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Funded Programs

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American Red Cross will be reimbursed for services related to disaster relief and armed forces communications up to $37,500 for the year.

Boy Scouts of America, Black Swamp Council was awarded $50,000 for two programs: Exploring, which exposes youth to career opportunities and prepares them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes; and Boy Scouting programs which promotes positive youth development and has a lasting impact on youth into young adulthood and throughout their life. A memorandum of understanding of up to $5,000 has been created to reimburse the organization for assisting boys who want to participate in Boy Scouts but do not have the financial resources to do so. An additional memorandum of understanding of up to $5,000 is also in place for the Lions program, a pilot program for 5-year old Kindergarten boys

 

Camp Fire of Northwest Ohio was awarded $50,000 for their Thrive program, a research-based, measurable approach to youth development.
 

Cancer Patient Services was awarded $150,000 for its Patient Direct Services program providing medical supplies, nutritional supplements, emotional support, education and healing arts programs to cancer patients.

CASA/GAL of Hancock County was awarded $120,000 for its advocacy program which recruits, trains and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates as they represent children who are abused, neglected or dependent or are involved in domestic relations disputes.
 

The Center for Safe and Healthy Children was awarded $26,000 for their forensic interview and examination program for abused children. The program provides a safe and caring place utilized by professionals who investigate child abuse allegations and guide these children and their families through the legal and healing process in the least traumatic way.

 

 

Century Health was awarded $61,641 for its Peer-to-Peer program, a recovery focused direct service provided by Peer Support Specialists trained to advocate and support others struggling with mental illness and addiction recovery.

 

Challenged Champions Equestrian Center was awarded $28,000 for its therapeutic riding program supporting residents of Hancock County with special needs, from early childhood to adulthood, and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder through horseback riding and other horse-related activities that promote physical, emotional and mental developments
 

 

 

Children's Mentoring Connection was awarded $113,874 for its Mentoring Youth at Risk program which recruits and screens adult volunteers to serve as mentors to children. Mentoring services are provided through traditional one-on-one, couple and family mentoring as well as community and school-based mentoring.
 

 

 

Dental Center of Northwest Ohio is currently funded through other source but remains a United Way partner agency. The organization receives "donor's choice" dollars as well as marketing support and training.

 

Family Resource Center was awarded $131,000 for three programs: Bright Beginnings which focuses on early childhood programming; Community Prevention which focuses on tobacco, substance and alcohol abuse prevention; and Hancock Addiction Prevention Program for Youth (HAPPY), a peer-to-peer prevention program.
 

 

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless was awarded $265,000 for four programs: the Housing Office, providing housing assistance and community referrals to low-income people; Independence Project which moves homeless families into permanent, affordable housing and out of poverty; Hope House Shelter, providing transitional housing to women and women with children; and the Getting Ahead program, a workshop providing those in poverty with resources to build a more prosperous life for themselves, their families and their communities.

 

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio was awarded $47,000 for the Personal and Professional Development program which promotes girls’ personal growth and leadership development through a coordinated, progressive series of activities and experiences that help them become socially, morally, emotionally, physically and cognitively competent. In addition, a memorandum of understanding of up to $10,000 has been created to reimburse the organization for girls in need who want to participate in Girl Scouts but do not have the financial resources to do so.
 

Community Action Commission was awarded $244,796 for Hancock Area Transportation Services (HATS), a public transportation program. HATS provides individual and contracted transportation allowing Hancock County residents to maintain their independence.
 

 

Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio was awarded $9,000 for the Patient Direct Services and Education program in Hancock County.

 

Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services was awarded $305,000 for three programs: Adult Services, providing immediate shelter for persons fleeing from violence; Child Services which includes screening for abuse, conducting support groups for children and providing supervised visits; and Violence Recovery, a program for offenders focused on taking responsibility and changing behavior.

 

Findlay Family YMCA was awarded $50,000 for the Open Door Membership program which makes services accessible to low-income families while still requiring a financial contribution, allowing the family to take ownership and regard themselves as a contributing member to the YMCA and community. A memorandum of understanding of up to $41,000 has been created to reimburse the organization for the child care program which assists low-income families with child care expenses and provides opportunities for educational, social and physical development.

 
 
 
 
Initiative Funding

United Way of Hancock County and The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation are partnering to fund a scholarship project for children to attend prekindergarten. United Way of Hancock County has earmarked $144,734 to ensure that children have access to prekindergarten in Hancock County.

 

 

Raise the Bar-Hancock County is an organization a partnership of education, business, social services and community leaders focused on aligning and integrating the Hancock County, Ohio community learning system with economic growth and a high quality of life. In addition, help industry fill the job vacancies of today and in the near term. Raise the Bar – Hancock County has applied to become a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. The City of Findlay, the Hancock County Commissioners, The Community Foundation, Findlay - Hancock County Economic Development and United Way of Hancock County have each committed $30,000 per year for five years, beginning in 2016, to fund the Raise the Bar workforce development organization.

The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. It is based on secular principles and practices of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness. Distinct in several ways, The Leader in Me starts from a powerful premise—every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader—which shapes the views of staff to value and develop the whole child. United Way of Hancock County has committed $30,000 to support this program.

The coalition building process is the ‘how to’ of collective impact, and it provides a common language and common approach to all coalition activities. The Findlay-Hancock County Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at the University of Findlay is designed to bring individuals together to generate dialogue and create social initiatives that shape the lives of individuals and our community’s future. The CCE is the vital entity in our community to provide coordinated links to resources and content experts that with translate theories and concepts into "catalytic projects that will move the needle" on local challenges. The CCE also serves dual functions: one is to be the backbone support for a community-wide collective impact/continuous improvement process, and the other is to enable university employees and students the opportunity to learn from, engage with, and creatively support our community in addressing complex social issues. United Way of Hancock County has committed $30,000 to underwrite the CCE.

 

Halt Hunger Initiative Grants

Recognizing that a cancer diagnosis often creates unexpected expenses in the home and that optimum nutrition is vital to their recovery process, Cancer Patient Services received $20,000 for its nutritional supplement program. Individuals with a cancer diagnosis or in treatment are able to acquire free nutritional supplements in the forms of drinks or pudding.

Hancock Christian Clearing House received a grant for $50,000 for its Caring Cupboard program which provides food vouchers four times a year for those in need and who qualify for the help.

Findlay Hope House’s Getting Further Ahead program will receive $8,400 or $350 per student, for its occupation-based program aimed at empowering individuals who live in poverty to maximize their food resources.

Lutheran Social Services of Findlay received a grant for $5,000 for their emergency food pantry which offers a three-day supply of food one a month for people who are food insecure.

Salvation Army received $55,000 for its Emergency Food Pantry.

West Ohio Food Bank was awarded $65,000 for its food distribution program, providing food through mobile food pantries and to local food banks.

   

 

Findlay Family YMCA will continue to manage the Feed-A-Child program and is reimbursed by United Way of Hancock County

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