August 18, 2021 – Independence, Ohio – Koinonia Enterprises (KE), a leading provider of day activity, vocational, and career services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has opened their first LIFE Center at a new location in in Brooklyn Ohio. This initiative is part of a transformation project to change its program model to smaller, community-based settings that increase community integration opportunities, individual choices, and overall client experience. The changes position the organization to serve more people in smaller, more diverse locations, while increasing community engagement opportunities beyond the walls of the LIFE center.

“Our new LIFE center will help people with IDD achieve their personally defined outcomes, and to pursue what really matters to them,” said Diane Beastrom, President, and CEO of Koinonia. “This is the next step in true community integration.”

Koinonia stakeholders are invited to an open house of the LIFE Center located at 1200 Valley Belt Road in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday, August 19th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. In addition to a tour, attendees will learn about Koinonia’s mission and vision through information stations, short presentations, and signage around the event. All attendees are required to wear masks, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Light snacks will also be available. Space is limited. For more information, contact

“We’ve right-sized our LIFE Center,” said Sabrina Johnson, Director of Koinonia Enterprises. “We’ve gone from a building occupancy of over 200 people to 60 people, and from 20,000 square feet to a little under 10,000 square feet. I look forward to sharing our new LIFE Center with members of our community.”