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Divine Providence Village

686 Old Marple Road
Springfield, PA  19064

610.328.7730

http://www.cssmrserv.org/dpv.htm

Divine Providence Village, established in1984 and administered by the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, is a community living facility dedicated to the needs, care, and nurturing of developmentally disabled women aged 16 and older. Its main campus houses ninety-six women with mild to profound mental retardation. Diving Providence is affiliated with Catholic Social Services, including the Don Guanella School and Cardinal Kroll Center. 

The volunteer opportunities that exist through DVP may be of particular interest to Human Services majors, Psychology majors, Special Education majors and Nursing students. 

Contact: Tiereney Keefe – Activities Director/Volunteer Coordinator 

Volunteer Opportunities  

Service opportunities available through Divine Providence are very flexible. Groups and individuals are both easily accommodated, as DPV simply desires the women to have as much one on one attention as possible. Volunteers can come once or can commit to a schedule for a longer period of time. 

Activities with the women are diverse and creativity is always welcome. The women enjoy aerobics, arts, sports, music, parties, and more every month. There are also dances and other social events with the Cardinal Kroll Center (a men’s facility) in Springfield. 

As well, DPV would love to have volunteer “buddies” for residents who live in houses together in the community.  

Volunteer drivers are also desired to help transport the women to activities off campus. 

When: Each month and season the activities (and sometimes schedules) for the women fluctuate, but generally opportunities for volunteering exist daily from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 8 p.m., including weekends.
 

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