MakE a difference in your community with rHd
The Main Line Wine Gala is presented by Resources for Human Development, celebrating the world's most innovative winemakers in an event that benefits RHD's innovations in human services. RHD is a national human services nonprofit that specializes in creating effective, quality services that support people of all abilities and any challenges wherever the need exists.
Your support of RHD’s programs allows you to have the maximum impact in your community. Each year, RHD serves tens of thousands of adults, children and families with services that address health care, housing, veterans issues, education, employment, community development, and much more. The people we serve rely on the generosity of supporters who believe that every person, despite their challenges, should be treated with dignity and have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
All of these programs may go by different names, they may look different, they may do different things — but they are all RHD. Your support of this year’s Main Line Wine Gala will benefit four RHD programs making a difference in your community: Healing Ajax, La Casa, the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center, and the Center for Creative Works.
Healing Ajax is an innovative, brothers-in-arms approach to helping Iraq, Afghanistan and other war veterans reintegrate into society. Healing Ajax is a peer support group in which veterans successfully share their traumatic events and coping skills with their comrades who are going through similar experiences. It’s veterans helping veterans, making sure their brothers and sisters don’t feel alone, giving them a support network, helping them get the assistance they need. RHD founded Healing Ajax in 2009. Find out more about RHD's Healing Ajax program for veterans
La Casa is Philadelphia's only youth safe haven, and provides safe, transitional housing for emerging young adults who are experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges. La Casa is dedicated to teaching young adults life skills, building around evidence-based practices that will help them reintegrate back into the community of their choice. RHD opened La Casa in 1998, but recently transformed that program to serve at-risk youth. Find out more about RHD's La Casa program for at-risk youth
The Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) is the only year-round, 24-7, emergency housing program in Montgomery County for single adults who are homeless. Since 2007 CHOC has operated as a partnership between Montgomery County’s Office of Behavioral Health and RHD. CHOC serves people experiencing homelessness throughout Montgomery County, PA regardless of race, gender, national origin, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation. CHOC’s goal is to help individuals in crisis return to the community as quickly as possible. Last year 75 percent of CHOC clients were able to return to the community within 90 days. Find out more about RHD's CHOC program for people experiencing homelessness
The Center for Creative Works is a unique, creative art studio for people with intellectual disabilities, with a focus on arts and arts based skill-building, education, in-house generated vocational opportunities and community involvement. Our artists participate in Outsider Art Fairs in several states, operate their own printing business and much more. Last year eight artists were featured at “All Different Colors” at the prestigious Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, and four artists were accepted to exhibit in Ireland at Perceptions 2016. The Center for Creative Works is one of RHD's oldest programs, first opening its doors as a vocational training center in 1972. Find out more about RHD's Center for Creative Works program for people with intellectual disabilities