For any questions regarding the services at The Bridge and Transportation, please call 330-478-0263. Choose option 3 from the automated menu.

To Staff, Individuals, Partners and our Community,

Siffrin has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Our primary focus is the health and safety of the individuals we serve as well as our staff, families and supporters.  We are also committed to continuing to provide the most effective and efficient services while thoughtfully and appropriately following guidelines from federal, state and local sources.

It would be difficult to list every measure we have taken to both comply with the Governor’s requests and assure we are minimizing the risk of exposure, but I did want to update you on some of our actions.

  • We have educated our staff and individuals on the use of universal precautions.

  • We are sanitizing all service areas as well as the busses and central office facilities.

  • We have suspended all community-based activities in all programs, limited travel of staff, conferences and face to face meetings.  Outside visitation to our services and homes is curtailed.

  • Our day service programs, employment programs, transportation services and Siffrin Academy have been closed or are operating in a home-based setting.

  • Effective March 20th, Siffrin’s central office staff will be working from remote locations, meaning the office will be closed until April 13th, 2020. We will be assessing this on a weekly basis as to how it impacts operational efficiencies.

 

This is a very fluid situation and things can change daily, if not hourly. I want to acknowledge Siffrin’s Administration, Managers, Support Staff and especially our DSPs for their commitment to those we serve and for their knowledge and creativity in adapting to this ever-changing environment. 

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and I assure you that Siffrin will do everything we can to maintain the health and safety of everyone associated with our organization.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

Bradley L. Vincent

CEO

While the Canton office is closed:

We are asking everyone to utilize our services via email, fax, or phone. We are asking that any correspondence be left in our dropbox that is located just to the left of our front door. 

For those who receive payee services, checks will go out as scheduled. With the office closed, we are asking that you fill out any requests online or drop those in the box at our front entrance. 

The online form is available HERE.

Kim Larson-Phillips, Siffrin COO, is featured in a video to help stay healthy. 

Please watch the video HERE.

Please use the following links for more information.

Ohio Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

If you have further questions or concerns,  

please email Kim Larson-Phillips  klars@siffrin.org

or call 330-478-0263 extension 121.

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We are pleased to announce that Siffrin has been issued a three-year accreditation from CARF International. The survey which took place in January applies to our services in Employment Support, Job Development, and Community Housing. This marks the 10th consecutive 3-year accreditation from CARF which is the highest award. We continue our dedication and commitment to improving the lives of those we serve since our first survey in 1993. This accreditation will extend until March 31, 2023.

 

 

Click for more information:

Letter of Accreditation

CARF Accreditation Report

Value of CARF Accreditation

CARF accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.  Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. 

To Learn More, CLICK HERE.

DD Awareness and Advocacy Day is Wednesday,

March 4, 2020, at the Ohio Statehouse.

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Photo credit ddc.ohio.gov

Upcoming Events * Save the Dates *

All proceeds benefit The Siffrin HOPE Fund.

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Back row, left to right: Nicolas, intern; Sarah Deckman, Manager of Project SEARCH; Julie Digilio, Job Coach with Siffrin; Elizabeth, intern; and Charles, intern. Front row, left to right: Sarah Chill, Director of Employment Support Services with Siffrin; Heather, intern; and Tori Durm, presenter and former intern. Photo by ODD.

Internships at Aultman Hospital Help People with Disabilities

As part of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Cabinet Day in the Mahoning Valley on December 18, 2019, Aultman Hospital in Canton provided a presentation about its Project SEARCH program for young adults with disabilities. In collaboration with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and Siffrin, the program helps young adults secure permanent employment at the hospital and within the community.

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Siffrin would like to thank the Stark Community Foundation for the award of a charitable grant of $35,000 for use at Siffrin Academy, a Kent State University Stark Campus-based program for transition services for persons with disabilities.

The contributors who made this grant possible:

The Louise F. Ruhnke Fund

The Peter and Judith Schurman Charitable Fund

The William J. Lemmon Charitable Fund

The Edward J. and Helen L. Harhager Donor Advised Fund

The Wright Family Charitable Funds at Stark Community Foundation

Siffrin is grateful for your generosity to help those we serve.

Siffrin Academy would like to express their appreciation to Crum and Forster Pet Insurance Group for their generous donation to Siffrin Academy at KSU Stark Campus. Senior Vice-President, Bob Capobianco (left) presented the gift to Brad Vincent, Siffrin CEO. The ceremony was attended by Denise Seachrist, Dean KSU Stark and Amanda Piccari (right), AVP at Crum & Forster and President of the Siffrin Board of Directors. Pictured L-R back row: David Howe, Siffrin Regional Director in Mahoning, Madalen Muntean, Assistant Manager at Siffrin Academy, and Suzanne Dugan, Manager of Siffrin Academy at KSU Stark Campus.

Thank you Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group!

Also in attendance were Siffrin Academy Students, Dr. Khrissy Kautch, Darcy McBride, Dr. LaTarsha Miller, Dr. Robert Sturr and Dr. Lisa Hart.

Siffrin Academy saw its first location open in 2017. Based at Siffrin’s Mahoning Regional office in Austintown, Ohio, the program offers postsecondary education and pre-vocational training. This program is geared to those transitioning into life after high school and those on a path to employment.

Siffrin Academy in Stark County will be underway soon at Kent State University Stark Campus. The university setting will allow those enrolled in the Academy to interact with students on campus and allows those KSU students to work with those in the Academy as part of a mentoring program. The relationship between KSU Stark and Siffrin will give participants a unique opportunity to make their own choices with their education in an integrated learning environment.

Siffrin Academy Launches a Location in Stark County

Brad Vincent, Siffrin CEO and Denise Seachrist, Dean of KSU Stark

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