The Nichols Home is one of the first three homes where Wood Lane
Residential Services, Inc provides services. The house is located
in Portage, owned by the Wood County Board of MR./DD and is certified
an ICF/MR by the Ohio Department of Health and licensed by the Ohio Department
of DD. Nine ladies and gentlemen call Nichols Home their home.
The Nichols Home was opened in 1979 and named for John and Nancy Nichols who donated the land to build the first three group homes in Wood County. The homes were built with the promise of returning individuals to their home counties after living in institutional settings throughout the state.
The Nichols Home is known for its creative prowess in finding any excuse for a party! They are well-known throughout Wood Lane for their Christmas in July party where, for just one day, the house is decorated for Christmas and presents are exchanged. The house has a competitive nature and does not back down from a challenge. In the summer time you will see the residents taking advantage of the Slippery Elm Trail and having many an evening cook-out. This is not just another home and they are proud to stand out among their peers as a highly social and active group.