Crawford Impact
Marion Impact
Wyandot Impact
Smiling children at school

Bold Goal1: Successful Children

Bold Goal1 projects and programs are working to improve early childhood development and provide youth mentoring opportunities.

Youth Mentoring (Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring, Inc.)Music, Movement & More (Bucyrus Public Library)Weekend Backpack Program (Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission)Supervised Child/Family Access Services (Patchworks House)Mobile Learning Labs (YWCA Childcare Resource & Referral)ROX (Ruling Our Experiences (Colonel Crawford Local Schools)Sara Beegle Child Care CenterImagination LibraryFormula for Impact (Boys & Girls Club of Marion County)Let’s Read 20 (Marion Public Library)Youth Mentorship (Marion Mentors)Safety City of Marion, OhioLocal Boy & Girl Scout TroopsChanges & Choices (Marion Adolescent Pregnancy Program)Keeping Kids in School (Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC))Royal Family Kids for Victims of Neglect & Abuse (Marion FTC)Marion Childcare CoalitionGEAR Up (Marion City Schools)ROX (Ruling Our Experiences) (Carey EVSD)CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) (CASA of Seneca, Sandusky & Wyandot Counties)The HUB Afterschool Program (Wyandot Community Connections, Inc.)Youth Up-Lifting Meals (Y.U.M.) (Wyandot County Family & Children First)

Senior man with paper bag of groceries

Bold Goal2: Healthy Families

Bold Goal2 projects and programs are working to create healthy vibrant neighborhoods that provide equitable opportunity for every member of the community.

Disaster Response Services & Home Fire Preparedness (American Red Cross Central & Southern Ohio Region)Home Delivered and Congregate Meals (Crawford County Council on Aging)Workforce Development & Job Placement (Crawford Works)RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) (Family & Community Services Inc.)Shelter & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence (Turning Point)Jericho House & Taylor House (Alpha 12-Step Recovery Program)Food Pantry & Emergency Utility Assistance (Cooperative Christian Services of Galion)New Washington Community Food Pantry (St. John’s Lutheran Church)Community Center for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing (Catalyst Life Services)Shelter Program for the Homeless (Marion Shelter Program, Inc.)2-1-1 Local Help & Resources (Pathways of Central Ohio)Crestline Community Center CoalitionGalion Community Garden Project (Family & Community Services Inc.)Community Health Improvement Plans • Housing Crisis Services (Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission) • Meals-on-Wheels & Congregate Dining (LifeCare Alliance) • Marion Victim Assistance Program • Mobile Meals of Marion County • Marion Housing Coalition (Marion City County Regional Planning Commission) • Changes & Choices (Marion Adolescent Pregnancy Program)Disaster Response Services & Home Fire Preparedness (American Red Cross Northern Ohio Region) • Programs Addressing Homelessness, Food Insecurity, and More (Open Door Resource Center) • Wyandot Improvement Network 

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Bold Goal3: Self-Sufficient Residents

Bold Goal3 projects and programs are enhancing workforce development and leadership opportunities.

Workforce Development & Job Placement (Crawford Works)Job Readiness Program (Marion Goodwill Industries, Inc.) • Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (Marion Matters, Inc.)Pay It Forward Project (The Ohio State University – Marion)Community Opportunity (Wyandot County Office of Economic Development, Inc.)GEAR Up (Marion City Schools)

CRAWFORD COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

The Jericho House | The Taylor House

Alpha 12-Step Recovery Program

The Alpha 12-Step Recovery Program is a non-profit organization helping families, friends, and those suffering any addictions. Jericho House and Taylor House are community recovery residences offering space for healing from drug and alcohol addictions, as well as other out of control behaviors.

419.617.1013  |    | 

Disaster Cycle Services & Home Fire Preparedness

American Red Cross Central & Southern Ohio Region

The American Red Cross Disaster Cycle services prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Their Home Fire Preparedness campaign saves lives by installing smoke alarms and educating families about home fire safety. United Way of North Central Ohio is proud to support these efforts in Crawford, Wyandot, and Marion counties.

614.253.2740  |   

Music, Movement, & More

Bucyrus Public Library

The Music, Movement, & More program at Bucyrus Public Library allows children to experience the joy of music while practicing physical skills, increasing awareness of literacy and language development, and encouraging social-emotional skills.

614.253.2740  | |

Community Center for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Catalyst Life Services

This program works to develop and enhance the independent living skills of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals living in the community.

419.756.1133 | |

Ruling our eXperiences

Colonel Crawford Local Schools

The Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) program is implemented for middle school and high school girls at Colonel Crawford Local Schools. The program works to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to live healthy, independent, and violence-free lives.

419.631.4824 | |

Emergency Food & Utility Assistance

Cooperative Christian Services of Galion

CCSG provides emergency food boxes to supply struggling households with pantry provisions while they are waiting for their next paycheck or assistance allotment. They also provide emergency utility funds for clients in danger of utility shut off. United Way of North Central Ohio is proud to partner with CCSG in supporting this program.

419.462.9305

Home-Delivered & Congregate Meals

Crawford County Council on Aging

The CCCOA Home Delivered Nutrition program provides the delivery of nutritious and safe meals to eligible consumers in a home setting for the purpose of sustaining or improving consumer health. The program also provides participants with regular opportunities for face-to-face contact and conversation, and referral to more services if needed.

419.562.3050 |

Crawford Works

Crawford Works

United Way supports Crawford Works in their mission to partner with all willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through sustained employment.

419.310.4653 |

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Family & Community Services, Inc.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Volunteers can use the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their communities.

567.393.6446 |

Heart of Ohio Shelter Program for the Homeless

Marion Shelter Program, Inc.

Shelter program provides individuals and families safe shelter, basic necessities, and a structured opportunity to regain sustainable self-sufficiency.

740.387.4550  | 

Youth Mentoring

Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring

The Youth Mentor program at Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring provides young people in Crawford County with mentors who support, encourage, and provide opportunities to develop skills that will help them achieve success in life.

419.525.4618 |

Galion Backpack Program

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission

United Way of North Central Ohio supports the Galion Backpack Program in their efforts to provide accessible, nutritious, and child-friendly food for at-risk children at the weekends and over holidays.

419.468.5121 |

Supervised Family Visits

Patchworks House

Patchworks House provides services to families to help create plans for safe parenting, including the supervised visitation program. The program’s goal is to expand the safety and comfort for families and children who have experienced conflict or family violence.

419.448.0080

Shelter & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence

Turning Point

Turning Point provides crisis/hotline, shelter, advocacy, information and referral and victims’ rights advocacy to victims of domestic violence in our community.

740.382.8988  | 

Sara Beegle Child Care Center

Sara Beegle Child Care Center provides a quality subsidized child care program for children emphasizing growth and development.

419.468.2363

New Washington Community Food Pantry

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church serves the community of New Washington and its rural environs with a food pantry. Sponsorship by United Way of North Central Ohio helps support the pantry as well as funding for a pavilion that hosts a seasonal community farmers market.

419.492.2182  | 

Mobile Learning Labs

YWCA of Northwest Ohio

United Way supports the Mobile Learning Labs operated by YWCA of Northwest Ohio. The Mobile Learning Lab program is designed to improve kindergarten readiness by providing activities that engage families and children while developing early learning skills.

419.241.3235  | 

MARION COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Disaster Cycle Services & Home Fire Preparedness

American Red Cross Central & Southern Ohio Region

The American Red Cross Disaster Cycle services prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Their Home Fire Preparedness campaign saves lives by installing smoke alarms and educating families about home fire safety. United Way of North Central Ohio is proud to support these efforts in Crawford, Wyandot, and Marion counties.

614.253.2740  |   

Formula For Impact

Boys & Girls Club of Marion County

Formula for Impact is a program developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to encourage positive youth development through a safe, positive environment; fun; supportive relationships; opportunities and expectations; and recognition. It also incorporates high-yield learning activities, targeted programs and regular attendance.

740.387.3462  |    | 

Community Center for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Catalyst Life Services

This program works to develop and enhance the independent living skills of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals living in the community.

419.756.1133 | |

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Family & Community Services, Inc.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Volunteers can use the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their communities.

567.393.6446 |

Let’s Read 20

Marion Public Library

Forming the habit of reading at a young age is linked to higher performance and achievement throughout life. Let’s Read 20 is a community-wide initiative that promotes early childhood literacy and is attempting to positively impact the culture of our community and the way it values reading, education and academic success.

740.387.0992 |

Keeping Kids in School | Youth Law Project

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

LASC’s Youth Law Project directly address barriers to high school graduation in our community by identifying recurring themes and challenges experienced by Marion County’s children and creating a community-wide referral network for children and their families.

740.383.2161 |

Meals-on-Wheels & Congregate Dining Center Programs

LifeCare Alliance

Provides nourishing food and socialization to older adults and individuals living with a medical challenge or disability in Marion County.

614.278.3130 |

Changes & Choices

Marion Adolescent Pregnancy Program

The Changes & Choices program uses an evidence-based curriculum to equip middle and high school students to make good decisions about sexual activity.

740.387.8336 |

Victim Assistance Program

Marion County Victim Assistance

The Victim Assistance Program provides county wide services to victims of any crime. Victim Assistance minimizes the effects of crime in the lives of crime victims, while Victim Advocates offer victims of crime support services which include emergency assistance, emotional support, agency referrals, and assistance with legal filings as well as court orientation and advocacy.

740.387.4401 |

Job Readiness

Marion Goodwill Industries

United Way of North Central Ohio supports the Galion Backpack Program in their efforts to provide accessible, nutritious, and child-friendly food for at-risk children at the weekends and over holidays.

740.387.7023 |

Getting Ahead

Marion Matters

Getting Ahead is a ten week program providing participants with opportunities to use their own experiences in poverty to explore issues in the community impacting poverty, and to put those resources to work as part of their move to self-sufficiency.

740.223.2999 |

Youth Mentoring

Marion Mentors

The Marion Mentors program works to support the development of one-to-one relationships between a volunteer adult role model and a student. This unique relationship provides support and encouragement, and can help a young person develop the academic, social, personal, and leadership skills to foster success in their future.

740.725.9622×33  | 

Heart of Ohio Homeless Shelter

Marion Shelter Program, Inc.

Shelter program provides individuals and families safe shelter, basic necessities, and a structured opportunity to regain sustainable self-sufficiency.

740.387.4550  | 

Marion Voices In the Schools: K-12 Folklife & Cultural Arts Residency Pilot Program

Marion Voices Folklife & Oral History Program

Collaboration between students and Marion Voices’ culture-keepers and artists introduces local young people to folk and cultural arts traditions in our community, & helps to build culturally-sustaining pedagogy & cultivate reparative pride-in-place in Marion County’s diverse cultural traditions & landscapes.

marionvoicesoralhistory@gmail.com  | 

Mobile Meals

Mobile Meals of Marion County

Mobile Meals delivers a hot, nutritious meal daily, Monday through Friday, to residents in Marion and surrounding communities. Meals are prepared locally and can be tailored for specific dietary needs.

740.382.1818

Housing Crisis

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission

With support from United Way of North Central Ohio, OHCAC works with a network of housing programs to provide emergency housing for homeless individuals and families in Marion County. OHCAC has a full time staff member dedicated to housing the homeless.

740.383.1039  | 

Royal Family KIDS

Royal Family KIDS Marion/FTC

Royal Family KIDS gives local children who have experienced neglect and abuse to enjoy a one-week summer camp experience, with follow-up services and mentorship opportunities.

740.802.3401  | 

Safety City

Safety City of Marion Ohio

Safety City uses hands-on role playing to give Marion County kindergarteners knowledge and experience in the 9-1-1 system, fire safety, gun safety, and traffic safety, enabling them to make good choices and help them live long, safe and healthy lives.

740.387.5019

Terradise Ambient: Environmental Soundscapes Along the Whetstone

Terradise Nature Center

Terradise Ambient mobilizes the tradition of environmental soundscape recording & arts-based environmental sound composition to make the 18 combined acres of Terradise Nature Center & Terradise Nature Preserve along the Whetstone (Olentangy) River near Caledonia more accessible to nature enthusiasts across the region through the construction of a sensory-rich, multi-season soundscape trail & signage at Terradise, & the build-out of a Terradise digital soundmap online to “bring Terradise home” to audiences around the world.

terradisenaturecenter@gmail.com  | 

Shelter & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence

Turning Point

Turning Point provides crisis/hotline, shelter, advocacy, information and referral and victims’ rights advocacy to victims of domestic violence in our community.

740.382.8988  | 

Marion Housing Coalition

Marion City County Regional Planning Commission

The Marion Housing Coalition works to bring together community residents and agency partners to address housing and blight issues in Marion County.

740.383.3108  | 

Local Boy & Girl Scout Troops

United Way of North Central Ohio serving Marion County

Scouting Scholarships provides funding for a variety of scouting expenses, including troop dues, summer camp fees, patches, national/district events, weekend camping, day camp, and High Adventure. Scholarship applications are available at the UWNCO; funding is provided through the Scouting Committee which meets monthly to review applications.

740.383.3108  | 

Mobile Learning Labs

YWCA of Northwest Ohio

United Way supports the Mobile Learning Labs operated by YWCA of Northwest Ohio. The Mobile Learning Lab program is designed to improve kindergarten readiness by providing activities that engage families and children while developing early learning skills.

419.241.3235  | 

WYANDOT  COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Disaster Cycle Services & Home Fire Preparedness

American Red Cross of North Central Ohio

The American Red Cross Disaster Cycle services prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Their Home Fire Preparedness campaign saves lives by installing smoke alarms and educating families about home fire safety. United Way of North Central Ohio is proud to support these efforts in Crawford, Wyandot, and Marion counties.

419.422.9322  |   

Ruling our eXperiences

Carey Exempted Village Schools

The Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) program is implemented for middle school and high school girls at Carey EVSD. The program works to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to live healthy, independent, and violence-free lives.

419.396.7922 | |

Community Center for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Catalyst Life Services

This program works to develop and enhance the independent living skills of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals living in the community.

419.756.1133 | |

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASA of Seneca, Sandusky, & Wyandot Counties

CASA is a volunteer-based organization that trains people to become volunteer advocates for children. CASA of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties is a non-profit agency and has been serving locally abused and neglected children since 1990!

419.209.1442 | |

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Family & Community Services, Inc.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Volunteers can use the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their communities.

419.448.1530 |

Strong Community Suite of Programs

Open Door Resource Center

Open Door Resource Center is a faith-based organization that opened in 2010 with the goal of connecting families with resources. The Strong Community Suite of Programs operates in three distinct areas of focus: combating food insecurity, improving employment opportunities, and strengthening families.

419.209.6736 |

Heart of Ohio Homeless Shelter

Marion Shelter Program, Inc.

Shelter program provides individuals and families safe shelter, basic necessities, and a structured opportunity to regain sustainable self-sufficiency.

740.387.4550  | 

The HUB Afterschool Program

Wyandot Community Connections, Inc.

Wyandot Community Connections is a community center located in Wyandot County where our goal is to empower and enrich families and youth academically, socially, and spiritually.

419.731.3249 |

Youth Up-Lifting Meals (Y.U.M.)

Wyandot County Family & Children First

YUM provides hot meals to youth in Wyandot County three days a week through the summer.

419.294.6408

Community Opportunity

Wyandot County Office of Economic Development

Community Opportunity is a county-wide workforce development and talent retention tool, which provides a program creating communication and collaboration between local high school youth, educational institutions, and businesses to enhance local career exploration and awareness, and the retention of viable local talent.

419.294.6404 | |

Wyandot Improvement Network

Wyandot County Office of Economic Development

WIN (Wyandot Improvement Network) is meant to be a collaborative resource for the community, and a vehicle from which to operate special projects such as the new community branding initiative.

419.294.6404 | |