The Village Network Teaches Mental Health Professionals To Care For Minor Human Trafficking Victims

WOOSTER- Mental health professionals have the opportunity to learn how to care for human trafficking victims from nationally recognized human trafficking expert Celia Williamson, Ph.D. at The Village Network Institute’s Treating Victims of Human Trafficking training. Williamson founded Second Chance of Toledo, Ohio, an organization that develops individualized service plans for women and [...]

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Role Models Inspire Youth

Children come to The Village Network bearing years of burdens and complex traumas, often times including abuse and neglect. Their adverse childhood experiences can lead to a lifetime of physical, emotional and mental health disorders. Whether they like it or not, the odds are against them. While their journey to healing may be daunting, it […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Village Network Highlights New Entrepreneurship Program at Celebration Day

The Village Network began its new Entrepreneurship Program this year and will feature the program at its annual Celebration Day event at Boys’ Village. Youth involved in the program will sell lemonade and baked goods as a way to practice the concepts they learned in the classroom. The Entrepreneurship Program presents traditional education in a […]

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Next Steps: Gym Reconstruction

Across from the newly renovated Welker Smucker Culinary Arts Center stands a building trapped in the past. Built in the 1960’s, the Boys’ Village gymnasium is showing its age. The exterior has cracks in the masonry walls and a leaky roof. On rainy days, the boys weave in and out of buckets as they attempt to play basketball with their peers. The air conditioner is not dependable and the [...]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Village Network to Host Open House at its Salem, Ohio Location

After completing the construction of its new educational facility, The Village Network will host an open house event for community members to learn more about the residential program and meet the staff who play a vital role in supporting Ohio’s at-risk youth. Attendees will see The Village Network’s new on-site education facility funded by Nordson […]

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It Takes a Village: Meet Our Supporters

The newly remodeled Welker Smucker Culinary Arts Center was named after Welker Smucker, a man who devoted his retired life to serving the youth at Boys’ Village. Smucker retired from The J.M. Smucker Company in 1956 and treated each boy in The Village Network’s care as if he were his son. Smucker passed away in 1971, but Vice President of Corporate Communications at The J.M. Smucker [...]

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