The Woodlands Foundation’s signature programs, expert staff, and adapted facilities are all designed around their mission to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families navigating the journey of disability and chronic illness. They also collaborate with other nonprofits serving individuals with disabilities to deepen their offerings and expand resources available to participants and caregivers.
The Woodlands’ barrier-free environment encourages everyone, of every ability and disability, to safely explore what’s possible and discover new levels of independence. Hands-on experiences guided by their caring staff help to reinforce social, cultural, environmental, recreational, and life skills growth. Participation is encouraged at every level, and celebrated in a welcoming and approachable group setting such as their camps, retreats, clubs, and events.
The Woodlands’ welcomes prospective participants and their families to come to explore their 52-acre site in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Nestled on serene, private wooded property, their grounds feature: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts lab, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, adapted zip line, amphitheater, adapted kitchen, adapted archery range, and a par-3 adapted golf course. Every experience at The Woodlands is made to be as accessible as possible so participation can be enjoyed by all.