ViaQuest Day & Employment Services Selected to Assume Adult Day Center on Wood Lane Campus

Posted September 22, 2017

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD) is pleased to announce ViaQuest Day & Employment Services has been selected to assume and increase development of the adult work center. The Board unanimously voted to collaborate with ViaQuest at the September 18, 2017 Board Meeting after an internal committee reviewed and evaluated all proposals, toured the facilities, and after rigorous discussion with Board Finance, Program, and Ethics committees. 

ViaQuest was selected for a variety of reasons, among them their Person Centered philosophy, commitment to community integration, a thorough nursing plan for medically fragile individuals, and a detailed, seamless transition plan. The transition will be led by Chasity Chamberlain, Executive Director of ViaQuest Day & Employment Services.  Chasity and her team are responsible for providing opportunities, options, and outcomes to adults with disabilities that wish to increase their independence and be fully immersed in their communities. With ViaQuest, Chasity has successfully transitioned 11 day programs.  She takes great pride in her leadership team and their person centered philosophy.  They plan to hire experienced management and staff from the Wood County area.

WCBDD Superintendent, Brent Baer said, “We are pleased with the wealth of experience and creative success ViaQuest brings with them. We look forward to the increased choice and flexibility this will create for persons served and their families.”

WCBDD Board President, Ed Metzger added, “The board was extremely pleased with the professional and robust process used to select ViaQuest among seven other extremely-able providers. We feel the selection of ViaQuest helps the Wood Lane organization meet several objectives of our strategic plan and our mission to support, empower, and inspire people – especially those we serve.”

The WCBDD would like to provide everyone the opportunity to learn more about ViaQuest and their plan for day programming in Wood County. An informational Public Forum will be held on September 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Wood Lane Industries Cafeteria, Entrance D. Superintendent, Brent Baer, as well as Chasity Chamberlain and Ryan Miller of ViaQuest will be available to answer questions. The WCBDD will provide supervision and care for individuals who may require it, while families attend the forum.