Crain’s Cleveland Business | January 24, 2015
While it might look like any other apartment building in Lakewood, the Mary Ann Stahlheber Center for Independent Living is full of stories just like Same, Clyde, Artia and Joe – of people getting a chance at independence.
It’s an opportunity made possible by Welcome House, a Westlake-based nonprofit that provides residential and supportive services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga County.
Welcome House not only has the Lakewood apartment building, which offers the most independence to its highest-functioning clients, it also operates 45 group homes and 26 supported residential sites.
It’s facilities include the Michael T. George Center for Community Living in North Olmsted, a state-of-the-art group home built in 2006 dedicated to the aging population, and the Welcome House Community Center, which provides comprehensive day programming for adults.