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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EIN 34-0768857
330-264-3232
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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: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

I have done contract work as a nurse with The Village Network for about 10 years in a variety of locations. The Village staff is competent and caring. They provide a wide range of services for kids with emotional and/or behavioral needs. The kids seem to respond well to the treatment strategies giving them the support they need in thier formative years. I can honestly say that I have never overheard staff saying they hate thier job. This can be a challenge some days when youth are having issues and acting out. It shows that the employees actually care for the kids through thick and thin.

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

Hearing from kids that have grown up and share their success stories.

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

Change the Portage Lakes facility. It needs updated- not a balcony on the second floor...better yet, have everything on one floor.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

The Village Network is a wonderful organization that repeatedly demonstrates commitment, care, and concern for adolescents and their families. They strive to provide mental health and behavioral services to community youth as well as youth from other areas of Ohio. I was working with a youth that was struggling in a traditional learning environment. I contacted TVN and they were able to place my client in the on-site educational program. My client has achieved better attendance and grades as a result of TVN. The people that work for The Village Network are passionate and dedicated to the youth of today. Their approach is ever-changing to meet the myriad of needs presented to the multifaceted team of professionals. The Village Network is a vital part of the success of the at-risk youth of Wayne and surrounding counties. Kudos to The Village Network

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

a professional capacity through collaborated services.

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

ask that they become a stronger presence in the public school system where students with marginal mental health and behavioral issues can find success in the least restrictive environment.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

I work in a school district that has an alternative program. There are times when we just don't have enough to serve the needs of the student population that we serve. For the male population, we have had to utilize the Village Network in order to find success not only for the student, but their family as well. They have that extra super structure that we just cannot offer. If it wasn't for the available staff and resources that they have, I feel there would be a lot of lost students who later in life would suffer the consequences of poor choices during their adolescence. It isn't until later and with maturity that most students realize the positive impact the program has on their life. I hope that the Village Network never goes away.

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

the school district where I work.

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

add a village or dorm that services the female population.

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