Renaissance House, Inc. serves individuals with developmental disabilities in two primary settings – group homes and the client’s own home (supported living). A total of 76 homes are spread over a five-county area serving more than 110 clients.

Holly from Seneca CountyGroup homes are home to three or four persons each. Great effort is taken to create a true home for each person. All persons living in a group home have their own bedroom. Group homes are staffed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to assure proper supervision and support to residents. Staff members work with each client to establish a realistic daily routine of work and community-based programming. These types of routines are necessary to promote independence, maintain self worth, and learn necessary living skills and appropriate social skills.


Many of the individuals served by Renaissance House, Inc. live independently in their own home or apartment where they utilize supported living services. Individuals receive a variety of services directed by Renaissance House, Inc. staff members. Services range from around-the-clock supervision to daily assistance with general household duties and finances.

a smiling womanServices provided by Renaissance House, Inc. are funded primarily by Home and Community Based Service Medicaid funds. Eligible clients receive funding through the Individual Options Waiver program. In addition, some clients receive funding from the local County Board of DD supported living funds, while are others are cared for through private pay arrangements. A majority of the individuals receive Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver or Supported Living services funded all or in part by their local County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (DD).

The operations of Renaissance House, Inc. are tightly regulated by both internal policies and procedures and several layers of external oversight. Internal policies and procedures are in place to monitor performance, evaluate effectiveness, promote quality and reduce risk. All Renaissance House, Inc. employees are subject to criminal background checks and are screened through the state’s Abuser and Nurse Aid Registries and the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles to ensure a record of safe driving. Employees are trained in first aid, CPR, emergency response, client safety and Renaissance House, Inc. policies and procedures. Employees are re-trained each year according to state regulations. In addition, strict rules concerning individual health and safety, employment and staffing requirements, fire safety and maintenance are in place to assure that the health and safety needs of our clients are met.

External safeguards include close monitoring from the Ohio Department DD and quality assurance reviews by each County Board of DD. Each licensed facility undergoes an annual fire inspection, has posted fire evacuation plans, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, undergoes an annual electrical/heating inspection and must adhere to state rules for the general upkeep and repair of homes. Compliance with these rules must be maintained to continue operations.