Boundless Receives $900,000 from State Budget
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Boundless Capital Campaign Gets $900,000 for Health Center
Columbus, OH June 16, 2022– When Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 687 in the state budget, the healthcare opportunities for children and adults with special needs got a little bit brighter.
Included in the bill is $900,000 to support the construction of the new physical home for Boundless Health. Located in Worthington, OH, Boundless Health is Ohio’s first-ever whole-person healthcare program tailored specifically to meet the needs of people and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“I'm so grateful to all the legislators, family members, and community advocates who recognized the urgent need for this resource and helped us get here,” said Boundless President and CEO Dr. Patrick Maynard. “This investment in healthcare by the State of Ohio will have a transformative impact in the I/DD community.”
Launched in the fall of 2021 by I Am Boundless, Inc., Boundless Health offers primary care, dental care, behavioral and mental health care, and speech and language therapy to patients of all ages in one of two small buildings on the nonprofit’s Worthington campus. The state’s investment will support the transformation of an existing campus building into a new home for Boundless Health and represents nearly a quarter of the total renovation costs.
The renovations, which began earlier this year, will significantly increase patient capacity. When finished, the 27,500-square-foot healthcare center will include 15 examination rooms, six dental exam rooms, and feature sensory-friendly waiting rooms, private waiting rooms and other areas tailored to the specific needs of those in the I/DD community. A pharmacy will eventually also be onsite, which will help coordinate care for those who have multiple prescriptions.
To support the construction of the new health center, Boundless launched the Boundless Future capital campaign earlier this year, with a goal of raising $2 million in community support. “The investment by the state will go a long way toward reaching our important goal and creating a best-in-class health center,” says Jodi Bopp, vice president for advancement. “The positive impact on the special needs community will be enormous.”
According to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, nearly 1.5% of all Ohioans have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability.
Prospective patients should contact Boundless Health at 1-800-409-2729
To learn more about the capital campaign, interested persons should contact Bopp at email@example.com.
I Am Boundless, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission of building a world that realizes the boundless potential of all people. For forty-one years, the Boundless family of nonprofit companies has provided people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges the freedom and opportunity to live boundless lives. From residential support and job training to counseling and autism services, we proudly offer person-centered care that celebrates each individual and encourages them to become active participants in the communities where they live, work, and play.
Boundless Health is the newest addition to the Boundless family – created specifically to meet the primary and preventative healthcare needs of individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and behavioral health challenges. We support our patients and families in ways traditional healthcare providers cannot, offering multiple services in a single location, same-day appointments, virtual video visits, extended office hours, and 24/7 access to primary care for urgent concerns.
Learn more at iamboundless.org