I mentioned how CIVISTA Bank has helped CLI weather this crisis, but we've had other help too. We've only made it this far thanks to Federal, State, and County agencies-- including a grant from the Ohio Department of DD in March and the Small Business Aministration's PPP Loan Program in April. The Huron County Board of DD has been very accommodating with the monthly rent owed to them by Firelands Local LLC. Additionally, CLI has benefited by special accommodations made to us by Dwight & Patricia Tkach as well as by Eric & Margie Bleile.
I also must recognize sacrifices & support given by CLI staff-- both the members that CLI is able to continue to employ and also the people that we have laid off. CLI is a much smaller agency than we were in March. This was a hard process for all involved and we lost many good people-- each of which were extremely gracious.
CLI does have a few very structured, part-time (29 hours per week) facility-based and driving jobs so that we can isolate each hub completely from the other. We first offered these positions to laid-off CLI staff, but due to various pandemic-related issues such as the lack of child-care, we haven't been able to fill everything we need yet.
If you know of someone that you think would be a motivated, dependable asset to CLI's mission and our clients, please suggest that they fill out CLI's online application at:
When we come out of this mess, it will be because of the shared commitment to not only people with disabilities, but also the larger community. Thank you all for being here for us.