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The MENTOR Network Expands Services in Ohio and Arizona

The MENTOR Network is pleased to welcome two new organizations: G&D Alternative Living, which is now operating as REM Ohio, and AmeriServe International of Arizona, Inc., now operating as Arizona MENTOR. These additions further expand the community-based services and supports we offer to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) across the country.

“The services offered by G&D Alternative Living and AmeriServe International of Arizona align perfectly with the supports provided by REM Ohio and Arizona MENTOR,” said Bruce Nardella, President and CEO of The MENTOR Network. “We are excited to have the opportunity to expand our services to additional individuals in new communities.”

G&D Alternative Living

G&D Alternative Living joins The Network with more than 30 years of experience delivering quality-of-life-enhancing services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Serving Clermont and Brown Counties, G&D’s community-based group homes—now operating as REM Ohio—serve four to eight people in a supervised setting with an emphasis on personal choice, dignity and community participation.

They also operate a day program that provides individuals an opportunity to be participants in the community though a regular schedule of outings, arts & crafts, and skill building.

“REM Ohio is proud to welcome G&D Alternative Living, which has a history of improving the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” REM Ohio Executive Director Jo Spargo said. “This partnership enables REM Ohio to further expand its residential services and day programs for adults throughout the state.”

Founded in 1987, REM Ohio—a partner of The MENTOR Network—offers an array of services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, job seekers facing employment challenges, and individuals with other complex needs. Its flexible programs and services are structured around the needs of each individual served, and are designed to promote independence, skill development and growth in the community.

AmeriServe International of Arizona

Since 2009, AmeriServe International of Arizona has provided community-based services for adults and children individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Maricopa County. Now operating as Arizona MENTOR, AmeriServe has two day programs and a community-based group home, while also offering in-home support services. Each of the day programs—located in Youngtown and Wickenburg—offers skill-building options for adults, as well after-school programs for children.

“AmeriServe International has a strong history in the community of providing exceptional care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Arizona MENTOR Executive Director Darrell Wright said. “This partnership serves to strengthen the quality of the services we provide.”

Founded in 1995, Arizona MENTOR—a partner of The MENTOR Network—is a leading home- and community-based human services provider. Its programs and supports empower adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities—as well as adults with mental health challenges—to learn, grow and thrive in the communities that they call home.