WOOSTER, Ohio — When Reverend Clarence Kerr of Smithville Methodist Church watched the movie Boys’ Town and was inspired to open a home for ‘troubled boys’ 75 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined that thousands of childrens’ lives throughout the state of Ohio would be touched by his dream. But that’s exactly what happened after Reverend […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of their commitment to providing a full continuum of care of behavioral health services, The Village Network is proud to announce the Columbus Intensive Home-Based Treatment program met state fidelity standards and was declared certified by the Center for Innovative Practice at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and […]
(Wooster, OH) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Village Network is transitioning its annual fundraiser to an online auction. Anchored 2020, a Sweet Jubilation event, was originally scheduled for the evening of Saturday, October 10 at the Greystone Event Center in Wooster.
(Wooster, OH) Thanks to the generous support of Wayne County organizations, The Village Network recently unveiled a brand-new playground at the Don Foster Center for Family Preservation in Wooster, which houses outpatient and after-school behavioral healthcare services, and the treatment foster care program.
Can you remember back to your first Christmas? How old were you? What toys did you open? Emma can remember her first Christmas, the toys she opened, the dinner she ate, the ornaments she made, the stockings she hung, and the wreaths she put up. All of these memories are pretty vivid for the 16-year-old from Southern Ohio because Emma’s first real Christmas came at the end of 2019 in a [...]
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in six youth aged 6-17 will experience a mental health disorder each year. That’s 7.7 million children throughout the U.S. And each year the numbers continue to increase. Just like physical conditions, prevention and early intervention are key in treating many mental health conditions. With this information in mind, one of the best [...]
As The Village Network team works to help youth and their families to build brighter futures, we look for partners that align with our mission, demonstrate a willingness to meet kids where they are, and that recognize the important role mental health plays in their education and futures.
Each year in Ohio, an average of 25,000 children are abused and neglected. Fortunately for those served by The Village Network, a non-profit behavioral healthcare provider that specializes in treatment of trauma, there is an innovative new tool to help these youth overcome their crisis and begin to heal. By utilizing Sensory Integration Rooms, the […]
During this uncertain time when our local economics are in question, the dangers of the coronavirus continue to increase around us, and we are subject to the isolation of social distancing and home quarantines, each individual’s mental health is likely being strained, possibly to a point of desperation. In a pandemic, many people are afraid of what might happen in the future, which causes [...]
Take Care Of Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis: Telehealth Services Are Now Available Through The Village Network
With more than 70 years of experience serving Ohio and West Virginia through outpatient behavioral health, residential treatment and treatment foster care, The Village Network is now providing telehealth services. This allows children and adults to use their laptop, tablet or smartphone to speak with a licensed, certified mental health therapist. “Since schools have closed, our therapists [...]