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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 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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Engaging with a team to allocate resources to outstanding programs is very rewarding!

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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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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.

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Wooster City Schools

There are many benefits to General’s Club, Wooster City School’s before and after school care program. It provides their students with a warm, safe...

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NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties

MOCA brought out creativity that was within me. There’s a lot of support at MOCA and gave me tools to help to deal with what life throws at us and...

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Catholic Charities

A student began counseling during the academic year with concerns of anger and some reports of previous abuse. The student would only talk about...

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At MOCA House I have mad friends in places where I never would have looked. They have excepted me and helped me through so many emotional battles. It’s nice to know you are never alone!

MOCA House is a place where people cultivate hope and compassion. It’s a place where I learned to see a future and start rebuilding my life with the help of my peers. Truly a great place.

MOCA brought out creativity that was within me. There’s a lot of support at MOCA and gave me tools to help to deal with what life throws at us and how to manage life issues.

MOCA House has helped me a lot by giving me the support that I need. I have learned so much about my mental illness. The stuff that I learned has helped me in my recovery. If it wasn’t for MOCA House I would be in a very bad state of mind and not even know why. I wouldn’t have the knowledge of mental illness if it wasn’t for MOCA House. I would refer anybody that has a mental illness or wants to learn about how to take care of someone with a mental illness to come to NAMI/MOCA.

I would like to share what MOCA has done for me. First, I want to share my background. I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder two years ago. I kept to myself for one and a half years. I am now finding the support I need from MOCA House. I started out small by attending the Monday night support group. I then gradually started coming on Fridays for lunch. It has provided me a place to share my love for baking by bringing a dessert to share with everyone. The staff and peers all enjoy lunch together along with playing games. The joy I have received from MOCA has given me a purpose to continue in my recovery and to help others in sharing my story.

With help from MOCA House I have learned some new and better coping skills. I am learning how to communicate with others in a healthy way. I get the human contact that I need. I have been very busy getting better and MOCA has helped me immensely.

MOCA House has been and still is an extremely positive experience for me. I attend support groups each week. All of the people at MOCA House truly care about you. I’ve met many new friends and I trust everyone. I have been able to socialize and be interactive with other people. It’s a place where you can be open and not be judged by anyone.

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Wooster City Schools

There are many benefits to General’s Club, Wooster City School’s before and after school care program. It provides their students with a warm, safe learning environment, as well as a place for students to make friends and build self-esteem. The before school program started a walking club. One student, who attended General’s Club in the morning, was not as physically active as most of the other children. She was certain that she would never achieve 100 laps like the rest of her friends. With the encouragement of staff and friends, within two months, she did just that. The joy and happiness on her face when she reached her goal was priceless!

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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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YMCA of Wayne County

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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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Anazao Community Partners

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We must stay united

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

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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Learn N Play

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wayne Center for the Arts

Enriching lives and strengthening communities through art.

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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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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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Salvation Army

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OneEighty

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2020 Community Events

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Read Across Woo

Interactive reading activity for children in Wooster.

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The Wacky Quacky Duck Derby Virtual Event

September 20, 2020

Get in on this first annual event, the Wacky Quacky Duck Derby! Adopt a rubber duck today to help United Way of Wayne and Holmes hit their campaign goal!

Undisclosed Location, Youtube Live

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Recent news and blogs about our local community

COVID-19 Hotline/ WHIRE Blotter June 2020

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COVID-19 Hotline/WHIRE Blotter April 2020

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