The United Way of Greater Stark County will distribute $4.6 million to 40 agencies and a collaborative that provides emergency assistance as part of its 2013-2014 allocations. Here is a list of those allocations.
The United Way of Greater Stark County will distribute $4.6 million to 40 agencies and a collaborative that provides emergency assistance as part of its 2013-2014 allocations. The allocations are listed below by agency, with the total funding noted next to the agency’s name and the allocations for the individual programs noted where applicable.
Access Health Stark County: $22,500
• Coordinates charity health care for the uninsured, low-income residents of Stark County who have no other resource for health care.
$40,000: Provides intervention services for at-risk youth to remove barriers in social, emotional and academic development.
$35,000: SPARK Massillon prepares 4-year-olds in the Franklin Elementary School area for kindergarten.
Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter: $44,540
• Provides an emergency shelter crisis hotline, case management, counseling, teaching and tutoring services, legal advocacy, support groups, transportation, child care and help with food, clothing and personal care.
Alliance Community Pantry: $10,000
• Serves residents and families residing within the 44601 zip code with a “choice” pantry, which allows individuals to use a grocery cart to select items they want.
American Red Cross Stark County Chapter: $311,875
$10,000: Provides preschool through third grade students with a personal safety curriculum to recognize, resist and report unsafe behaviors.
$176,675: Focuses on immediate shelter, food, clothing and health and mental health needs as well as provides disaster prevention and planning.
$100,000: Provides 24-hour response, information, emotional support and counseling to survivors and co-survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape.
$20,200: Gives medical transportation for low-income and disabled individuals in Stark County.
$5,000: Provides emergency communications services for military personnel and families during a crisis such as death or serious illness of a family member or other life-changing event.
Arc of Ohio Northeast Branch: $6,000
$3,500: Provides advocacy, information, referral, education, support and empowerment to parents and caregivers of those with developmental disabilities.
$2,500: Increases social skills, expands social networks and improves community living skills for those with developmental disabilities.
Arc of Stark County: $73,500
$31,500: Advocates for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
$5,000: Advocates for Carroll County residents with developmental disabilities and their families.
$37,000: Summer Respite Program provides a four-week camp for school children with developmental disabilities.
Boys & Girls Club of Massillon: $70,000
$10,000: Smart Moves provides substance abuse prevention and youth development curriculum and provides continued mental health needs during the summer months for identified children.
$50,000: Kid Stop Summer Program provides youth in Massillon with a safe and secure environment while engaging them in positive and healthy, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development.
$10,000: BE GREAT Graduate Program helps children ages 13 to 18 years old with school attendance, punctuality, homework completion, study habits, grades and test scores to prevent them from dropping out of school.
Page 2 of 5 - Buckeye Council, Boy Scouts of America: $27,000
• Scout Reach brings scoutprograms to minority, economically deprived, at-risk and hard-to-reach communities.
Catholic Charities of Stark County: $45,750
$30,000: Day care alternative to nursing home placement for adults who need one-on-one help with daily living due to health-related concerns.
$15,750: Supports overhead costs associated with the Emergency Assistance Collaborative.
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: $107,000
$17,000: Provides peer advocates who have been service recipients to help youth and young adults successfully transition to adulthood and independence.
$90,000: Provides mental health treatment and consultation to children through age 8 and their families.
Coleman Behavioral Health: $34,560
• Provides mediation for at-risk youth and families to help with absenteeism, unruly behavior, domestic violence, abuse and neglect.
Community Legal Aid Services: $12,500
• Provides legal advice and representation for low-income and elderly residents of Stark County.
Community Services of Stark County: $366,778
$18,175: Abstinence Education program increases awareness of dating violence, hazards of drug and alcohol abuse and the benefits of abstinence.
$21,000: Alliance Area Rape Crisis Program provides early intervention, assistance and counseling to victims of rape or sexual assault and families in Alliance and eastern Stark County.
$174,864: Behavioral Health and Counseling Services counsels individuals, families and children in greater Stark County.
$13,938: Childhood Resiliency Project provides strategic support to early childhood programs and families of young children, particularly children identified as vulnerable or at-risk.
$15,025: Supports costs associated with the Emergency Assistance Collaborative.
$32,977: Family Living Center provides emergency shelter for up to 90 days to families with children and single women who are homeless or disaster victims.
$27,000: Micah’s Way Family Advocacy program serves Skyline Terrace and Jackson-Sherrick neighborhoods with on-site parenting programs including prenatal support, Mom’s Group, parenting classes, Safe Zone and baby-sitting co-op.
$25,000: Micah’s Way neighborhood based program in Skyline Terrace Community offers child focused programs for residents, providing safe, structured experiences.
$22,099: Pyramid Training Services mentors at-risk high school juniors and seniors to complete high school, obtain employability skills and explore postsecondary options.
$16,700: Outreach for those older adults who have mental illness or substance abuse issues.
Crisis Intervention and Recovery: $187,500
$17,250: Provides crisis intervention, stabilization and recovery services in the afternoon and evening.
$24,250: Provides crisis intervention, stabilization and recovery services during the day.
$50,000: Provides intensive home-based service designed to serve youths and their families identified as having high-risk behavior or mental health needs.
$96,000: Hunter House program provides a 48-unit permanent supportive housing facility to address homelessness in greater Stark County.
Domestic Violence Project, Inc.: $365,566
$186,066: Canton shelter provides a safe environment for up to 90 days for women experiencing abuse from a partner.
Page 3 of 5 - $45,000: Provides trained legal advocates to help victims understand legal rights and options in Canton and Massillon.
$30,000: Life Skills Expansion school program targets sixth-graders and parents to prepare youth for a successful transition from early childhood to adolescence.
$25,000: Massillon shelter provides a safe environment for up to 90 days for women experiencing abuse from a partner.
$67,500: Renew Counseling and Recovery Center gives counseling and case management services to chemically dependent, domestic violence victims.
$12,000: Safe Dates Community Education program increases teen’s knowledge of healthy relationships to prevent dating violence.
Early Childhood Education Alliance: $54,075
• SPARK Alliance helps 3- and 4-year-olds in Alliance City Schools with kindergarten readiness skills.
Early Childhood Resource Center: $40,000
• Parent liaison provides mental health treatment and consultation to children, from birth through age 8, and their families.
Emergency Assistance Collaborative: $380,074
• Coordinates the services of Catholic Charities, Community Services of Stark County, Salvation Army of Alliance, Salvation Army of Canton, Salvation Army of Massillon, United Way’s 2-1-1 when the agencies provide basic necessities such as shelter and food.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio South Region: $58,000
$16,000: Baby Think it Over program promotes skills in financial literacy, prevention of teen pregnancy, healthy choices and community service for girls ages 11 to 15.
$20,000: Girl Scouts in the School Day program provides skills for elementary age girls that promote leadership, positive decision-making, positive relationships and community service.
$22,000: Positive futures program works with the Stark County Family Court to help troubled girls make healthy choices, exhibit responsibility, become aware of community issues and respect themselves and others.
Greater Stark County Urban League: $73,725
$15,000: Work readiness program that emphasizes employability.
$26,975: Helps individuals in obtaining a GED, preparing for the Ohio Graduation Test or completing the ACT test.
$31,750: Financial literacy training program for black females.
Heartbeats to the City: $72,500
$40,000: Minnie Hopkins Scholar program increases high school and college graduation rates of urban students with limited income by working with children starting in sixth grade.
$32,500: 21st Century After-School program assists Canton City elementary school students in increasing academic achievement and provides youth development activities.
J. Babe Stearn Community Center: $48,750
$45,000: Provides youth recreational and educational activities.
$3,750: Program designed to fulfill and hold accountable youths regarding community service hours.
J.R. Coleman Outreach Services: $219,225
$36,210: Before-school, after-school and summer programs for elementary-aged children that offers academic and enrichment activities.
$39,000: Daytime support in a supervised, secure atmosphere that enables older adults to continue to live in the community and enjoy an active and healthy life.
$144,015: Provides early education and care for children from 6-weeks-old to school-age in northeast Canton.
Page 4 of 5 - Pathway Caring for Children: $87,500
$42,500: Serves families with children up to age 21 who are at risk of disruption due to family dysfunction or a child’s physical, behavioral or emotional disabilities.
$30,000: Provides drug and alcohol assessment and mental health diagnosis and treatment for at-risk adolescents using drugs or alcohol.
$15,000: Helps foster children aged 14 to 19 understand they can attend training after high school in either a college, university, technical school or other postsecondary school educational environment.
Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County: $83,500
• Provides access to free prescription medication.
Quest Recovery & Prevention Services: $140,000
$45,000: Provides a comprehensive set of age and developmentally appropriate alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention education programs in schools.
$95,000: Deliverance House residential substance abuse treatment program helps women who are pregnant or has small children.
Salvation Army of Alliance: $10,296
• Supports overhead costs associated with the Emergency Assistance Collaborative.
Salvation Army of Canton: $44,200
$20,200: Supports overhead costs associated with the Emergency Assistance Collaborative.
$18,000: The Salvation Army Learning Zone helps students from first to sixth grade with good study habits, homework assistance and enrichment activities.
$6,000: Provides a safe environment with a consistent schedule for older adults with a snack, interactive activities and education.
Salvation Army of Massillon: $26,325
• Supports overhead costs associated with the Emergency Assistance Collaborative.
Stark Education Partnership: $35,028
• College Connector program at Timken High School that provides one-on-one support and education to first generation, low-income students applying to college. Focuses on financial aid, math remediation and ACT test taking.
Stark State College: $35,913
• Focus on African-American Males in Education (FAME) program increases access to postsecondary education for black males.
The Stuckey Family Interfaith Child Development Center: $68,000
• Child care for children and families at risk in the Alliance area.
Voyager Program: $60,000
• Batterers Intervention Treatment program treats male perpetrators of domestic violence by treating abusive and controlling behaviors.
Westark Family Services Inc.: $32,900
$9,900: Geriatric Case Management assists individuals in gaining services essential to basic human needs.
$23,000: Provides personal care, homemaker and respite services to qualified elderly, low-income or disabled residents of Stark County.
Western Stark Free Clinic: $32,000
• Free health care to low-income and uninsured individuals who reside in western Stark County.
YMCA Alliance: $35,900
$14,500: Before-school and after-school program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
$10,000: Skills and youth sports program for elementary through high school youth to help them be productive and responsible individuals in the community.
$11,400: Summer extended care program provides a safe environment with trained and certified staff for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Page 5 of 5 - YMCA Central Stark County, Canton: $142,290
$75,000: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stark County provides one-to-one mentoring and matching that connects children with positive adult role models.
$16,800: Allows youth ages 3 to 18 opportunities for leadership, good conduct and conflict resolution through a variety of sports programs.
$24,000: Urban summer day camp for youth in first grade through middle school living in neighborhoods surrounding Canton who are not in other summer programs.
YMCA Central Stark County, Carroll County: $12,500
$6,000: Before-school and after-school program for children in kindergarten through age 12.
$6,500: Health, wellness and leadership program that provides after-school and weekend activities for youth through sports and supervised programs.
YMCA Central Stark County, Meyers Lake: $47,800
$35,000: Before-school and after-school program for children in kindergarten through age 12.
$12,800: Health, wellness and leadership program that provides after-school and weekend activities for youth through sports and supervised programs.
YMCA Central Stark County, Minerva: $14,000
$8,000: Year-round, all-day or half-day preschool child care for low-income and single-parent families.
$6,000: Before-school and after-school year-round program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
YMCA Central Stark County, North Canton: $18,562
$7,312: Exercise for Physically Challenged program provides an exercise class and social engagement for physically challenged adults.
$11,250: Infant Toddler program provides year-round care for children birth to age 3.
YMCA of Western Stark County: $61,500
$30,000: After-school program with activities, sports, homework support and social interaction.
$22,500: Provides preventative health care through physical exercise, weight management and health and wellness coaching for low-income western Stark County residents.
$9,000: Provides preschool programming to children ages 3 to 5 in western Stark County.
YWCA of Alliance: $66,700
$26,700: After-school program for children in third grade and older.
$16,000: Provides assistance to move women and families struggling to meet basic needs out of emergency or crisis situations and toward a self-sufficient life.
$12,000: Alliance Pilots Program for children.
$12,000: Meals on Wheels Plus More provides nutritious, portion-appropriate meals that promote health and independence for seniors and the disabled.
YWCA of Canton: $531,995
$120,760: Provides year-round child care for children ages 6 weeks through 10 years for residents in southeast Canton.
$226,235: Early Childhood Learning Center provides year-round child care to families in the greater Stark County area for children aged six weeks to 10 years old.
$185,000: Provides a 42-unit emergency shelter for homeless women and families for up to 90 days while they seek permanent housing.