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.

Rodney - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rodney has worked at Liberty Resources, the Center for Independent Living in Philadelphia for 17 years.

Rodney, a Black man using a wheelchair, laughs with another shopper in Reading Terminal Market

Rodney assists consumers in transitioning from living in nursing homes to living in the community, in affordable, accessible housing.

Rodney, pausing from rolling in Reading Terminal Market, looks off into the distance

Rodney is a gunshot survivor and is very passionate about helping people with disabilities to find the information and resources that they need to live Independent lives.

Rodney, with his black Ray-Ban style eyeglasses and salt and pepper beard and mustache, smiles for a close-up portrait

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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