Building on Abilities
At Futures, we believe in “Building on Abilities”. Our Mission is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life, to become participating, contributing members of the community, and to have greater independence, choice and opportunity.
Our Vision is to continue refining a system of quality services and supports delivered in respectful, inclusive environments, to foster competent, evidence-based practice, and to extend our reach to all Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities who need our services.
We aim to improve the quality of our support and services through
Listening to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, caregivers, and friends, and sharing information with internal and external stakeholders
Embedding best practices that consistently safeguard and support individuals, families, and caregivers
Administering programs and allocating resources equitably, and taking fiscal responsibility for all stakeholders
- Working together with our partners to achieve our mission and vision on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania
A History of Futures Rehabilitation Center
Futures Rehabilitation Center was founded in 1968 under the Bradford Area School District in Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, with the aim of providing people with disabilities a center for activity and sheltered employment.
We started out in the former Blaisdell Foundation School at 150 Kennedy St., but soon separated from the school district and became a private non-profit corporation. At the time, many individuals with disabilities were returning from institutions to live in their home communities and many others were choosing to stay at home because more services were becoming available locally.
As Futures’ programs expanded to meet the community’s growing needs, larger facilities were needed. In 1970, we rented space at the current Eagles Club on E. Main St., and in 1975 we purchased the former Butter Krust Bakery Building in East Bradford on what is now Futures Way. Since then, our daily service has grown from serving eight people to serving over 200 people each day.
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