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Local woman honored for housing the disabled

Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty said she gets an award every day. “My daily award comes in the form of hugs that I receive throughout every day, and the privilege of touching so many lives,” she said Thursday. DePasquale-Hagerty, a Medina resident, is the executive director of Medina Creative Housing, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and services…

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MCH Houses Connect Developmentally Disabled with American Dream

Twenty years ago several parents of developmentally disabled children were concerned about the unlikely possibility that their children would be able to live out the American dream. The parents grouped together and decided to change the probability to their children’s favor by creating Medina Creative Housing. MCH is dedicated to helping those who are developmentally…

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MCH Director is Honored Agent

Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty will be the recipient of the AAUW Agent of Change Award at a recognition luncheon at noon November 15 at Rustic Hills Country Club, 5399 River Styx Road, Medina. The Honorable Alice Batchelder, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, will serve as keynote speaker. The event is open to…

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Medina Creative Housing Marks a Milestone

A little rain didn’t dampen the 20th anniversary celebration of Medina Creative Housing which is used to dealing with adversity. “Dealing with challenges is what we do,” said Dianne DePasquale Hagerty, executive director of the nonprofit agency which helps people overcome their disabilities and live independently. “We run into closed doors and find a way…

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Medina Creative Housing Celebrates 20 Year Milestone

The festivities began on Creative Living Way where several individuals offered comments about the journey MCH has taken, among them Carlson, Historical Board member Terry Isaac, family members Robert Tittel, Jerry Lemons, Rhonda Wilt and Shelly Doering, Commissioner Pat Geissman, Department of Developmental Disabilities John Martin, State Senator Larry Obhof, Chief Program Officer/Finance Fund Moniqua…

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Apartment Complex Opens For People With Disabilities

Rain didn’t dampen the celebration Wednesday for Medina County’s newest apartments for people with disabilities. “A little rain, a lack of a few tents, lack of a microphone doesn’t bother us,” said Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty, executive director of Medina Creative Housing. “We rise to the occasion.” Medina Creative Housing celebrated its 20th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting…

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Commissioners Sponsor Grant Application For Therapy Ranch

Medina Creative Housing plans to develop a therapeutic riding center and life skills training center in Medina with a little help from the county. County commissioners have lent their endorsement to the project by agreeing to sponsor a $200,000 grant application for the project. Sponsorship of the grant application will result in no financial obligation…

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