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When the residents at Penn-Mar’s community home #12 in White Hall, Maryland, are gathered in the kitchen preparing dinner, the routine often hits “pause” when Direct Support Professional (DSP) Kas Jasinski feels the need to dance.“I get sidetracked whenever I hear music,” she admits. And...

Every Thursday, with an exuberant “Hey, Girls!” and a big smile on her face, Sunya Faridi strides into the West Liberty Child Development Center in White Hall, Md., to do a job she loves, among people who love working with her.Sunya began working at West...

Maricel Border’s commitment to helping others has been a constant in her life. A native of the Phillipines, she was the third of seven children in her family, and as the eldest girl, was given additional responsibilities, including pumping water, cooking meals over firewood, washing...

When Penn-Mar closed the door to its sheltered workshop in Glen Rock in 2012, it blew open a new door to a world of opportunities for the more than 100 men and women who had been employed there in contract work. By closing one door...

First five of 18 DSPs to receive certification following rigorous Penn-Mar Career Ladders credentialing program launched in 2016FREELAND, Md. – Feb. 1, 2018 – Nonprofit Penn-Mar Human Services, in partnership with the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), is proud to announce the certification of the first...

Honorees for this year’s signature fundraising event are Ann and Michael Hankin[caption id="attachment_4654" align="alignleft" width="273"] Penn-Mar 26th Annual Black Tie Gala Honorees Ann and Michael Hankin, of Butler, MD.[/caption]FREELAND, Md. – Jan. 16, 2018 – Six hundred friends and supporters of Penn-Mar Human Services will gather for the...

FREELAND, Md. – Jan. 10, 2018 – Penn-Mar Human Services, a recognized leader in providing innovative, quality supports and services to hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Maryland and Pennsylvania, names Elizabeth “Beth” Pitts-Madonna as the newest member on the board of The Penn-Mar Foundation.Beth Pitts-Madonna...

[caption id="attachment_4631" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mt. Carmel Animal Hospital team members (from left to right) Carolyn Sherman, Office Manager; Barbara Feiner, Client/Patient Care Coordinator; Nathan, Employee Extraordinaire; Suzy Gill-Boucher, Hospital Manager; and Anita Slebzek, Receptionist.[/caption]When Nathan, 27, started working at Mt. Carmel Animal Hospital (MCAH) in...

Robert Zerance, Jr. has been awarded the 2015 Employee of the Year for the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities. Robert was nominated for his dedication to his work at Grauls Markets in Hereford. Robert has been able to overcome many obstacles and break the mold for...

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