Welcome to Team IOP

Reminder: Wash your hands, wear your mask, keep 6 feet apart, and stay home if you are sick.

More COVID-19 information is provided below.

The Frontline Forum

The Frontline Forum is designed to provide updates and information directly to Direct Support Professionals and Frontline Supervisors, as well as provide a space for connection and camaraderie though facilitated large and small group discussions.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Register at The Frontline Forum (constantcontact.com)

Please be advised: Portage County is now in the RED (Level 3) on the COVID charts.   

Please be advised that until further notice, our agency will only provide fingerprinting and background services for healthcare and education professionals.  If you have any questions regarding this policy or our availability to provide this service, please contact our front desk at 330-296-2851.

Solona MyPay

Solona mypay will go into effect 12/23/2020. This is a new, paperless, way to recieve paystubs and W2's. Please visit https://mypay.solanapro.com/ to create an account.

COVID-19 Information

 How to Remove and Put on Your Mask: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-133/pdfs/2010-133.pdf

Local Covid Testing Sites



Here is a source to find Pandemic approved daycares. Check back frequently, as the site will be continually updated. The daycares are listed alphabetically by county.


Diagram of what to do if you're exposed to CoVid 19

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For our employees that have elected UMR as their health insurance provider, through Independence Inc, please be aware that UMR continues to monitor the situation and formulate plans to keep their members safe.  UMR will cover all testing at no cost for members.  They will also continue to cover Teladoc visits with no member responsibility, more information can be found below or on your ID card.










EVV Information

Electronic Visit Verification started Monday, August 5, 2019.  This requires some changes to the way AccelTrax collects time records. The changes take effect immediately.   This link explains the new time collection method in AccelTrax.  If you have further questions, please contact the Central Office at 330-296-2851.

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DSP Ohio was developed to try and make more caring people aware of the opportunities available to work as Direct Support Professionals.  This video was put together by DSP Ohio and might be appreciated by staff already working in these important positions.  Feel free to share it with others that might be interested in working in this field.

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Picture of Celebrate Portage award certificatePicture of recipients available to accept the award

Celebrate Portage! held their fifth annual celebration dinner on Thursday, September 6th.  The event honors citizens and organizations throughout Portage County for their dedication to improving our communities.   

Independence of Portage of County was nominated for two separate awards, the Community Hero Award and the Community Service Initiative Award.  We were honored to win the Community Hero Award; an award that is intended to recognize those who through their courage, strength and self-sacrifice improve the lives of others living in the community.  This honor is a testament to the amazing work performed by our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) on a daily basis, and a reflection of their commitment to each and every one of the individuals for whom they provide care.  In addition to a beautiful glass sculpture, which can be found proudly on display in the main office, we also received a proclamation from the State of Ohio for the positive difference we have made in our community. 

Thank you and congratulations to all of our hard-working DSPs; you are the heroes and the heart of Independence!  The following DSPs were in attendance to accept the award on behalf of all of our incredible DSPs at Independence:  Emily Blankenship, Patty Daniels, Cora Denning, Joyce Hanan, Melody Havens, Zac King, Jacob Kropp, Scott Lago, Zack Madden, Mary Newman, Mindy Niehaus, Julie Wells, and Ethan Wilson. 

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Image and link to the Best Benefits Club

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Picture of Independence OPRA Award recipients

Ravenna Athletic Center Logo and link