Why Join

The Prince George’s Provider Council is a professional collaborative of twenty-six agencies serving/supporting Prince George’s individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the County. The group meets monthly to work on a variety of issues, concerns and needs—all identified under our key goal areas:

Collaboration

We work together to increase communication and sharing of Best Practices between providers of a wide range of supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the County.

Education

We educate the community on the work that we do every day in support of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Our goal is to bring people with disabilities and the community together by creating meaningful relationships and partnerships that last.

Advocacy

Providers want to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities residing and working in the County have the support system they need to be successful and to lead a meaningful life.

Community Inclusion

We strive to increase the opportunities for those we support to live meaningful lives in the communities of their choice, where they can fully participate in recreational services, religious services, and all other community activities they choose. We believe that true community inclusion occurs when everyone, can work and play side by side regardless of their capabilities.

Collectively our membership employs thousands of people, including a very large cadre of Direct Support Professionals who are responsible for the direct day-to-day support services for over 2,800 County residents on a daily basis. Services range from employment supports to day activities to residential supports to personal care and case management. At the end of the day, we focus on what has resulted from our combined efforts based on our goal areas.

The Council is extremely active and involved in a host of activities that contribute to member agencies having the resources to improve supports to people with I/DD and enhance the skills and quality of Direct Support Professionals. Our efforts promote the visibility of the provider community and strengthening the infrastructure of the Prince George’s system of supports. We believe we must ensure that our services are available to those who need them and that we are seeking to continuously improve the quality of services in our network. Although our general membership drive is at the beginning of each fiscal year, we welcome new provider members at any time during the year.

To join, please click on this link for the membership invoice.

Download: New and Prospective Member Orientation