Save Our Centers: Download flyers for DHS hearings on closure of Polk, White Haven Center
On August 14, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the closure of Polk State Center and White Haven State Center. These centers are the homes of hundreds of residents with intellectual disabilities, and they are the workplaces of hundreds of AFSCME members.
Residents, elected officials, the public and workers alike were blindsided by this announcement. It is a misguided decision that will uproot and endanger people’s lives, and we have to fight it.
DHS is hosting public hearings to accept comments about the closure of these facilities. AFSCME members and supporters are strongly encouraged to attend.
Hearing information is as follows. Click the links to view and download flyers!
Polk State Center – Monday, September 9, 5 p.m. – Atlantic Avenue Church, 160 Atlantic Ave., Franklin, PA
White Haven State Center – Thursday, September 12, 5 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Church, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven, PA