Christies Community Connections,LLC, aka Okoyomo, Christie

Doing Business As: Christies Community Connections LLC Okoyomo, Christie
Website: http://
Not currently serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
Currently seeking referrals.
Agency Provider

Locations

4052 Airport Hwy

Toledo, Ohio 43615
Main: (419) 283-0622
Fax: 419-754-7989
Adult Day Service Location
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Contacts

Christie Okoyomo
CEO
drchristie22@gmail.com
Phone: (419) 283-0622



Services

Individual Budget/Private Pay

Supported Employment
Supported Living

Individual Budget/Private Pay: Adult Day Services

Adult Day Support

Level One Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
Transportation

Level One Waiver: Adult Day Services

Adult Day Support
Supported Employment - Community
Supported Employment - Enclave

Individual Options Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
NonMedical Transportation Mileage
NonMedical Transportation Trip
Transportation

Individual Options Waiver: Adult Day Services

Adult Day Support
Supported Employment - Community
Supported Employment - Enclave

Self Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF-Waiver)

Self Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF-Waiver): Adult Day Services

Adult Day Support
Supported Employment - Enclave

References

No References Provided

Documents

Brochures

DODD Certification

Agency Profile

a) Describe your agency’s philosophy of providing services and supports to individuals with disabilities.

Our mission and goal is to provide quality care and service that promote dignity and self-esteem to individuals with developmental disabilities. We are committed to serve these individuals as if they were our own family members. We strive to respect, protect individual rights of each person and the families we serve and ensure their full participation in the community.

b) Describe your agency’s staff orientation and training process.

Each new staff will be required to complete all board required training, knowledge of our company's policy and procedures, and any additional training specific to their job/caseload assignment. Staff will have on going training throughout the year to ensure certifications and skills in their areas.

c) How are individuals with disabilities involved in selecting the agency’s staff that work with them?

In efforts to meet the needs of the consumers, we will work with them and their team to place staff, preference, circumstances, and schedule will also play a role in making that match.

d) Describe your agency’s availability and flexibility in scheduling services and supports (days and hours available, areas of Lucas County willing to provide services, etc).

Our agency offers a very flexible schedule. Our flexibility is based on the services and schedule needs of each individual consumers.

e) Describe how services will be provided in the event of an agency staff illness or emergency.

Our company will provide each consumer with a routine staff, however our company has in place a pool of qualified staff that a consumer will be familiar with in case of a call off or other emergency.

f) Describe how your agency would address individual or family concerns.

Our company has a complaint process that each consumer, their family, and teams will be introduced to at their initial meeting. We will also provide regular surveys to ensure consumers satisfaction throughout a consumer's contract.

g) Describe your agency’s specific strategies for increasing community inclusion and involvement for individuals served.

Our agency has set up and continuously build relationships with community organization to have regular activities involving but not limited to our consumers. Such as the fun bus, traveling zoo and other agencies. Activities are tailored to our consumers specific interests and need. Our goal is to encourage our consumers to live full active lives, enjoy and have fun exploring what they like, and become productive members of the community.

h) Does your agency offer one to one services?

Yes

i) Does your agency offer planned group outings or activities?

Yes

j) Identify your agency's areas of expertise.

The Director/ CEO has a Ph.D in Special Education with over 26 years of experience teaching students with developmental disabilities of all ages in a classroom setting . She has a proven teaching career and was nominated by her administrator as the best teacher of the year in 2010. She has outstanding references from parents and professional colleagues. Now, she is committing that experience and knowledge to serving individuals with special needs on a larger scale. Our agency encourages our consumers to develop daily life skills, train for jobs, and maintain participation in the community.

k) How many individuals does your agency serve in Lucas County?

0-20

l) What is the total number of individuals served by your agency Statewide?

N/A

m) How long has your agency been providing certified homemaker personal care services in Lucas County to individuals with developmental disabilities?

0 to 3 years

n) Which describes your agency:

For Profit

o) Are your agency staff certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to provide medication administration?

Yes

p) Is your agency willing to provide Level One services?

Yes

q) How many staff in your agency provide direct support services?

3

r) Does your agency have both male and female staff?

Yes

s) What is the average length of service for your agency’s direct support staff?

N/A

t) Describe your agency's plan for continuing education and on-going training for agency staff?

Christies Community Connection offer on-going trainings to all staff, work shops, monthly staff training, certifications, guest speakers on various topics beneficial to our consumers are invited, staff are continually updated on new laws and regulations.

u) Please describe your agency’s internal system for quality assurance.

Yearly consumer surveys with consumers/families, review and updates throughout the year.

v) Include here any information about the agency that you want shared with an individual, family or guardian that will assist him/her to decide whether your agency is the best choice of provider.

Our agency is very passionate in our commitment to provide the highest quality care and training to our consumers who are treated more like our family members. We treat each person with compassion and care. We strive to respect, protect the rights of each person, families we serve, and ensure their full participation in the community. In addition, our CEO brings to our agency a wealth of experience of over 26 years teaching special needs individuals in the classroom. Our agency will give you the peace of mind of knowing that your loved one is in good hands . We work hard to support individuals to have caring and durable relationships with community members, family and friends. We are committed to acting in the role of extended family, sharing holidays, birthdays, important occasions , and sharing hard and sad times. Our highly qualified team are ready to prove ourselves to you.

- If yes, describe

We offer services that meet the needs of our consumers and that can include 1:1 service. A great deal of our supported living services falls under this category.

- If yes, describe

Our agency offers activities, classes and outing that could be enjoyed as a group. And we are prepared to address a consumer's wish to be involved in some group activities.

Adult Day Services

a) Does your agency offer paid employment?

No

- Piece Rate

- Hourly Rate

- Other

- Describe your paid employment opportunities.

b) Does your agency offer community outings?

Yes

- Describe community outings

Toledo Botanical Garden, Fire Dept, Church, zoo,fishing, movies, bowling, Humane Society, picnics, trips , amusement parks,, holiday resorts, bingo games, shopping, dinner, Art museum , etc.

c) Does your agency offer recreational/leisure activities?

Yes

- Describe recreational/leisure activities

Activities are tailored to individual needs and interests. Parties, small group outings, seasonal celebrations, parks, dances, summer day camp, ice cream socials, various art activities, walk along Swan Creek on boardwalk, outdoor games, church related activities, dinner/ breakfast outings

d) Does your agency offer volunteer opportunities?

Yes

- Describe volunteer opportunities

Humane Society, food banks.

e) Describe other activities offered

Annual picnics, field trips, social outings, amusement parks, fishing, baseball games,

f) Does your agency have an established day services site that is in operation?

Yes

- Describe current services

We offer variety of activities based on individual interest, and planned weekly schedule. We strive to engage our consumers in indoor/ outdoor activities that are fun, meaningful, and would enhance their academic/social skills.

g) Where is your agency’s day service site located?

4052 Airport Highway, Toledo, OH 43615

h) What are the typical hours of your agency’s services/supports?

Our hours of operations are 9:00AM-3:00PM Monday through Friday. All federal holidays are observed.

i) Describe a typical day for an individual who receives your agency’s day services?

All activities are highly individualized .Every consumer has a planned weekly schedule based on individual need and interest. When they arrive in the morning, they settle in for 20 to 30 minutes having snacks or just relaxing, then are assisted to their planned activities for the day. Our goal is to assist consumers develop vocational /social skills that would equip them to become productive and independent in the community. We offer structured and unstructured activities. Our program is consumer centered. Every individual is unique and services are highly individualized.

j) Is your day service agency certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, or licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing to administer medication?

Yes

k) Does your agency provide non-medical transportation?

Yes

l) How long has your agency been providing day services in Lucas County to individuals with developmental disabilities?

0 to 3 years

m) Date your agency began providing Adult Day Services (month/year):

n) How many individuals does your day program serve?

0-20

Does your agency provide Adult Day Services?

Yes