To our Trust Beneficiaries and Families and the professionals with whom we work:

We know that there are health and safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Information is changing quickly, and so we will be reevaluating regularly to review the most up-to-date information and make changes accordingly. Governor Wolf has extended the call for the shutdown of nonessential businesses across the state; however, because of the nature of the services and supports that Achieva provides, Achieva is not considered a non-essential business. People with disabilities and their families depend on many if not most of Achieva’s services.

The Family Trust views its role serving as corporate trustee for special needs trusts for people with disabilities as essential. Therefore, at this time, we continue to operate and are trying to do so with as much normalcy as possible to meet the vital needs of our trust beneficiaries while at the same time following the recommendations of our public health officials. We want to share with you the specific steps Achieva Family Trust has taken to ensure the safety of our staff, as well as our trust beneficiaries, their families and the professionals with whom we work. The following actions have been taken to help promote the CDC-recommended “social distancing”:

  • Canceling all non-essential meetings or conducting them remotely using conferencing technology
  • Limiting guests and visitors coming into our office
  • Encouraging staff who can work from home to do so while having limited staff on site to facilitate essential functions of our day-to-day operations of the trust.

We want everyone to stay safe during these difficult times. Please try to adhere to the CDC’s recommendations about washing your hands and avoiding large-group gatherings. This is a very fluid situation, and we will communicate any updates and changes as quickly as possible.

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.

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 video below to learn how to best use our Fund Request Form.

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