An Important Update from Amy Dolan Strano, President, Achieva Family Trust: 

Since March of 2020 Achieva Family Trust has continued to operate as close to normal as possible, while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This was very important to us because we always strive to meet the needs of our trust beneficiaries, their families, and the professionals with whom we work. During this time we have continued to open many new trusts to assist people with disabilities with maintaining (or obtaining) vital government benefits through our Benefits Counseling Program.

Our offices are open, but we continue to follow the CDC’s recommendations about hand washing, social distancing and wearing masks or face coverings. We have resumed in person meetings consistent with all applicable safety measures and the comfort level of all involved. We look forward to the day when we can once again host in person events, like our popular Speaker Series.

We recently made the decision to cancel our Future Planning conference, Focus on the Future, which was scheduled for September 21, 2020. We are planning to hold the Conference on March 25, 2021. More details to come.

Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to cancel our popular Legal Clinic scheduled for October 7, 2020. We will plan to hold this event in 2021. Please check back for additional information.

Some Family Trust staff are still working remotely, but 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 or visit our website at 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

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