PennCares is a community-based organization that provides early intervention, work opportunities, and life-long support services, addressing the full continuum of care with dedication, skill, and a commitment to quality support and individual empowerment while promoting independence.

We're here for you.PennCares offers a selection of services for people with disabilities and their families, designed to help individuals to continue to live well in their communities and have control of their lives. Our services and supports are responsive to the individualized needs of each person and their family.

Our Mission

PennCares advances the quality of life and promotes independence and productivity for individuals with disabilities and challenges throughout their lives.


Formerly UCP of South Central PA, PennCares has been serving the region for over 50 years.

PennCares Support ServicesIn 1962, we began our work in the south central region of Pennsylvania as a small service provider and advocate for children with disabilities.
We’re here for you… for over 50 years, growing with our neighbors and broadening our offerings across the four-county area and beyond to meet the individualized needs of children, adults and seniors with disabilities—and their families—with kindness, consideration, and competence. PennCares respects the dignity and worth of each person, and we stand ready to serve you.
If you need support—from extra assistance recovering from a surgery or other health event, to therapeutic interventions or playgroups for your young child, to personal care and companionship in your home and more—we are, as we’ve been for more than half a century, here for you.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is dedicated to developing the most high-caliber services organization in the region. Below you will find contact information for our directors, and we welcome you to reach out if you have need.

Deborah S Allen

Executive Director

Tammie Woolgar

Assistant Executive Director

Board Members

Deborah S Allen

Executive Director
PennCares Support Services

Rosalind Brendle

Hanover, PA

Scott Burns

CA Weber Agency
Commercial Insurance, Hanover, PA

Doug Cooper

Local Sales Manager
Comcast Spotlight, Hanover, PA

Felicia Vaughn

Self Employed
Felicia Rose Communications, Mechanicsburg, PA

Lynn Frick

Director, Finance & Administration
Summit Advisory, Inc.

Scott Ganley

United Lutheran Seminary
Gettysburg, PA

Daryl Hewitt

Mobile Therapist/Behavior Specialist
T.W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc

Lisa Lowrie DSW, LSW

Director of Advocacy & Consumer Relations,
The Bradley Center, Pittsburgh PA

Donna DeVore

Claim Solution Supervisor
Ward Trucking, York, PA

Yvette Kamimura-Jones, MS, CPS

Behavioral Health Training & Education Network
Philadelphia, PA



(717) 632-5552

Main Office
788 Cherry Tree Ct.
Hanover, PA 17331


(717) 267-2672

“The Avenues”
550 Cleveland Avenue Suite 209
Chambersburg, PA 17201

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