About Us

Southwinds, Inc. is a non-profit agency which provides quality residential care and life skills training for adults with developmental challenges through Allegheny County. At the heart of Southwinds’ mission is the belief that persons with developmental challenges deserve the same opportunities to lead normal lives as every other citizen. This includes such simple rights as personal and private space in which to live, a personal bedroom, transportation to and from work or recreation, and the opportunity to choose their recreational activities. Independent living, with appropriate professional support, is our goal.

Southwinds’ mission is to provide residences for developmentally challenged persons in the community, while enhancing their quality of life and offering opportunities for specialized programs, social involvement, and independence.

Our Mission

Southwinds’ mission is to provide residences for developmentally challenged persons in the community, while enhancing their quality of life and offering opportunities for specialized programs, social involvement, and independence. Our focus continues to be breaking down the isolation and segregation experienced by the developmentally challenged, by providing them with extensive services that promote their independence, dignity and equality.

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Our Vision

Southwinds has been dedicated to the provision of services which promote the independence, dignity and equality of developmentally challenged adults. Southwinds recognizes that quality may only be defined by the individuals we support and their families, so we must strive to design our services and supports in response to each individual’s need to realize their personal goals. Southwinds, Inc. embraces the principles set forth in “Everyday Lives: Making it Happen”, as adopted by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Developmental Programs.

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