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About

D.D West Company

D.D. West Company was founded by Derrick Wilkes in October of 2021 after the passing of his dear friend and mentor, Marvin West. We are located at 17325 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44110, Suit 4006. At D.D. West, we serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is our mission to provide excellent care to those we serve and to be a voice when they cannot be heard. To treat everyone with dignity and respect. We want to show the world that we are not defined by our diagnosis. But we, in fact, define our diagnosis. We are all human beings, and it’s time for the world to see that.

D.D. West was established in commemoration of my mentor and close friend Marvin West. In all the years I spent with him, the most important lesson he imparted to me was never to underestimate the human heart’s ability to give! After his passing, I made a solemn vow to never give up on my dreams.  He always pushed me to become the entrepreneur he saw in me and encouraged me to give it my all to start this agency. I always picture you by my side as I make this promise:

"We will be better than ever,

Made a promise we can do it together,

And I ain’t breaking my word.

I just wish that I could fly like a bird,

Get away from this earth,

Had to pray and pray I felt I was cursed.

Always tell myself it could have been worse,

Never going back I broke the reverse,

It comes from my soul no need to rehearse."

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Derrick Wilkes

Founder & CEO

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Marvin West

In Loving Memory of Marvin West

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Devan Glenn

Vice President

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Brianna Kinzer

Residential Director

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