"Ohio Valley Goodwill Opens New Westside CARE Program!"

click here to open invitation The month of March marks the grand opening of Ohio Valley Goodwill’s newest satellite program located in the Westwood community. Modeled after the organization’s award-winning Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program, the new Westside CARE program is located in the rear of the Advantage Bank Building at Harrison and Montana Avenues. Created in response to family request and community need, the new Westwood CARE program is designed to provide personal development activities for individuals served by long-time referral partner, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS). A key feature of the new CARE program is community involvement and the whole idea of having fun! Individuals enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to participate in a host of activities that can include everything from social events to recreational outings to community volunteering. The new CARE program offers door-to-door Goodwill van service as well as delegated nursing services and personal care assistance so that individuals interested in participating can be supported in whatever fashion is appropriate. Long-time Goodwill Westwood Program Supervisor, Michelle Ruschman is in charge of the new CARE program and she and an experienced staff team are excited about the many opportunities that are being offered in the new setting. “We’ve been hearing from families in the area that they wanted more of a personal development, community-focused program for their family members and we’re thrilled that Goodwill now has that option available,” said Ruschman. For a tour of the new Westside CARE program, please contact Michelle Ruschman at 661-2333 or email: mruschman@cincigoodwill.org. An official Open House for the new CARE West program will be held Thursday, March 24th from 2:00-5:00 pm. Please RSVP to Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist, at shannon@cincigoodwill.org if you plan to attend. All interested are cordially invited to the Open House.

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