Category: Development


Bringing Better Hearing & Speech to Central Ohio

By Alexa Demyan,

We listen to more than 30,000 words and speak over 7,000 words every day. Communication is vital to our human connection, and at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center (CSHC) we ensure that individuals and children facing communication challenges are being served and impacted. 

Serving central Ohio since 1923, CSHC provides vital intervention and therapy to more than 5,000 people annually. Untreated hearing loss and speech challenges have serious emotional and social consequences, including depression, anxiety, emotional instability, withdrawal, and isolation. Children, without early intervention, are not ready for kindergarten and may not have success in school or later in life. 

We’re not just one Center; we’re expanding our reach. CSHC provides services in over 15 local schools, 40 early childhood locations, and 13 different local libraries annually. Now we also have an office in Dublin, Ohio. 

View Our 2019 Annual Report

CSHC is a nonprofit organization that counts on the support of volunteers and donors to continue to provide services and programs so that people of all ages receive the intervention and therapy needed for their communication challenges. 

Regardless of size, financial support goes to work immediately by ensuring that care, compassion, and help is provided to children and individuals in our community who face communication challenges. 

As we prepare for Better Hearing & Speech Month in May, please consider giving a gift so the next person who walks through our doors will leave experiencing better hearing and speech. 

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CSHC’s 2019 Annual Report

By Alexa Demyan,

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center unveiled their 2019 Annual Report with a virtual Year-End Celebration on December 10. This virtual celebration was hosted by Board President, Robert Rupp, President & CEO, James Dye, and Development Director, Chelsey Craig.

You can read the 2019 Annual Report here.

If you’d like to learn more about how donations have impacted the patients, clients, students, and staff of the Center, please reach out!

A special thank you to Edwin John Yang, a former patient of CSHC, who so generously donated his time and talents to help create our first digital annual report.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center announced as recipient of grant from Ingram-White Castle Foundation

By Clay Parlette,

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center (CSHC) is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the Ingram-White Castle Foundation of The Columbus Foundation. These funds will support the Speech Therapy Early Intervention program at the Center, which provides individual therapy for children with communication disorders, and group treatment which focuses on social emotional learning and development opportunities for children. Both programs are essential components in ensuring children can successfully participate in academic and social settings.

True to its mission of unlocking potential for individuals with communication and vocational challenges through all stages of life, the Speech Therapy Early Intervention program provides critical speech-language and social support for children with speech delays and other communication disorders. The grant helps CSHC continue to provide these critical services for all children, including those from households who rely on donor and grant support.

“Approximately one in three families who receive speech therapy services from us rely on community support,” said CSHC President & CEO James O. Dye. “This generous grant from the Ingram-White Castle Foundation ensures we can continue to provide those critical services for the children of central Ohio.”

About Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

Since its founding in 1923, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center has provided quality, patient-centered care for tens of thousands of people with communication challenges in the Columbus metropolitan area and beyond. The Center offers many unique services in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology, vocational rehab and community education, and is proud to offer a warm and welcoming environment to all people. For more information, visit www.columbusspeech.org.

About the Ingram-White Castle Foundation

The Ingram-White Castle Foundation, which was founded in 1949, is still operated by the Ingram Family today. The Foundation’s mission is to provide physical, educational, emotional and spiritual nourishment to those who hunger for knowledge, independence and self-sufficiency. Recognizing that everyone benefits when we lend a helping hand to those who currently cannot help themselves, the Foundation invests with stewardship, seeking significant impact for those who yearn for a better life. The Foundation has awarded over $22 million in grants to support programs that serve disadvantaged students and help them achieve academic success.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center (Careers for People with Disabilities) earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

By Clay Parlette,

CARF International announced that Columbus Speech & Hearing Center has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services (Employment Supports, Job Development) and Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services programs. The latest accreditation is the 14th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Columbus Speech & Hearing Center.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center is a not-for-profit organization with offices at 510 E. North Broadway. It has been providing Community Employment Services and Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation services in the Columbus area since 1971.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

For additional information, contact Jamie Noon at (614) 263-5151.

 

 

CSHC partners with Columbia Gas of Ohio to promote company diversity & inclusion efforts

By Clay Parlette,

Today Columbia Gas of Ohio announced its decision to partner with Columbus Speech & Hearing Center as a Corporate Advocate for diversity and inclusion (D&I). The partnership is funded through the Columbia Cares program as an extension of the company’s ongoing effort to promote a robust and diverse workforce.

As a Corporate Advocate, Columbia Gas of Ohio employees will now have access to American Sign Language (ASL) classes, specialized educational seminars and various other resources provided by Columbus Speech & Hearing Center staff. The company expects the partnership to help its employees gain new knowledge to provide better customer service and a safer and more productive workplace.

The partnership announcement is a direct result of Columbia Gas of Ohio President Dan Creekmur’s leadership in focusing on the benefits of diversity and inclusion by expanding the company’s initiatives.

Since its founding in 1923, Columbus Speech and Hearing Center has provided quality, patient-centered care for tens of thousands of people with communication challenges in the Columbus metropolitan area and beyond. The Center offers many unique services in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology, vocational rehab and community education. For more information, visit www.columbusspeech.org.