A Legacy of Caring

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Over 50 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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Double your Donation!

At the Heinzerling Community we are dedicated to serving those individuals in our community with the most severe and profound disabilities. An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs.

Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) to our organization.



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Ohio’s Developmental Disabilities chief John Martin leaves after more than a decade of changes

John Martin, director of the State Developmental Disabilities Department, takes a moment for a portrait in his Downtown office. Martin is retiring after 12 years. [Samantha Madar/Dispatch] John Martin will retire next month after an unprecedented 12-year run as director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, serving under both Democratic and Republican governors. More […]

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Mayor Ginther Visits Heinzerling Community

On Monday, April 23rd we welcomed Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and his team to Heinzerling Community. During the tour Mayor Ginther had an opportunity to visit with residents and staff, and learn more about the care and services provided to residents of Heinzerling. We greatly appreciate the time Mayor Ginther and his team took to […]

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Heinzerling Community is pleased to announce


Off the Wall Gala

February 28, 2020 at 6:30PM

Grange Insurance Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio

Join us for our biggest event of the year! Off the Wall is a fun and interactive silent and live auction event to raise funds for Heinzerling Community residents. Enjoy an entertaining evening while viewing one-of-a-kind resident artwork, and bidding on unique auction items. We encourage all resident families, corporate supporters, and friends of Heinzerling Community to attend this special event. All proceeds from this event help us fund important quality of life programs for Heinzerling residents. This includes educational field trips, recreational opportunities, and special adaptive equipment needs.


For more detailed information and registration go to the Events page.


Featured Staff


The staff on unit one recognize Ryley Bushong, Habilitation Specialist, as an integral part of the team. Ryley goes above and beyond in her care of the staff and the residents and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Most recently a long time resident was hospitalized and Ryley voluntarily stayed the night at the hospital to ensure she was not alone. The unit one staff want to commend and thank Ryley for everything she does to uphold the mission of Heinzerling “A legacy of caring”. The unit one team appreciates Ryley and her dedication to all the residents.


Congratulations to Katie Gerken, HDC Recruiter, for earning her Society for Human Resource Management SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification in February 2018. Earning the SHRM-CP certification involves significant course study and an examination in the areas of employment law and implementation of policies and strategies. The SHRM-CP is designed for HR professionals that serve as a point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services and perform operational HR functions. The SHRM-CP requires continuous education to maintain. Heinzerling Community is very proud of Katie for this accomplishment!

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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