News & Updates from Barber National Institute

Donation from The Village Tavern

Donation from The Village Tavern

Posted on January 7th, 2020 at 8:52 AM

Big thanks go out to Robyn and Tom Keith, and all the patrons of The Village Tavern who came together to make a donation.

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Group Home Construction Completed with Erie Gives Donations

Group Home Construction Completed with Erie Gives Donations

Posted on December 20th, 2019 at 9:56 AM

The east Bayfront is welcoming a new neighbor with the Barber National Institute opening a new residential group home

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Cause for Canonization of Dr. Gertrude Barber Opened

Cause for Canonization of Dr. Gertrude Barber Opened

Posted on December 17th, 2019 at 10:39 AM

The formal process to begin investigations concerning the possible canonization of the late Dr. Gertrude A. Barber as a saint in the Catholic Church is under way. Gertrude Barber, founder of the Barber National Institute, was a renowned Erie educator and woman of faith who dedicated her life to serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities/autism and their families.

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PNC Coat Donation

PNC Coat Donation

Posted on December 10th, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Thank you to the PNC Foundation for providing funding to distribute 600 coats throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania!

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Club Erie Volunteers

Club Erie Volunteers

Posted on November 20th, 2019 at 11:39 AM

Club Erie on board to help prepare Thursday's Thanksgiving lunch that will be served on our main campus.

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Courtyard Marriott Named Employer of the Year

Courtyard Marriott Named Employer of the Year

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 at 2:38 PM

For five adults with intellectual disabilities in the Barber National Institute Supported Employment Program, the Courtyard Marriott hotel staff and administration on City Avenue have provided an environment that has fostered greater independence, community inclusion and feelings of self-worth.

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Gov. Tom Ridge Speaks On Disability Employment

Gov. Tom Ridge Speaks On Disability Employment

Posted on October 7th, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge commends the Barber National Institute and local Erie employers while calling for the increased hiring of individuals with diabilities at the 2019 Disability Employment Luncheon.

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Club Erie Volunteers Recognized

Club Erie Volunteers Recognized

Posted on October 2nd, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Volunteers from our Club Erie program who received the Group Volunteer of the Year Award on Saturday from Asbury Woods

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Erie Insurance Donation in Pittsburgh

Erie Insurance Donation in Pittsburgh

Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Representatives from Erie Insurance presented our Pittsburgh Program with a $6,500 donation for new equipment and software during our August Barber-Q Picnic!

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2019 Beast Winners

2019 Beast Winners

Posted on September 13th, 2019 at 1:49 PM

Everyone who beasts is a winner because you’re all supporting services for children and adults with disabilities at the Barber National Institute.  But we do have awards for participants who lead the pack in completing the course and raising funds.

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