ViaQuest Acquires New Leaf Residential Services

DUBLIN, OHIO, December 13, 2021 – ViaQuest is pleased to announce the acquisition of New Leaf Residential Services in Mahoning, Trumbull, Stark, Summit, Portage, and Cuyahoga counties. ViaQuest is continuing employment with the local management and Direct Support Professionals teams to ensure the delivery of quality services.

“Expanding our services is an honor that is personal for me. I entered this incredible field in 1991, where I had the privilege of watching Mike Mathews and Abbey Summers dedicate their lives to so many people in need through New Leaf,” said Rich Johnson, President and CEO of ViaQuest.  “I am honored that ViaQuest is able to continue the services they started.”

ViaQuest is a healthcare company that believes strongly in choice for its employees and the people it serves. Founded in 1999 by CEO Rich Johnson, ViaQuest has grown from a single division in Ohio to serving individuals throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania through our disability, mental health, and hospice services.

At ViaQuest, we understand the unique and specialized needs of those with developmental disabilities and have built our comprehensive developmental disability services model to support individuals regardless of their situation. With this acquisition we will be able to provide some new services and areas of expertise. One of these includes ViaQuest’s Circle of Care approach, which is individualized and team-focused. We believe the best outcomes are achieved by working with the individual, their family, caregivers, county board case managers, and medical professionals to establish a comprehensive support system.

In business for over 20 years, ViaQuest is a comprehensive provider of support services to people with developmental disabilities, children and adults with mental and behavioral health care needs, and aging adults through hospice services. ViaQuest employs more than 2,200 people throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. ViaQuest has the scale and stability of a large company and ensures the commitment to local relationships found in a small company.

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About ViaQuest

ViaQuest, Inc. is a health care company that believes strongly in choice for its employees and the people it serves. Its areas of expertise include developmental disabilities, mental and behavioral health, and hospice throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. ViaQuest offers quality, highly-personalized, specialized and cost-effective care, empowering individuals to function independently and live their best possible lives. Through a wide range of innovative services referred to as ViaQuest’s Circle of Care, a skilled, dedicated staff ensures that the people served are active participants in their own care. The company is based in Dublin, Ohio. For more information, call ViaQuest at 855-289-1722 or visit

About New Leaf Residential Services New Leaf was founded in Youngstown, Ohio in 2004 by Michael Mathews and Abbey Summers. From its inception, New Leaf has maintained that the best life is one that allows for community inclusion and self-determination no matter the obstacles to get there. These guiding principles have allowed a once small company to grow and expand throughout North East Ohio, while keeping our core values and commitment to quality