A list of local agencies that partner with the United Way of Paulding County
2015-2016 AGENCY COLLABORATIONS
The United Way of Paulding County will be addressing the needs of over 2000 county residents. With United Way’s focus on education, financial stability, and health, the $26,300 allocations from Paulding County donors will benefit eight local agencies.
The United Way Citizen Review Panel met in June 2015 to determine which community groups might benefit and in turn assist Paulding County residents. Allocations were presented to programs from The Paulding County Senior Center, The Community Health Professionals, Inc., The Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission, The Paulding County 4-H Council and OSU Extension, The CPC Women’s Health Resources, The West Ohio Food Bank, The American Red Cross of Paulding County and Lily Creek Farms.
Paulding County Senior Center
The Senior Meal Program was granted $5250 to impact the health of many senior Paulding County residents 60 years of age or older. The Senior Center program serves approximately 30 meals per day at the Center and an additional 130 home delivered meals for clients unable to prepare meals for themselves. While there are no income restrictions, many of those served are isolated and do not have family to help with meals or day to day living.
Community Health Professionals, Inc.
Paulding County Visiting Nurses: Skilled Care-Patient Care Fund was allocated $2625 for home health services to assist in providing care for approximately 165 ill, handicapped or homebound individuals within Paulding County. Seniors and other individuals requiring assistance can often remain in their own home while receiving an individualized level of personal care due to the services of Paulding County Visiting Nurses.
CHP was also awarded $2625 for Hospice, which provides special care for approximately 90 terminally ill individuals and families in Paulding County. In addition to regular nursing visits, a hospice nurse is on call 24 hours a day to assist families when in need.
Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC)
The Summer Food Service Program was awarded $800 to address nutrition needs of children throughout the county. This program provides a balanced lunch during the summer months for children eligible for free or reduced lunches in school districts in the Paulding County vicinity. Additionally, individuals over the age of eighteen enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities may participate.
NOCAC was awarded $1500 to benefit low-income households experiencing a crisis or in need of temporary aid. This program benefits families at risk of becoming homeless or having utilities disconnected. Emergency assistance is also available for prescriptions and other emergency needs. This NOCAC program has helped more than 500 households in Paulding County.
NOCAC was also allocated $1500 to help fund the “Getting Ahead In A Just Getting By World” program. This is a curriculum based program that facilitates a process for people from generational poverty to investigate the impact that poverty has on themselves and their community and to use this information to build resources for a better life and community.
CPC Women’s Health Resources
Earn While to Learn was given $1000 to offset costs providing education and health related services for more than 20 local households. Classes in prenatal care, nutrition, and parenting are offered to help clients become well informed, confident parents. The 10 week classes allow participants to earn items such as diapers, formula, baby food or clothing donated by various individuals, clubs and churches.
West Ohio Food Bank
Paulding County Small Member Charities Food Distribution program received $1000 to provide food to approved distribution agencies. The West Ohio Food Bank’s mission is to create a hunger free West Central Ohio by soliciting and providing food and grocery products, increasing public awareness of domestic hunger, and advocating for public policies that eliminate this problem. The $1000 United Way allocation will pay for approximately 8000 meals for Paulding County deprived families. Paulding County centers include: Auglaize Chapel Church of God, Caring and Sharing Food Pantry, Grover Hill Food Pantry, Payne St. Paul Food Pantry and Pioneer Christian Food Pantry.
American Red Cross, Paulding County
The Paulding County American Red Cross Disaster Services Program was allotted $7000 to support participants in need of emergency assistance. The goal of this agency is to lend service to people regardless of socioeconomic status when victims need emergency services related to tornado, fire, flood or wind damage. The American National Red Cross is governed by volunteers and supported by community donations.
Lily Creek Farms
Lily Creek Farms has received $1000 for its therapeutic riding program for individuals with special needs. The equine-assisted therapy teaches students to ride horses, which can help improve balance, posture and coordination, as well as improving muscle strength and range of motion. The program also provides psychological and educational benefits as the student continue to work with the horses.
Paulding County 4-H Council/OSU Extension
The 4-H Camp Scholarship Program has been granted $2000 in order to support youth (grades 3-8) who would be financially unable to attend camp. 4-H focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering and technology programs. Over 130 students from Paulding County attended 4-H camp this past year.
2015-2016 Agency Collaborations
- Paulding County Senior Center – $5250
- Community Health Professionals, Inc. – $4200
- Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission – $1000
- CPC Women’s Health Resources – $1250
- American Red Cross, Paulding County – $7000
- Lily Creek Farms – $1000
- Paulding County 4-H Council/OSU Extension – $2500
2014-2015 Agency Collaborations
- Paulding County Senior Center – $7000
- Community Health Professionals, Inc. – $7500
- Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission – $8000
- CPC Women’s Health Resources – $2000
- West Ohio Food Bank – $3000
- American Red Cross, Paulding County – $9000
- Lily Creek Farms – $1000
- Paulding County 4-H Council/OSU Extension – $1000
- The Well – $1000
2013-2014 Agency Collaborations
- Paulding County Senior Center – $6000
- Community Health Professionals, Inc. – $5000
- Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission – $4500
- CPC Women’s Health Resources – $1000
- West Ohio Food Bank – $3000
- American Red Cross, Paulding County – $8000
- Paulding County 4-H Council/OSU Extension – $2000