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The 2014 Philadelphia Alliance Conference for Direct Service Professionals is

made possible

through the support and generosity

of the following organizations:

 

The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

(EVENT SPONSOR)  Link = DBHIDS

 

BREAKFAST SPONSOR:

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Link to JEVS Human Services

KEYNOTE SPONSORS:  

Horizon House                              Gaudenzia

               

Horizon House                                     Gaudenzia 

 

Pennsylvania Mentor          Resources for  Human   

                                                           Development

   

Pennsylvania Mentor                        Resources for Human Development 

 

Our Award Sponsors: 

          

Leadership Award = Staffing Plus   

                                        Staffing Plus

 

Creativity Award = FMA Professional Resources               FMA Professional Resources

 

The Pat Palmer Embracing Diversity Award = 

                           The Wedge Medical Center

                               The Wedge Medical Center

 

Team Spirit Award = U.S. Medical Staffing

                                    U.S. Medical Staffing

 

PARKING SPONSOR:

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Behavioral Health & Social Services

 

AND THANK YOU Benefactors:

 

FAIRMOUNT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM

Fairmount

Fairmount Behavioral Health System

BANCROFT

BARBER NATIONAL INSTITUTE

CARELINK COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES

CHILDREN'S CRISIS TREATMENT CENTER

COMHAR

DEVEREUX

ELWYN

KENCREST SERVICES

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SE PA

PROJECT TRANSITION

PHMC

QUALIFACTS

SELF HELP MOVEMENT

SPIN

STEP BY STEP

SUPPORTIVE BEHAVIORAL RESOURCES

TAIG / NHS

THE KIRKBRIDE CENTER

WORDSWORTH

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ANNUAL ALLIANCE BREAKFAST

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support of the

29th Annual Alliance Breakfast:

 [See More Details on the Special Events Page]

 

Bronze Level Sponsors

2013 Annual Breakfast

The Center for Autism

Fairmount Behavioral Health System

               Fairmount

Friends Hospital

Friends Hospital

Gaudenzia

        Are You Looking For Treatment?

                          

Horizon House     

                             

 JEVS Human Services 

 

        

Mental Health Association of Southeast PA

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NorthEast Treatment Centers

Behavioral Health & Social Services

Pennsylvania Mentor

Pennsylvania Mentor

PHMC

Public Health Management Corp.

Resources for Human Development

Resources for Human Development

U.S. Medical Staffing

U.S. Medical Staffing   

The Wedge Medical Center

The Wedge Medical Center

              

Wordsworth Academy

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Anne Mahlum, Founder of Back On My Feet, Recipient of the 2010 Philadelphia Alliance Inspiration Award

 

Past Alliance President, Sharon Kauffman (RHD); Tim Wilson, Executive Director; Current Alliance President Michael Link (Gaudenzia); Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Director of DBH/IDS, & Thomas O'Hara, 2010 Recipient of the Alliance Honors Award.

Past Presidents of The Philadelphia Alliance celebrating 40 years of the Alliance in October of 2009.

 

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THE PHILADELPHIA ALLIANCE MISSION STATEMENT

The Philadelphia Alliance is a non-profit association of organizations who provide service to children and adults with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual disabilities.  The Alliance works to improve the quality and sustainability of services, provide a voice for provider agencies and the people they serve at the city and state levels, and create a venue for collaboration, problem solving, and information sharing.

 

THE PHILADELPHIA ALLIANCE VISION STATEMENT

The Philadelphia Alliance envisions a community in which children and adults with intellectual disabilities and individuals recovering from a mental health condition or substance use disorder lead healthy and fulfilling lives with the support of a vibrant, effective, and sustainable community based service system.

- - The Philadelphia Alliance Strategic Plan, 2013

THE PURPOSES AND HISTORY OF THE ALLIANCE

The Philadelphia Alliance is a professional membership organization representing more than 50 organizations that provide direct service and supports to children and adults with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual disabilities in Southeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.  Together, the members of The Philadelphia Alliance serve more than 100,000 people annually, employ tens of thousands and generate hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity.

 

Chartered in 1969, the Philadelphia Alliance was formed to bring together agencies providing community mental health and mental retardation services to improve, participate in and help implement the planning and coordination of these services throughout the Philadelphia area; to strengthen the working relationships among member agencies and with the City Administration and other relevant governmental offices; to further the opportunity and ability of member agencies to contribute to the effective delivery of services to the city's citizens affected by mental illness and intellectual disabilities.  In 1989, The Philadelphia Alliance welcomed into its membership ranks organizations that are committed to assisting individuals with substance abuse needs.

 

The Philadelphia Alliance is committed to the delivery of the best possible service systems and supports for people served by our member agencies.  The Philadelphia Alliance, through Domains, Committees, and teams of members, maintains communications with professionals, the City of Philadelphia, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officials

- - The Philadelphia Alliance Strategic Plan, 2013

THE ROLE OF THE ALLIANCE

The Philadelphia Alliance is committed to the delivery of the best possible service systems and supports for people served by our member agencies.  The Philadelphia Alliance, through Domains, Committees, and teams of members, maintains communications with professionals, City of Philadelphia, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officials.

The Board of Directors of the Alliance draws upon and utilizes the professional expertise and enthusiasm of its members in its advocacy work; it publishes position papers and promulgates opinions. It promotes necessary legislative, financial or programmatic changes to appropriate legislators or governmental agencies at local, state or national levels. The Alliance assists member agencies in collaboration for mutual benefit and for the benefit of individuals served.

THE CORE VALUES OF THE ALLIANCE

An organization’s “core values” are those tenets that it and its members hold and believe are essential to the success and identity of the organization.  They serve as the foundation of which the organization performs work and conducts itself.  The “core values” of The Philadelphia Alliance include:

  • Education and Advocacy: Increasing public awareness of the services provided by our members and issues faced by provider organizations and the individuals they serve is vital to ensuring the service system is understood and supported. Educating government leaders is essential. The presence of a strong voice for provider organizations, among the voices of stakeholder groups, is integral to effective public policy.
  • Service Quality: The Philadelphia Alliance focuses on Workforce Development, encouraging innovation, the use of best practices, and workforce appreciation to improve the quality of our service system for those we serve. 
  • Inclusion: The Philadelphia Alliance practices inclusion of stakeholders in relevant activities and decisions, with the belief that inclusiveness of perspectives, including the perspectives of government partners, families, service participants, providers, and community members, creates better decisions and cohesiveness. 
  • Diversity: The Philadelphia Alliance understands the benefit of including a diversity of people and their life experiences, knowledge, and perspectives in all we do.
  • Community: The Philadelphia Alliance brings a commitment to cultivating a healthy community for our members, the people they employ, and the people and family members whom they serve.
  • Respect: The Philadelphia Alliance believes in treating all people with dignity and respect.
  • Collaboration and Partnership:  The Philadelphia Alliance believes that true collaboration, partnership, and sharing with one another and external partners around common problems leads to the most effective solutions. We work to be collegial, consensus building, and cooperative in our work with one another and external partners.