MANSFIELD — Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its new CARE awards recognizing those who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.
CARE stands for Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. The award categories are Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, Community Partner, and Hero with Heart. The first three are all new in 2018. Hero with Heart originally started in 2008.
A nomination form with descriptions of all of the award categories can be found on our website, www.rnewhope.org. Forms are also available at the Richland Newhope Administration Building, 314 Cleveland Ave., Mansfield.
The nomination deadline is March 7. Winners will be honored at the agency’s annual Recognition Banquet on May 4.
For more information, contact Community Relations Director Jane Imbody at 419-774-4215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2017, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) served more than 1,600 individuals through early intervention, preschool, transition services, day services, supported employment, residential, therapy, and other family support programs.