Village Network

Rating: 4.83 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Mental Health, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 518 Smithville OH 44677 USA

Mission: MISSION: The mission of The Village Network is to work in partnerships that will empower youth and their families to build brighter futures. We will be known for our pursuit of excellence, our responsiveness to emerging community needs, and our effective partnerships.
Results: Serve over 1,000 abused and neglected youth per day.
Geographic areas served: The State of Ohio

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a parent of a child in one of the programs and feel so lucky to be working with The Village Network. They truely believe in my son and listen to our needs. The entire company is focused on the family and the kids. it has been a great experience and they have saved us!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them all over to help others like me!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with a variety of organizations in the feild and The Village Network is amoung the best. It has a rich history and has taken it to the next level over the past year. I know many people who work for The Village Network and are just so happy with its direction and dedication to the staff and to the kids there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more funding to do great things in other areas of OHIO!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Far more respectful towards kids than any residential I have seen in OH.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the past three months.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be more aggressive in making the Company Vision come true and and create a vision to help the staff work smarter, not harder.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 3 stars  

I have been the Village Network teacher at the middle school for a year and a half. What an awesome opportunity to work with individual students and small groups providing hands on, academic learning in a truly caring environment.

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Village Network staff members are truly supportive in their daily efforts to work with the school staff to provide healthy snacks and meals in order for students to be successful in school.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would encourage businesses to sponsor the Village Network school and provide funds to update technology used by the youths to increase academic learning.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

The Village Network is an asset to the Wayne County area. I am aware of multiple cases of community youth not finding success in a traditional academic environment but were able to attend and GRADUATE from TVN's educational program. Without TVN, these students would not have graduate and likely have been a drain on the welfare system. TVN stuck by these kids when everyone else had given up. These students now have the opportunity to break the welfare cycle in their families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the students I've worked with.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My only frustration with TVN is that they don't have an educational program in Wooster for females. The current school is male-only. I would love to see TVN open an alternative education setting that caters to females.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We believe the Village is so important to the youth in our area that we feel strongly in volunteering our time and working to raise funds for them. The understand how to utilize all funds that come their way in a efficient and effective manner. The work they do is priceless in the lives of the young people who come through their program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the results of the money we were able to contribute in their greenhouse project which enables these young folks to use their hands to watch something grow and learn from the experiences.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with TVN for more than 40 years. It is a excellent organization with skilled staff and appreciative clients and families. It has earned the support of the communities it serves by its willingness to work with local entities as partners and to develop programs which meet the needs of clients.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reviewing the cases I have heard as a judge prior to serving as a board member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the donor base.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Village Network has been able to sustain itself because they provide excellent care, are constantly looking for ways to use their limited resources wisely, and are willing to change their processes to fit the needs of their clientle in an ever changing world of budget cuts and unfunded mandates.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I always bring new people to their Celebration Day so they can have a first hand experience in meeting the students and staff, touring the school and residential facilities, and getting a better understanding for their programs and results.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would add or partner with a career center to provide more hands on skills training so they will have a better opportunity to suceed when they become independent.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Village Network is the only non-profit that I have been involved with that is truly focused on it's mission and the continual evolution of it. And the programs that exist to fulfill the mission are under strict financial scrutiny. This is a a non-profit with management that measures and understands the financial impacts of their decisions and takes action when and where appropriate to maintain the financial strength of the organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Serving as the Board Treasurer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help more children!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked for many organizations over the years, but The Village Network exceeds in the quality of services that are provided. The Administrators and Staff are committed to improving the lives and future of children and families and do so by staying current in available treatment options, quality programming, and hiring staff who are committed to the youth that are in care.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The daily work that I do

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None at this time

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