About Medina Creative Housing

OUR MISSION
The mission of Medina Creative Housing, Inc. is to develop quality housing, services and supports to enable individuals with disabilities to live their lives with dignity and opportunity.

OUR ORGANIZATION
We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to live in a home of their own, and individuals with disabilities are no different.

OUR GOAL
To assist individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to achieve independence, recognizing that each individual we serve requires different levels of training, support and security and responding to meet these needs.

OUR HOMES AND SERVICES
Our homes enable the individuals with disabilities in Medina County to live independently in an affordable, accessible and safe neighborhood while receiving necessary levels of support for health and safety.

OUR VISION
As we look into the future, we see more and more opportunities to continue to build hope, develop confidence and create freedom.

OUR VIDEO
Click the “play” button below to watch a short video of the opportunities Medina Creative Housing provides to individuals with disabilities.

OUR STORY
Medina Creative Housing (MCH) was formed by a group of concerned parents looking for a brighter future for their children with disabilities. In 1992, they launched a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation that would enable Medina County residents with disabilities to live the American Dream – to live independently in a home of their own designed to meet their special needs.

Today, Medina Creative Housing has developed nationally recognized housing and services for hundreds of individuals with disabilities. MCH continues to build on its innovations and initiatives by creating housing, services, and employment opportunities that have been traditionally closed to people with disabilities and the low income, underserved population in Medina County.

Medina Creative Housing has four affiliate organizations: Medina Creative Accessibility, Medina Creative Living, Inc., Medina Creative Living II and Medina Creative Living III. These organizations provide supportive services and supportive housing to individuals with disabilities.

Medina Creative Housing owns and manages sixteen single family homes in the community in which individuals with disabilities live in a congregate setting. MCH has been awarded three Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Supportive Living for Individuals with Disabilities grants, building twenty-eight subsidized single and double garden-style apartment units with community rooms. In addition, we have six units that have been funded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Medina Creative Housing and its affiliate organizations provide an array of services including: life skills training, vocational training and supportive employment opportunities for students and adults with disabilities, therapeutic horseback riding and a resident enrichment program.

Our programs continue to grow and we are available to assist other organizations in program development through partnerships and consulting.

 

OUR FAMILY

MCH
Medina Creative Housing (MCH) owns seventeen single family homes providing congregate living with supports, fundraises to make these houses affordable, modifies these house to meet the needs of those who occupy them, and maintains the homes.
MCL
Medina Creative Living (MCL) I, II, III, and IV are our housing developments consisting of thirty-four subsidized garden-style apartments located close to shopping, services, supports, and recreation and have a nightly activity program for the residents.
MCA
Medina Creative Accessibility (MCA) provides quality Medicaid Certified Supportive Services to individuals with disabilities, supportive employment and training, life skills training, and therapeutic horseback riding through its various programs.
MCPM
Medina Creative Property Maintenance (MCPM) enclave provides employment opportunities and necessary supports for individuals with disabilities in the fields of property maintenance and construction.
MCP
Medina Creative Produce (MCP) enclave provides employment and work training for individuals with disabilities in our hydroponic greenhouse growing gourmet Butter-Bibb lettuce that is sold and served locally.
MCC
Medina Creative Coffee (MCC) enclave provides employment opportunities and necessary supports for individuals with disabilities through the roasting, packaging, and distribution of our own special coffee blends.
MCPP
Medina Creative Pet Play (MCPP) is a unique, full-service doggie daycare experience providing daycare, boarding, and grooming as well as supportive employment work training for individuals with disabilities.
MCTR
Medina Creative Therapy Ranch (MCTR) offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to individuals with disabilities, conducted by certified PATH instructors, and supportive employment training in farm and horse management.
Life Steps Website
Life Steps Camp provides Life Skills Training to individuals with disabilities throughout the year.  This integral program is an essential step towards independence.  It is uniquely designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. 
REP
Resident Enrichment Program (REP) provides educational, social, and recreational enrichment and opportunities for residents of Medina Creative Housing, Medina Creative Living, and those served in Medina Creative Accessibility’s program.

MEDINA CREATIVE HOUSING BOARD MEMBERS

Michael Carlson
Craig Hassinger
Jack Holland
Maggie Howell
Keith Lockwood
Tom Miller
Dan O’Bryon
Janie Parish
Ron Plazek
Diana Riley
Michael Sammon
Ron Stollar
Bob Stopar
George Wiswesser

TRUSTEE EMERITUS
Ann Reusch
Ronald Zambetti

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty