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.

Color coded map of Pennsylvania showing Zone 1 in northwest PA, Zone 2 in southwest PA, zone 3 in northeast PA, zone 4 just below zone 3, zone 5 in Chester and Montgomery counties, zone 6 in Philadelphia county, and zone 7 covering the rest of the state, mostly central PA.

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:

Zone 1

Contact: Katherine Reim, ACHIEVA
Email: kreim@achieva.info
Website: www.achieva.info
Phone: 814-504-5556
Counties Served: Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango


Zone 2

Contact: Kevin Huwe
Email: khuwe@patf.us
Phone: 888-744-1938
Counties Served: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland


Zone 3

Contact: Carmella Rynearson
Email: crynearson@patf.us
Cell: 570-909-6132
Office: 570-348-2241
Counties Served: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, Columbia, Montour, Lycoming, Northumberland, Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, and Carbon


Zone 4

Contacts: Seth Hoderewski & Rebecca Strobel, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
Email: sethhoderewski@lvcil.org
Website: www.lvcil.org
Phone: 610-770-9781 ext. 119
Counties Served: Lehigh, Northampton


Zone 5

Contact: Linda Redding, Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County
Email: lindar@ccdisability.org
Website: www.ccdisability.org
Phone: 610-524-5850
Counties Served: Chester, Montgomery


Zone 6

Contact: Brooke Schipporeit
Email: brooke@sdhp.org
Phone: 888-744-1938
Counties Served: Philadelphia


Zone 7

Contact: Main Office PATF
Email: patf@patf.us
Voice: 484-674-0506
Toll Free: 888-744-1938
Fax: 484-674-0510
Counties Served: All


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.

Contact: Abbie Spackman, Agrability for Pennsylvanians
Email: aes5450@psu.edu
Website: http://extension.psu.edu/business/agrability
Phone: 814-867-5288