Divine Providence Village
Divine Providence Village traces its roots to St. Marcy's Center in Elverson, a residence for young women with mental retardation founded by the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence in 1948. The program assumed the new name of Divine Providence Village when it moved to its current Springfield campus in 1984, where six community-style cottages house 16 women each. Ninety-six residents with mild to severe developmental disabilities receive 24-hour nursing supervision, personal care assistance, and individualized programs of physical, occupational, speech and behavioral therapy. Many women have lived at the Village for over a decade, enjoying daily religious services in a campus chapel, and a full range of recreational and social activities.
For more information on the Divine Providence Village, please visit developmentalprogramsphilly.org/index.php?content=divine-providence-village-about
The Work Activity Center
The Work Activity Center, which is located at Don Guanella Village, gives both men and women with developmental disabilities the opportunity to do productive tasks as they explore their abilities in a supervised work setting.