Consumer-Led Programs and Advocacy


Partners Venturing Crew

Join our members from Choices In Community Living and Resident Home Association and become a member of one of Ohio’s few integrated Scout troops (BSA Scouts) and one of the first chartered Venturing Crews, chartered by the Tecumseh Council of BSA Scouts.

Our Crew participates in camporees and other scouting adventures; earn badges and recognition; and are part of building a better community through service projects and volunteering

Our Venturing Crew is open to men and women with and without disabilities over the age of 18.

We also welcome volunteers with or without previous Scouting experience to support our Venturing Crew as they work to become community leaders. Go to (put in volunteer link from Partners website) to be a Venturing volunteer and for other volunteer opportunities that will change your life.

Contact Vicki Servais at for more Venturing information.

Partners Optimist Club

“I am so excited to be the president of Greenemont Optimist. We are going to get involved and help make the community better and to help children in need. I want people to see and to know that people with disabilities care about others and want to help. I do this for others nd from my heart and not for me. And when I do this, I learn more about myself every day.” – Torry Brown, 1st President of the nation’s 1st Optimist Club (Greenemont) and a member of our Choices extended family

Become a member of one of the first Optimists Clubs in the nation led and directed by members with intellectual/developmental disabilities as you learn about the mission and civic commitment of Optimist and make a difference in your community. Become a member of our Partners Optimist Club.

With the support of our officers, all of whom are self-advocates, you will learn leadership skills and become involved as a community volunteer through your Optimists service. Membership is open to individuals with and without intellectual/developmental disabilities in an integrated environment.

The first chartered Optimist Club in the nation, the Greenemont Optimist Club, began in September, 2018, through the partnership of the Greene Optimist Club and Centerville Noon Optimist Club. Our Partners Optimist Club began in 2018, chartered by the Centerville Noon Optimist.

Contact David Gleason at for more meeting schedules and more information.

Voices of Greene County and Voices Matter/Montgomery County

Choices has been partnering with the Greene and Montgomery County Boards of Developmental Disabilities in the development and growth of these two award-winning self-advocacy groups.

Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities are encouraged to get involved:

*attend training programs, workshops and conferences led by Self-Advocates

*become a member of either Self-Advocacy group to learn how to advocate for yourself and for others

*be a part of identifying and developing the next generation of person-centered, individualized services and programs

*Membership is open to individuals with and without intellectual/developmental disabilities in an integrated environment.

Contact David Gleason at for more information. .