In 1984, North Coast Community Homes (NCCH) was created with the mission to develop and maintain safe, high quality homes in Northeast Ohio for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and other disabilities.
Many of the wonderful individuals we serve have no family or have aging parents who can’t as easily meet the growing demands for care.
Born out a partnership with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, NCCH was established for the purpose of moving those with developmental disabilities out of state institutions into safe and accessible homes.
Additional partnerships with boards in Summit, Lake, Stark, Erie, and Ottawa Counties has helped us to grow to a total of 194 homes we own and manage, housing nearly 636 residents.
"And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time." - Libba Bray
North Coast Community Homes is established as an Ohio non-profit corporation. Partnering with the CCBDD and the Federation for Community Planning, it will provide housing for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
NCCH faces the first of many legal challenges from local communities who resist the development of homes for persons with developmental disabilities in their backyard. NCCH prevails in these legal battles.
NCCH purchases the first home in 1986.
NCCH received the Anisfield Wolf Memorial Award as the best non-profit organization in Northeast Ohio for serving some of the most vulnerable men and women in Ohio.
Prior to 8 individuals taking occupancy, a newly renovated NCCH home in Bedford Heights is destroyed by arson. NCCH rebuilds from the damage and opens the home.
10th Year of Service
As NCCH celebrates the 10th year of service, the organization establishes 12 new homes and increases services to more than 450 people with disabilities across three counties.
New Property Acquired
NCCH begins to provide housing for individuals living with severe mental health disabilities. Nine multi-family properties with 42 units are acquired in Summit County.
1st Annual Picnic
NCCH hosts the first Annual Picnic bringing together residents, families, caregivers and staff. A home is about building community and memories.
NCCH is presented the Isaiah Award for Human Relations by the American Jewish Community. Construction begins on an accessible building for homeless persons living with severe mental illness.
NCCH invests $320,000 to install fire suppression systems in 220 homes.
New Program Initiated
A security and cleaning program is initiated to provide improved service supports for the residents living with severe mental illness.
A home remodeling and accessibility modification business is established to support our mission into the future.