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.


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

In 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 Allen

Executive Director

Shawn Wilson

Director of Adult Programs and Services

Cynthia Bosserman

Director of Children’s Programs

Sharon Vincent

Director of Business & Finance



(717) 632-5552

Main Office
788 Cherry Tree Ct.
Hanover, PA 17331


(717) 767-6300

100 Leader Heights Rd.
Suite A
York, PA 17403


(717) 267-2672

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