Moments that Matter November 2018

A Vision for the Future: 2019 Strategic Goals

Having recently completed our strategic planning sessions, we are pleased to announce CCHS' Strategic Goals for 2019!

  • 'Bridge the Gap' in Direct Support Professional Compensation - We will support efforts towards increased wages, benefits, and improvements in work environments for our DSP's.
  • Employee Mentoring, Training, & Retention - This goal focuses on specific ways we can support and retain new employees and provide them with the information and tools they need to succeed.
  • Accessibility & Transportation - Transportation is crucial to individuals with disabilities gaining equality. By focusing on areas such as route consistency, driver safety, preventative maintenance, and fleet refreshment, we hope to improve access to reliable transportation for the individuals we help to support.
  • Create Community Outcomes - By creating measures to track access and choice we hope to ensure that all of the individuals we support are fully integrated members of their respective communities.
  • Respectful and Responsive Operational Services - This goal will focus on quality, responsiveness, punctuality, and professionalism organization-wide to provide better customer service to all stakeholders.

Our strategic planning process considered input from all stakeholder groups, staff from each program and service area, members of the executive team, and our Board of Directors.

If you have feedback or suggestions related to our 2019 strategic goals, please let us know!

New Roof Will Have Big Impact at CCHS

We prioritize the health and safety of individuals, staff, and visitors alike. That is why when buckets and trash cans were no longer enough to contain our leaky roof, it was decided that we should get a new one.

With approval and support from our Board of Directors, roofing contractor Burns & Scalo, and our incredible Maintenance team, work has begun to replace the roof at our 540 Industrial Mile Rd. Corporate Office and Career, Activity, & Community building.

Once completed, this new roof will allow us to continue providing a safe and healthy environment in which to provide services for years to come!

Celebrating Halloween at CCHS

We held a number of Halloween events throughout CCHS this year! Here's a look at some of the best photos from each event!

Are You Afraid of the Art? at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

CCHS Halloween Dance at Career, Activity & Community

Staff Parade on Halloween at CCHS

CCHS @ UCO Industries Halloween Celebration

Caring A Tune - Halloween Edition at Park West Court Apartments

Be A Holiday Hero for an Individual in Need

The holiday season is just around the corner and while you may be looking forward to spending time with family and friends, enjoying your favorite meals, and exchanging gifts, for many adults with developmental disabilities, the holiday season is an especially lonely time, and holiday cheer can be hard to find.

Many of the individuals we support do not have families to celebrate this joyous season with. There will be no special visits or gifts delivered in the mail. Most are living on a fixed income, far below the poverty line, making it difficult for them to get simple items we often take for granted.

But, you can help an adult with developmental disabilities have a brighter holiday season this year!

Join with the staff, volunteers, and supporters of Columbus Center for Human Services, Inc., and Be A Holiday Hero! Your contribution of just $40 will help us provide a wonderful holiday meal and gifts for an individual in need. Bring a smile to their faces during this season of giving.

They are counting on your support!

Experiences Are Everything

Individuals supported by CCHS are going places! With over 300 community experiences, volunteer, and career exploration opportunities available each month, individuals are building independence, meeting personal goals, and achieving their dreams.

Experiences Are Everything is a visual look back at some of the places we have recently explored. Enjoy!

Other News & Upcoming Events:

Congratulations to Dan Frazier for being recognized as Heart to Heart Food Panrty's Volunteer of the Month!

From Heart to Heart's Facebook page:

“Hello my name is Daniel Frazier. I usually just like to be called Dan but at Heart to Heart they call me “Dan the man” and it always makes me smile. I have been volunteering at Heart to Heart every Tuesday and Thursday for about 2 years and I love working with all the other volunteers there. They really take the time out to accept me and get to know me and my staff. I like pushing carts and helping people put their food from the pantry in their vehicles. It’s very rewarding connecting with people and being able to help them. I also enjoy the occasional cooking classes Heart to Heart offers. If you are reading this and think you might like to help out in your community, Heart to Heart and other food pantry’s could always use some good volunteers.”

Artists at Rev 36 Creative Hub in Marysville are Having Fun This Holiday Season!

REV36 Creative Hub in Marysville has been buzzing with activity. With the holiday season upon us, artists have been busy making holiday crafts and cards. The hallway bulletin board boasts a colorful pumpkin patch and batty garland. Experiments with water colors have turned out some beautiful landscape collages and are currently featured in the UCO building.

“(Rev36) gets me a break and helps me relax. I like to see Ashley and come up with new ideas. I love that what I do in here gets seen and I try to do my best.” - Shawn

CCHS Gives Back to the Community - Food Drive

During the holidays, there are many who are without homes, unable to feed their families, or in great need. That is why this year, CCHS will holding its first annual food drive! We are collecting canned foods and non-perishable food items to donate to those in need.

You may drop-off donations at any of the following locations:

  • CCHS Corporate Office & CAC - 540 Industrial Mile Rd., Columbus, OH 43228 (map)
  • Park West Court Apartments - 600 Industrial Mile Rd., Columbus, OH 43228 (map)
  • Open Door Art Studio & Gallery - 1050 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212 (map)
  • CCHS @ UCO Industries - 16900 Square Dr #110, Marysville, OH 43040 (map)

Thank you, and we appreciate your support of the community!

CCHS October Employees of the Month

We would like to extend a warm congratulations to our October Employees of the Month. The following employees were recognized by their peers for their exemplary service and dedication.

Rose Nuro (Residential): "Rose always helps out to ensure the ladies at Santiago have adequate staffing and is very helpful in training other staff."
Niesha Lindsey (Residential): "Niesha has a positive attitude and outlook throughout her day. She helps out anytime she can, picking up shifts, helping other Program Coordinator's with call-offs. She has been a wonderful addition to the Supported Community Living team."
Doretta Coffman (Day Services): "Assisted LaShonda daily with transportation routes while Stacy was on vacation. Went above and beyond to help and it is greatly appreciated!!!"
Carly Luke (Day Services): "Carly is always very positive. She is willing to do anything at any time with a positive attitude. Wonderful team player!"
Alisha Emmert (Administrative): "For going above and beyond in assisting employees get registered for ADP. She has also helped create training handouts for the ADP App to assist employees!"

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