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Helping People Improve their Lives

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How I Live United.

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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!

Lisa and Emily

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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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Akron Brass

At the Akron Brass Company, we take an active role in direct philanthropic giving and engage in volunteer efforts to support community needs. The Reading Under the Lights event in Wooster was the perfect initiative for our company. We financially supported the event so every child could choose five books in an effort to improve literacy, while dispatching a team of volunteers to experience the joy of reading to our future community leaders.

Live United

You know the tag line, but do you know what that means?

To Live United means to work together to solve problems in our community. We focus on four core areas that will help people improve their lives and make our community better. We believe healthy communities need builders, weavers and warriors. Where do you fit in? How do you live united?

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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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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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YMCA of Wayne County

Jenny came to the YMCA summer camp when she was struggling emotionally, physically, and socially. She comes from a single parent home and her dad has...

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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

Dakota's Story For Dakota, grade 5 and 6 were especially difficult. “I used to miss every single assignment,” Dakota said. Fear of making mistakes...

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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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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

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YMCA of Wayne County

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Partners Spotlight

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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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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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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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Salvation Army

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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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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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People to People Ministries

We live united by connecting with many other groups and organizations!
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Wooster City Schools

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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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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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Aspire

We help people reach their academic goals, no matter the age!
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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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Northwestern Local Schools

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

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Community Legal Aid

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YMCA of Wayne County

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Learn N Play

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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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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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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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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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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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2019 Community Events

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2019 Ambassador Training

June 27, 2019 8:30am - 1:00pm

Fresh and fun training for your workplace ambassador!

American Red Cross, 244 West South Street

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2019 Heart & Sole 5k/10k/Half-Marathon

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/2019heart-sole

Historic Downtown Wooster, 151 N. Market St, Wooster, OH 44691

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Live WHIRE Blog

Recent news and blogs about our local community

Rittman's Reading Under the Lights

Reading Under the Lights in Rittman was a success!

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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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