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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read More

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Knights Of Columbus Donates To Richland Newhope’s Gift Fund

25 Sep , 2019  

The Knights of Columbus Council 4448, from St. Mary of the Snows in Mansfield, has presented a check totaling $228 to Richland Newhope’s Gift Fund. Council members collected the money this past spring as part of the Knights of Columbus’ annual “Measure Up” campaign, which involves all K of C Councils in Ohio. The donation has been earmarked for use by Special Olympics. In recent years, the Knights of Columbus have been recognized as a major corporate sponsor to the International Special Olympics with many local councils sponsoring local events. Read More

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Richland Newhope Offers Parent to Parent Connection Opportunity

9 Sep , 2019  

Parenting a child with special needs can be an isolating experience, one aspect of which is often feeling unable to relate to other parents because of the unique nature of raising a differently abled child. Richland Newhope (the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities) wants to address this issue by connecting parents of special needs children through their Parent to Parent networking group. Read More

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Dozens Stepped Into Spring On Friday

30 Mar , 2019  

Dozens of people from Richland County and beyond took part Friday in the 2nd Annual Step Into Spring Fun Walk at the Richland Mall. The free event culminated local activities to mark March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. There was no required walking distance, although participants were encouraged to do at least two laps inside the mall or the equivalent of one mile. Read More

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Walk The Mall To Celebrate Spring And Support A Great Cause

21 Mar , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD), in collaboration with Richland Public Health, Richland County Children Services, the Mansfield Y, and the Richland Mall, presents “Step into Spring” – a walking event on Friday, March 29, at the Richland Mall. Read More

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Richland Newhope Holds Community Awareness Day

15 Mar , 2019  

Twenty-two people representing businesses, schools, and agencies in Richland County on Thursday participated in the 18th Annual Community Awareness Day sponsored by Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The event is one of several activities marking Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The purpose of Community Awareness Day is to increase knowledge and understanding of how people with developmental disabilities are supported in Richland County. More importantly, it serves as an opportunity to highlight a person’s abilities and to show that people with disabilities can be valuable members of the community when given the opportunity. Read More

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Care Awards Nomination Deadline Approaching

14 Mar , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities continues to seek nominations for its new CARE awards recognizing those who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County. The award categories are Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, Community Partner, and Hero with Heart. Read More

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Richland Newhope Salutes Coloring Contest Winners

9 Mar , 2019  

Seventeen Richland County students have been selected as winners of the 26th Annual Richland County Third Grade Coloring Contest. The event is sponsored by Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities as part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Richland County schools with third grade classes were invited to participate in the contest. Students were asked to color a picture featuring two children, one of whom uses a walker. The message on the picture simply said ‘Together We Have No Limits.’ Newhope received 504 entries from 17 schools. Read More

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March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

2 Mar , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. 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. Read More

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Richland Newhope Seeking CARE Award Nominations

17 Feb , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its CARE Awards recognizing those who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County. CARE stands for Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. The award categories are: Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, Community Partner, and Hero with Heart. Read More

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