Koinonia Enterprises – Step Model and Facility Based Services 

All Programming is built around individuals and choices, in which activities offered reflect each of their interests and abilities as well as his or her goals as outlined in the Individualized Service Plan (ISP).

About Koinonia Enterprises 

Koinonia Enterprises (KE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Koinonia, is certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) in Adult Day Supports, Career Planning, Job Coaching, Vocational Habilitation, Supported Employment and Community Integration. Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) has certified KE in Job Development, Job Coaching, and Job Seeking Skills Training. KE is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 

We strive to provide a full range of service options to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) live their best life possible through a commitment to person-centered services that connects people to relationships and uncovers a person’s talents and passions in a model we call LIFE.

Adult Day Services

Koinonia’s Adult Day Program is a good fit for individuals who are unsure if they wish to seek employment, but who still want to enjoy a wide variety of engagement activities in and out of the center.

Voc Hab Services

Koinonia’s Voc Hab program is great for individuals who want to find their path to employment, while building the skills necessary to achieve their goals. This includes community volunteering, social skills training, interview skills and the fundamentals necessary for finding and keeping a job.

Community-based programming is a great way to provide social experiences to individuals in their local communities. Engaging activities may include:

Park Visits Picnics Trips to Historical Sites
Hiking  Sports  Bird and Animal Observations 
Music Cookouts Library Visits

KE is able to provide active treatment for individuals seeking Adult Day and Voc Hab services from the comfort and safety of their own home. KE staff is equipped to take their programming curriculum out of the walls of the Adult Day Program and into the homes of any individuals seeking KE services.

A space to connect ourselves with meaningful experiences and opportunities in the community. Virtual delivery is a major resource for the STEP model programming and individualized interests in group sessions (1:1 – 1:4). STEP model focuses on direct service delivery but allows for limited amounts of service delivery on behalf of a person to ensure the person has all needed equipment and supplies to participate in services outside of the day service center.


Current Events        Exercise/Dancing      Skill Development  

Virtual Tours            Cooking/Nutrition    Hang Out/Friends          

Employment Skills  Career Exploration   Art/Music

Video credit:  Northeast Ohio Employ-Ability Summit, October 2016

Koinonia Enterprises LIFE Model:

LIFE is an acronym for Lifelong Inclusion for Everyone, and at Koinonia Enterprises it’s a model that clearly identifies adequate supports needed for people with IDD to move from exclusion to community inclusion while addressing each individual’s choices, barriers, and needed supports.

The LIFE model includes a tool called LIFE Canvass that measures an individual’s ‘LIFE Level’ which is a ranking based on the individual’s ability and desire to be active in the community, and identifies any barriers to inclusion they face, and supports they may require. Using the LIFE model along with the Choices app, people may choose to explore a career path or engage in volunteer work, participate in cultural activities, explore virtual events, join a sports team or other activity. It can be integrated into Virtual Programming, Facility-Based Programming, In-Home Programming and Community Programming.

The Choices app allows staff or individuals to quickly find community-based activities that are appropriate for each individual’s LIFE Level.

Getting out in the community is important for Neysa, who enjoys volunteering.

The LIFE model is designed so that individuals will:

  • Be active and live, work, and have access to activities and choices like anyone else;
  • Have natural supports, personal relationships, and friendships outside of Koinonia’s walls;
  • Have choices based on their personal interests;
  • Participate in socially “expected” activities either independently or with support dependent on their ability;
  • Have meaningful membership within the community;
  • Be heard and feel accepted; and,
  • Have access to training and resources necessary to support an inclusive life.