A Legacy of Caring

March 20, 2020

The current COVID-19 virus outbreak has challenged every facet of our society.  This situation requires that we take every precaution possible to protect our residents’ health and safety. This is our top priority. Our intention is to provide a safe and healthy environment for every person who is part of the Heinzerling Community; this includes residents, family members, guardians, staff, and community members.

Both the Governor and President has declared a State of Emergency in the State of Ohio and nationally. Following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and Center for Medicaid Services (CMS), we have developed the following guidelines to address concerns related to this outbreak.

Current Procedures:

  • All entrance doors are locked.
  • We are limiting all visitors to our facilities. No individual will be allowed to come into the facility except for end-of-life situations. If such a situation occurs, we will work with the individuals involved, and they must be screened for any health-related concerns according to CDC guidelines.
  • We will be working to provide alternative methods for family visitation via social media, Skype, telephone, and possible other social media applications.
  • We are temporarily suspending day programs and outings for our residents.
  • Only essential community based medical appointments will be maintained.
  • All staff are being in-serviced on infection control procedures and are undergoing routine screening for their own health and safety. All staff will self-screen upon building entry and each person will have their temperature checked prior to resident interaction.

We value the health and welfare of our employees both at work and at home. We encourage staff to practice social distancing when not at work as well as maintaining distance as much as possible while at work. We are working with our partners at the Ohio Department of Health, Department of Developmental Disabilities, Center for Medicaid Services to obtain the supports we need to continue to provide for the needs of our residents and staff. We are also working closely with our colleagues through our associations such as Ohio Provider Resource Association and Ohio Healthcare Association to communicate concerns and needs to the Governor’s office, as well as city and county officials to address the needs of Heinzerling Community residents and staff.

Welcome Home

Over 60 years ago, Otto and Mildred Heinzerling dedicated themselves to caring for an often overlooked population—children with severe and profound developmental disabilities. Today, we continue to honor their vision by providing children and adults with compassionate, respectful care in a loving and comfortable home environment.

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Heinzerling Community Job Spotlight
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Message from the Director of Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Please view a special message from the Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. DODD, Jeff Davis, and Medical Director Dr. Laura Sorg to discuss an increase in COVID-19 cases in Ohio’s developmental disability community, and the fundamentals of staying safe over the holiday season. Click here to view message.

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Heinzerling Community is pleased to announce

2020 Virtual Heinzerling Golf Classic

Join us for a round of golf on the beautiful Heritage Golf Club course.

Please join us for Heinzerling Community’s 2020 Virtual Heinzerling Community Golf Classic. The tradition continues for the 34th Annual Golf Classic with a modified format to reflect current best practices for large in-person events. We invite you to participate as a sponsor or foursome and play golf on the date of your choosing. This is a perfect opportunity to take out a small group of clients or work team to enjoy a round of golf while supporting Heinzerling Community. All companies and foursomes that sign up to play will receive a certificate to play golf at the prestigious Heritage Golf Club. Below are options to support the 2020 Virtual Heinzerling Community Golf Classic. There are two ways to sign up to participate or donate. Mail check payable to Heinzerling Community, Attn: Brian Asbury, 1800 Heinzerling Drive, Columbus, OH 43223, or make a secure payment online at: Heinzerling’s Network for Good

For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact Brian Asbury, basbury@heinzerling.org, or 614-272-8888.

Magnify the Impact of your Support For the Heinzerling Community

 The Columbus Foundation, it’s family of corporate and community partners are providing a $1.5 Million Bonus Pool of Funds to match donations on a pro-rata basis during a 25-hour online giving event. So your donation to the Heinzerling Community will be amplified to make an even bigger impact. Further, all credit card fees will be covered by the Foundation, so 100 percent of your donations go to Heinzerling Community!

To amplify the value of your donation click on this link between 10 am EST on Wednesday, June 10th and 11:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, June 11th. 

The Columbus Foundation: The Giving Store

Annual Sponsors

Major and Supporting Sponsors

Budros Ruhlin Roe

Colleen Nissl and Roger Sugarman






JS2 System Solutions

Medline Industries, Inc.




Oxer Capital, Inc.




Wanner Metalworx

Worthington A.M. Rotary

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