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About Medina Creative Housing

 

OUR MISSION

The mission of Medina Creative Housing, Inc. is to develop quality housing, services and supports to enable individuals with disabilities to live their lives with dignity and opportunity.
 

OUR ORGANIZATION

We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to live in a home of their own, and individuals with disabilities are no different.


OUR GOAL

To assist individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to achieve independence, recognizing that each individual we serve requires different levels of training, support and security and responding to meet these needs.


OUR HOMES AND SERVICES

Our homes enable the individuals with disabilities in Medina County to live independently in an affordable, accessible and safe neighborhood while receiving necessary levels of support for health and safety.


OUR VISION

As we look into the future, we see more and more opportunities to continue to build hope, develop confidence and create freedom.

 

OUR VIDEO

Click the "play" button below to watch a short video of the opportunities Medina Creative Housing provides to individuals with disabilities.
 

 
OUR STORY

Medina Creative Housing (MCH) was formed by a group of concerned parents looking for a brighter future for their children with disabilities. In 1992, they launched a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation that would enable Medina County residents with disabilities to live the American Dream - to live independently in a home of their own designed to meet their special needs.

Today, Medina Creative Housing has developed nationally recognized housing and services for hundreds of individuals with disabilities. MCH continues to build on its innovations and initiatives by creating housing, services, and employment opportunities that have been traditionally closed to people with disabilities and the low income, underserved population in Medina County.

Medina Creative Housing has four affiliate organizations: Medina Creative Accessibility, Medina Creative Living, Inc., Medina Creative Living II and Medina Creative Living III. These organizations provide supportive services and supportive housing to individuals with disabilities.

Medina Creative Housing owns and manages fourteen single family homes in the community in which individuals with disabilities live in a congregate setting. MCH has been awarded three Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Supportive Living for Individuals with Disabilities grants, building twenty-eight subsidized single and double garden-style apartment units with community rooms. In addition, we have six units that have been funded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Medina Creative Housing and its affiliate organizations provide an array of services including: life skills training, vocational training and employment opportunities for students and adults with disabilities, therapeutic horseback riding and HIPPO therapy and a resident enrichment program. 

Our programs continue to grow and we are available to assist other organizations in program development through partnerships and consulting.

 

Our Family 

 

Medina Creative Housing (MCH) owns fourteen single family homes providing congregate living with supports 
Medina Creative Living (MCL) I, II, and III are our housing developments consisting of thirty-four subsidized garden-style apartments located close to shopping, services, supports, recreation and have a nightly activity program for the residents. 
Medina Creative Accessibility (MCA) provides quality Medicaid Certified Supportive Services to individuals with disabilities and those who care for them.
Property Maintenance/Construction enclave provides employment opportunities and necessary  supports for individuals with disabilities in the fields of property maintenance and construction.
  Medina Creative Produce (MCP) enclave provides employment opportunities and necessary supports for individuals with disabilities in our hydroponic greenhouse growing gourmet bibb lettuce that is sold locally.
  Medina Creative Coffee (MCC) enclave provides employment opportunities  and necessary supports for individuals with disabilities, through the  roasting, packaging, and distribution of our own special coffee blends.
  Medina Creative Therapy Ranch (MCTR) offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to individuals with disabilities with a certified PATH instructor who has a Masters Degree in Therapeutic Riding Instruction.
    Medina Creative Pet Play (MCPP) is a unique full service doggie daycare experience and supports individuals with disabilities through its supportive employment work training program.

 

 

Medina Creative Housing Board Members                 


Tim Blascak
Michael E. Carlson
Craig Hassinger
Jack Holland
Maggie Howell
Keith Lockwood
Pat McNamara
Tom Miller
Janie Wolf Parish
Diana S. Riley
Ronald V. Stollar
Bob Stopar
Jacqueline Kirby Wilkins
George Wiswesser
Nancy Zalick

 

Trustee Emeritus

Ann Reusch
Ronald Zambetti


Executive Director

Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty