Program Status Update – 3/23/2020
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Murray Ridge Adult Day Centers are CLOSED to program participants at this time. The Murray Ridge School is CLOSED at this time. Updates on these closures will be communicated when known.
As you are likely aware, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health has issued a Stay at Home Order that goes into effect after 11:59 PM on March 23, 2020. During the timeframe covered by the Stay at Home Order, the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities will continue to perform essential operations as a Human Service Organization, and you may contact us by phone with any specific concerns or questions. The phone numbers for all Agency programs/facilities (except the Meister Road Home) will be routed to a single line that will be staffed by a receptionist during regular business hours (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except on any holidays or Program Closing Days reflected on the Agency calendar). One phone number that may be used to connect with the receptionist on duty during regular business hours is the phone number for our Administrative Offices: (440) 329-3734. For emergencies outside of regular business hours, please call the Crisis Hotline at (440) 282-1131.
The March 30 meeting of the Board and Ethics Council has been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
About Murray Ridge
Our mission is to ensure the availability of services and supports that assist eligible individuals in living the life they choose; to promote their health and safety; and to assist and support the families of these individuals in achieving these goals.
For more than 50 years, the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities, more commonly known as Murray Ridge Center, has been providing lifelong services for Lorain County citizens with developmental disabilities. Accredited by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Murray Ridge Center is committed to excellence.
Our broad range of services and supports assist more than 2,000 individuals and their families annually. Murray Ridge Center operates throughout Lorain County, and has a variety of sites including its Meister Road residential facility, Supported Employment offices, Murray Ridge School, Service & Support Administration offices, and three Opportunity/Vocational Centers located in Elyria, Lorain, and Oberlin. All our efforts may be summed up in these words: “Helping people…for a lifetime.”