Redwood School and Rehab Center, Inc.

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Today’s Date: * Thursday, August 8, 2019
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 500 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.
Most high school students volunteer in our children’s programs. Other students enjoy working with our adult clients and some choose to do clerical work. Prospective volunteers are given a tour so they get a better understanding of what we do and can make an educated decision about volunteering here.

In our children’s programs, high school volunteers are there to mainly be friends to our clients. They will get involved in activities are happening in the program room at the time they are volunteering. This could include circle time (for the younger classrooms), games, sports, other gross motor activities, arts and crafts, cooking activities, educational lessons, and field trips.

In the adult life skill programs, volunteers are there mainly to be friends with our clients and to help them have a good time while they are here at Redwood. This includes involvement in activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, and activities that help clients achieve their individual goals.

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

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