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Richland Newhope Announces CARE Award Winners

25 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Richland Newhope has announced CARE Award winners this year in four distinct categories. Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Self-Advocate Award – Mitch Berger
  • Hero with Heart Award – Molly Mallory
  • Direct Service Award – Krista Grove
  • Community Partner Award – Richland Public Health

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Richland Newhope Donates Books

4 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

With the ongoing concerns of COVID-19, Richland Newhope was not able to celebrate March Awareness in the traditional manner last month.

One of this year’s awareness activities included a book distribution to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with the local schools. Newhope distributed a book about inclusion to all public and private 1st -grade students in Richland County. With the help from Scholastic, Richland County Youth and Family Council, and United Way’s Big Red Bookshelf, Newhope was able to order and distribute 1,400 copies of the book Strictly No Elephants written by Lisa Mantchev. More…

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Commissioners Proclomation: March Is Development Disabilities Awareness Month

27 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Thursday, the Richland County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Several representatives from Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities and RNI, Inc. were in attendance for the proclamation, which took place before the Commissioner’s regular Thursday meeting. Richland Newhope values and truly appreciates the on-going support received from the Richland County Commissioners.

Statewide and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are holding special events to raise public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of their disability. More…

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Richland Newhope Seeking Award Nominations

27 Jan , 2021  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its CARE awards.

CARE stands for Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. The award categories are Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, and Community Partner.

A nomination form with descriptions of all of the award categories can be found on our website, www.rnewhope.org.  Forms are also available at the Richland Newhope Administration Building, 314 Cleveland Ave., Mansfield. More…

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Richland Newhope Welcomes New Board Members

20 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Mike Ziegelhofer and Regina F. Jefferson are the newest members of the Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Mike and Regina, appointed by the Richland County Commissioners, took the oath of office at the Commissioner’s office on Thursday, January 7. They both have the opportunity to serve on the board for up to three 4-year terms.

They were sworn in by Commissioner Darrell Banks. More…

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Mansfield Police Torch Run Honors Special Olympics Athletes

23 Jun , 2020  

The Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games have been canceled, but that didn’t stop the Mansfield Police Department from having their annual Torch Run to support the athletes in Richland County.

The Torch Run was held last Friday, June 19. About a dozen of Mansfield’s police officers and Richland Newhope staff started the Torch Run at The Mansfield Art Center and ended at the Fraternal Order of Police Memorial at the southeast corner of the square downtown. More…

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Richland Newhope Early Intervention Continues to Serve Via Technology

16 Apr , 2020  

By: Connie Emery, Early Intervention Specialist, Richland Newhope

Ivan Brewer is a super smart and very spirited two-and-a-half-year-old little boy. Like all boys, he loves trucks, dinosaurs, and his new swing set. Ivan, his little brother Joshua, and his parents Josh and Ivy Brewer are a part of Richland Newhope’s Early Intervention Program.

As an Early Intervention Specialist, I typically visit Ivan both in his home and in his Early Head Start classroom to address his expressive language and motor delays. I provide Ivan,his family, and his teachers with fun ways to build Ivan’s strength, balance, and coordination and to increase his expressive communication. More…

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Richland Newhope Welcomes New Board Member

27 Mar , 2020  

Tera Myers is the newest member of the Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Tera, who was appointed by the Richland County Commissioners, took the oath of office at the Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. She has the opportunity to serve on the board for up to three 4-year terms. Tera was sworn in on Tuesday at the Commissioner’s Office by Commissioner Marilyn John due to unusual circumstances regarding the Coronavirus. More…

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Richland Newhope Has Big Plans For March

1 Mar , 2020  

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Locally, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope), has big plans for the month that include numerous events to draw attention to their organization and the work it does in the community.

Statewide and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are holding special events to raise public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of their disability. More…

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Richland Newhope Seeks Award Nominations

8 Feb , 2020  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its CARE awards. The awards offer the opportunity to recognize outstanding direct service professionals and others in our community who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.

The name CARE is an acronym for the award categories: More…

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State Officials Like What They See At Richland Newhope

16 Jan , 2020  

Richland Newhope, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities, received a visit earlier this week from Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Director Jeff Davis. Accompanying Davis was DODD Chief Strategy Officer Raivo Murnieks and DODD Legislative Liaison Jeremiah Wagner.

The DODD staff met with Richland Newhope staff at Raintree, a congregate living facility, for a breakfast discussion and a tour of the facility. During the visit, Davis and his staff were able to observe the services provided to the individuals who receive assistance. More…

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Richland Newhope Gifted Funds To Continue Its Mission

8 Jan , 2020  

The FirstEnergy Foundation surprised deserving organizations across the company’s service area with grants totaling $100,000 as part of its annual holiday “Gifts of the Season” campaign. One local non-profit benefited from those gifts.

Since its inception in 2016, the campaign has awarded nearly $400,000 to organizations that work to strengthen communities. More…

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The Unstoppables Camp Is Coming

11 Nov , 2019  

A new experience is arriving for children of differing abilities to experience the joy of basketball — the Tiffany Hildebrand Unstoppables Basketball Camp.

Tiffany Hildebrand dedicated herself to serving the disabled as a Program Coordinator for the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope). She passed away unexpectedly in June 2019; she was only 52 years old. More…

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Hedges Street Building Changes Hands

2 Nov , 2019  

The former Richland County Early Childhood Center located at 255 Hedges Street has been officially transferred from the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) to its new owner the Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission (Head Start) on October 23 with the finalization of the sale of the property. More…

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Richland Newhope Announces New Board Member

24 Oct , 2019  

Nathan Black is the newest member of the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope).

Nathan, who was appointed by the Richland County commissioners, took the oath of office during his first board meeting Wednesday. He will complete the term of Nicolas Comstock, who resigned from the DD board in June. That term expires December 31, 2021. More…

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