Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to be included as an exhibitor for the 2017 Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services Provider Fair held on Thursday, April 13th. Held at the organization’s Queensgate meeting room, Goodwill was among many vendors explaining service offerings for individuals served by Hamilton County DD Services. Since the early 1980’s, Goodwill has worked in partnership with Hamilton County DD Services (HCDDS) in providing a comprehensive array of services which include employment, training and community integration opportunities. Recipient of the Award of Excellence from HCDDS in past years, Ohio Valley Goodwill is proud of its long standing partnership with the agency.
“For many years Goodwill has served individuals sponsored by Hamilton County DD Services through its diverse programs and services which include a primary focus on community involvement, relationship building and obtaining employment as desired by the person,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Manager. “Goodwill offers a program called CARE (Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education) at its main campus in Woodlawn as well as its Westside location in Westwood which features daily involvement with community activities including recreation options and volunteering which reflect the specific interests of the program participants,” said Hannon.
In addition, Goodwill offers a Community Access program as well as Community Living Supports which are both designed to support individuals to participate in activities of their choice and to receive personalized assistance as needed in terms of recreational outings or activities of daily living. These program options along with Goodwill’s Employment Services were focal points for discussion with interested Provider Fair attendees.
It should be noted that Ohio Valley Goodwill is an accredited organization through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and in 2016, received its fifth consecutive perfect survey outcome, placing it in the top 3% of similar organizations nationally. CARF is an international accreditation body and is considered the “Gold standard” for human service organizations like Goodwill.
As an exhibitor for the HCDDS Provider Fair, Goodwill was happy to have the chance to provide relevant information to SSA team members about programs and services that may be important to the individuals that the Board supports. For more information about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s many programs and services, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services. To schedule a tour, please contact Sharon Hannon, (513) 771-4800, ext. 6364.