Companion and Habilitation Services


Open Minded to YOU and Your Ideas


No matter what the service, Values Into Action promises to be kind to YOU without exception.

Companion Services

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Joel visits his local polling place to vote for his favorite political candidate.

Our Companion Services provide staff to be with you whenever you need, for example if you wake up in the middle of the night and need someone to help you feel safe.

With the help of his companion, Joel is able to vote for his favorite political candidates, take trips to downtown Philadelphia. He also loves his regular exercise sessions!

Our knowledge, experience and commitment allows us to be your guide to designing and living the life you want.


Habilitation Services

  • In your home – This service is about helping you learn new skills such as using your iPad to communicate, balancing your checkbook, riding the bus, cooking dinner or learning to play the guitar.
  • In your community, including “Days without Walls” - This service is an alternative to segregated day services and can include activities like helping you learn to ride the bus, expanding peer and community connections, and finding potential volunteer and interning activities.   As we say, ‘the sky is the limit when you spend your days without walls’.

Meet Allen. He’s very active in the community, frequently visits his synagogue, likes to go to restaurants, socialize with friends, go shopping, and cheer on Philadelphia sports teams.  Allen  had a career working at a nearby school, but is now enjoying retirement. With the help of Values Into Action, Allen can do all those things with ease. Watch our video of Allen learning how to use public transit to make his way around town. We can help you do the same!


Meet Matt.  The recent high school grad is exploring his career options with a little help from Values Into Action.  He’s learned how to communicate using his iPad, and has made a great group of friends. In fact, the guys meet at McDonald’s every weekday morning to grab breakfast, chat, and share some laughs.  Matt then heads to work at Sproul Lanes, a favorite bowling alley in the area.  He just loves his job!

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When asked if Values Into Action has helped him, Matt says, “Yeah! Yeah!”

His mother Donna says, “What’s most important to Matt is being able to decide what his day looks like and who works with him.”


Other Services Provided

No matter what the service, we promise to be kind to YOU without exception.


Interested in Talking to Us & Learning More?

Contact Executive Director Marian Frattarola-Saulino, MSW at marians@viapa.org or 610-565-5177.