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DHS Quarterly Licensing Reports

Quarter Three 2021
July, August, September 2021

See previous reports.

The Department of Human Services licenses residential and day programs and services across five licensing offices – the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF), the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), the Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL), and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). DHS and the Wolf administration are committed to upholding quality of care and services in licensed care settings, working with providers to address concerns and regulatory violations in a timely manner when identified, and holding providers accountable through provisional licenses and license revocations.

DHS is committed to transparency and accountability, and in the spirit of this, DHS is consolidating information about licensing actions taken in the past quarter. More information about provisional licenses issued and licenses revoked can be found in the following provider directories:




OCDEL

OCDEL certifies and oversees child care providers in licensed centers and home-based settings across Pennsylvania. From July through September 2021, OCDEL completed 1,169 annual inspections and 369 complaint investigations. OCDEL took action against five illegally operating, unlicensed providers in Allegheny, Cambria, Cumberland, Northampton, and Lancaster Counties.

Provisional Licenses Issued

Name of Facility County Type of License Licensed Capacity
PlayartsPhiladelphiaChild Care Center999
My Nana’s Child CareLehighFamily Child Care Home6
Just Kiddin LLCLuzerneChild Care Center62
Scott Primary Boys & Girls ClubhouseAlleghenyChild Care Center999
Children’s Family CenterCumberland Child Care Center 119
Hands on Learning ProgramLuzerne Group Child Care Home 10
AA to ZZ Child Care and Learning CenterDauphin Child Care Center 96
Nickerson Nursery NookWashington Group Child Care Home 12
Thinking Caps AcademyPhiladelphiaChild Care Center 32
Today’s Child Learning CenterDelawareChild Care Center 139
Precious Little Angels, LLCPerryChild Care Center 71
Fun Academy LLCLycomingChild Care Center 135
Little Bible Buddies Child Care CenterDelawareChild Care Center 138
Kindercare Learning CenterDelawareChild Care Center 129
The Caring Heart Child Care CenterDelawareChild Care Center 146
Amic Childcare GroupErieGroup Child Care Home 12
Longswamp Learning Center Brandywine ElementaryBerksChild Care Center 999
Gummy Bears Childcare LLCDauphinChild Care Center 37
Building Blocks Afterschool Enrichment ProgramLuzerneChild Care Center 999
All Aboard Child Care CenterPhiladelphia Child Care Center 57
Bright Little Smiles Family Child Care LLCPhiladelphia Group Child Care Home 12
Little Mates Child Development Center ElversonBerks Child Care Center 43
Olde City Day SchoolPhiladelphia Child Care Center 105
Marchesa Family Day CarePhiladelphia Family Child Care Home 6
The New Lector Daycare LLCBerks Child Care Center 37
Whole Truth SproutsLawrence Group Child Care Home 12
Friends and Family Early Learning AcademyPhiladelphia Group Child Care Home 12
Play & Learn Blue BellMontgomery Child Care Center 78
Mary E. Smith Family Child Care HomeAlleghenyFamily Child Care Home6
King’s Joy of Reading Learning CenterDauphinFamily Child Care Home6

*Providers with “999” are those providers licensed to serve school-age only children in a school setting.

Licenses Revoked

Name of Facility County Type of License Licensed Capacity
Fresh Start Child Care LLCLancaster Child Care Center 93
New Creation StationYork Child Care Center 105
Altagracia Herrera Day CareLehigh Family Child Care Home 6
Philly Tots Learning Academy LLCPhiladelphia Child Care Center 29
Alphabet Academy of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Child Care Center 34
Felicia Bethune FCCHPhiladelphia Family Child Care Home 6



OCYF

OCYF oversees Pennsylvania’s state-supervised, county-administered child welfare system. In this role, OCYF licenses county child welfare offices as well as private service providers that offer residential and day treatment and care, foster and adoption services, secure care, and transitional living settings. From July through September, OCYF completed 201 annual inspections and 1,167 complaint inspections.

Provisional Licenses Issued

Name of Facility County Type of License Licensed Capacity
Shuman Juvenile Detention CenterAllegheny Chapter 3800 Child Secure Detention 120
Luzerne County Children and Youth ServicesLuzerne County Children and Youth N/A
Bradford County Children and Youth ServicesBradford County Children and Youth N/A


Licenses Revoked

Name of Facility County Type of License Licensed Capacity
Shuman Juvenile Detention CenterAllegheny Chapter 3800 Child Secure Detention 120



ODP

ODP licenses facilities that provide care and services to individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism. Facility types are community living homes, life sharing homes, prevocational and adult training facilities. From July through September 2021, ODP completed 242 annual inspections and 88 complaint investigations.

Provisional Licenses Issued

Name of Facility County Type of License Licensed Capacity
EIG ServicesAllegheny Chapter 6400 – Community Group Home23
A Helping HomeAllegheny Chapter 6400 – Community Group Home14
Resources for Human DevelopmentLehigh Chapter 6400 – Community Group Home25
Typical Life CorporationYork Chapter 6400 – Community Group Home81
Hope EnterprisesLycoming Chapter 6400 – Community Group Home40


Licenses Revoked or Not Renewed

Name of Facility County Type of Provider Licensed Capacity
Keliser Adult Care ServicesAllegheny Chapter 6400 – Community Group Home8



OLTL

OLTL licenses personal care homes and assisted living facilities. From July through September 2021, OLTL completed 238 annual inspections and 329 investigations.

Provisional Licenses Issued

Name of Facility County Type of Provider Licensed Capacity
Morning Star ManorNorthampton Personal Care Home25
Spring Mill Senior LivingChester Personal Care Home98
Sun Valley AcresIndiana Personal Care Home30
Crosby’s Boarding HomeMercer Personal Care Home8
Evergreen 1Allegheny Personal Care Home26
Tapestry Senior Living Moon TownshipAllegheny Assisted Living Special Care104
Jewart’s Whispering Pines ManorArmstrong Personal Care Home8
Shelbourne Personal CareButler Personal Care Home60
Dreamcatchers Personal Care HomeAllegheny Personal Care Home14


Licenses Revoked or Not Renewed

Name of Facility County Type of Provider Licensed Capacity
Christal Care ServicesPhiladelphiaPersonal Care Home30
Senior Care PlazaAlleghenyPersonal Care Home45
West Side ManorIndianaPersonal Care Home 16



OMHSAS

OMHSAS licenses a variety of mental health treatment services and supports for both adults and children. Services include both residential services such as Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR) services, long term structured residences (LTSR) and residential treatment facility for adults (RTF-A) and non-residential services such as Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic, Partial Hospitalization, Psychiatric Rehabilitation services, among others. From July through September 2021, OMHSAS completed 476 annual inspections and 156 complaint inspections.

Provisional Licenses Issued

Name of Facility County Type of License Licensed Capacity
Alder Health Services, Inc.DauphinOutpatientN/A
Community Stabilization & Reintegration UnitSnyderAdult Residential Treatment Facility16
The Greenhouse ClubhouseLuzernePsychiatric Rehabilitation ServicesN/A
Psychiatric Care SystemsWashingtonOutpatientN/A
Highlands OP MH Services & Diagnostic CenterFayettePsychiatric Outpatient Clinic N/A
EBS Children’s InstituteChesterIntensive Behavioral Health ServicesN/A
Psychiatric Care SystemsWashingtonOutpatientN/A




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