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Mission Statement

RHD’s mission is to empower people as they build the highest level of independence possible, building better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. From providing residential services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, chemical addiction and those who are homeless to job training, assisted transportation, and crisis intervention, RHD provides individualized, quality assistance wherever the need exists.


Resources for Human Development is a comprehensive, nonprofit, social service organization with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1970, RHD currently oversees and supports more than 160 locally managed human service programs in 14 states, working quietly behind the scenes of many programs you already know. Our service areas include intellectual disabilities, behavioral health, addiction recovery, homelessness, women and children, family health and counseling, youth development, post adjudication, economic development, employment and training, veteran issues, nonprofit incubator and outsider art.

RHD is a pioneer in the socially-responsible business movement, including crossing over into for-profit businesses. Under the direction of Bob Fishman, the only executive director in the corporation’s history, RHD prides itself on its history of innovation, not only in the type and quality of the services it offers but also in its management approach rooted in RHD's Values. Program directors and their staff have maximum authority, creativity and autonomy. Central Office staff provide fiscal supervision, management oversight, support and encouragement, and technical assistance to all programs.

RHD is committed to the fundamental value of dignity and respect for all human beings, to the empowerment of our consumers and staff, to a collaborative management model, and to the importance of timely change and risk-taking.



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