Who We Are


We incorporated in July of 2008. We have a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of:

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  • Stacy Youssef, President, Board Member & Founder
  • Lisa Poppenhouse, Secretary & Board Member
  • Deborah Anzelc, Board Member
  • Leigh Belvedere, Board Member
  • Amy Garrett, Board Member
  • Daniel Tyson, Vice President & Board Member
  • Karen Prokop, Board Member
  • Brandon K. Farr, Board Member
  • Allie Latham, Board Member
  • Coty Marks, Board Member

Who will benefit from this funding?

Children and adults with special needs that live in Northeast Ohio.

When is this funding available?

Parents or Legal Guardians may apply for assistance only once during the calendar year.

What is considered special needs?

Special Needs is used to describe a life-ling disability attributed to a developmental and/or intellectual impairment.  These disabilities affect daily functioning in the following areas:  capacity for independent living, economic self sufficiency, learning, mobility, social skills, receptive and expressive language, self care skills, and self-direction.