Crawford Partners
Marion Partners
Wyandot Partners

Bold Goal1 Partners & Programs

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

Bucyrus Backpack ProgramMusic, Movement, & More (Bucyrus Public Library)Youth Mentoring (Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring)Galion Backpack Program (Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission)Supervised Family Visits (Patchworks House)Crestline Community Center CoalitionMobile Learning Labs (YWCA Northwest Ohio)Formula for Impact (Boys & Girls Club of Marion)Let’s Read 20Weekend Backpack Program (Marion City Schools)Youth Mentoring (Marion Mentors)Music Time (Marion Public Library)Safety City of MarionScouting ScholarshipsRuling Our eXperiences – ROX (Carey Exempted Village Schools & Union Elementary/Middle School)Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)After School Program (Wyandot Community Connections, Inc.)Family Assistance (Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects)

Bold Goal2 Partners & Programs

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

Jericho House & Taylor House (Alpha 12 Step)Disaster Cycle Services & Home Fire Preparedness (American Red Cross)Emergency Food & Utility Assistance (Cooperative Christian Services of Galion)Home-Delivered & Congregate Meals (Crawford County Council on Aging)Retired Senior Volunteer Program (Family & Community Services, Inc.)Food Pantry & Senior Boxes (C.A.M.P.)Shelter & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence (Turning Point)Housing Crisis Programs (Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission)New Washington Community Programs (St. John’s Lutheran Church)Homebuyer U (Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity)Keeping Kids in School (Legal Aid Society of Columbus)Meals-on-Wheels & Congregate Dining Center (LifeCare Alliance)Marion County Victim Assistance ProgramMarion Shelter ProgramMobile Meals of Marion CountyMarion Housing CoalitionWest Hicks St. Neighborhood Revitalization (Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity)Strong Community Suite of Programs (Open Door Resource Center)

Bold Goal3 Partners & Programs

Bold Goal3 partners are enhancing workforce development and leadership opportunities.

Crawford WorksGEAR Up (Marion City Schools)Job Readiness Programs (Marion Goodwill Industries)Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (Marion Matters)Pay It Forward (The Ohio State University – Marion)Community Opportunity (Wyandot County Office of Economic Development)

CRAWFORD COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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  |   

Bucyrus Backpack Program

Bucyrus Backpack Program LLC

The Bucyrus Backpack Program works to reduce food insecurity for children in the community by providing weekend food for children in Buckeye Central, Bucyrus City, Crestline, Colonel Crawford, and Wynford school districts, as well as Fairway Preschool, who might otherwise go hungry.

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  | |

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 |

Food Assistance

Crestline Assistance & Ministries Program

Supported by United Way of North Central Ohio, the Food Assistance program administered by Crestline Assistance & Ministries Program works to reduce food insecurity by distributing food free of charge on the third Saturday of every month to Crawford County residents in need.

419.689.2702 |

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  | 

New Washington Community Programs

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

419.492.2182  | 

Crestline Community Center Coalition

United Way serving Crawford County

Crestline is a vibrant community experiencing multiple collaborative efforts to develop their downtown area. United Way joins this momentum through a steering committee of business leaders, village officials, community members, and volunteers, working collectively to revitalize the Golden Age Center into a community center for all ages.

419.468.4291  | 

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 PARTNERS

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  |    | 

Homebuyer U

Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity

Low-median income and first time home buyers seeking affordable housing are often unprepared for the new responsibilities and needs they will have as a homeowner. Homebuyer U helps prepare first time homebuyers to navigate the transition from renter to owner.

740.383.2007  |   | 

GEAR Up

GEAR Up Marion City Schools

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) at Marion City Schools works to support early college preparation and awareness using academic, career and culturally woven events and activities including tutoring, mentoring, academic preparation, financial education, and college scholarships.

740.223.4700  | |

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

Let’s Read 20

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.

614.437.2858 |

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 |

Weekend Backpack Program

Marion City Schools

The Weekend Backpack Program provides meals to the most food insecure students at Marion City Schools. Volunteers fill bags weekly with shelf stable foods to cover two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners to bridge the weekend gap when school meals are unavailable.

740.223.4423 |

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  | 

Music Time

Marion Public Library

Supported by United Way of North Central Ohio, Music Time at the Library is a program that fosters early childhood learning. Led by a board-certified music therapist, the program builds kindergarten-readiness skills by focusing on music and movement activities and is designed to be inclusive of all children, regardless of developmental levels or disabilities.

740.387.0992  | 

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  | 

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  | 

Pay It Forward

The Ohio State University – Marion

The Pay It Forward Project at OSU Marion helps students to learn the important role philanthropy plays in sustaining and improving our local community, to apply academic course content in service to the community, and to become engaged citizens by awarding grant funds to local organizations.

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

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

United Way serving Marion County

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  | 

Scouting Scholarships

United Way 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  | 

WYANDOT  COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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  |   

West Hicks St. Neighborhood Revitalization

Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Two properties in the West Hicks Street neighborhood of Upper Sandusky give Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity a perfect hub to begin a neighborhood revitalization and to provide a home to a low-median income Wyandot County family.

740.383.2007  |   | 

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 | |

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 |

Ruling our eXperiences

Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools

The Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) program is implemented for girls in the Upper Sandusky Middle School. The program works to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to live healthy, independent, and violence-free lives.

740.383.2020 | |

After School 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 |

Family Assistance

Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects

Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects works to assist families who have a child with birth defects and to educate the county population about preventable birth defects. Assistance is provided with adaptive equipment; camp registration; gas vouchers; home modifications; lodging; medication and supplies; and prenatal care.

419.294.4508

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 | |