The Institute also offers emergency placement and emergency respite services and operates a licensed foster care/adoptions and family services agency that services Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Monroe counties.
The Institute has a proven record of providing quality care to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
We are hopeful that we may continue to provide these services to the community for years to come.
The Institute’s mission is to provide a homelike atmosphere within a semi-structured community setting that enables consumers to attain their individual potential. This includes supporting the consumers in their everyday lives by providing them with a choice, control, stability, and freedom.
Integral to this mission is the direct care professional’s support of each individual’s personal and social development. This support includes ensuring that the consumers have access to quality care and services, as well as the opportunity to make choices on their own and form healthy relationships within the community.
The direct care professionals will act as mentors to the consumers so that they may achieve success as contributing members of the community.
The Institute for Human Resources and Services, Inc. is a member of the following organizations:
The Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association is a trade association whose members offer mental health, intellectual disability and addictive disease treatment and services; brain injury; medical and vocational rehabilitation; and other related human services.
The Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association, which advocates for all those who care about children and their families, works to improve the quality of family life in Pennsylvania and to influence child welfare police and practice.
The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance works to protect children by teaching citizens to recognize and report child abuse and neglect by providing information, educational materials, and programs that promote positive parenting.