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How I Live United.

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"I live united by volunteering to do handyman jobs for the United Way."

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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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I believe in sharing kindness, time and resources with others so all involved can benefit.

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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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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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Community Action Wayne

Community Action Wayne Medina

Olufemi joined the Getting Ahead class 5 months after moving to the United States with his family. His biggest challenge was understanding the social...

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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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Community Action Wayne Medina

Olufemi joined the Getting Ahead class 5 months after moving to the United States with his family. His

biggest challenge was understanding the social and financial structures of his new community. The class

opened his eyes to the ‘hidden rules’ of social class and the financial literacy classes were absolutely

pivotal in helping him make informed financial decisions for his family. Today, Femi has settled into life in

the US and has joined the staff of Community Action Wayne/Medina as the Getting Ahead Coordinator.

Eugene joined Getting Ahead at the prompting of his Probation Officer. He was fresh out of jail, had no

job and no way of supporting his family. Through the classes and the resources made available to him, he

was able secure a job. The financial literacy classes helped plan his finances and the Bring Your ‘A’ Game

classes helped him with work stability. Today, he is being trained in robotics by his employer.

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YMCA of Wayne County

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Partners Spotlight

Community Action Wayne

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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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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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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Northwestern Local Schools

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

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YMCA of Wayne County

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Aspire

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

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Anazao Community Partners

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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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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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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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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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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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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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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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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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Wooster City Schools

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Community legal aid

Community Legal Aid

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People to People Ministries

We live united by connecting with many other groups and 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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Learn N Play

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2019 Community Events

Bridges Out Of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty

November 21, 2019 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

American Red Cross, 244 West South Street, Wooster, OH 44691

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Getting to Know United Way October and November 2019 mailing

Get to Know United Way Holmes County- Millersburg Edition

11/20/2019

Join us to learn all of the wonderful work United Way is doing in Holmes County!

Millersburg Brewing Company, 60 E Jackson St, Millersburg, OH 44654

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Giving Tuesday Save the Date FINAL 101519

Giving Tuesday Open House

12/3/2019 from 8 AM to 8 PM

An easy and fun way to make your gift to United Way and kick off the holiday season. Food, fun, prizes and 50/50 raffle!

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Live WHIRE Blog

Recent news and blogs about our local community

Getting to Know United Way in Holmes County

Talk to Staff & Learn About the Impact UWWH is Making

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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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