See Map of the area at
Map of area around the Falls Center
THE PHILADELPHIA ALLIANCE MISSION STATEMENT
The Philadelphia Alliance, a professional society of fifty specialized agencies, working cooperatively, is committed to
improving the quality of services for people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and challenges from addictions to drugs
and/or alcohol through leadership and support of the human
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Paula Czyzewski, Center for Autism
The business of this organization shall be managed by a Board of
The Board of Directors shall consist of a designated representative
from each member agency. The Executive Committee, consisting of
the current Officers, Domain Chairpersons, and any other Director
appointed by the President, shall be empowered to act for the Board
between regular meetings. The current Officers of the organization
President, Paula Czyzewski, Center for Autism
President-Elect, Jerry Skillings, Horizon House,
Vice President, Debra Lacks, Wordsworth
Secretary, Theodore Glackman, JJPI/PHMC
Treasurer, Traci Gardner, Barber National Institute
Other Members Appointed as Domain Chairs are:
Co-Chairs: Terence McSherry, NET and
Lew Manges, Elwyn
Children & Family, Richelle Gunter, RHD
Intellectual Disabilities, Judy Dotzman, SPIN
Public Policy Committee, Jeffrey Wilush, Horizon House
Membership Task Force, Antonio Valdés, CcTC
HISTORY OF THE PHILADELPHIA ALLIANCE
- The Philadelphia Alliance was formed in 1969 to provide a framework
within which specialized agencies might endeavor to strengthen
their working relationships with community mental health / mental
retardation centers and the Philadelphia County OMH/MR; to guarantee
to consumers a choice of community-based MH/MR services; and to
maintain the role of specialized agencies as an integral part
of the community-based MH/MR system in Philadelphia. The Alliance
later (1989) welcomed into its membership ranks organizations that are committed
to assisting individuals with substance abuse needs.
THE PURPOSES OF THE ALLIANCE
- "The purposes of the Alliance are to bring together agencies
providing community mental health, mental retardation and drug
and alcohol 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, intellectual disabilities, and drug and alcohol dependency."
Article 1, By-laws of the Philadelphia Alliance.
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.
MEMBERS OF THE PHILADELPHIA ALLIANCE
ASOCIACION PUERTORRIQUENOS EN MARCHA | BARBER NATIONAL INSTITUTE | BROOKE GLEN BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL | CARELINK COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES | CARSON VALLEY CHILDREN'S AID | CASMIR CARE SERVICES | CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES | CENTER FOR AUTISM | CHILDREN’S CRISIS TREATMENT CENTER | CHILD GUIDANCE RESOURCE CENTERS | COMMUNITY INTEGRATED SERVICES, INC. | CONGRESO DE LATINOS UNIDOS | CORA SERVICES | DEVEREUX COMMUNITY SERVICES | DUNBAR COMMUNITY COUNSELING | ELWYN | FOUNDATIONS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH | GAUDENZIA | GREEN TREEE SCHOOL | HISPANIC COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICES | HORIZON HOUSE | INTERCULTURAL FAMILY SERVICES, INC. | JEVS HUMAN SERVICES | KARDON INSTITUTE | KENCCID | KEN-CREST SERVICES | LYNCH COMMUNITY HOMES | MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA | NHS PHILADELPHIA | NORTHEAST TREATMENT CENTERS | NORTHERN HOME FOR CHILDREN | PA MENTOR | PARTNERSHIP FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORTS | PHILADELPHIA CONSULTATION CENTER | PHILADELPHIA DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CORP / ARC | PHILADELPHIA OIC | PROGRAMS EMPLOYING PEOPLE | PROJECT TRANSITION | PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT CORPORATION | QUALITY PROGRESSIONS | RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT | SELF-HELP MOVEMENT | SPECIAL PEOPLE IN NORTHEAST | STEP BY STEP | ST JOHN’S COMMUNITY SERVICES | SUPPORTIVE BEHAVIORAL RESOURCES | TABOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES | THE ASSOCIATION FOR INDEPENDENT GROWTH/NHS | THE PROGRESSIONS COMPANIES | UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION | WALKER CENTER AT BANCROFT | THE WEDGE MEDICAL CENTER | WORDSWORTH
ASHER & COMPANY | BENEFICIAL BANK | CB RICHARD ELLIS | CONNER STRONG & BUCKELEW | CREDIBLE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SOFTWARE | DELTA-T GROUP | EISNERAMPER | eXude BENEFITS GROUP | FMA PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES | GALLAGHER BENEFIT SERVICES | GANSE APOTHECARY | GIVNISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES | INNOVATIVE BENEFIT PLANNING | J.F. SMITH & ASSOCIATES| KELLEY & MURPHY | LARSON ALLEN | LINCOLN BENEFITS GROUP | NEWTOWN OFFICE SUPPLY | NSM INSURANCE | PDC PHARMACY | PCCYFS | QUALIFACTS | QUALITY CARE OPTIONS | SOCIAL WORK PRN | SQA PHARMACY SERVICES | STAFFING PLUS | STAFFMORE, LLC | VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA | WSFS BANK |
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member agencies and leaders.
ALLIANCE DOMAINS AND COMMITTEES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Composed of elected Officers and Domain Chairs. Meets
monthly and has authority to act on behalf of the entire Board of
Directors in between scheduled board meetings.
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES DOMAIN: Composed of Alliance members involved
in services and supports for people with intellectual disabilities. Meets jointly with members of the Philadelphia Coalition.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DOMAIN: Composed of Alliance members involved
in Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services.
CHILDREN & FAMILY DOMAIN: Alliance members collaborating
on issues related to children's
services issues. Domain members also work in concert with members of the Philadelphia Coalition on the Children's
Mental Health Committee. [There is also a joint Subcommittee on Clinical Issues in School-Based Services.]
ANNUAL ALLIANCE BREAKFAST COMMITTEE: Plans and implements annual
WORKFORCE INITIATIVES COMMITTEE: An assortment of agency roles participates in this group of broad interests related to workforce issues, including Human Resource staff, training coordinators, administration and others
from member agencies. Their work is driven by stated priorities from the Board of Directors to promote and actively facilitate development of the workforce.
CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE: plans the Annual Conference for Direct Service Professionals, of which the Alliance is very proud!
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Promotes membership and recruits similar agencies for membership in the Alliance.
INFORMATION SERVICES COMMITTEE: Alliance members collaborating
on issues related to information technology.
FINANCIAL OFFICERS COMMITTEE: Alliance members collaborating
on issues related to financial management; also often dealing with system changes that have significant financial impact for member agencies.
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE: A select group of members of The Philadelphia Alliance. The group establishes and promulgates, with the Executive
Committee and/or Board approval, Alliance opinions and propositions.
The Alliance is staffed by an Executive Director, an Associate Director, and an Office