Our Direct Support Professionals (DSP's) Make a World of Difference!
Each year we honor the hard work and commitment of our Direct Support Professionals with a celebration of their service. It is their care, compassion, and dedication that helps make it possible for individuals with disabilities to live their best lives.
The celebration was field day style and included fun games such as sack races, sponge relay, volleyball, egg toss, yard bowling, tug-of-war, and the ever popular pie face an executive or administrative staff. Raffle tickets were given to event winners and participants for entry into the drawing to win one of the many prizes up for grabs!
Our DSP's and their families also enjoyed a picnic-style cookout lunch complete with burgers, hot dogs, sides, desserts, and drinks! Special thanks to Joel Steinmetz (CCHS @ UCO Employee) for generously donating the meat fresh from his family farm!
Our DSP's give so much every day, and we wanted to take this opportunity to give back and give thanks with some great giveaways!
Lastly, we would like to say thank you to those who made this event possible! Your gift of time, monetary donations, and support were appreciated by each and every DSP who attended!
Join Us as we Rally to Bring Awareness to the National Workforce Crisis Facing our Field
CCHS is proud to partner with Toward Independence, CRSI, and many other state and local agencies for the Bridge 2 Equality Rally, September 27th, 2018, at the Ohio Statehouse West Plaza. The goal of this event is to make it clear to the public, and the legislature that there is a workforce crisis, and we need to work together to address it.
Many individuals with disabilities lack the resources, staff, or access to achieve equal opportunities. Advocacy matters. Our legislatures and communities need to hear our unified voice. Spread the word, engage your community, and come pack the statehouse plaza.
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Hosts First All Ceramic Exhibition
The opening reception for Sintered, Open Door's first-ever all ceramic exhibition, was enjoyed by all! This exhibition, curated by Tim Cook, featured kiln-fired wonders from both Open Door and the greater Columbus community.
If you weren't able to make it to the opening, Sintered will be on display through October 12, 2018!
Work by Open Door Artist Wallace Peck to be Included in Art for Life Benefit at Columbus Museum of Art
Art for Life is a biennial art auction, created in 1989, that has helped raise awareness and approximately $3 million in funding for HIV/AIDS medical care, prevention, education, testing and advocacy services. Wallace will be accompanied at this fancy occasion by his Program Coordinator, Kristopher Thompson. Have tons of fun, gentlemen!
Next Fishing with Friends Event to be Held at Alum Creek Reservoir
Thanks to generous funding received from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, CCHS will be hosting the second of four Fishing with Friends events on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 from 9a-1p at Alum Creek Reservoir!
With all fishing and adaptive equipment provided, Fishing with Friends gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn, practice, and catch fish in various locations throughout Central Ohio! Volunteers will be available to provide support and companionship throughout the event, and a cookout lunch will be provided.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please click below to sign-up!
Experiences Are Everything
Individuals supported by CCHS are going places! With over 300 community experiences, volunteer, and career exploration opportunities available each month, individuals can build independence, meet personal goals, and achieve their dreams.
Experiences Are Everything is a visual look back at some of the places we have recently explored. Enjoy!