Programs & Services

Admission Process

Learn more about how to enroll in our programs and services!

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Our Intake & Enrollment Process

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Step 1: Contact

If you, or someone you support, are interested in one of our programs or services, please contact us to get started!

Supported Community Living

Gretchen VanNatta
Social Services Director
gvannatta@opendoorcolumbus.org
(614) 641-2900 x 3269

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Sean Moore
Program Director
smoore@opendoorcolumbus.org
(614) 641-2828

Career, Activity, & Community

Amy Yerian
Program Director
ayerian@opendoorcolumbus.org
(614) 641-2900 x 3252

Intermediate-Care Facilities

Kim Eilerman
Program Director
keilerman@opendoorcolumbus.org
(614) 641-2900 x 3038

Open Door Stage & Screen

Cary Johnston
Program Director
cjohnston@opendoorcolumbus.org
(614) 641-2900

Open Door in Union County

Victoria Davis
Program Director
vdavis@opendoorcolumbus.org
(937) 597-2709

Step 2: Discovery

We’ll then be in touch to schedule a discovery meeting!

What is a discovery meeting?

During the discovery meeting, interested individuals will have the chance to meet our team, learn more about our programs and services, have their questions answered, and receive a tour of our space*! It will also give us the chance to get to know you, learn about your specific needs, and what you’d like to achieve with the right support.

* Tours are only available for programs with physical facilities. Community-based programs will not include a tour.

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A woman and a man smile while standing in the water at a splash pad. There is a small rainbow crossing the image as well.

Step 2: Discovery

We’ll then be in touch to schedule a discovery meeting!

What is a discovery meeting?

During the discovery meeting, interested individuals will have the chance to meet our team, learn more about our programs and services, have their questions answered, and receive a tour of our space*! It will also give us the chance to get to know you, learn about your specific needs, and what you’d like to achieve with the right support.

* Tours are only available for programs with physical facilities. Community-based programs will not include a tour.

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Step 3: Intake

Once an individual has chosen Open Door as their service provider, an intake meeting will be scheduled.

During this meeting, the individual and their team will work together to finalize the individualized service plan, complete the required paperwork, and agree upon a date for those services to begin.

Based upon the program(s) you are enrolling in, there may be additional collateral needed to complete the intake process. Please click the button below to view the specific collateral needs of each program/service area.

Step 4: Services Begin!

Following the intake meeting, we will train and educate our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) that will be working directly with the individual on their specific needs and goals.

For Residential Services:

If the individual will be residing at Park West, they will move into their apartment on the agreed-upon start date. If the individual will be receiving services in Supported Community Living, our staff will arrive at the agreed-upon date and time to begin providing in-home support!

For Adult Day Services:

If the individual will be attending one of our day programs, our staff will arrive at the individual’s place of residence to provide transportation – either to the day program, or if in our On-the-Go program, to pre-planned and impromptu destinations in the community.

Man sits on wooden bench alongside a trail in the forest. He smiles and is raising his fists in the air.
Man sits on wooden bench alongside a trail in the forest. He smiles and is raising his fists in the air.

Step 4: Services Begin!

Following the intake meeting, we will train and educate our Direct Care Professionals (DSPs) that will be working directly with the individual on their specific needs and goals.

For Residential Services:

If the individual will be residing at Park West, they will move into their apartment on the agreed-upon start date. If the individual will be receiving services in Supported Community Living, our staff will arrive at the agreed-upon date and time to begin providing in-home support!

For Adult Day Services:

If the individual will be attending one of our day programs, our staff will arrive at the individual’s place of residence to provide transportation – either to the day program, or if in our On-the-Go program, to pre-planned and impromptu destinations in the community.

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