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OOD Does Not Help its Clients
by Jeanne Coppola
As an OOD client, (with a physical disability), I can attest to the fact that OOD breaks its own rules, works with second party companies that commit IRS fraud, and places their clients with employers who do not pay them.
OOD gets away with everything they do wrong, and my counselor (Mary Hennessey), kept her job.
OOD denied me my right of “Informed Choice” to choose my own job goal, and my previous Job Developer, (from Voc Works) placed me in a "sheltered workshop” (New Hope Specialized Services), for people with developmental disabilities, although I have a Bachelor’s Degree.
The workshop did not pay me (or anyone else) for the hours we worked. And had HIPPA violations (no soap or toilet paper in the restrooms).
I worked 20 hours a week and was only paid for 12 hours. The IRS called me and told me that the company was being audited.
I contacted Ohio Legal Rights, and my attorney told me to quit my job (which was my only source of income) because OOD was breaking the law by placing me there. She did NOTHING about the HIPPA violations. I felt the attorney wanted to protect OOD from getting in trouble for breaking the law, instead of help me.
Then the company closed their location, and OOD was not held accountable!
OOD has a $5 Million dollar budget and disperses their funds to hundreds of
second party vendors (social service agencies and non-profits, who also get funding from the government, and are double dipping.) These vendors pay "Job
Developers," who get $62 dollars an hour, according to the OOD website. But I got no help. (My attorney told me job developers get $200 an hour!) What a waste of funds!
I was denied a laptop from Best Buy for $250, so I could take online classes, network, use LinkedIn, work on my resume, attend virtual job fairs and workshops, and apply for jobs.
My new job developer, (with UCP) wants me to be a "dispatcher and parking lot
attendant," which is not my job goal and is beneath my education, skills, and abilities. My new OOD counselor, Catherine Bricker said "Your BA degree means nothing. You cannot have your dream job." And that I have to do what the Government tells me, or I cannot be in the program.
All OOD clients should be contacted for their input on how they are treated. Perhaps they do not know where to file a complaint. All other OOD clients might have similar complaints.
OOD is not held accountable. OOD violates its own laws, and government laws, and does not help its clients. OOD counselors deny clients their rights, but do not lose their jobs. OOD passes government funding around to its vendors, at the expense of the client. OOD is above the law.
This must be the Cavs' practice court they sold to this high school, as the official center courts of the Coliseum AND the old Cleveland Arena are located currently, and prominently displayed, in the elevator lobby on the main concourse of Quicken Loans Arena.
I've looked at them closely enough to tell they're the legit, real center courts and not a replica, as the wood is warped, worn, and uneven on the edges. The seams don't fit tight. There's marring under the finish. You can replicate that, but it would take countless hours to make it look real. I certainly do not believe they would have gone through all that.
The REAL center court of The Coliseum is located in Quicken Loans Arena. The court the Cavs sold this high school is a practice or alternative court.
Wow. I live about 45 minutes from Staunton and never knew. I'm making a pilgrimage.
So, the center court that says Richfield Coliseum at the Q is a facsimile??
Such a great place to entrust your future in! The family is as genuine as they get! Mr. Phil D'Amico was a wonderful man as well as his wife! Apples don't fall far from the tree...as Mike D'Amico is a pillar in his community and a man of true character! Glad to have known the family!
~ Mary Schoeffler
My son invited 16 friends for his Birthday there in a loge with the basketball players signing autographs and eating pizza and cake with them and their seats for the game were sooooooo close!! That was one of the best oh no 16 was even better!!
That creepy ass mall guy needs to stop. He's fucking weird.
Cool sounding dude.
all pimps should know you go green for the money and gold for the honey
Wow!! I hope the saying, " All publicity is good publicity " still rings true. :- D. Thanks for your kind, uplifting words. It is a great costume btw. Have a fun Halloween Cleveland... You too Scene ( I still love ya ). HA! ..... Superpimp
The Deloitte guys comments " it's private so we can go what we want" are hilarious, sound like a common hood instead of a supposed professional. I got news for him - they can't. What a clown.
So what has happened to the model and actor scene since 2002? Where's everybody at now?
Supreme Court of Ohio denies efforts to stay the recall vote. Election will proceed as scheduled on Tuesday, September 23rd.
THE BIG CONTRADICTION
The Mayor's supporters like to make two claims about Council, and in particular David Roche. The problem is there is a big contradiction in what they say. Here's what I mean.
On one hand, the Mayor's supporters and the Mayor claim that all the power rests with council. That is why nothing has gotten done in these 9 months is Richmond Heights. The council has all the power and the Mayor has none. In fact, the power balance is so bad that the Mayor tasked the Charter Review Commission with shifting power away from Council and to the Mayor. Right? Correct me if I'm wrong.
On the other hand, the Mayor has also asserted that Dave Roche is trying to become Mayor by entering "through the back door." Her words. Not mine. Council is behind this plot to remove the Mayor and because he is in line to succeed the Mayor, Dave Roche must be behind this "nefarious plot." Again, right? Correct me if I'm wrong.
For a moment, assume that is all true. I don't believe it for a minute, but for the sake of argument... assume it is true. Here is the big contradiction:
WHY ON EARTH WOULD DAVE ROCHE WANT TO BECOME MAYOR?
Wouldn't this be a demotion for him? It can't be for the money. They Mayor is already on record lamenting how poor the pay and benefits are. Surely that can't be it. Then, he would have to step down as President of the Greenwood Farms Board. That can't be it. After all, isn't this his pet project? Then he would be giving up all the power that he allegedly has as President of Council. That can't be it. Can it?
So, what we have is a big contradiction. Another lie within a lie designed only to confuse and instill fear in the voters of Richmond Heights. Look past the rhetoric, fellow citizens. The truth is out there if you look beyond the fog of half-truths and deceptions.
I am a white citizen of RH and I plan to vote yes, sorry to disappoint everyone but we voted her in and I plan to give her that chance. She was doing just fine being a part of the RH government for 4 years before she was mayor...and it seems like there is a lot to talk about because yes, she is shaking things up a bit, but to be totally honest RH needed it. What we don't need is the Plain Dealer repeating itself over and over..they won't even let her get her side of the story in. Publishing rumors, like the incident with the car and her 'hacking in' to someone's email, flies in the face of professionalism. If Roche wanted to be mayor, he should have run for the election. If she does get voted out, I don't think it's anything to cry over, but I hope Roche gets the same scrutiny as she does.
This election isn't about Mayor Ursu. He is long gone from office and he's not coming back. This is not even so much about Dave Roche, though I understand he is an unknown quantity. This is about Mayor Headen and her inability to stabilize the city government and run it effectively. This is not just a personality issue, though that has something to do with it. It is not just an inexperience issue, though that also has something to do with it.
This has more to do about the Mayor's insistence that her way of governing is better in spite of every indication to the contrary. If someone doesn't agree with her or back her on every idea she has, or every inflated claim she makes, she fires them. When a 1.6 Million dollar company comes to her and asks for a tax incentive to stay in Richmond Heights, she doesn't even bother to bring it to council, she just says sayonara and loses more than $30K per year in revenue. This has to do with her exposing the city to hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and damages for lawsuits brought about by her reckless firings.
We are a small city, struggling to get back on our feet after years of low revenues. We finally get a tax increase passed and this Mayor is wasting every extra dollar we gained to fight legal battles she started.
It's time for Richmond Heights residents to step up and retake control of our city's government. If Dave Roche gets into office and fails to serve in the best interests of our City, then guess what? We'll recall him too. I have met the man and I don't expect that to happen, but we citizens of Richmond Heights have been awakened... and we are PISSED.
On September 23rd... Vote NO -- Mayor Headen must GO!
7 Floors of Hell was by far the worst haunted house I have ever been to!!! It was a complete waste of time and money!!!
Long time resident of Richmond Heights (25+ years) and white - and I'm voting to keep Miesha Headen in office. Ursu failed us mayor - and Roche wants his "high class" boy's club in office. If Roche wanted so badly to be in office, why didn't he run against Ursu and Headen the first time around? - instead of riding in on his white horse and hoping to get into office based on a sorry excuse for a mayor re-vote - a re-vote that will cost the city more than $20,000 (which I see you failed to mention in this article, Sam).
That being said, I won't be at all surprised if Headen loses - and if/when that happens, I hope the citizens of Richmond Heights give Roche hell.
You are right. Racism still exists in America. In fact, I just saw the Mayor's Mother call another African American woman an Uncle Tom for supporting the recall. Can you image that? The Mayor invites the NAAC-freakin'P to speak about racial equality and the Mayor's Mom draws the race card not 5 minutes later. Racism does exist in America and it lives at the Headen household.
March 22-28, 2017
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