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Penn-Mar Human Services Celebrates 32nd Annual Gala With New Venue

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[caption id="attachment_9343" align="alignleft" width="240"] Emma O'Donnell, Penn-Mar DSP who joined the nonprofit at 19.[/caption]When Emma O’Donnell joined Penn-Mar Human Services a little more than a year ago as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), she became the youngest member on the team. Despite her age, (she’s...

Each month, we highlight a “behind-the-scenes” team member whose work supports our mission, but whose face you might not often see on our social media pages.We’re excited to help you get to know our innovative team and the complex work we do.So, tune in for...

When Sarah Maranto talks about her “dream job,” she sees herself working in a small tea or coffee shop, organizing and stocking products, and spending time getting to know the customers.But that is just one of many scenarios she is considering as she works with...

With Electronic Dance Music (EDM) blasting in Penn-Mar Central’s state-of-the-art makerspace, Joe Ginter’s in the zone and ready to dive into whatever art project he’s working on.“It gets me in the groove,” said Joe, who joined the Penn-Mar Day Program in 2017 and regards himself...

Each month, we highlight a “behind-the-scenes” team member whose work supports our mission, but whose face you might not often see on our social media pages.We’re excited to help you get to know our innovative team and the complex work we do.So, tune in for...

By Allis Kensing, Enabling Technology Coordinator [caption id="attachment_9164" align="alignleft" width="300"] Allis showcasing devices from the Penn-Mar Lending Library.[/caption]Before I joined Penn-Mar in 2021, I worked with another provider in the supported employment area and had the opportunity to see how different technologies helped job seekers find...

Penn-Mar owns and manages 58 residential units and three commercial buildings, spread throughout 500 square miles in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The responsibility for managing and maintaining these $37 million in gross fixed assets falls to the Facilities Team and Fleet Management Coordinator, which also oversees...

[caption id="attachment_9129" align="alignleft" width="300"] Natina Newsome with her grandmother Dorothy "Teeny," the guiding light in her life.[/caption]Natina Newsome has got the “Teeny Spirit.” Growing up in Baltimore with her large extended family, she was surrounded by love – “a lot of love”– one of the...

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