In the 1980’s, Koinonia established a supported living program and opened five additional residential homes. The agency’s efforts were recognized in a 1983 Plain Dealer Article titled “Group homes fight ignorance, hostility,” which focused on our home The Way located in South Euclid.

In 1986, Dr. Joshua Fein became Executive Director of Koinonia. Additionally, Diane Beastrom began her tenure with Koinonia as Program Director and opened Koinonia’s first Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) to serve people moving into a community setting from closing state institutions.