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Penn-Mar Enjoys Celebration of Abilities Day at York Revolution’s Home Weekend Opener

Posted on May 22, 2024

Jacob Rhinesmith’s grand slam on Opening Weekend at WellSpan Park Stadium wasn’t the only “home run” scored by the York Revolution Baseball Team. They also hit it out of the park by treating fans to the Celebration of Abilities Day on April 28th, featuring a…

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Annual Gala Honored Loyal Supporters and Raised $600,000 for Services

Posted on March 13, 2024

By Jackie Summers, Penn-Mar Human Services Senior Director of Development I’m finally catching my breath from the year-long planning of Penn-Mar’s 32nd Annual Gala. Yet again, it was so heartwarming to experience the magnificence of the event and its impact on all who attended. As…

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Penn-Mar Human Services’ Disability-Inclusive Fashion Show Returns

Posted on March 13, 2024

– Partnership with Jemicy School Continues, Presenting Clothing Designed Specifically for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – March 13, 2024 Baltimore – Penn-Mar Human Services, the region’s leading provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is proud to present the…

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Penn-Mar Human Services’ “Special Appeal” Video Wins Major Advertising Award

Posted on March 12, 2024

-American Advertising Federation Recognizes Penn-Mar Promotional Video with Silver Addy- March 12, 2024 Baltimore – Penn-Mar Human Services, the region’s leading provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is honored to share that the nonprofit has been recognized by the American…

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Michael Riedel: Changing with the Times

Posted on March 8, 2024

Direct Support Professional Michael Riedel has witnessed and been part of significant growth and change at Penn-Mar over the last 26 years. His start with the organization coincided with the grand opening of Penn-Mar Central’s Maryland Line facility in April of 1998. He was there…

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A New Job Opportunity Offers Challenge and Independence

Posted on February 27, 2024

Looking for employment can be daunting for anyone but for a person with a disability, the quality of the support system behind their search is critical. As an Employment 1st provider, Penn-Mar works with the people with disabilities it supports to connect their interests, skills…

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Amanda and Jon: A Heartwarming Love Story

Posted on February 13, 2024

Forget Taylor and Travis. Jon and Amanda are the real “power couple,” according to Dawn Allen, one of Penn-Mar’s Maryland Program Managers. It was love at first sight when Jon laid eyes on Amanda at a Penn-Mar Halloween party eight years ago. His immediate thought…

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Team Member Spotlight: Court Dudek

Posted on February 9, 2024

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…

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

Posted on February 6, 2024

– Nonprofit’s Most Popular Fundraising Event Celebrates an Exceptional 2023 – February 6, 2024 Baltimore – On Saturday March 2, 2024, Penn-Mar Human Services, the region’s leading provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), will welcome friends, supporters, and benefactors to…

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A DSP Rising Star

Posted on January 25, 2024

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 now 20), and a newbie in the field, Emma is awing colleagues and…

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Penn-Mar Human Services’ Commitment to Team Culture Rewarded With National Honor

Posted on January 18, 2024

– Kudos Culture Award Celebrates Excellence in Workplace Culture – January 18, 2024 Baltimore  – Penn-Mar Human Services, the region’s leading provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), has been named a 2023 Culture Innovator in the Kudos Best Culture Awards….

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