ACHIEVA Family Trust

ACHIEVA Family Trust provides services to help families and individuals with disabilities plan for their future.  Individuals with disabilities and their families face significant challenges in planning for their financial stability.  ACHIEVA Family Trust provides information to individuals and serves as trustee of several kinds of trusts benefiting individuals with disabilities.

Created in 1998 to address parents' concerns about their children’s futures, ACHIEVA Family Trust now serves over 1,800 individuals, providing peace of mind to families and caregivers.

In serving our clients, ACHIEVA Family Trust staff works with courts, service providers, Social Security Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and other state and federal agencies.  Various trust options are available and are customized to meet specific needs.

ACHIEVA Family Trust provides the following services for families:

  • Operates Common Law Trusts, Pooled Trusts and Payback Trusts to benefit individuals with disabilities
  • Distributes trust funds to increase individuals’ quality of life while preserving eligibility for essential government services
  • Offers a Personal Planning Guide to help families collect and update information about their loved ones
  • Adds case management and social work expertise to the traditional role of corporate trustee

ACHIEVA protects her money from her going out and blowing it, or anyone else getting their hands on it. It helps her use that money and feel normal to do the things she likes. With the trust, Kara can do the same things that other kids do.