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Awards & Accomplishments


  • Susan Rhodes is selected as DSP of the Year by OPRA

  • Karen Knavel elected to the board of OCID


  • Buckeye Industries recognized in the Best Practices section of the Cleveland Clinic's 2014 UN Global Compact Report


  • Miriam Sigman, Direct Support Professional (DSP) at New Avenues, wins DSP of the Year Award from the American Network of Community Options and Resources and the Long-Term Care (LTC) Non-Licensed Direct Care Professional of the Yearby the Ohio Health Care Association

  • Buckeye Industries awarded Certificate of Appreciation from NASA Glenn Research Center


  • Winner of Ohio Public Images Award for the New Avenues 2010 Annual Report

  • Tom Hlavin, long time New Avenues’ volunteer, wins Ohio Health Care Association’s Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Winner of Organization of the Year from the Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce

  • Finalist for Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award from the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations 2012


  • Buckeye Industries named 2011 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner from the Ohio Department of Development

  • Brenda Sloan, Direct Support Professional at Bratenahl Group Home, named 2010 Direct Support Professional of the Year from Ohio by ANCOR


  • Kathy Cotman wins ARC’s Excellence in Self-Advocacy Award

  • Thomas Lewins recognized as legacy leader by ANCOR, a national association for providers of services to people with disabilities


  • Jennifer Woods, QMRP at New Avenues, honored as the Ohio Health Care Association's February Hero of Long-Term Care

  • Eddie Swoke’s, from Clifton Group Home, artwork featured in art exhibit at Lake Health Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord, Ohio


  • Kathy Cotman, participant in New Avenues’ Supported Living program, wins ESDY Award for self advocacy


  • Received Exceptional Parent Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award


  • PVA received three awards from Ohio Public Images for Public Relations Campaign


  • PVA awarded Provider of the Year by Ohio Private Residential Association


  • PVA operated Bingo from 1990-1996 raising $1.5 million for Group Home Development


  • Women’s Auxiliary raised over $400,000 from 1967 to 1987, to fund the “extras” and items cut by Medicaid


  • PVA Women’s Auxiliary honored by the Mayor’s Award for Volunteerism Committee

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