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.
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 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.
I have had the privilage of meeting The executive team and many of the day-to-day professionals at TVN and they are all extremely motivated and committed to their vision of providing excellent treatment and care of troubled youth. I have seen first hand how they have positively impacted the lives of young people. Many of these kids would end up in jail or in more serious trouble than they already are were it not for TVN and their fine team of committed professionals. I have heard first-hand from several of their youth how TVN has helped turn their lives around. Kudos to everyone at TVN for the excellent job they do every day helping troubled youth.