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informDD April 2014

informDD April 2014

The weather is warming and new buds are blooming. In this issue of informDD, we’re getting families prepped for summer camps and introducing new initiatives that will improve support for both children and adults. Plus, we’re keeping you up to date with the latest and greatest Summit DD events!

SHDC Lowers Rent

Summit Housing Development Corporation, or SHDC, is a non-profit business providing housing for adults with developmental disabilities who choose to live in their communities with support, also known as congregate settings. Like the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, this provider is committed to supporting individuals in inclusive environments. SHDC owns 80 homes throughout Summit County, giving people the opportunity to live in the communities of their choice.

In recent years, SHDC has made a concerted effort to pay down debt on the mortgages of its homes. To date, 55 of their homes do not carry mortgages, and there are plans to pay off the remaining 25 in the next five years. This decrease in debt has allowed SHDC to do something almost unheard of … lower rents! Read More ›

Food Assistance for Those with Disabilities

More than ever before adults with developmental disabilities are living and participating in their communities with support from Summit DD. Supports can provide important services like transportation, home-care, or day programs, to name a few. Individuals who live in congregate settings, or in other words individuals with disabilities who share a residence as roommates in their community, have many of the same expenses as other citizens. However, many don’t earn as much as their typically developing peers. Sometimes income doesn’t cover all of the monthly costs for an individual with a disability and there is a need to help subsidize cost of living expenses, like groceries, through local funding. Read More ›

Summit DD Implements Active Intruder Protocols to Ensure Safety

From enhancing online security to providing transportation tips for harsh weather conditions, Summit DD is dedicated to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of those we serve. Keeping in line with our 2014 Operating Plan goals, the Agency is raising the bar once again by working with a leading security consultant to enhance safety protocols for staff and individuals supported by Summit DD. Read More ›

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