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Woods Services Upgrades Technology with Grant

A $25,000 grant awarded from First Nonprofit will help Woods Services purchase and implement new data programs to better serve clients. Funds will support the purchase and implementation of data integration (interface) programs and related equipment which will allow for data captured through the new behavioral health EHR, and CareLogic, made by Qualifacts, to be shared across multiple systems, including an electronic medical record system recently deployed to support a newly-launched medical center at Woods. Specific costs include server hardware, licensing fees and implementation specific to the interface and integration component of the overall project.

Woods Services dates to 1913, when Mollie Woods, a Philadelphia schoolteacher with great foresight and compassion, sought to establish a new type of educational and residential center, specifically to support children with exceptional needs. Mollie’s vision was to provide care for the exceptional child in a home-like environment that would foster the ability “ …to meet the problems of everyday life, to make normal adjustments, to acquire sources of satisfaction for the present as well as for later years, and to know the joy of achievement.” Woods Services is a leading advocacy and service organization for people with exceptional challenges, disabilities and complex needs. They envision a world where an individual has opportunities and supports that promotes self-determination, the joy of achievement and a fulfilling life.