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.
As an administrative director of the Ariel Foundation I have toured and been in contact with the local Village Network in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. We gave two grants to this deserving organization in 2010. This wonderful facility and the dedicated people that work inside give a home with loving care while teaching life skills to children that otherwise would "fall through the cracks" with nowhere else to live. We are proud to be a donor of the Village Network of Mt. Vernon and play a small part in building lives and forming future productive citizens in these children.
depending on the statistics you use, in the US, there are approximately9-11 million insedentces fo Child abuse annually. And appropximatley 30% fo those victums will grow up to abuse theri own children.
TVN helps break the cylce of child abuse by helping abused children gain the treatemtn required to build self confidence, self worth, respect for authority, and gain the skills to grow into responsible citizens.
TVN's treatemtn programs are 85- 95% effective adn tehy treat nearly 550 children daily throughout Ohio.
I have worked for The Village Network for the last eighteen years. During this period of time, I have seen many foster children given a safe home, shelter, love, caring, and counseling. They have had experiences that they never had in their bio home. They have gone to the zoo, movies, football and baseball games, and participated in many community activities some of them for the first time. Many of the staff and the foster parents have contributed to the children by paying for their prom and Senior pictures. Encouraging them to continue in their education. Helping them learn independpendent living skills.
The Village Network cares.