The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has licensed Divine Providence Village (DPV) for 88 ICF/MR beds. Residential placement in DPV's ICF/MR is one residential option. For other options, see Community Programs.
To be eligible for placement in DPV's ICF/MR women must have a diagnosis of mental retardation, be eligible for Medicaid, and require and benefit from continuous active treatment in a protected residential setting with 24-hour supervision. Admissions to DPV's ICF/MR are solely through referral from the Department of Human Services in Philadelphia and from the Offices of Mental Retardation throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Admissions to DPV's ICF/MR are approved after a complete review of the individual's needs, the Offices of Mental Retardation Services' recommendation, and a determination of the appropriateness of the placement. To be considered for admission to DPV's ICF/MR, the individual must need training in personal skills essential for privacy and independence. This list includes but is not limited to, toilet training, personal hygiene, dental hygiene, self-feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, and communication of basic needs.
DPV maintains an active waiting list in accordance with all state and local requirements as applicable. Should an opening occur in DPV's ICF/ MR, we will take referrals from the waiting list with consideration given to the prioritization of the urgency of need.
Admission to DPV's residential services will not be denied on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
For information regarding admissions or to schedule a tour of the facilities, or for more information please contact the divisional Admission Coordinator, Barbara Hickey, at 484.908.6591