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07.07.14

Medina Creative Housing Annual Independence Walk, by Angela Huston

The sun was shining, the temperature was just cool enough to be comfortable, and the crowd was more than enthusiastic as the 5th Annual Medina Creative Housing Independence Walk and Celebration got under way July 3. The much anticipated event, “Shooting for the Stars,” combined the Independence Walk with a barbecue, music by the Stony Hill Band, a pet costume contest, and countless other fun activities for people of all ages before closing with a magnificent display of fireworks.

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06.19.14

Get a Jump Start on Fourth of July Fun on July 3 in Medina

Also on July 3, Medina Creative Housing will host its fifth annual Independence Walk, starting at 6 p.m. at 1120 N. Huntington St., the site of two of the agency's homes for residents with physical challenges.

Walkers – and their dogs – are invited to join in the fun on the one-mile round trip. They will walk to the Medina Creative Living III and IV and Medina Creative Pet Play site on Creative Living Way (off Grande Boulevard, next to GFS).

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05.30.14

Building Stronger Communities: Medina Creative Housing

In her former life, she was an attorney, serving as Lakewood Hospital’s legal counsel for 11 years. Then a string of life-changing events put Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty on the path to becoming CEO of Medina Creative Housing. The first was the birth of her son...

The second event was an auto accident that led to her brother developing reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a chronic condition that causes excruciating pain and mobility issues. One year later, compounding his problems, his son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum...

Her family’s struggles led her to realize it takes many people coming together to help someone navigate their changed world. So once her son was more independent, DePasquale-Hagerty decided to go back to work. MCH was looking for its first director at the time, “and I thought that was something I can really wrap my head and heart around,” she says...

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05.10.14

DePasquale-Hagerty Honored for Helping Those with Disabilities

Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty, executive director of Medina Creative Housing, is being honored at the Milestones 12th annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference in June for her dedication to create opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

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04.10.14

New dog daycare has unique approach

Medina Creative Pet Play is a unique pet facility with an array of services provided by individuals with disabilities.

Services include a spa, Pretty Paws Boutique and pet photography, as well as its own canine cookies. These treats are made with Medina Creative Produce hydroponically grown Butter Bibb Lettuce, which has no fillers, additives or preservatives and is all natural and vegetarian.

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03.27.14

Medina Creative Housing annual fundraiser deemed successful

Nowhere in Medina County were spirits more focused on warm weather, beautiful beaches and endless tidal waves to surf than at Weymouth Country Club the evening of March 22.

Medina Creative Housing held its eighth annual Raising the Roof fundraiser in an effort to develop quality housing, services and support for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities.

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03.24.14

Medina Creative Housing Raising the Roof Dinner and Benefit

Even though Ohio was still enduring relentlessly cold winter weather, those who attended the California Dreamin' beach party at Weymouth Country Club March 22, could pretend for a few hours they were walking the warm sandy coast and listening to the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

Supporters gathered for the 2014 Raising the Roof Dinner and Entertainment Charity Benefit for Medina Creative Housing, the eighth annual fundraising event that helps individuals with disabilities achieve their dreams and reach their potential.

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03.05.14

Surfs up at 8th annual "Raising the Roof" charity event benefiting Medina Creative Housing

Dreaming of the beach? You may not be able to get to California, but California can come to you via the eighth annual Medina Creative Housing "Raising the Roof" dinner and entertainment charity event.

Medina Creative Housing provides quality housing, services and support to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. The yearly fund-raiser provides money to meet the agency's needs.

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01.31.14

My Town: Medina Creative Housing ‘Raising the Roof’ Dinner

A local organization is hosting its annual charity event to support individuals with disabilities.

The eighth annual Raising the Roof Dinner and Entertainment Event will be held Saturday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Weymouth Country Club.

A VIP reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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12.12.13

Foundation and friends come to the rescue with a party for some special people

It seemed that this year there would be no Christmas party at Medina Creative Housing, which allows individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to live independently and provides jobs in a variety of business ventures.

A longtime party underwriter dropped out this year and Creative Housing Executive Director, Diane Pasquale-Hagerty, said that also meant the location for the party was unavailable.

Then along came the knights in shining armor known as the Hudson-Wise Foundation Band. "They play each year at the party and called to ask where and when for this year," Hagerty said. When I told them there might not be a party, they immediately said they would handle it. What a wonderful group of people who care for others, especially at this special time of the year."

Band member, Tim Richissin, said they immediately contacted Winking Lizard Tavern in Brunswick, which is the site of the Acoustic Jam (a huge group of musicians who get together to play for fun and for benefit causes). The jams are normally 5:30-8 p.m. each Wednesday. Winking Lizard provided their party room and handled food and beverages for the Dec. 10 party.

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12.12.13

Christmas concert rocks Highland High School

Holiday cheer filled the Highland High School auditorium at the annual Christmas Groove concert Dec. 7.

The Christmas Groove band performed two concerts that evening – one at 5 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. The concert consisted of various performances of Christmas hymns, traditional Christmas carols and pop and rock-and-roll style Christmas songs. Band members even performed a couple of comedy skits between songs. The band consisted of six singers, two drummers, a bass guitarist, two electric guitarists, one acoustic guitarist, two keyboardists, one percussionist, four horn players and eight additional musicians.

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12.01.13

Hints for last minute shoppers in holiday gift guide

You are a secret Santa to an office friend and since you talk over coffee breaks, coffee seems the perfect answer and in this instance, it will also help a great cause. Medina Creative Housing, offering homes and jobs for people with disabilities has an affiliate, Medina Creative Accessibility. One group roasts and packages its own coffee blends and has great handmade burlap bag gifts starting at $12. If you have a $25 limit, this might be a good choice: Holiday Hope, $24, includes 1 pound gourmet Medina Creative Coffee of your choice, a signature scoop, a medium burlap handle bag (you can also get pocket bags) with a custom tag. Sales person, Kecia Bauer, says if you call her before noon Dec. 23 at 330-242-2664, she can be sure your package fits your budget and you can pick it up in Medina.

For Fido, we return to Medina Creative Accessibility for doggie treats. Dog biscuits are $3 per bag or $5 for two. A custom basket can also be created for your canine including bowls, brushes, chews, toys and gift certificates to Medina Creative Pet Play & Spa. Once again, call Kecia Bauer to order before noon Dec. 23, 330-242-3664.

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11.20.13

Medina Creative Therapy Ranch Grand Opening

A milestone in Medina: The Medina Creative Therapy Ranch held its grand opening tonight with a ribbon-cutting.

Medina Creative Housing said the therapy ranch is a ‘Life Steps’ program, that offers therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with disabilities.

At Wednesday afternoon’s ceremony, people had the chance to tour the new facilities and meet specially-trained therapeutic horses.

The new facility is located at 5192 Lake Road in Medina.

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09.20.13

Sensory trail will stimulate horse riders at the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch

Amid an old stand of pine trees, a group of volunteers created a trail for horseback riders with disabilities to awaken all of their senses at the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch.

The always-shaded trail will be the centerpiece of the ranch off Lake Road when the barn and riding arena are completed in late October.

The realtor volunteers who worked side by side Thursday building the sensory trail went back to their dress clothes and job of selling houses.

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08.21.13

Therapeutic Riding has openings for the Fall Season

Therapeutic Riding & Typical Riding - Sign up For Fall Season

Our Fall Session is now open for children and/or adults with disabilities. We are happy that we can offer lessons inside the indoor arena as well as the outdoor arena weather pending. Our instructor has also opened more riding slots to serve riders Monday through Saturday. We are also extending our welcome to volunteers, parents, and individuals that would like to lean about horses and increase their riding skills. All riders are encouraged to tell their instructor what their goals are and what they would like to achieve in the 12-week session.

Sessions may be held at either our State Road or Lake Road locations. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible as slots will go quickly! Please contact Jennifer Stankiewicz, Manager of Equine Programs at Jennifer@medinacreativeaccessibility.com or at 330.410.5686.

The Session runs from September 2 through November 23. Please click on the Life Steps icon from our homepage and scroll down to Therapeutic Riding. You may click on the Therapeutic Riding forms as an option to download.

 
 
 

07.14.13

Fourth Medina Creative Housing Independence Walk Big Success

Medina Creative Housing hosted its fourth annual Independence Walk to celebrate not only the country’s independence, but also the independence of their residents.

For more than 20 years, MCH has created opportunities for individuals with disabilities including adaptive homes, vocational opportunities and training and therapy. Individuals, who may not have been able to get a satisfying job, are now running businesses such a doggie day care, a greenhouse, a line of coffee products and property maintenance. Like typical Medina residents, they are now able to live independently and contribute to their community.

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07.11.13

Community Members Walk for Independence

Local residents gathered for a celebration of the independence of America and the independence of the community at Medina Creative Housing July 3. The fourth annual Independence Walk started at 6 p.m. outside Medina Creative Housing’s main office with an opening ceremony that included short speeches from executive director Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty, board president Dr. Mike Carlson, Mayor Dennis Hanwell, Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast and Medina Creative Housing resident Michelle Workman, who came up with the idea of the Independence Walk in 2010 along with fellow resident Jen Cockrell. Workman’s speech emphasized what independence means to her.

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07.08.13

Medina Creative Housing Independence Walk and Celebration

Four years ago Jen and Michelle, Medina Creative Housing residents who face multiple physical challenges, told Executive Director Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty they wanted a visible way to show the community how Medina Creative Housing has given them freedom and independence, and how proud they are of everything they have overcome and accomplished. The two innovative women felt it seemed only natural to share both their freedom and the Nation’s at the same time. Thus began the annual Independence Walk and Celebration.

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07.03.13

Fourth Medina Creative Housing Independence Walk tonight

Independence will take on multiple meanings at Medina Creative Housing’s fourth annual Independence Walk July 3rd.

The walk celebrates both independence of the nation and the independence of the residents of Medina Creative Housing, a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing and services to county residents with disabilities and their families. The approximately one-mile walk will begin Medina Creative Living I and II, 1120 N. Huntington St., at 6 p.m. and continue to the Medina Creative Living Pet Play site.

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06.15.13

Medina Creative Housing to offer summer camp

Medina Creative Housing will offer "Life Steps"a Like Skills Training Summer Day Camp Program designed to meet the needs of cognitively and functionally disabled children and adults and to provide respite for caregivers.
Programs are comprehensive and continually supervised educational and social activities emphasizing client choice and are intended to meet the needs of the persons served.

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06.11.13

Domino's Pizza and United Way partner up to take kids to baseball game

Domino’s Pizza franchisee Steve Gfell contacted the United Way of Medina County wanting to help create a fun experience for local youth and individuals with disabilities. He gave away 60 Indians tickets and free pizza. United Way found a few dozen excited kids with a love for pizza and baseball. Several individuals from Medina Creative Housing and SHC/The Arc quickly volunteered for the field trip.

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05.31.13

Medina County Realtors volunteer in the community

The Medina County Board of REALTORS is reaching out to the community according to Tina Grant, chairman of the Medina Realtor Care Days.


Volunteers did landscaping at Medina Creative Housing’s Creative Pet Play and painted the interior of one of the organization’s homes.

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05.27.13

Direct Energy Awards Medina Creative Housing $2,500 Grant

Direct Energy will be presenting a $2,500 Reduce Your Use For Good Grant to Medina Creative Housing, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing and quality services for persons with disabilities living in Medina County, on May 15, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at the Medina Creative Living building, 1120 N. Huntington Street, Medina, Ohio 44256. Medina Creative Housing is the first nonprofit in Ohio to receive this grant.

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05.26.13

Medina Creative housing awarded 'Reduce Your Use' grant

Medina Creative Housing is the first in Ohio to receive a Direct Energy Grant. The organization received $2,500 to “Reduce Your Use” of energy.

“We’re always looking for ways to be good stewards, to utilize funds, to maximize those funds, reduce costs for the organization and for our residents,” said executive director Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty. “We identified the Direct Energy grant. In the past it wasn’t available outside the Texas area. We looked at the grant and realized it would be a wonderful opportunity for us to reduce our energy usage in our homes and be able to do some upgrades.”

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05.22.13

Direct Energy awards $2,500 energy efficiency grant in Ohio

Direct Energy presented a $2,500 Reduce Your Use For Good Grant to Medina Creative Housing, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing and quality services for persons with disabilities living in Medina County (the Greater Cleveland area). Medina Creative Housing is the first nonprofit in Ohio to receive this grant.

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05.09.13

MCH Highlighted at Finance Fund Annual Meeting

Finance Fund believes that lasting change can occur in Ohio's underserved communities through meaningful investment in people and organizations, and in projects and businesses that provide needed services, good-paying jobs and new resources.

At the Finance Fund's Annual Meeting on May 9, Medina Creative Housing was highlighted as being a strong partner. In 2012 the Finance Fund provided a $100,000 economic development grant to help fund construction on MCH's new doggy daycare employment enclave. In addition, over the past several years, the Finance Fund has greatly supported Medina Creative Housing through pre development and economic development grants allowing MCH to expand its housing and service programs to individuals with disabilities in Medina County.

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Click HERE to read more about the Finance Fund and the great work they are doing in our community.

 
 
 

04.03.13

Event benefits Medina Creative Housing

About 350 “travelers” gathered at the Weymouth Country Club in Medina March 23 to celebrate their journey on the historic Route 66. The revelers were “Raising the Roof” with a Dinner and Entertainment Charity Benefit for Medina Creative Housing.

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04.02.13

Medina Creative Housing's fundraiser showcases residents' talents

Medina Creative Housing hosted its seven annual Raising the Roof Dinner and Entertainment Event March 23 to raise money for its operations and programs throughout the year.

MCH develops and manages affordable housing and quality services for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. There are several subsidiary organizations under its umbrella that provide educational and employment opportunities for the residents including the newest — Creative Pet Play.

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03.21.13

Medina Creative housing to host fundraiser,"Raising the Roof" March 23

Medina Creative Housing is inviting the community to the seventh annual “Raising the Roof” dinner and entertainment event March 23 at Weymouth County Club. A VIP reception including wine and beer tasting for sponsorships $500 and up will be held from 5-6 p.m. and the main event will be held from 6-11 p.m.

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03.01.13

While owner's away, pets can play at unique new Medina facility: What's Brewing

If I were a dog who had to be caged all day while my master and mistress went to work, I would want to spend at least some of my days at Medina Creative Pet Play — “a unique full service doggy daycare experience.”

I base this opinion on the open house I attended on Feb. 12 at the 3,000-square-foot facility at 4080 Creative Living Way.

The large building holds a Day Care Resort and Spa where dogs can have full-service grooming including “pawdicures” and baths by appointment, a water play area, a pet photography studio, valet service so humans never have to get out of their cars, accommodations for special needs dogs, and a gift shop that features treats made in part from lettuce grown at Medina Creative Produce. A large fenced play area will be completed when weather permits.

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02.26.13

Medina council finds favor with Creative Housing proposal

Medina City Council members were receptive to a proposal from Medina Creative Housing to open a cafe, bike rental and gift shop at the city-owned property at 406 S. Broadway St.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to collaborate,” Council President John Coyne said.

Medina Creative Housing is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and employment to people with disabilities. The group already operates a variety of enterprises, including coffee roasting, lettuce growing, property maintenance and most recently — a dog day care and grooming service.

Councilman Paul Rose, at large, said, “You’re providing meaningful employment to folks who may not have it and that’s a beautiful thing.”

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02.25.13

Nonprofit hopes to rehab old barn, house in Medina

Medina Creative Housing wants to restore a city-owned house and dilapidated barn into a gift shop, snack shop, cafe and bike rental.

The proposal is on the agenda of City Council’s Finance Committee meeting tonight.

Medina Creative Housing is a nonprofit that provides housing and employment to people with disabilities. The group already operates a variety of enterprises, including coffee roasting, lettuce growing, property maintenance and most recently a dog day care and grooming service.

Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty, executive director of Medina Creative Housing, is enthusiastic about cooperating with the city on the project.

“We’re excited about the potential partnership and look forward to discussing it,” DePasquale-Hagerty said Sunday.

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02.15.13

Medina Creative Pet Play Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty and her dynamic Creative Housing team have done it again. On February 12, crowds of well-wishers, many with their pets, filled the newly opened Medina Creative Pet Play/Doggie Day Care and Spa at 4080 Creative Living Way in Medina (near GFS and Home Depot), celebrating the addition of one more program to an already impressive array of programs designed to enhance the lives of people with disabilities while providing useful service to the community.

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