Strawberry Fields, Inc. was founded in 1972 on a farm in Yarnell, Pa by parents and family members in response to the needs of their family members with disabilities. We are an organization that has been designed by and for those in need of programs and services. In all areas of programming, our various departments strive to provide services based on need and personal choice. We strive to empower the families and individuals we serve to make choices which lead to rich and rewarding lives.
The founders dreamed of a time when people with disabilities would be accepted and recognized for their unique contributions to our community. Today, we have grown from that farm to an organization that offers a continuum of services; enhancing the lives of individuals and families with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, and mental illness. Throughout these past 49 years, we’ve developed a proven approach to meeting the needs of those we serve and enviable record of success.
Further evidence of our success is Strawberry Fields being named as a Top 100 Organization by the Pa Business Central. Covering 23 counties, Pa Business Central announced, “This year’s Top 100 Organizations are leaders in their chosen fields, bringing new ideas, technology and services to their counties and spheres of influence. With the unpredictability of various markets and the ever-changing fiscal landscape of our country since the pandemic, these honorees have shown that smart business practices and shrewd decision- making can make all the difference in surviving unforeseen obstacles. They are examples of not only survival in difficult times, but of excelling through adversity.” Earning this designation is truly an honor that would not have been possible without YOU, our dedicated Board Members, employees and volunteers.
We’ve come a long way since 1972 and our humble beginnings on that farm in Yarnell. The good work of Strawberry Fields continues every day by focusing on our mission to provide high quality services to the individuals we serve and to empower them to live their lives as independently as they are able. If we do this, we will keep hope alive even in a climate of change and uncertainty.
Cynthia K. Pasquinelli, CEO