Onsite Residence

At Goodwill Columbus, Onsite Residence is much more than simply a place to live for adults with intellectual disabilities. It’s a place to build a life.

Goodwill Columbus is an industry leader when it comes to providing the highest quality residential services to adults with intellectual disabilities. We assist individuals in achieving their highest level of independence. Onsite Residence is much more than simply a place to live for adults with developmental disabilities. It’s a place for individuals to build a life.

Onsite Residence is an ICF-DD 23-bed community living option, funded by Medicaid and with oversight by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. For more information about the Onsite Residence Program at Goodwill Columbus, call 614.294. 5181.

Unique Features of Goodwill Columbus’s Onsite Residence program:

Location/ Residence:

  •  The residence is located on the 3rd floor of the Goodwill Columbus corporate office building in an urban loft setting, near Ohio State University, downtown Columbus, and the city of Grandview Heights. This location provides individuals a large variety of entertainment options, minutes from healthcare facilities, and a strong sense of community; all within close proximity of the residence. 

  •  The residence consists of 16 bedrooms, with both single room & double rooms and private bath options.

  •  Two sit-down whirlpool bathtubs

  •  Handicapped accessible living areas 

  •  24-hour on-site security and badge controlled entrance into the facility

Medical Services:

        • 24-hour nursing services

  • In-house physician options for podiatry, vision, dental, x-ray, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mental health counselling, pharmaceutical  needs & hospice
  •  Individual  staffing for all outside physician appointments


  •  Daily and weekly activities are offered by a full-time activity specialist which can include arts & crafts, games, puzzles, playing wii, swimming, exercise options, Special Olympics, social groups, movie nights, karaoke, dances, going to church, eating at local restaurants, going to see a movie, picnicking at the park, having fun at a local festival, going out for coffee or ice cream, shopping, & lots more.

  • Availability to modern technology that includes wifi access, touch screen computers, i-pads, video games, karaoke, MP3 players, flat screen TVs & communication devices for use.

  • The Goodwill facility houses a workout room, art studio and gallery, game room equipped with a pool table, air hockey and wide variety of activities, state-of–the-art Snoezelen Sensory Room, and many work, recreation, and vocational options.

  • Full service assistance with all daily living skills, transportation, ambulatory, recreational, educational, medical, behavioral, mental health, and all other personal needs.

  • Programming needs for individuals to maintain current skills while fostering continued growth toward independence. Individuals and their team develop goals that the individuals work on throughout the year; to build skills in communication, socialization, leisure and daily living activities. We recognize that individuals’ self-esteem and dignity are related to their ability to function in society and control their lives. 

  • Program utilizes the most advanced electronic documentation systems for accurate and timely data gathering.

Health Matters Program:

  • A dietician plans all menus and the Onsite Residence cooks prepare three homemade meals and two snacks daily filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy proteins.

  • All individuals who are at risk of falls or need to build core body strength participate in an exercise program that has been specially developed for them overseen by the nursing department.

  • State-of-the-art workout facility for individuals on-site. • State-of-the-art sensory room that is available to the individuals 24-hours a day that offers individuals a safe place for sensory integration and de-escalation. • Health Matters, exercise, smoking cessation, art, anger management & other types of wellness classes offered to individuals.

  • Onsite Residence is also home to guinea pigs and fish that offer pet therapy to individuals.


  • The Goodwill Onsite Residence Team provides 24-hour a day staffing by 45 highly trained staff that includes a Behavior Manager, Licensed Social Worker, QDDPs, LPNs and a Registered Nurse.

    For more information about the Onsite Residence Program at Goodwill Columbus, call 614.294. 5181.