Sharing Hope Booklet

Lily signing bookletSharing Hope, The stories of our patients and families is a booklet of personal stories shared by 27 generous families who have family members with developmental disabilities and receive care through the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (CCHMC-DDBP).

Pictured here: Lily signing the booklet

Ohio Family 2 Family Provides Education to the Bhutanese/Nepali Population in Ohio (UC UCEDD)

It is estimated that the Bhutanese population in Ohio is close to 15,000. Approximately 99% of these individuals are on Medicaid.

IMG_20161001_103717The Asian Community Alliance in Ohio provides culturally sensitive programs and services to empower and strengthen family & community through awareness, collaboration & advocacy and has been working with this population for years. The Alliance recently identified a need in the Bhutanese population related to education on The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid and approached Ohio Family 2 Family to provide this information.

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Hope for Families Experiencing Homelessness in Cincinnati

HomelessProjectSoon families experiencing homelessness in Cincinnati may be receiving an essential, game-changing resource: childcare. Every family needs good, reliable childcare options to secure and maintain employment, and families experiencing homelessness are no different. However, understanding the high-priority nature of this need required some research. So the LEND team (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) sat down with caregivers experiencing homelessness to truly understand their perspective and most pressing needs.