See Map of the area at
Map of area around the Falls Center
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
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Jerry Skillings, Psy.D., Horizon House
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, Jerry Skillings, Horizon House
President-Elect, Debra Lacks, Wordsworth
Vice President, Traci Gardner, Barber National Institute
Secretary, Judith Dotzman, SPIN
Treasurer, Richelle Gunter, RHD
Other Members Appointed as Domain Chairs are:
Co-Chairs: Bob Dellavella, Self Help Movement and
Lew Manges, Elwyn
Children & Family, Regan Kelly, NET
Intellectual Disabilities, Ed Coleman, Step By Step
Organizational Development Committee, Antonio Valdés,
Immediate Past President, Paula Czyzewski, Center for Autism
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.
MEMBERS OF THE PHILADELPHIA ALLIANCE
ASOCIACION PUERTORRIQUENOS EN MARCHA | BANCROFT AT WALKER CENTER | BARBER NATIONAL INSTITUTE | 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 | COMHAR | COMMUNITY INTEGRATED SERVICES, INC. | CONGRESO DE LATINOS UNIDOS | CORA SERVICES | DEVEREUX COMMUNITY SERVICES | DUNBAR COMMUNITY COUNSELING | ELWYN | EMPOWERING PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY |GAUDENZIA | GREEN TREEE SCHOOL | HISPANIC COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICES | HOLCOMB BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES | HORIZON HOUSE | INTERACT | INTERCULTURAL FAMILY SERVICES, INC. | JEVS HUMAN SERVICES | JJC FAMILY SERVICES | JEWISH FAMILY AND CHLDREN'S SERVICES | KARDON INSTITUTE | KENCCID | KEN CREST SERVICES | MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA | NORTHEAST TREATMENT CENTERS | NORTHERN CHILDREN'S SERVICES | PA MENTOR | PARTNERSHIP FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORTS | PHILADELPHIA CONSULTATION CENTER | PHILADELPHIA DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CORP / ARC | PROGRAMS EMPLOYING PEOPLE | PROJECT TRANSITION | PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT CORPORATION | QUALITY PROGRESSIONS | RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT | SELF-HELP MOVEMENT | SPIN, INC. | STEP BY STEP | ST JOHN’S COMMUNITY SERVICES | SUPPORTIVE BEHAVIORAL RESOURCES | TABOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES | THE ASSOCIATION FOR INDEPENDENT GROWTH/NHS | THE KIRKBRIDE CENTER | UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION | UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES | VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA | THE WEDGE RECOVERY CENTERS | WORDSWORTH
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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
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE: An assortment of agency roles participates in this group of broad interests related to workforce issues, including Human Resource staff, training coordinators, Financial Officers, CIO's and others in administration from member agencies. Their agenda varies, as it is a combination of previous committees focused on Workforce, Financial Issues, and Information Technology.
CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE: plans the Annual Conference for Direct Service Professionals, of which the Alliance is very proud!
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Promotes membership recruitment and retention and works on strategic planning initiatives for the Alliance as a whole, providing analysis and recommendations for the Membership to consider and act upon.
The Alliance is staffed by an Executive Director, an Associate Director/Public Policy Director, and an Office