Eligibility and Intake

Where to begin? 

In order to receive service from Richland Newhope, the person needing support must be a resident of Richland County and meet the eligibility criteria established by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to qualify for services.

  • For children under three years of age, you can begin the process by contacting the Toll-Free Help Me Grow Referral Line at 800-755-4769 or our local number 419-774-4277.

  • For individuals three years of age and older, you can begin the process by contacting RCBDD’s Intake & Eligibility Department at 419-774-4218 or dmarth@rnewhope.org or cbaker@rnewhope.org.

For persons ages three and older, please complete the Referral for Eligibility Form
Click here to download the Referral for an Eligibility form

This form includes a list of documents (identified in the referral form) that are required for eligibility determination. To determine if you or your loved one is eligible for services, please submit the referral form along with all required documents to dmarth@rnewhope.org, cbaker@rnewhope.org or mail them to:

Richland Newhope
Attn: Intake & Eligibility
220 Home Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities
314 Cleveland Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Phone: 419-774-4200
Fax: 419-774-4207

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