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Offering Hope

Offering Hope

January 9, 2018
Two long-time local nurses have embarked on a new career supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.Melody Pitts and Donna Goddard have more than 55 years of combined nursing experience. 
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'Best career imaginable' comes to an end

'Best career imaginable' comes to an end

January 9, 2018
Sometimes it takes just one person or one event to know you’ve found the right career path.For Liz Prather, that happened 35 years ago as she was beginning her tenure with Richland Newhope and her work in the developmental disabilities field.  There was one individual who she was responsible for training to do a job at Richland Newhope Industries, Inc. who made a lasting impression. 
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Overcoming challenges

Overcoming challenges

January 9, 2018
When you first meet Maxson Brown, you can’t help but be captivated by his smile. It belies the many challenges the 19-month-old has had to face during his short life and the many more still to come.
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What you should know about special needs trusts

What you should know about special needs trusts

January 9, 2018
Providing for the many needs of someone with a disability can be difficult, especially if that person receives government assistance like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Another option is a special needs trust (SNT).  There are two potential types: First Party SNT where the assets are owned by the beneficiary with a disability and Third Party SNT, which has assets owned by someone other than the beneficiary. 
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Fond farewell

Fond farewell

January 9, 2018
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities said goodbye in December to two long-time members.Margaret Davis and Virginia Harmon finished their third consecutive four-year term – the maximum allowed for board members.  The Mansfield residents both have children who receive supports from Richland Newhope.
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Richland County Board of DD receives three-year accreditation

December 5, 2017
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) has received a three-year accreditation from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
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Prather honored with Distinguished Service Award from OACB

Prather honored with Distinguished Service Award from OACB

December 5, 2017
Richland Newhope Superintendent Liz Prather receives OACB award for her years of service.
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Richland County Board of DD names next superintendent

Richland County Board of DD names next superintendent

November 8, 2017
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) has appointed Michele Giess as the next superintendent of Richland Newhope. 
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Hard work pays off

Hard work pays off

October 10, 2017
There are many benefits to having a job.
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'Foster' mom

'Foster' mom

October 10, 2017
A few years ago Tammy Staton was working a 9-to-5 job, wishing that she could spend more time with her three grandchildren but still be able to help her household financially.
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“A developmental and now a sentimental journey “

“A developmental and now a sentimental journey “

October 10, 2017
The beginning - In 1970, I had just graduated from college and was preparing to go into physical therapy school at The Ohio State University that fall.  I was looking for a job that might be related to my future career and was led to the Columbus State Institute (CSI).  They had an opening for an aide in the Therapy Department.  I had no clue that this was going to be an eye-opening summer and the field where I would later spend much of my career.
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Giving back to the community

Giving back to the community

October 10, 2017
The pavilion at Liberty Park in Mansfield is all spruced up thanks to Boy Scout Troop 123. 
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