The photographs in this collection feature Pennsylvanians with disabilities who use HCBS — Home and Community-Based Services — to live the life they choose. HCBS provides supports and services that empower a person to live in the community of their choice rather than a nursing home, state intellectual disability center, or other congregate care setting.

Domonique - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Domonique is a mother and a disability and family advocate with a passion to achieve full and equal access to medical care for herself and other people with disabilities.

Domonique gazes out the window of a public transit bus, smiling slightly, while perched in her power wheelchair in the accessible area at the front of the bus.

In addition to her job as an Independent Living Specialist for Liberty Resources, Inc., Domonique founded, and now leads, the Momma Chronicles Too, a support and advocacy group for mothers and women guardians who have disabilities or who have disabled children.

Domonique waits for light to change at city intersection

Momma Chronicles Too advocacy efforts have focused on connecting and educating medical, child welfare, and government systems about disability diversity, equity, and inclusion on every level.

Domonique competed in and won the 2023 Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania competition.

close-up portrait of Domonique smiling

This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant #1901PASCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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