Who We Are: Heinzerling Community provides 24-hour care and residential services for individuals with severe or profound developmental disabilities. For nearly 60 years Heinzerling Community has created a legacy of caring by providing support for this special population in central Ohio. Today, approximately 200 children and adults reside at Heinzerling Community where they receive exceptional quality of care.
What We Do: The mission of Heinzerling Community is to provide a loving and nurturing environment that enriches the development, education and quality of life
for individuals with severe or profound developmental disabilities. A staff of over 500 works around the clock to nurture and develop each resident. This is accomplished through a personalized approach involving many supports including physical/occupational therapy, communication/social skills, life skills, nursing, nutritional plans, and sensory development for residents. These activities occur at Heinzerling and during community outings.
Why We're Important: Heinzerling Community provides an important resource for families in the central Ohio area and is the only service provider that focuses on individuals with severe or profound developmental disabilities. Many families seek us out to care for their loved one if they are unable to do so in their own home. Families maintain an active role in their family member’s life while Heinzerling Community provides the day to day care.
How We Impact the Community: At Heinzerling Community, our impact goes far beyond the residents and families we serve. Every day, we impact the entire central Ohio community with the presence and involvement of people with disabilities. Throughout the year, Heinzerling Community residents attend numerous community activities including professional sporting events, therapeutic horseback riding lessons, summer camps, zoo trips, concerts, movies, fairs and festivals, and weekly swim trips. Central Ohio prides itself on being an inclusive and open community and our efforts at increasing acceptance and inclusion help create a community that is diverse and welcoming.
How You Can Help: There are many ways to help Heinzerling Community. We are always looking for individuals and groups to volunteer time with our residents, provide entertainment, support hands-on projects, and help organize fundraising events. In addition, we invite individuals and companies to support our mission by attending or sponsoring Heinzerling Community fundraising events. For updated information and details, please visit our website at www.heinzerling.org.
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Executive Director: Robert Heinzerling
Development Director: Brian Asbury
Board Chair: Rick Wanner, Executive VP, Wanner Metalworx