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Superintendent Update

April 8, 2020

I don’t think any of us could have predicted how drastically our lives both at work and home have changed over the past couple of weeks.  For me at least it has felt more like months not weeks since the schools have all closed, recreational and sporting events have been postponed, churches are gathering virtually, restaurants are limited to take out only, zoom meetings and working from home have become a new norm, and we are self-quarantining as a nation.

Throughout this crisis the great team of employees throughout Richland Newhope have stepped in a big way to try to minimize the impact on the over 1,600 individuals we support.  I can’t say enough about how proud I am of this entire team on how they have reacted throughout this very challenging situation.

We are working very closely with the providers in the community to help ensure that they have the resources they need to provide supports to individuals throughout our community.  At this time we are gathering as many supplies as we can so that they may be redistributed to the providers and individuals/families we support.  If you are in need of specific items such as gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant sprays, personal care cleansing wipes or have items that you would be willing to donate, please reach out to Mary Dalby at (567) 303-4186 or email her at mdalbey@rnewhope.org. We are so grateful for our community partners that have already donate items.  

The bottom line is that we are here for you. Our services will continue to be the same quality as before. Our meetings and methods might change because of this healthcare crisis, but this does not affect our commitment to providing supports on a day-to-day basis to the people we service and this community.

We will continue to provide information via e-mail, on our website, and on social media. If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact your Individual Consultant, your Early Intervention Service Coordinator, or call (419) 774-4200.

For factual information regarding the COVID-19 go to coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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