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Causes: Children & Youth, Correctional Facilities, Crime & Law, Foster Care, Mental Health, Residential Mental Health Treatment, Sexual Abuse Prevention

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.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 4

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been associated with The Village Network (TVN) for a number of years as a member of its Corporation Board and, more recently, as the Chair of its Governing Board. More than any other social service organization with which I am acquainted, TVN is truly mission and vision driven. It strives to provide its clients with best treatment practices in an environment of respect and care for those whom it serves. Both Board and staff exhibit a care and concern for clients that is evident to those who regularly visit or interact with the agency and to the community at large.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Village Network (TVN) is a wonderful child-serving organization. Staff members are truly concerned about the welfare and future of each youth in their care. Parents desperate for assistance with their troubled youth often look to the professionalism and expertise of TVN staff for advice and guidance.

I remember meeting one particular youth upon his admittance to The Village Network. He was angry, scared and didn’t trust anyone. He was sure that staff were there to make his life unbearable. After only a couple months, I met him again. There was a light that radiated from him. He smiled and was truly happy. He trusted his counselors and others who rallied to support him. He had made a complete turnaround and was on the path to success. His grades were better than ever, he had a positive outlook and was excited about his future and the prospect of being the first in his family to attend college.

I am happy that The Village Network exists to assist youths in turning their lives around and gaining confidence in themselves and others. I am proud to have them in my community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

An awesome orginizaton commited to serving at risk youth.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Terri Chapman RN MSN

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Village Network in Wooster, Ohio as a higher education mentor for students transitioning to college. The staff at the VN are concerned and dedicated to assisting youth. A mentor training and support group has been formed by VN staff and formalizes the efforts to better serve residents.

I highly value the experiences that I have had with the Village Network.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Village Network has been located in Wayne County since its inception, over 50 years ago. They have always been excellent communiity partners. They collaborate with other agencies, businesses and educational systems. They are active in a multitude of community organizations, often in leadership roles.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity of meeting a significant number of the Village Network Staff. They are extremely dedicated to the mission of the Village Network which is to promote responsible living and positive change in troubled children through partnerships with families and communities. Jim Miller, the CEO , not only has a good understanding of the services they deliver, has a real understanding of the financial end of the business, and because of his tremendous passion for the kids, it has permeated the entire organization.
In the last two years when other organizations similar to the Village Network have suffered financially or even closed, the Village Network has remained strong financially.

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