increased its reach to children and adults with disabilities by expanding to the west side at the beginning of January. The expansion is a result of an integration with BeauVita
, a local organization that provides services and transportation for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The plan to move west began five years ago, but the timing wasn’t right until now. Stepping Stones wasn’t ready to get involved with another project at the time, says Executive Director Chris Adams.
The organization saw a need for expansion, though, when full buses came in from the west side for its summer day camp. Stepping Stones and BeauVita provide similar programming, so the integration made perfect sense.
“This seemed to fit really well with what we do as an organization,” Adams says. “It will help us continue to grow our program and offer more additional services that are needed on the west side of town."
When it comes to plans for the future, Adams says any plans to expand will be neighborhood-based.
This expansion is Stepping Stones’ second in two years. The organization merged with United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati in 2014 at the Norwood campus. Stepping Stones also has campuses in Indian Hill and Batavia.
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