INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Koinonia, a leading provider of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Northeast Ohio, has partnered with Vitalxchange of Cleveland, Ohio, to launch an online support network through a smartphone app. 

The move is designed to provide a supportive and private environment that connects families to discuss successes, challenges, best practices and other vital issuesRelated resources and updates about Koinonia will be provided through the app. 

“We are always seeking new ways to connect and understand the needs of families and guardians of the people we support,” said Diane Beastrom, president and CEO of Koinonia. “The Vitalxchange app is a great way to enhance the support of people caring for someone with IDD. It’s a private, judgement-free space for families to seek help and to help others.” 

Parents, guardians, family members, and advocates of individuals who receive services from Koinonia are eligible to participate. Koinonia will send invitations by mail and by email to download the app.  CLICK HERE to view FAQ’s about using the Vitalxchange App, CLICK HERE to view a computer users guide.

There is no cost and no obligation to participate. In an effort tenhance safety and privacy, eligible users will be provided access codes to register. Anyone who has not received an invitation with an access code can contact Cheryl Senko at (216) 337-0465 or e-mail Cheryl.Senko@Koinoniahomes.orgInformation also will be available at Koinonia residential locations. 

About Koinonia 

Koinonia (coin-o-NEE-yah) is a leading 501(c)(3) organization in Northeast Ohio that provides residential services, day programs and employment services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Its service portfolio includes 22 licensed group homes and more than 50 supported living arrangements, transportation services and shared living options in safe and healthy settings. For more information, visit 

About Vitalxchange 

Vitalxchange’s mission is to become the largest health network in the world centered around people, patients, caregivers, and families.  As humans, we have the unique opportunity to contribute to society’s ever-lasting knowledge and well-being. If a positive impact is made, a chain reaction is created. Only then will life become better for everyone.  
Vitalxchange is a health network app available on both Apple & Android devices. The app uses advanced AI technology to match users with peers who are in similar situations to share, listen & learn. The change begins here, with you.  Visit: