2021 Update from Amy Dolan Strano, President, Achieva Family Trust 

Achieva Family Trust continues to grow and thrive, always looking at how we can better serve the needs of our trust beneficiaries, their families and the professionals with whom we work. As proof of our strong growth during the pandemic, we have hired our third Region Trust Liaison to serve the Capital Region, joining our other Regional Trust Liaisons in Erie and Philadelphia. We have plans for continued expansion in Eastern PA in early 2022.

The number of new trusts opened each month continues to grow. We recently hit the milestone of $200 million in assets under management - a long way from our first trust of approximately $35,000 in 1998!

Our Education and Outreach team is also busy planning many events, such as our popular Speaker Series. It will kick off on September 23rd with a session about Charting the Life Course!

After several postponements during the pandemic, we are pleased to announce the date for our 1st Annual Future Planning Conference - Focus On the Future. It will be held virtually on November 10, 2021. More details to come shortly!

Our Trust Administrators are busy visiting their trust beneficiaries and assisting them with ways to use their Special Needs Trust to improve their quality of life. As a reminder, our staff are available during normal business hours for phone and email questions, consultations and to facilitate trust disbursement requests. We encourage you to reach out to your assigned Trust Administrator or to us in general at 412.995.5000 ext. 565 or toll free at 1.888.272.7229.

You can also contact us via email at familytrust@achieva.info or visit our website at AchievaFamilyTrust.org. We hope you all stay safe and well during this time.

Important Resources for Beneficiaries

Individuals with disabilities and their families can download important forms and information here.

For questions, contact your Trust Administrator or another member

of our team at 412-995-5000 x 565 or familytrust@achieva.info.

Forms for Current Beneficiaries

        or electronically filled out and emailed.

         CLICK HERE to see instructions for the online fund request form.

         CLICK HERE to view an instructional video on how to use the online fund request form.

Employment Benefits Counseling

If you are concerned about how your employment income could affect your government benefits, we can help. Discover a one-stop resource to help you to achieve your employment goals. 

Informational Videos

Achieva Family Trust beneficiaries can review the videos below to learn how to fill out and submit our Fund Request Form.

The fund request form is available in these two options:

Downloadable Fund Request FormCan be printed, filled out and mailed or electronically filled out and emailed.

Online Fund Request FormCan be filled out, signed online and automatically sent to us.

Support You Can Trust

The social service background we have on staff allows us to better support our beneficiaries that struggle with their mental health.

Helping Protect Your Benefits

Our Benefits Counseling program works with you to help keep your benefits in tact.

Helping Those In Most Need

If you'd like to learn about how our Charitable Residual Account program enhances the lives of others, please watch the video or click the button to learn more below.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) can provide:

  • Financial loans for assistive technology (hearing aids, smart home tech, adapted vehicles, home modifications, etc.)
  • Information and assistance about assistive technology, funding resources and vendors
  • Financial education for people with disabilities
  • Learn more about PATF


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