Home and Community Programs
Since 1969, Philadelphia residents with intellectual disabilities have accessed vital services at PEP that contribute to their participation in community life. While most of PEP's programs focus on people with intellectual disabilities, PEP also offers literacy and recreation programs for people without intellectual disabilities.  PEP's programs include:
  • Production Work Center: provides paid assembly-line work at PEP for mildly and moderately disabled adults.  Businesses contract with this program for product assembly, packing and bagging, inspection and sorting, collating and folding, and mailing and insertion services.
  • Supported Employment: matches employers in the community with reliable, well-trained workers from PEP.
  • Adult Day Programs: provide people who have more severe challenges with daily social, recreational and volunteer activities to enhance their mental development and normal social interaction.
  • Adult Literacy and Education Programs: provide instruction in practical academic skills and life skills geared toward finding and maintaining jobs. For non-disabled adults with low literacy skills and no high school diploma, PEP provides intensive literacy instruction in the Community Adult Basic Education Program
  • Arts for Socialization Classes: These are weekly arts classes for PEP consumers and community members 
  • Garden Programs: using PEP's garden as a classroom PEP consumers and  local preschool classes enjoy nature education classes with hands-on gardening activities.
  • Camp PEP: this is a traditional summer day camp tailored to specific education and recreation needs of people with developmental disabilities

Click on any link above to find out more about PEP programs.

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For more information, please contact:
Robert C. Scott, Program Services Director

Programs Employing People

1200 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19146


215-389-5228 (fax)