Family comes in many forms, but at the heart of family is the community in which we live and serve. Community doesn't just represent a group of people living in the same place. It's a feeling of fellowship with others, it is a sharing of common interests, attitudes and goals.
Dr. Ranttila is proud to serve her community in many ways through leadership, participation, donation and support.
Angels for Kids Foundation
Angels for Kids Foundation is dedicated to bringing joy into the lives of underprivileged children and families of Northeast Ohio by providing gifts, clothing and other support following tragedies and hardships.
Dr. Ranttila currently serves as Board President for the foundation, which currently serves children in Northeast Ohio.
Angels for Kids Foundation is run by volunteers and is a not-for-profit organization, as provided under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To learn more about this foundation, their events and how you can help, visit Angels for Kids Foundation.
Earth Angel Farm
Earth Angel Farm is a non profit organization which supports individuals with physical and developmental disabilities through advocacy, education and socialization in an agricultural setting. Their goal is to make life easier for those they serve.
Earth Angel Farm strives to create purpose for their volunteers who have become socially isolated and lack purpose in their life. EAF is actively partnering with other like-minded organizations to create social, vocational and residential opportunities for those living with physical and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Ranttila has been invited to collaborate with Dr. Holly Maggiano, founder of Earth Angel Farm, on a holistic health program to reduce stress and increase healthy lifestyle choices.
Learn more about Earth Angel Farm here.
Beyond Expectations Speech Therapy
Beyond Expecations Speech Therapy has been serving the Youngstown area since 2003, serving a diverse range of clients. BEST offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills groups for children.
Dr. Ranttila collaborates with BEST to help create a holistic approach to treatment. Contact Beyond Expectations Speech Therapy to learn more about how they can help.
Mikeyfied Fund for Adult Autism
Mikeyfied Fund For Adult Autism, a certified 501c3, began in 2012 with Beverly & Mauro DiVieste, the parents of a non-verbal autistic son named Michael. The impact of raising a son with autism has compelled the DiVieste’s to create a fund that will in turn create housing and care for autistic individuals who do not become mainstreamed into the world as adults.
You can learn more about the Mikeyfied Fund for Adult Autism and their upcoming events and opportunities here.
Out of Darkness Community Walks
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Out of the Darkness Walks for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are proof that when people work together, they can make big changes in our world. The walks raise awareness for suicide prevention as they raise the resources that are needed to carry out the AFSP's mission. With nearly 200,000 people walking in 350 cities across the country, they are AFSP’s biggest fundraiser and the driver of the suicide prevention movement.
Dr. Ranttila has a personal and professional connection to suicide prevention. Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn't get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. Dr. Ranttila volunteers and walks in support of this community, her patients and her friends.