supports people with disabilities on their own unique journey to achieve their personal best.
Change is a nonprofit that has provided excellent person-centered programs and services to people with disabilities for over 50 years.
Change, Inc. was founded in 1954 as a Children's Program by a group of parents who realized a program was needed to care for the needs of their children with developmental disabilities.
Carroll Haven Center was incorporated in 1969 and increased their services to include adults as well as children.
In 1992 Change adopted its new name (Carroll Haven Achieving New Growth Experiences). What first started as a small program to address only a few children in Carroll County has now grown to servicing nearly 200 individuals in five counties.
Change partners with families, caregivers, and advocates to provide excellent opportunities to all those we serve. We embrace evidence-based, customized approaches to continuously improve person-centered outcomes.
In July 2019, Change became a division of Penn-Mar Human Services. We continue to operate our current programs in the same locations across Carroll County and surrounding counties.