-Mar’s approach is innovative, person-centered, and successful, and through meaningful employment, community inclusion, and residential choice, the people Penn-Mar supports are empowered to live their best lives.

Live Courageously

Core Values


We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and interact in ways that
are respectful, honest, fully transparent, and ethical.


We safely deliver remarkable supports and regularly exceed the
expectations of our stakeholders.


We prioritize respect, teamwork, inclusivity, and shared goals.


We constantly strive to be progressive and innovative leaders in the
human services field.


We value the people we support, their families, our team members,
volunteers, and the community at large, with the goal of enriching every
life we touch.

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