Beaver County Rehabilitation Center, Inc

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Options: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

The Beaver County Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (BCRC) has expanded significantly since its inception, however, the agency remains driven by the mission statement to provide the opportunity for growth and independence while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual.

BCRC offers a wide range of services to help people with intellectual, developmental, psychiatric and co-occurring disabilities to secure employment, work toward recovery, achieve increased independence, and participate in their communities. These programs are guided by values of promoting growth and community membership through person-centered, strength-based, innovative approaches.

Our vision is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate fully in employment and community life.

History of Organization:

BCRC began in 1962 as the William Lintz Sheltered Workshop and was the first day program in Beaver County for adults with intellectual disabilities. In 1971, the William Lintz Sheltered Workshop was renamed the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center.
Today, BCRC serves hundreds of people and operates out of multiple locations, two in Beaver and one in Center Township.

Options: Accreditations and Licenses

BCRC is licensed to provide services and has met all requirements by the Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). In addition, our Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Peer Support services are licensed through the Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS).


BCRC is affiliated with many organizations, some of which include the following: United Way, NAMI, Beaver County System of Care, Habitat for Humanity, Community Development of Beaver County, the Women's Center of Beaver County, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), and various school districts countywide.

Our agency continues to maintain strong partnerships with many providers across the County as we work together to provide comprehensive support to individuals with significant barriers under multiple grant projects. Some of these organizations include Beaver County Behavioral Health (BCBH), Children and Youth Services (CYS), Pressley Ridge, Merakey, Roots, Trails, Pinnacle, the Mental Health Association (MHA), County Assistance Office, the Cornerstone of Beaver County, and the Beaver County Jail.

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources

BCRC receives funding from the Department of Human Services (DHS), Beaver County Behavioral Health (BCBH), the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), the United Way, Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), several public schools systems, and private donations.


Key Leaders

Name* Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.) Phone Number 1 Phone Number 2 Fax Number Email Address
Paulette M. Miller Executive Director 724-378-4750 724-378-4526

Contact Information

Contact Person(s)

Name* Title/Description (Intake Specialist, Secretary, etc.) Phone Number 1 Phone Number 2 Fax Number Email Address
Sue Leiper Executive Assistant 724-378-4750 724-378-4526

Contact Emails

Email* Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.) Executive Director

Web Addresses

Website* Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)

Primary Address

Title/Description (Corporate office, Headquarters, etc.)

Beaver County Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (BCRC)


131 Pleasant Drive (2nd Floor)
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 15001
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Additional Addresses:

Title/Description (Branch office, Satellite office, etc.) Address Line 1 Address Line 2 Address Line 3 City State Zip Code
BCRC - WIN Services 701 5th Street Beaver PA 15009
BCRC - Aurora Services 363 Third Street Beaver PA 15009

Service Area

Presently, we support the counties of Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Allegheny, and we provide services to over 500 individuals each month.

Services Provided

Service Description

  • BCRC provides programs that assist people with challenges to employment and include vocational assessments, community participation, small group employment, community supports, supported employment and supported education, school to work transition, psychiatric rehabilitation, mental health transformation, and peer support.

Available Hours

7:30 a.m. - 4:00., Monday - Friday

Eligibility Requirements

Our vocational and recovery services provide support to those spanning the ages of youth to elderly.

Required Documentation

Documentation requirements vary for each program and may include: proof of disability or economic disadvantage, admission physical, release of information

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Vocational Services for those with Intellectual Disabilities (CenterPlace, Mary Ruhnke, 724-378-4750)
Supported Employment (WIN Services, 724-775-0415)
Psychiatric Rehabilitation or Peer Support Services (Aurora Services, Melissa Coakley, 724-775-2298)
Services related to Mental Health (CenterPlace, Sabine Kane, 724-378-4750)
Youth Services (CenterPlace, Traci Hughes, 724-378-4750)

Handicap Accessibility

All buildings are accessible to those with disabilities. Services for persons who are deaf and/or blind are available.

Volunteer Need


Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.