If you are a resident of Ottawa County, you likely have at least some awareness of significant changes occurring within Community Mental Health of Ottawa County that are resulting in the reduction and in some instances elimination of services and programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). If you want to have a better understanding of why these changes are occurring and what is being done to address some of the resulting gaps, please consider attending the following meeting:
Community Mental Health of Ottawa County (CMHOC) invites you to attend the next Community Round Table meeting on August 26, 2015 from 5pm – 6pm in the Board Room of our main office at 12265 James Street, Holland. Lynne Doyle, Executive Director of CMHOC, will be available to answer questions about the current budget situation, provide information regarding new programs and services, and update you on advocacy efforts. This meeting is intended to keep consumers, family members, guardians, and other stakeholders informed of current issues and provide an opportunity for questions and answers. If you have any questions about the Round Table feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-494-5545.
HDC is working closely with CMHOC along with other stakeholders and stakeholder groups in Ottawa County committed to supporting and providing needed services that contribute to meaningful and life enriching experiences for adults with I/DD in our communities. Time and again we have seen how everyone’s life is enriched and communities, churches, and employers benefit when adults with I/DD are included and provided with opportunities to contribute.
If you are interested in learning more about these changes and/or becoming involved in exploring, supporting, or providing solutions, please contact HDC’s Executive Director, Jack Kooyman, at email@example.com or call 616-494-6050.