Blanchard Valley Center Provides Resources for All Ages

. November 1, 2017.
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Blanchard Valley Center, operated by the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities, provides resources to youth and adults of all ages so they can live long, meaningful and happy lives. They strongly believe that empowering people with developmental disabilities by means of support, advocacy and knowledge are key to giving them the tools they need to live their lives with meaning and purpose.

To do this the Center offers services from birth through the end of life, including Early Intervention for ages 0-3, Preschool for ages 3-5, School Age for ages 6-22, and Transitioning Youth for ages 14-22. All programs provide care and support throughout the developmental process to help children and adults with developmental disabilities transition through phases of life.

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Blanchard Valley Center also offers their Service & Support Administration (SSA) that acts as a point of coordination to provide people with services and resources they may need. SSA services also include an assessment to help determine the person’s needs, Person Centered Planning (PCP) Development that provides an individual and personalized plan, Provider Selection that houses resources and opportunities to choose the right provider for specific needs, and Crisis Intervention which provides an outlet for help both day and night.

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Volunteering efforts are also available, and there are many opportunities to give back to the community. Blanchard Valley Center is a huge advocate of volunteering as well as getting involved in events like the Special Olympics.

Additionally, Blanchard Valley Center relies on the support of two levies, which will be on the ballot for the back-to- back years of 2019 and 2020. Over five million dollars are provided by these levies, money which is critical to support many across Hancock County— over 600 people living in the community. They have seen a rise in need for both the level of support and the number of people needing such support over the last few years, and continue to work with individuals in the community to provide a primary point of coordination for needed services.

Blanchard Valley Center
1700 E. Sandusky St. | 419-422- 6387
blanchardvalley.org