Our Story

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In 1992, Ruth E. Siegfried founded the company now called InVision Human Services.  From 1992 until 2010, InVision was known as SharpVisions, and in November 2010, we restructured our corporation so that we are now known as InVision Human Services to more accurately reflect the innovative and visionary qualities that permeate our people and our corporate culture.

InVision began as a provider offering services to three individuals with disabilities.  To date, InVision has supported more than 500 people throughout Pennsylvania.  InVision Human Services was created in response to a need for nontraditional approaches to serving people whose disabilities are particularly challenging to support, and it is increasingly evident that our approach to customizing supports for people is a dream of many folks.  Each person's vision for a successful life becomes our vision, and we do whatever it takes to make that vision a reality. 

The company is in the midst of exponential growth, with our flagship company often considered the 'provider of choice' in Pennsylvania.  In addition, we have expanded our family of companies to include an authentically inclusive preschool and early childhood education facility, a charitable foundation, and South Africa Partnership that allows us to support children with disabilities in that country and to implement a staff exchange program.

The InVision Human Services family of companies allows us to expand our services throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.

Our Core Values

 

All human beings are treated with dignity and respect.

It is one thing to say these words, but another to live them. We at InVision Human Services are committed to treating everyone – employees, customers, vendors, and all people and organizations we may support – with the dignity and respect they deserve. Anything less is unacceptable.

We are determined to act with integrity, knowing that doing so often requires courage and tenacity.

We believe that integrity is inherent in the way we conduct business. Demonstrating integrity is easy when our actions are seen and heard publicly. Being truthful and holding to our principles takes courage and tenacity, especially during times when our actions are not seen or heard publicly.

We choose innovation over convention.

Innovation is at the heart of our business philosophy. We use approaches that we believe are the most effective; oftentimes, that means creating a new standard. Innovation is part of our name, because it is who we are.

We take risks, learn from the outcomes, and use that knowledge as an impetus for improvement.

We strive for excellence, at the same time understanding this company was founded on the principle of taking risks. We may not be successful every time; risk-takers frequently are not. However, we own our decisions, learn from the outcomes, and use what we have learned as a foundation for future decision-making.