Community Connections
Community Connections

The purpose of the Community Connections program is to integrate individuals served by the Board into their communities on a social basis. The mission of the GCBDD is to help people live, learn and earn in the community. This program helps accomplish that mission by integrating people with disabilities into their community on a social basis, allowing them more access to live fully in their communities. The following are different aspects of this program.


Metz Mentors

Are you a community member looking to enrich your life and the life of a person with a disability? Become a Metz Mentor! Metz Mentors are paired with a local individual by the Community Connections Coordinator, based on mutual interest and what each individual hopes to get out of the experience. Once paired together, the mentor will expose their partner to social opportunities with other community members.


How can you join Metz Mentors?

Joining Metz Mentors is easy! Contact Janice Chesnes, the Community Connections Coordinator, at 440.729.9406 ext. 1512, or at All that is required is a background check, which is done free of charge, and proof of insurance for driving purposes.


Join Metz Mentors and make a positive impact in the lives of local individuals!


Social Opportunities

This list includes programs and activities in and around Geauga County. They include adaptive and non- adaptive opportunities. If you need any help with anything on this list or have any questions please contact Janice Chesnes at 440-729-9406 ext. 1512 or



Geauga Happenings

This calendar outlines events that are happening in and around Geauga County.  Please use this calendar to plan outings and events in our county.

If you need to report abuse, neglect, or other major unusual incidents, please call 440.478.9029 and download the MUI Toolkit MUI Toolkit
Contact GCBDD

8200 Cedar Road

Chesterland, OH 44026


Fax: 440.729.0131

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