Our Amazing Clients
Experience New Adventures with OVRS
Sosaia, who lives at the Ivanhoe Home in Norwood with seven other clients, spoke his first sentence in 2013. When an OVRS employee excitedly told him she had understood him for the first time, he got excited too and started laughing. Sosaia is in his mid-20s, and has been living with OVRS since 2008. Since arriving at OVRS, he has become more independent, learning to do more things for himself. He is a sweet man with a great smile.
Michele, who is in her mid-50s, lived in various settings before deciding that she preferred to live in a big house with a foster family. Until the 1970s, she had lived at the Orient State Institute in central Ohio. Later, she lived in an OVRS group home, then by herself in an apartment with OVRS staff helping her at times with some duties. Now, she lives with an OVRS foster family in Forest Park with two other clients. She loves to take walks and chat with people along the way. She also enjoys knitting and crocheting. She works at a Kroger Bakery.
Patty, who is in her early 50s, has had many firsts since moving to an OVRS home in 2003. She has had her first birthday party, her first roller coaster ride and her first long-distance vacations – to Dollywood in Tennessee and Universal Studios in Florida. She also had her first visit from Santa Claus, who came to visit her at the Galbraith home in Madeira, where she lives with five other clients. She works on the assembly line at the Jackson Adult Center, run by Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services.