Our History



The Siffrin difference is our experience in serving people with disabilities. It's our mission and our passion to continue the work of our Founding Members, some of whom are still actively involved with Siffrin's work today.


As one of the first private providers in the state of Ohio, our team of professionals have been witnesses to an enormous amount of change and growth in service to people with disabilities. Siffrin has always been at the cutting edge of service delivery and many of our programs have been the model for others in the field. We are proud to be a member of OPRA and honored to work with others in the field to improve and create change in our state and our community. 

Siffrin was established in 1976 by a group of family members and advocates for people with disabilities. Their mission was to develop community-based residential options to replace institutional-based services that were typical for people with disabilities at that time.


Their vision centered on creating homes for people. The founding members used an estate donation from ELSIE SIFFRIN to lease one house for seven men to call home in February of 1976. 

Today Siffrin services extend to more than 900 people in eight counties.

Our Experience



Founders (L-R) Ron Manse, Larry Zink, Mike Ney,

Larry LInn, John Konovsky, Beverly Konovsky, Laverne Mercer,  and Al Buck

Elsie Siffrin