September 14, 2020

Catholic Social Services’ Divine Providence Village to Host Drive-by Parade to Reunite Families and Honor the Direct Support Professionals Who Care for Their Loved Ones Each Day Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Divine Providence Village (DPV), part of The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence (DGDP) and the Intellectual Disabilities Division of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), will host its second drive-by parade to reunite families and their loved ones amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Families are invited to make signs as well as wave and smile from their vehicle to show support to their loved ones at DPV. In an effort to reduce exposure and mitigate risks for this vulnerable population, regular family visits have been suspended since the onset the virus.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
 11:00 a.m.
 Divine Providence Village
 686 Old Marple Road
 Springfield, PA 19064
Families will gather in their vehicles across the street from DPV at Sproul Lanes. Members of the Marple Township Police Department will escort the caravan of cars onto campus where residents and staff will line the campus drive way. 
In addition, families will also have the opportunity to recognize the Direct Support Professionals (DSP) at DPV for their continued care and dedication as the drive-by parade coincides with National DSP Week.
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Editor’s Note: The Communities of DGDP are dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Dedicated staff and volunteers provide a continuum of care offering a wide range of programming options including: Community and Campus-Based Living Arrangements, Life Sharing through Family Living, In-Home Supports, Respite Care, and Day Programs. For more information, please visit
Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers community-based and residential programs and services to support men, women and children in need as an expression of the charitable works of our local Church throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. To learn more about CSS programs that serve a wide variety of human needs, please visit
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