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
Programs: The village network is dedicated to improving the behavioral health, well being, and quality of life for youth and their families through integrated treatment foster care programs. In 2014, the village was awarded a grant for the evidenced based practice of nurturing parent groups for parents and their children who are involved in the court because of the parent's substance abuse. Since 2010, tvn has been operating a supervised visitation program through its neighbor to neighbor community foster care program and is the only provider of these services for families involved with the drug court program. The new grant expanded capacity to serve additional families. The organization served 1,285 youth in 280 different treatment foster care homes in 2015.
the village network is dedicated to improving the behavioral health, well being, and quality of life for youth and their families through four integrated residential care programs. The organization served 278 youth in its variety of residential programming - state certified sexually reactive and juvenile sexual offender programs, trauma focused care, and the new transitional living program. The village has three vocational programs to train youth in developing marketable skills: building and grounds maintenance, horticulture and hospitality, to encourage independence and success after discharge.
the village network is dedicated to improving the behavioral health, well being, and quality of life for youth and their families through integrated day treatment and various community based programs. This includes school based programs in wooster, youngstown, steubenville, lancaster and belmont county, with tvn working cooperatively with local school systems to bring comprehensive school based behavioral healthcare to youths most in need. The organization served 1,788 youth in these programs including 296 placements in a diversion program for youth arrested for domestic violence where the youth enter a tvn treatment foster care home instead of the detention center; 215 in a home based treatment program; and 850 in a reception center/evening reporting/shelter care program. The reception center receives arrested youth directly from the juvenile detention center and/or the local police departments. The youth are assessed which determines the prescription of services based on impairment in social, family, or academic functioning and/or mental health diagnosis. The ideal outcome is the safe return of the youth to the home after appropriate family training, education and treatment. Tvn was again awarded a grant to provide clinical mental health and other therapeutic services for individuals and families passing through the knox county juvenile court systems. Tvn was deemed a flagship organization of dr. Bruce perry's child trauma academy in the neurosequential model of therapeutics (nmt) in early 2015. The nmt integrates several core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology into a comprehensive approach to the child,family, and their broader community.
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!
Professional with expertise in this field,09/16/2013
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.
Professional with expertise in this field,02/24/2011
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Professional with expertise in this field,02/22/2011
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.