The afternoon of Thursday August 25th served as the occasion for Ohio Valley Goodwill’s first Open House celebration of its new Eastside Vocational Rehabilitation Center. Located in Batavia, the new Goodwill Center represents a precedent-setting collaborative agreement between both the Clermont and Hamilton County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. The Eastside Vocational Services Center currently provides services to 18 individuals who were very enthusiastic participants in the Open House event. The Center is designed to serve individuals who reside in both Clermont County and on the Eastside of Cincinnati and can accommodate referrals as needed. The new Goodwill Eastside program offers both a facility-based work training and recreational option as well as a community-based opportunity through participation in its training team housed in its Beechmont store location. “We are very excited about the diverse array of options that we are able to offer residents of both Clermont and Hamilton Counties,” said Leslie McCurley, Asst. Director of DD Services. Ohio Valley Goodwill team members were delighted to welcome honored guests to Thursday’s Open House event including State Representative Joe Uecker, Clermont County Commissioner Edwin Humphrey, Southwest Ohio Developmental Center Superintendent Jim Krumer and Program Director Frank Lengel, Hamilton County DD Services Transition Team members, as well as Clermont County Board of DD Team members and a reporter from the Clermont Sun newspaper. The assembled guests were treated to a musical performance from program participant Kevin Brown, an informative video produced by Public Information Officer Michael Flannery, as well as tasty treats provided by Goodwill’s Food Services Training program. For more information about the new Goodwill Eastside Vocational Services Center or to schedule a tour, please contact Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist, at (513) 771-4800, ext. 6364 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to both the Clermont and Hamilton County Boards of Developmental Disabilities for their support of this important new program and service for residents of the Eastside of Greater Cincinnati.