Bridges to Transition (“Bridges”) is a Vocational Rehabilitation Public Private Partnership (VRP3) grant program, funded by County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (CBDD) and coordinated by the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency (OOD). This partnership began in 2009, and is now the largest VRP3 in the state.

The goal of Bridges is to expand career exploration and employment options for transition youth (ages 14-22) with developmental disabilities. The Ohio Association of County Boards is providing statewide project management and support for this VRP3.  Bridges seeks to enhance career exploration options and increase employment outcomes by developing a collaborative network of services that will assist students in achieving their employment goals.

Pictured below are Cheyanne and Bobby at The Club @ Quail Run, St. Catherine’s Manor and Le Ella Lanes who are benefiting from this program. Thank you to the following businesses who are offering the youth this opportunity. While at these establishments, the youth performed various cleaning duties, weeded, picked up trash on the grounds, filled salt & pepper shakers, filled sand bags on the golf carts, cleaned windows among other things.

• TheClub at Quail Run
• St. Catherine’s Manor
• LeElla Lanes