2619 Gallia Street   Portsmouth, OH 45662-4898
P 740.353.0636   F 740.353.0780
Welcome to STAR, Inc.
STAR, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation with the goal of putting people with developmental disabilities into the workforce.  Closely associated with the Scioto County Board of DD, STAR, Inc. operates the County Board's Community Employment Program. 

Its latest venture is The Vocation Station, located at 1619 Chillicothe Street, which has been made possible through a grant from the Ohio Rehabilitation Service Commission.  The grant is designed to help students ages 14 - 22 with DD make a smoother transition from school to work.  For more information, call 354-1517.

Bridges graduates 10 students

Students in the Bridges to Transition program attended graduation ceremonies on July 25 at the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Vocation Station. Participating in the program were from left, Student assistant, Brandi Pennington, Transition Specialist Joy Osborne, Aide Elana Spencer, graduates James Madden, James Charles, Dustin Adkins, Ricky Kelley, Tyler King, Ivy Crabtree, Jonathan Maynard, Jeromy Cooper, Chelsee Stilner and Jaycee Yearwood, Transition Specialist Dannielle Pavick and Aide Chaise Hall.  

Aktion/!MPACT ring bell for Christmas in July
Members of the Aktion Club and the STAR, Inc. !MPACT team started the Christmas season early by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during their annual Christmas in July Kettle Campaign. The Aktion Club, which is a chartered member of Kiwanis International and the !MPACT Team, which was developed by STAR, Inc., provide community service throughout Scioto County. Since their inception in 2013, the groups have provide more than 4,000 hours of community service such as serving meals at the Salvation Army, cleaning the grounds at Camp OYO, cleaning highways, etc.  
Mosley Retires from SCBDD
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently held a retirement tea for Lyvette Mosley, July 17 at STAR, Inc. Mosley retired after eight years, working in the Service and Support Administration office, the Superintendent’s Office and the Fiscal and Human Resources office. She was presented a proclamation from the Board during their regular meeting. Left, Rick Bolin, board member, presents Mosley, right, with the proclamation.  
Kiwanis donates to Aktion/!MPACT

The Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth recently donated $600 to the Kiwanis Aktion Club and STAR Inc. !MPACT team for the purchase of new volunteer T-shirts. From left, Kiwanis Publicity Chairman, Shawn Jordan, presents the check to Aktion Club President Tony Mills, center, and President Elect A.J. Fout.  

SCBDD named #2 Employer
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) was named number two in the Best Employer Category of the Portsmouth Daily Times Reader’s Choice Awards for the second year in a row. Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the staff and individuals for making SCBDD a great place to work.  
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