Leadership conference raises funds for United Way
The Morrow County Republicans and Michael McVey held a Performance Leadership Class on October 4th and 5th directed towards assisting the public, private and non-profit businesses toward a talent performance leadership.
Nearly $1500 was raised through 25 participants and donations to help support the local Morrow County United Way.
Keynote speakers were Pat Tiberi, US Congressman, 12th district; Dave Burke, Ohio Senator for 26th district; Ohio Federation of Republican women president Jean Turner and Vice President Lynn Bliss; and Jeffrey McClain, Ohio Representative for the 82nd district.
Agencies that the Morrow County United Way helps are: MaryHaven, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Seniors on Center, Helpline, Food Pantry, Turning Point, Marion Shelter, American Red Cross and Recovery & Prevention Resources.
MaryHaven: Their mission is to help men, women and children restore their lives when those lives have been interrupted by addictive or mental illness. They are central Ohio’s oldest most comprehensive behavioral healthcare organization specializing in treatment for addictive illness. A private, non-profit 501 © 3 corporation governed by volunteer board of directors. They receive revenues from alcohol, drug and mental health services boards in Franklin County, Delaware-Morrow mental health and recovery services boards. National Institute on drug abuse; city of Columbus Community Shelter Board, Ohio Dept of Alcohol and drug addiction services; Franklin County dept of Job and Family Services and the United Way of Central Ohio, Delaware and Morrow County.
Girl Scouts: They build courage, confidence and character in girls through scouting. Also provides an empowering leadership program with activism in entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, science, arts, healthy living and environmental partnering thru leadership development, advocacy and community outreach.
Boy Scouts: To serve others by helping instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime by achieving their full potential thru scouting programs which encourage, helpfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, courteous, obedient, cheerful, strong, brave and thrifty.
Morrow County Services for Older Citizens (Seniors on Center): Services are provided to any senior (60+) living in Morrow County, however, need not be a resident of Morrow County to attend activities. Commitment to assisting the frail elderly who choose to remain at home by providing home based services. The goal is to promote and enhance the greatest possible level of choice, independence and self care of the individual and to promote community living when appropriate and feasible in terms of cost and quality for seniors who can remain independently on their own for as long as possible.
1. Congregate meals and home delivered meals
4. Information and referrals
Helpline: To address emotional, financial and infonnational needs of the community by empowering people with support, knowledge and resources. Concrete cost saving benefits to community of Morrow County by using volunteers. Helpline is committed to serving the public with respect and caring for people as well as educating them thru referrals with non-judgmental approach.
1. Information about referrals to human services for everyday crisis
2. Centralized source of accurate connections to appropriate community agencies and programs based on identified needs.
3.Response to callers at risk for suicide
4. Professionally trained specialist to assess caller situations, problem solve, safty plan, reassure, give crisis support, infonnation provision, advocacy and referral giving that is free & confidential. (after hours access 24/7 for 365 days a year with an easy to remember number — 211).
Food Pantry: Develop and expand services to meet established emergency needs as stated in law with objectives of the ERC. Those services will consist of providing temporary assistance such as food, clothing, furniture and equipment, fuel or shelter.
1. Food pantry provides food up to a 3 day period
2. Service a transient or homeless person
A. In 2011, 9,933 individuals
B. In 2010, 9,877 individuals
C. In 2009, 9,859 individuals
D. In 2008, 9,119 individuals
Turning Point: Responds to the needs of victims of domestic violence by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and general support services and to identify and confront causes of domestic violence.
2. Outreach programs
3. Community Education
4. Provide referrals as needed
Their mission is to support communities compassionately, by addressing the needs of the homeless individuals and families with a safe shelter, basic needs and necessities. They will help structure self sufficiency for clients to give them a place to stay for up to 90 days while stabilizing during a crisis. They have 2 shelter’s one for men and another for women and families. They offer people meals, clothing, place to bath & do laundry. This shelter mandates physical cleanliness, sobriety from illegal drugs and alcohol, They require mandatory job searches, savings accounts, budget training & prevention training as needed. They also place mandatory completion goals. They provide resources for area counseling, Job & Family Services, Children Services and others such as Good Will Industries. American Red Cross:
A humanitarian organization lead by volunteers, guided by congressional chapter and fundamental principles of and International Movement. It provides relief to victims of disaster and will help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies thru
1. Blood Drive
2. Community Services
3. Health and Safety Services
4. Armed Forces Emergency Services
5. Volunteer Services (97% of the workforce is volunteer)
6. Disaster Service and much more
Recovery & Prevention Resources:
The mission of Recovery & Prevention Resources is to provide a range of behavioral health services, with an emphasis on providing the highest quality alcohol and other drug treatment, intervention, prevention and education services to all citizens. The recognition that alcoholism and chemical dependency as treatable conditions and view prevention of alcohol and other drug problems as an optimum outcome, followed closely by early interventions where appropriate and possible. Services provided are Alcohol and other drug treatment programs, prevention and community education programs and adolescent intervention programs which include assessment, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, drug screening, medical somatic services, intensive outpatient program services and case management services to coordinate each clients participation in treatment linkag~ with other community resources.