IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

September 19, 2019- Due to a network issue United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties is experiencing a temporary outage with email, calendars and ePledge, our online giving tool. We hope this outage will be resolved soon. If you had a previously scheduled meeting with a staff member or an unanswered email that is urgent, please call the office: (330) 264-5576. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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Helping People Improve their Lives

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How I Live United.

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"At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about who you have lifted up, who you have made better. It's about what you've given back."

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Amberly W.

I serve on the Board of Directors because I want to have a personal impact on improving our community. I know that United Way is the organization that can make such a positive impact!

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You reached goal...and that is the first time in a long time that United Way did that. Congratulations are in order!

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2019 Campaign Video

Our 2019 Campaign Video features Itali "Kooney" Knighten, a 2014 Wooster HS graduate and rising artist.

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Areas We Impact

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Health

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

We believe people need access to health care, mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment in order to improve their overall chances of prosperity.

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Safety Net

Food, Shelter and Clothing

We believe people need food, shelter and clothing in order to be positioned for improvement.

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Workforce Development

Training, Transportation and Child Care

Workforce Development

We believe people need skills, training, proper equipment, reliable transportation and childcare in order to advance their career opportunities.

Youth Development

Youth Development

We believe children need safe, stable, active and fun environments to learn, grow, adapt and succeed.

Impact Stories

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OHuddle

A Triway student recently came to the OHuddle office with the observation that many teachers’ school supplies were becoming depleted since the start...

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Wee Care Center

Wee Care had a child who qualified for Speech Therapy but his parents were not able to get him to the services. Wee Care’s Program and Education...

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Debbie's Story “My two children and I went to One Eighty to escape Domestic Violence. At the beginning all I needed was a safe place for my children....

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Wee Care Center

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Partners Spotlight

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Planned Parenthood

Our patients rely on Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and the Wooster Health Center for a wide range of health services, including birth control, breast cancer screenings, emergency contraception, HIV testing and referrals, HPV vaccines, LGBTQ services, pelvic exams and Pap tests, pregnancy tests and options counseling, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, and urinary tract and vaginal infection treatment.

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Wee Care Center

Wee Care had a child who qualified for Speech Therapy but his parents were not able to get him to the services. Wee Care’s Program and Education Director contacted Tri-County Educational Service Center and was able to have the Speech Language Pathologist come to Wee Care when the child was in attendance so he could get the assistance he needed.

Wee Care recently started a Sign Language class. One day at pick-up a parent was talking to her child and the Sign Language teacher about how she was able to use some of the signs her son taught her with a patient she had that day. The child had a huge smile on his face.

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YMCA of Wayne County

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Wooster City Schools

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Holmes Center for the Arts

Holmes Center for the Arts

Enriching lives through the arts

We live united by reaching children and families with need through the arts!

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Anazao Community Partners

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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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Catholic Charities

Bringing Hope

We live united by working together as a partner to bring hope and healing to those suffering from depression, anxiety or distress in their life!

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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

Kids Come First

We live united by making sure our kids are learning about and addressing community needs!

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Community Action Wayne Medina

Helping People

Community wide collaboration through our transportation initiative is the most amazing example of living united.

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Learn N Play

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Aspire

We help people reach their academic goals, no matter the age!
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OHUDDLE

OHuddle

A Triway student recently came to the OHuddle office with the observation that many teachers’ school supplies were becoming depleted since the start of the year. The student and his mentor partnered to organize and deliver school supplies donated through OHuddle for Triway, creating a mid-year supply delivery in “service to others” (Developmental Asset #9).

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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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Salarmy

Salvation Army

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People to People Ministries

We live united by connecting with many other groups and organizations!
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Community Legal Aid

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NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties

We must stay united

We are a small group, so if we’re not united, we would fall apart.

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Northwestern Local Schools

We live united by offering an opportunity for preschoolers to learn Science Technology Engineering and Math!

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OneEighty

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The Counseling Center

Making a Difference
We live united by collaborating with partners to help our patients obtain and maintain employment!
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American Red Cross

American Red Cross

Bringing Positivity and Change
We live united every day by thinking outside of ourselves and knowing that we have the power to bring about positive and lasting change - large or small!
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Goodwill Industries

Providing a Future

We live united by providing hope of a brighter future by placing people in jobs that earn higher than minimum wage!

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2019 Community Events

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Heart and Sole 5K/10K/Half-Marathon 2020

8/1/2019 @ 7 AM

Event Details: One day. Three races. Thousands helped. Join us for the 16th annual Heart and Sole Race benefiting the local United Way. The Heart and Sole has something for everyone: 5K walk or run, 10K run and Half-Marathon. All races start in beautiful downtown Wooster, Ohio. Schedule of Events: Friday Night Packet Pick-up at United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties 4:30 PM-7:30 PM Starting Line: Corner of North Street and North Market Street in Downtown Wooster, OH. Heart and Sole Half Marathon (13.1 miles) -- 7:00 AM (Course Information to Come) Heart and Sole 10K Walk / Run (6.2 miles) -- 8:00 AM (Course Information to Come) Heart and Sole 5K Walk / Run (3.1 miles) -- 8:15 AM (Course Information to Come) Registration Coming Soon! Included in Registration: PACKET PICK-UP PARTY, RACE ENTRY WITH BIB, PREMIUM NEXT-LEVEL RACE SHIRTS, POST-RACE SNACKS AND DRINKS, CHIP-TIMING, HALF-FINISHERS MEDAL & COMMEMORATIVE ASICS RUNNING SOCKS Prizes: Overall Male- 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Overall Female- 1st, 2nd, 3rd will receive awards. Age Group Awards

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Live WHIRE Blog

Recent news and blogs about our local community

WHIRE Blotter, May 2019

Read the WHIRE Blotter, a listing of the calls that came in through WHIRE in May, 2019

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WHIRE Blotter June 2019

Read the listing of calls we received on the WHIRE line, June 2019

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