A huge thank you to everyone who attended Grapes & Ale on Friday, May 20th at Progressive Field! A record setting 1,700 guests sipped, sampled and dined on amazing wine, beer and BBQ fare then danced the evening away to the music of Ace Molar.

In addition to all the fun, the event raised $100,000 for our Transportation Program which allows our consumers to get where they need to go with a van at each of our homes and programs.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Giant Eagle, our partners, hosts, guests, volunteers, staff, wineries, breweries, restaurants and media for an amazing evening. 

For more information on the evening, click here.

Exceeding Goals with Exceeding Gratitude



As a non-profit organization, The Wayside has a Mission Statement -- and a good one at that: 
Our Lady of the Wayside enriches the lives of individuals who have developmental disabilities.

We provide individuals and their families pathways to healthy and productive personal growth through professional care and guidance. Wayside’s Mission Statement appropriately and
importantly reminds us of who we are and where we came from, all while setting the bar high. More, it’s a promise to the children and adults with developmental disabilities Wayside serves - a promise fulfilled day-in-and-day-out by the 700 staff working for the agency.

The vast majority of Wayside’s staff are Direct Service Professionals – DSP’s. Their work day starts out fairly average: get to work, punch the timeclock and roll up their sleeves. But from there, things get pretty extraordinary. The heart and soul of Wayside, DSP’s work directly with each and every one of the 700 children and adults we support. Cooking, driving and grocery shopping … bathing, changing and dosing medications … listening, redirecting and watching-like-a-hawk … DSP’s are helping hands, important advocates and the embodiment of promises kept.

Direct. Service. Professional. When you think about it, it’s a pretty profound title with a job description that charges them with the responsibility of making life better for the people in their care. They’re on a mission alright … and on behalf of the individuals Our Lady of the Wayside
supports, their families and the agency’s Board of Directors, I offer heartfelt appreciation, respect and thanks.

Thank you for all you do for Our Lady of the Wayside!

Terry Davis
President & CEO


Our Lady of the Wayside is growing and we have your opportunity to be a part of it.  We are currently seeking entry level positions as well as experienced direct care staff to join our team and will be conducting open interviews Monday-Friday at our Administrative Office in Avon.  

We offer a competitive benefits package for full-time employees as well as comprehensive training, including a Management Training Program, for those who wish to grow within the organization.  There are also Part-Time, Weekends only and PRN positions available for those who may still be in school or looking to expand their work experience.   

Open interviews will be conducted on-site with candidates.  For more information including qualifications and what you need to bring, please click here.


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Make an online contribution today and help the more than 700 children and adults with developmental disabilities served by Our Lady of the Wayside