In 2020, we received a Building Innovated Services Grant for $40,000 from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities in support of our new Lifelong Inclusion for Everyone (LIFE) initiative. Koinonia is the largest provider in Ohio using the groundbreaking new LIFE model to individualize client participation in daily communal activities. This innovative program is in the best interest of our clients and Koinonia is committed to using it as a standard of care, while also innovating our business practices to sustain this care model within our financial model.
The LIFE project will help Koinonia achieve its strategic vision of providing the best client service possible while remaining fiscally responsible and helping similar providers that may be struggling with how to best provide community-based services. This grant allowed us to bring in a subject matter expert to develop innovative strategies that can help adjust and align Koinonia’s current business practices to support the LIFE model of community-based service delivery.