Veronica’s Story

It’s astonishing— given the tools, opportunities and environment, in time as short as six months youth who’ve suffered abuse and neglect can find their voice and find peace. Born into chaos, Veronica was one of 19 children to a mother whose mental health instability kept her from providing a home to any of her children. […]

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Casie’s Story

Casie came to a residential facility at The Village Network after a county caseworker removed her from a home of anger and abuse. She can’t remember a time when mom and dad weren’t violently fighting, and she was sexually abused by her cousin when she was six years old. Her father was then incarcerated and […]

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Shawna’s Story

“I had a lot of issues,” Shawna, a 15-year-old former resident of The Village Network’s girls’ residential home says. Though she’s more comfortable looking out the window, she makes an effort to keep eye contact with those listening to her story. Shawna has faced trauma, specifically physical abuse from family members. As a result of […]

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Samantha’s Story

My name is Samantha and I am 18 years old. I came to the Village Network in Uhrichsville when I was 17 and very angry at the world. I was traumatized with what happened with my parents. I was taken from my home where I lived with my father and step-mother and was then put […]

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Hider Reaches Out for Village Network Volunteers

WOOSTER — The former Miss Ohio, Sarah Hider, continues to find herself in the public spotlight. Her new outreach efforts involve The Village Network, for which she serves as a grant writer and public relations manager.  Just recently she set up shop at Gathering Grounds in Wooster to showcase “new opportunities for volunteers (at TVN).” […]

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