Helping People Live, Learn and Earn in Our Community
The Metzenbaum Foundation was established in 2008 with donations from the estates of Harvey J. Dick and Irene Trask. The purpose of the foundation is to enhance the quality of life for Geauga County citizens with developmental disabilities and to promote public awareness of the needs and abilities of such individuals throughout the community.
The Metzenbaum Foundation has contributed to a better quality of life for Geauga County DD clients through the sponsorship of extraordinary medical expenses, respite care, therapies, educational programs, adaptive equipment, home modifications and recreational programs.
The Metzenbaum Foundation welcomes donations from individuals and businesses to help continue our important work. Whatever your specific area of interest, the foundation will ensure your donation impacts the areas that are most significant to you. Thank you for helping us provide an environment where individuals served can Live, Learn and Earn in our community!
Twice a year, The Metzenbaum Foundation awards grants to individuals and groups. Grants for individuals must be sponsored by an employee of the Geauga County Board of DD. Grants to groups must be focused on serving groups of individuals who are part of the DD system.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or 440-729-9406 x2500.
Maple Leaf Residences
Maple Leaf Community Residences, Inc. (MLCRI) is a non-profit Ohio corporation created for the sole purpose of providing and maintaining residential housing in the community for Geauga County individuals with developmental disabilities. Its Mission is "to provide quality, safe, affordable residential housing to persons with developmental disabilities" residing in Geauga County, Ohio.
MLCRI owns 18 homes located in Chesterland, Novelty, Munson, Burton, Hambden, Chardon, Russell, Middlefield and Bainbridge, serving over 50 individuals with developmental disabilities.
The County Board works closely with MLCRI in order to locate, purchase and maintain small community houses for individuals with developmental disabilities who are on Supported Living and IO Waivers. Currently, MLCRI maintains 18 homes throughout Geauga County. The houses are purchased with funds from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (ODoDD) and the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD). GCBDD currently contracts with MLCRI to act as landlord to the individuals living in the homes. For more information about MLCRI, please visit its website at http://www.mlcr.org/.
The Metzenbaum Center is proud to be a partner and supporter of DDC Clinic. We work closely with them to provide the best possible care for our clients.
DDC Clinic - Center for Special Needs Children is a non-profit primary care and research facility, serving patients with complex medical needs. It was established to help children with rare genetic disorders that are difficult and time-consuming to diagnose and treat. DDC Clinic was founded on the concept of medical home, as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and on the principle that no child would ever be turned away from the medical care he or she needs because of the family’s ability to pay.
DDC Clinic provides medical services for patients with over 70 different rare conditions. It is recognized as a leading international medical facility for such complex disorders as:
• Prolidase deficiency
• Cohen syndrome
• Ganglioside GM3 synthase deficiency
• Glucose-galactose malabsorption
• TMCO1 defect syndrome
• SAMS association
To learn more, visit its website at: www.ddcclinic.org.
The Metzenbaum Foundation
Maple Leaf Residences
Family Home Based Support Service (FHBS)
The FHBS program is administered by The Metzenbaum Foundation with grant money provided by the GCBDD. FHBS supports families caring for their child or relative in their home.
Services/Items eligible for funding
· Respite Care
· Adaptable Housing Modifications
· Adaptive Equipment
· Dietary Needs
· Personal Care
· Educational Tools/Tutoring
For more information, contact the Metzenbaum Center at 440.729.9406 or email@example.com.