The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Zeigler Habilitation Homes Records, 1960s-2005

MSS-208

Size: .75 linear feet

 

Provenance: The Zeigler Family:  Charles Sr., Charles Jr., Michael, and Darnita.

 

Access: open/restricted

 

Collection Summary: The collection contains photographs of the Zeigler family, the homes and their residents, Mrs. Zeigler's obituary, and sympathy cards.

 

Subjects: African-Americans, Disability History, Social Welfare, and Women

 

Related Collections: 

Processing Note:

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by:  Eric Nachtman, September 2006; last updated: October 2014.


                              

   Historical Sketch

 

            Zeigler Homes was founded by Charlotte Zeigler in 1977.  Her goal was to help mentally challenged people.  Charlotte’s husband, Charles Sr., also shared the same dream by helping her achieve their goal while supporting her along the way.  Her children six also helped as they grew older.  Shortly after the founding of Zeigler Homes, the Zeigler Vance Street Home was established, providing a sense of care to the community for those in need of help.  Charlotte also had a strong Christian belief.  She served as a pastor for seven years at Refuge Holy Tabernacle Church in Toledo, Ohio.  Because of her strong intuition, Charlotte established Zeigler Habilitation Homes, Inc. in 1979.  It is a Christian non-profit organization which helps the mentally challenged by providing quality care and service.  For the rest of her life, Charlotte was recognized by many providers and paved the way for many new organizations to begin.  Her accomplishments include houses that were established by Zeigler Habilitation Homes in the Toledo area (also see the website for more on the houses) to help the mentally challenged in the community.  She was also commemorated by the State of Ohio for her work.  Sadly, Charlotte passed away on March 20th, 2005 at the age of 75.  Her legacy will be remembered from those who benefited from her help and the surviving Zeigler family who still supports her work everyday.   

           

 

                                

 Scope and Content Note

 

 

            This Collection features photographs of the Zeigler family and the clients and facility residents involved with Zeigler Habilitation Homes.  Inside this collection also are cards of sympathy, Charlotte Zeigler’s obituary, and other important items associated with the organization.

 

 

Folder List

 

Box

Folder

Arrangement

 

 

 

1

1

Bishop John G. Mills- Fund Raiser for Zeigler Hab. Homes inc.

1

2

Businesses- Camp Willson

1

3

Businesses- Hospitality Homes

1

4

Businesses- Residential State Supplement (RSS) Program

1

5

Clients- Christmas Parties

1

6

Clients- Vacation Pictures- Folder 1

1

7

Clients- Vacation Pictures- Folder 2

1

8

Family- Pamela Zeigler Flowers (daughter)

1

9

Family- Charlotte Gore Little (Aunt of Charlotte)

1

10

Family- Peg Mills (Charlotte’s sister)

1

11

Family- Newspaper Articles

1

12

Family- Darnita Zeigler Roger (daughter)

1

13

Family- Nancy Stidoms (sister-in-law)

1

14

Family- Emily Zeigler Pritchett (daughter)

1

15

Family- Charles Zeigler Jr. (son)

1

16

Family- Charles Sr. & Charlotte Zeigler

1

17

Family- Charles & Charlotte Zeigler- 50th Wedding Anniversary-3/17/2001        

1

18

Family- Charlotte Zeigler- Church Service Matrons

1

19

Family- Charlotte Zeigler- Obituary

1

20

Family- Charlotte Zeigler- Sympathy Cards

2

1

Family- Michael Zeigler Sr.

2

2

Family- Rama Dwayne Zeigler (son)

2

3

Miscellaneous card files- Folder 1

2

4

Miscellaneous card files- Folder 2

2

5

Zeigler Business Files- Charles Zeigler home

2

6

Zeigler Business Files- Financial Papers

2

7

Zeigler Business Files- Miscellaneous

2

8

Zeigler Business Files- Proposal Papers