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A family tradition

A family tradition

October 9, 2018
Taking care of people is something Joan Schoenfelt has been doing almost her entire life.  You could say she was born into a life of service.
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Three jobs = busy life

Three jobs = busy life

October 9, 2018
No one can say Maggie Smith is afraid of hard work.
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Fixing the list

Fixing the list

October 9, 2018
A new rule is now in place that allows for a much overdue update of Ohio’s Medicaid waiver waiting list.
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Richland Newhope superintendent meets with Ohio Senate president

Richland Newhope superintendent meets with Ohio Senate president

August 7, 2018
Richland Newhope Superintendent Michele Giess recently met with Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, to discuss disability policy ahead the upcoming two-year state budget process.
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Passion for helping

Passion for helping

July 13, 2018
Not all of us are as fortunate as Vicki Thornsberry to find your life’s passion at the age of 14.  But that’s just what happened to Vicki when she began visiting a group home where her grandmother worked.
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A good fit

A good fit

July 13, 2018
Cassy Hehmeyer says she has to be her own boss.  That’s one of the reasons why being an independent provider is a good fit.
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Community life and employment for people with DD

Community life and employment for people with DD

July 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice has told Ohio and other states that people with developmental disabilities need to be provided services in the most integrated settings possible.
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Volunteer experience impacts lives - including his own

Volunteer experience impacts lives - including his own

July 13, 2018
For John Caugherty, becoming involved with Special Olympics was more than just a volunteer opportunity.  It was a calling.
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Richland Newhope honors award winners

June 27, 2018
Richland Newhope has presented 2018 CARE awards to two local residents for their outstanding support to individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.
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Newhope Charities 20th Annual Golf Outing set for July 20

Newhope Charities 20th Annual Golf Outing set for July 20

May 9, 2018
The 20th Annual Newhope Charities Golf Outing is coming up Fri., July 20, 2018, at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in Lexington.
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Goodwill helps people become employed

Goodwill helps people become employed

April 17, 2018
In 2017 Goodwill Industries of Akron, serving Richland, Summit, Portage, Medina, and Ashland Counties, helped nearly 9,400 individuals seeking employment with training and job placement services.
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Your new DD Board members

Your new DD Board members

April 17, 2018
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) welcomed two new members in January. Nicolas Comstock and Amanda Chapman were appointed to four-year terms. Both say they are excited for the new challenge.
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