We have found that many people prefer in-person or local support. Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) has contracted with a few organizations to provide a local contact that can perform outreach and spread awareness of the PATF loan programs. These organizations are referred to as Funding Assistance Centers (FACs).
The FACs can answer questions about the loan programs, disseminate brochures, the loan application, newsletters and other PATF materials. FAC staff can also offer assistance with completing a PATF loan application. FACs may have information about other regional and statewide funding resources that can be used in conjunction with a PATF loan, or in place of a loan, to purchase assistive technology devices and services.
There isn’t a local FAC in Zone 7 (light blue). Please contact the main PATF office for information and support. If possible, we will connect you with a local representative.
The following is a listing of our FACs with contact information:
Contact: Carmella Rynearson
Counties Served: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, Columbia, Montour, Lycoming, Northumberland, Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, and Carbon
Contacts: Seth Hoderewski & Rebecca Strobel, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
Phone: 610-770-9781 ext. 119
Counties Served: Lehigh, Northampton
Are you a farmer, family member or other agricultural worker with a disability?
Abbie Spackman of Agrability for Pennsylvanians will be reaching out to farmers across the state on behalf of PATF to provide information on assistive technology.