Forty years ago, in 1975, the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl IX, American Express was telling us “Don’t leave home without it”, the movie Jaws was making Americans rethink the size of their boats, 33 year old Mick Jagger was quoted saying “I’d rather be dead than sing Satisfaction when I’m 45”, and Citizen Care began providing quality services to people with intellectual disabilities as Robinson Developmental Center.
Fast forward to 2015 and the Steelers are still a perennial Super Bowl contender, Mick Jagger is planning on singing (probably Satisfaction) at Heinz Field this summer and Partners For Quality is continuing to support people by providing services that promote choice, personal satisfaction and the realization of their hopes and dreams; proving the adage the more things change, the more they stay the same.
On Wednesday, May 6th Partners For Quality (PFQ) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with birthday parties at its main office, day programs and on the Southside on May 5th.
Join us at the following locations and take a walk down memory lane with us!
- PFQ/Exceptional Adventures 250 Clever Road McKees Rocks 11:00 am-1:00 pm
- Center for Community Supports: 86 Coraopolis Road 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
- Center for Creative Opportunities: 1425 Fourth Avenue 9:30 am-11:00 am
- Training & Outsourcing Center: 1002 Chartiers Avenue McKees Rock 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
- Walden Senior Citizen Center: 1225 Lewis Avenue 12:30-2:30 pm
On Tuesday, May 5th, celebrate with Allegheny Children’s Initiative: 2304 Jane Street Southside at 12:00 noon.
To continue the celebration, Partners For Quality is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 16th! PFQ is one of 78 nonprofit organizations participating in the fun. To register or donate to one of 10 PFQ Teams, click here! Walk registration begins at 7:45 am and the walk at 9:00 am at Stage AE on the North Shore.
Partners For Quality is committed to providing individualized services and supports to adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and children who experience behavioral health challenges. PFQ was founded as an Intermediate Care Facility called Citizen Care, Inc. d/b/a Robinson Developmental Center on May 4, 1975. By the end of 1975, 132 people with intellectual and physical disabilities who transferred from Polk State Center were receiving services through Citizen Care. Over the years, the Agency began to provide a broadening array of services and supports to an increasing number of people with disabilities.