REDWOOD

Rating: 4.95 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training, Health, Cancer

Location: 71 Orphanage Rd Fort Mitchell KY 41017 USA

Mission: Redwood guides children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives, by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services.  At Redwood, children and adults flourish, prosper, and are empowered to achieve the quality of life they deserve.
Results: Last year, Redwood empowered over 750 children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to flourish, prosper and achieve the quality of life they deserve
Target demographics: Children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 750+
Geographic areas served: Greater Cincinnati
Programs: Therapeutic Childcare School-Aged before, after, and out-of-school care Summer Computer Camp iRobot Assistive Technology Resource Center lending library Assistive technology evaluation and assessments Speech, physical, and occupational therapy Computer Learning Center Employment Services Work Activity Center Computer Life Skills Adult Day Healthcare Adult Life Skills Adults NOW (New Opportunities Waiting) Preschool Education Early Intervention
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 61-6013702
859-331-0880
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Rating: 5 stars  

My younger brother has Down Syndrome and as a teenager my family was looking for summer camp/respite services for him. We heard of Redwood by word of mouth even though we lived over an hour away in Southeastern Indiana. My sister worked as a counselor at Redwood's camp, and drove Tony to and from the camp while she worked with a different group. Redwood's flexibility in meeting Tony's needs were unexpected and made it unique among organizations Tony's been involved with, past and present. My family's experience with Redwood set a new precedent for Tony and the services we pursue to meet his needs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The way my family received service from Redwood that set standard for organizations for individuals with disabilities. Redwood staff has also helped my family providing advice to help determine Tony's needs and other programs that may be good fits.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The support Redwood both receives and provides to the Greater Cincinnati community. The community of people with family members with disabilities spread the word about Redwood, and Redwood staff has helped my family in making decisions for Tony's future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

My association with Redwood started decades ago when my brother was enrolled in the first group of clients that the then fledging organization cared for. Redwood has always been a special place and held dear by all my family. Years after my brother began attending Redwood, my son was born with special needs. Redwood has been a godsend with programs that have addressed his needs through the years. They supplied infant stimulation programs and preshool programs when he was younger. There was summer camp for when he was school age in addition to a variety of afterschool services. Now as an adult, they continue their service to him, allowing him to function to the best of his ability. They are dedicated to taking care of the whole person regardless of age. I am not aware of too many programs where this is true. Our community has been truly blessed to have Redwood make it their home. Praise can never be too high for this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the development and care of my special needs son

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful coordination of three organizations came together last winter to give help to those less fortunate. Our Lakeside Christian Church Singles Group came to Redwood Rehabilitation Cehter to volunteer time with winter prep of their landscaping. As we were talking about other volunteer activites of the Singles group, the Outreach Coordinator of Redwood lit up with interest at the request of our need for coats for our coat drive. Redwood DOUBLED our number of coats we gave away through an organization called Shoulder to Shoulder! Redwood students and staff were so woderful in collecting coats. What a way to show true community - help given, help received! -Maryah Miller

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the interaction with volunteering with Redwood and with attendance at events. Wonderful caring people who use their great abilities to make a difference with the aid of technology, therapies and attention to the students.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

To add brochures to assist in introducing others to the capabilities of Redwood with the community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people that are a part of the organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

are enthusiatic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

impact a wide range of people that have disabilities and would be a larger influence in enabling those with any limitations to reach further.

Ways to make it better...

nothing comes to mind.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

matching the skills of Redwood to the community and volunteer/donations to Redwood.

One thing I'd also say is that...

it is wonderful to see kids and adults with limitations succeeding!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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Thank you, Maryah! We've benefited a great deal from our partnership with Lakeside Christian Church. Your church has been a blessing to us and those we serve. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Rating: 5 stars  

My son has been attending Redwood since August 2008. Even before he attended Redwood their therapists were working with him through a State-funded early intervention program. My son is Autistic, ADHD, has both a primary expressive and receptive language delay, and also has a diagnosed sensory disorder. At Redwood my son has both a Speech therapist and an Occutional Therapist who have proven to me that they truly care about his success and have even gone above and beyond their call of duty by working with his Pre-K teacher at a public school. I believe that early intervention is key to ensuring that children like my son grow into functional adults and it is fantastic that not only are these resources available to us in our community but the integrity of their staff is incomparable to any other organization in the tri-state area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working with Redwood's therapist I now have techniques and theraputic aids that I can utilize in our own home to ensure that my son's sensory needs are being met.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build another Redwood in Boone County

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad to hear how strongly you feel about our organization, work, employees, and mission. We are fortunate to have so many talented therapists helping us work with children and adults. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review.

Rating: 5 stars  

Redwood services children and adults with disabilites. In my many years of volunteer work for Redwood, I have seen first-hand how Redwood's work makes a real and signiicant difference in the lives ofthe children an adults who rely upon Redwood.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing first-hand how the services Redwood prvides helps our clients experience life to their fullest potetal.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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Thank you, Phil! We couldn't do it without the support of so many people in our community like you and your family!

Rating: 5 stars  

My sister is 32 years old and is mentally handicapped. Her IQ is equivalent to a 5 or 6 year old. If it wasn't for Redwood I am not sure what I would do. I have to maintain a job and I this would not be possible without Redwood. She gets such joy out of "Going to Work"' just like I do. THANKS REDWOOD!!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing my sister happy for once in she has meaning like everyone else her age. She gets to go to work and loves it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Many people have shared stories similar to yours, where Redwood has made it possible for them to continue working and providing for their family while Redwood works with their son or daughter to help them achieve their full potential. We are fortunate to work with so many wonderful families!

Rating: 4 stars  

I have a developmentally delayed little girl, and child care for special needs children is very difficult to find in our area. Redwood took great care of my little girl while I worked this summer. Thank you, Redwood!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Finding care for my special needs child.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate hearing from you, and are glad your daughter had a wonderful experience over the summer. We hope to see her again next year!

Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Redwood. We have been a part of them for 15years. My son has Autism. Fifteen years ago when we got the diagnosis there was not nearly the information available as there is now. We were walked through preschool programs,day programs,socialization programs,desentization,gross and fine motor therapies. You name it they could find a way to help.My son will be 18 soon and Redwood is still a huge part of our lives continuing to grow with us. Each summer my son attends their summer camps and computer camps.Redwood has always had skilled staff and volunbteers. They are always caring and creative My son is entering his next phase of life and Redwood is still the shining star it has been for the last 15 years. Redwood will help with Vocational training, mentoring, and ongoing summer computer opportunities. I cannot imagine our lives without Redwood. Our community is so blessed to have such a loving,caring,trained,educated and innovated group of people. Our son is very disabled, but I know he is better because of Redwood and their staff.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced the results when I see the kids who attend Redwood working and succeeding in the community. My son is a lot more social and patient with himself and less easy to upset. He is more focused and able to follow and take direction

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you thought of our services and programs. We appreciate your feedback because it lets us know what we are doing right and helps us to become a better organization at serving people with disabilities.

Rating: 5 stars  

I was Responsible for the management of the Business Computer Skills program of this non-profit rehabilitation center. I Supervised two classroom aid employees and instructed 25 adults with multiple disabilities, in use of Office software. We used a variety of adaptive technology tools to assist the students in the use of the computer. Redwood is an excellent organization which provides a variety of programs for adults and children with a variety of disabilities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

as a member of the staff.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The smiles and apreciation of my students

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely caring and nurturing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand it's services

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002-8-01

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