Serving Ohio’s Citizens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Values & Faith Alliance (VFA) exists to educate the community and offer voice to shaping
a values-driven public policy on the future of services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We work collaboratively with other provider organizations and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for critical policy making discussions that shape the future of Ohio programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Serving Ohio’s Citizens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Values & Faith Alliance (VFA) exists to educate the community and offer voice to shaping
a values-driven public policy on the future of services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We work collaboratively with other provider organizations and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for critical policy making discussions that shape the future of Ohio programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Upcoming Events:

01/15/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting02/19/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting03/19/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting04/16/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting05/21/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting06/18/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting07/16/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting08/20/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting09/17/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting10/15/2019 – Monthly Board Meeting View All Events »

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

Bittersweet, Inc.
Echoing Hills Village, Inc
Filling Home of Mercy
Flat Rock Homes
Graceworks Enhanced Living
Luther Home of Mercy
St. Joseph Home
Sunshine Communities
Wood Lane Residential Services

Our Guiding Principles

Family is an integral part of each person’s life and must be welcomed as an integral part of the service system.

Individuals deserve a home that serves them through their lifespan, accepting times of greater need as a natural course of life.

Relationships are key to quality of life.

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The principles of gentle teaching and servant leadership guide our service approach.

Public and private partnerships are critical to supplement funding of services that preserve good life quality.

Good stewardship requires us to demonstrate valued outcomes for those we serve as well as efficiency in operations.

Services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities exist to support community. When a community experiences enhanced quality of life, success is achieved. This success can be reached by embracing the gifts that are offered by community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A continuum of service options can meet the needs and preferences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families provided that all parts of the continuum respect individual dignity and strive to offer a high degree of life quality.

Our History:

Nine organizations came together to form VFA. Each organization was looking for something more than existing provider organizations offered. Each wanted:

Opportunities to share and shape our organizations agenda.

To draw attention to highly specialized needs of individuals with medical or behavioral issues.

Support for committing to individuals throughout their lives no matter what challenges they present.

To find like minded organizations with a foundation built on values and commitment.

Your opportunity

to make a difference Starts here!