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Hattie Larlham unveils new community home

3/28/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Hattie Larlham
NEW FRANKLIN — On March 18, Hattie Larlham held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the organization’s newest community home for adults with developmental disabilities, located in New Franklin.

Attending the ceremony were, shown above, from left: Hattie Larlham resident Christi; New Franklin Mayor Al Bollas; Hattie Larlham CEO Dennis Allen; Summit County Executive Russ Pry; Summit County Council President Tim Crawford (D-District 7); Hattie Larlham Housing Corp. President Jeffery Foster, of Payto Architects; Hattie Larlham resident Olivia; Lisa Kamlowsky, assistant superintendent of the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board; Hattie Larlham Program Director Kimberly Bartell; and Summit County Councilwoman Gloria Rodgers (R-District 3). 

Funding for the new home was provided by the Summit County Department of Community and Economic Development and was funded in part with HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, according to Hattie Larlham officials. The home has energy-efficient windows, furnaces and appliances. Officials said the new home was opened based on a need they identified for the area. It will house four women, and a Hattie Larlham staff member will be onsite to assist them.

“We’re helping people to live ordinary lives in ordinary neighborhoods and be part of the fiber of this county,” said Pry. “I’m proud we’re able to take a lead and make that happen.”

Established in 1961, Hattie Larlham is a Northeast Ohio nonprofit organization that provides medical, vocational and recreational services to 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities, according to Hattie Larlham officials. For more information, visit www.hattielarlham.org.

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