The 16th Annual Conference for Direct Service Professionals

Advancing in the Human Services Field: It’s not just a job, it’s a profession!

Welcome to all who provide services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, behavioral health needs and/or addiction

The Alliance of Community Service Providers invites you to attend our 16th Annual Conference for Direct Service Professionals on Friday, April 20th, 2018 from 8am-4pm at the Hilton City Avenue.


Mad Beatz Philly

Mad Beatz Philly

Opening Act

Mad Beatz Philly was founded in 2013 as a performance collective of Philadelphia School District upperclassmen and alumni. Since then, the group has performed at conventions, parties, weddings, and street corners all over Philadelphia! We’re dedicated to bringing positive vibes and plenty of energy to any occasion. Our beats are guaranteed to get your party started!

David Romano

David Romano

Keynote Presentation

David is a member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau, the nation’s premier source for young adult mental health programming. He lives with depression and experienced the dark lows of self-injury and a suicide attempt during high school. Since getting the support and help he needed, and entering recovery himself, David has committed his life to letting others, especially men, know that it isn’t a weakness to ask for help. David empowers audiences to embrace who they are and support each other in eliminating the stigma attached to mental illness.

David, a proud native Minnesotan, is a true mental health advocate; in May of 2015 he completed the inaugural “Bike Across America for Mental Health” trip, and most recently received his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. David continues to actively pursue outlets to empower those facing mental illness.


7:30-8:30 am

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

8:30-8:45 am

David T. Jones, Commissioner, DBHIDS

8:45-9:00 am

Mad Beatz Philly

9:00-10:00 am

David Romano

10:15-11:30 am

Session A

11:45-1:00 pm

Luncheon, Awards Ceremony

1:15-2:30 pm

Session B

2:45-4:00 pm

Session C

Event sponsor

Breakfast sponsor

Keynote sponsor


Award sponsors


Parking sponsor

Quality Care Options




Delta-T Group



Fairmount Behavioral Health

FMA Professional Resources

KenCrest Services

Mental Health Partnerships


Programs Employing People


Self Help Movement




Step By Step

Supportive Behavioral Resources

The Kirkbride Center

The Ladipo Group

Hilton Philadelphia, City Avenue

Hilton Philadelphia, City Avenue

4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131


Directions by Car:
From Center City, I-76 West towards Valley Forge to Exit 339 on I-76 City Ave.

Bear right off the exit, pass the 3rd light and look for Stout Rd. on left just beyond PCOM.

Turn left with reservoir on right.

A parking lot is available just beyond the hotel on Stout Road, on the right.

Use SEPTA Bus Routes 44 or 65

Register for Workshops as an Individual or for a Group