"Ohio Valley Goodwill Hosts Vision 2014 Group!"

L to R: 2014 Vision team members: Alice Pavey, HCDDS, Joe Erpenbeck, HCDDS, Jo Krippenstapel, HCDDS, Diana Mairose, HCDDS(front), Cheryl Phipps, Superintendent (rear), Ken Wilson, Council on Aging (rear), Brady Sellet, CHMC, and Dawn Freudenberg, HCDDS Ohio Valley Goodwill was delighted to be the host location for the June meeting of the Vision 2014 group which is sponsored through Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, (HCDDS); the organization’s long-time partner. The Vision 2014 team meets quarterly to assess Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS) progress in the 5 priority areas identified by the individuals and families they serve. The 5 priority areas include: Community Involvement, Housing, Transportation, Relationships and the Future and were identified in a series of focus groups held at Ohio Valley Goodwill and other agencies, called “Cafe Conversations,” in 2009. The June meeting of the Vision 2014 group featured keynote speaker, Ken Wilson, Director of Program Operations for the Council on Aging and the topic was  Transportation. For thousands of individuals with disabilities served through HCDDS and Ohio Valley Goodwill, transportation poses an on-going obstacle to employment, community involvement and general quality of life. The Council on Aging has worked diligently in this area on behalf for their constituents and is eager to share some of their experience and insights with HCDDS and its partner agencies. “We are very happy to be a part of the Vision 2014 group and to partner with HCDDS on these important priority areas that affect everyone we mutually serve, “said Leslie McCurley, Asst. Director of DD Services, Ohio Valley Goodwill.

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