Services for people with developmental disabilities.
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About Hattie Larlham's mission to provide developmental disability health care and social services.

Hattie Larlham Overview

Hattie Larlham is a nonprofit organization that provides medical, residential, recreational and vocational services to 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities. The organization provides services to 130 children and young adults at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio, and to adults at community-based homes throughout Ohio.

Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities

The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities provides medical, social, vocational and recreational services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Staff at the residential center provides care seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Three shifts of dedicated professionals and caring staff provide health care and therapy services as well as prepare meals, wash and fold laundry and maintain the grounds. The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities is located on Diagonal Road in Mantua, Ohio.

The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities features a theater room, a warm-water pool, a multisensory room and a wheelchair-accessible outdoor playground and indoor play space. The center also features rooms for families to gather and naturally lit open spaces for socialization and play. The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities creates a sense of home for the residents with developmental disabilities.

Hattie Larlham Group and Community Homes

Hattie Larlham provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities in homes throughout Northeast Ohio. Hattie Larlham residential services for people with developmental disabilities are administered by staff who provide for the medical, personal, recreational and behavioral needs of each resident. Hattie Larlham community homes are skill- and social-appropriate settings for adults with developmental disabilities. Residents contribute to household duties and interact with their neighbors and local communities.

Hattie's Café & Gifts

Hattie Larlham operates coffee shops called Hattie's Café & Gifts that provide employment to people with developmental disabilities. To the employees, their work is more than a job. It is an opportunity for them to empower their lives. Their employment gives them a sense of purpose and helps them build self-esteem. Hattie's Café & Gifts' baskets, baked goods and coffees are available for sale online.

Hattie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding

Hattie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding is a cage-free dog day care and overnight boarding program that employs people with developmental disabilities. The employees gain self confidence and improve their social and communication skills through their jobs duties. Hattie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding provides individualized attention to each dog. Hattie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding locations are a home away from home for dogs. Each location offers full-service, professional dog grooming, and a retail area.

Hattie's Creative Arts

Hattie's Creative Arts assists artists with developmental disabilities to create compelling works of art. A dialogue of yes or no questions uncover each artist’s choice. Hattie's Creative Arts participants work in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpting, music and poetry. Much of the artwork made by artists with developmental disabilities is available for sale, with the proceeds benefitting the artist.

Hattie's Gardens

Hattie’s Gardens is a Hattie Larlham vocational program that teaches adults with developmental disabilities to grow chemical-free, sustainable produce. Working with Hattie Larlham job coaches, employees learn to garden, safely use tools, water plants and cultivate seedlings. The program also focuses on the benefits of a healthy diet.

Hattie's Preschool

Hattie's Preschool is a fun and social environment for children with and without disabilities from the community to play and grow.

Hattie’s Vending

Hattie's Vending employs people with developmental disabilities. The vending company employees load carts, fill vending machines, check expiration dates and ensure the machines are properly functioning. The company services nearly 100 vending machines in Akron, Ohio. The vending machines are leased in collaboration with AVI Foodsystems, Inc.

Hattie’s Assembly

Hattie’s Assembly is a Hattie Larlham vocational program for adults with developmental disabilities. Hattie’s Assembly employees work as a team to perform production tasks for local businesses, which require many people to complete.

Constant Companions

Constant Companions focuses on the mutually beneficial interaction between people with developmental disabilities and domestic animals such as cats, rabbits, birds and fish. These animals encourage participants to nurture and learn about the animals in their care.

Ways to Support Hattie Larlham

Hattie Larlham employment planning services and organizational employment services programs are CARF accredited.