On Wednesday, February 13th, an event was held at ACHIEVA, a non-profit organization that provides services and supports for people living with disabilities. This event was co-hosted by 21 and Able, an initiative under the United Way of Allegheny County.


The following is courtesy of coverage from the Philadelphia Business Journal:


“Supporting people with disabilities—and family who care for them—enables these citizens to lead more productive lives, which, in turn, benefits all Pennsylvanians,” Cynthia Shapira, chair for 21 and Able, said. “I commend Governor Corbett on his 2013-2014 budget proposal which acknowledges the appropriate role of government in supporting our most vulnerable citizens.”


Corbett was joined for the announcement by several families currently on a waiting list to receive services, as well as several individuals recently removed from the waiting list thanks to $17.8 million in funding from the Governor’s 2012-2013 budget.


“We thank Governor Corbett for his continued commitment to individuals with disabilities,” Nancy Murray, president of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh, said. “We were honored to have him join us to see firsthand the incredible impacts that this funding has had on the citizens of our region.”


For the full press release, visit the Philadelphia Business Journal web site.


You can also see photos from the event, and read more about the event ACHIEVA.

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