Redwood School and Rehab Center, Inc.

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Today’s Date: * Thursday, October 29, 2020
Organization’s website http://www.redwoodnky.org
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 61-6013702
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1953
Address * 71 Orphanage Road
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
United States
County * Kenton
Your Name * Bruce Ripley
Your Title * Grant Writer
Your email address * bripley@redwoodnky.org
Your Phone Number (859) 743-4094
Executive Director’s Name * John Francis
Executive Director’s email address * jfrancis@redwoodnky.org
What is the mission of your organization? Our mission is to guide children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and to reach their highest potential by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
  • (10) Life Skills
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Redwood’s Early Care and Education program offers childcare and preschool for children with and without special needs. The program is nationally accredited and has an excellent 4-star rating from the state. Embedded in this program is Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care, which helps children with special health care needs stabilize and improve their health while benefiting from typical childhood experiences. For older children and youth with disabilities, Redwood offers after school and summer programs.

Redwood’s Therapeutic Intervention program makes speech, physical, and occupational therapy available to children and adults. We offer Northern Kentucky’s only Assistive Technology Resource Center, where we provide equipment loans, demonstrations, and training in the use of technology devices that facilitate daily living and communication.

For adults, we offer day programs for adults with disabilities plus employment programs for adults with disabilities. Some of the adults work in “Goods at the ‘Wood,” a store in Redwood’s facility where clients, with staff assistance, sell snacks and items they have made such as t-shirts and holiday items.

We serve around 550 children and 250 adults annually.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Soon after suspending our in-person volunteer activities in March, Redwood realized, as an agency, that we needed to pivot and begin offering virtual and remote volunteer opportunities to ensure our community supporters had a way to stay engaged with us. It is during difficult times like these that we find out how much we rely on our community to get us through when facing such adversity. We are tremendously grateful for the community partners that have connected with us over the past several months and asked, “How can we help?”

We have several offerings to engage with the Redwood community right now. Our virtual volunteer opportunities include digital story time for a children’s or adults’ program room. Record yourself reading a favorite book or comic and share with us! Our remote opportunities include the Birthday Angels project (create a personalized birthday card for a client to be mailed to them on their birthday), create and assemble care packages or activity kits for a child or an adult, organize a donation drive of much-needed items for Redwood’s programs, or provide corporate support and sponsor one of Redwood’s upcoming special events. Our in-person volunteer opportunities include assisting with landscaping and outdoor maintenance, sanitizing playground equipment, and indoor maintenance projects that would need to take place during weekends or after normal business hours due to the medical fragility of our clients.

Volunteer coordinator Brittany Gray
Volunteer coordinator’s email address bgray@redwoodnky.org
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (859) 331-0880

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