The Salvation Army Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP) was founded more than 30 years ago to transition individuals with developmental disabilities from institutions into community settings. The Salvation Army offers community homes and services that provide tailored support programs designed to promote the achievement of each individual's goals. The Salvation Army DDP provides programs in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and in the State of Delaware. Programs have numerous regulations and are licensed by the state. Regular and surprise monitorings are done by contract entities and an annual requalification as a Provider of Services is also necessary.
Residential programs range from fully staffed (i.e., 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) in Community Living Arrangements, to Supported/Independent Living ("Drop-in" Programs) where individuals with disabilities live in their own home/apartment with minimal staff assistance for tasks such as bill paying, medical appointments, shopping, etc.