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  • Interested in fostering? Children Services hosting informational event 20 Oct 2017 03:17 WKBN AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – If you’re interested in learning more about fostering a child, Mahoning County Children Services is holding an informational event next weekend. It will be held at the Austintown Library on S. Raccoon Road on Saturday, October 28 …
  • Gorant’s to Match Donated Candy Through Saturday 17 Oct 2017 20:56 Business Journal BOARDMAN, Ohio – From now until Sweetest Day, customers of Gorant Chocolatier can purchase a candy bar to be given to the foster children of Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, or NOAS, and Gorant’s will match every donation. Customer names are then posted …
  • DJ 'Deej' Savarese pursues freedom as an non-speaking autistic man in new documentary 17 Oct 2017 11:30 The Frederick News-Post “My senses always fall in love: they spin, swoon; they lose themselves in one another’s arms.” These lines of DJ Savarese’s poem ”Swoon” are heard at the beginning of ”Deej,” a documentary directed by Robert Rooy that was screened at Hood College last …
  • Using Technology to Aid the Opioid Crisis' Innocent Victims 16 Oct 2017 13:32 Nextgov Mark Forman, former U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, is global head of Public Sector at Unisys. Denise Winkler, a senior engagement manager at Unisys, has served as an administrator and …
  • Voices for Children advocates for those in Lorain County Domestic Relations Court 11 Oct 2017 23:26 Morning Journal Voices for Children has been easing the process of families making their way through Lorain County Domestic Relations Court for 27 years. According to Director Tim Green, the program was started in 1990 as part of the nationwide Court Appointed Special …
  • Opioid epidemic drives increased need for foster homes 10 Oct 2017 17:39 Norwalk Reflector “Parents are so consumed with their drug addiction that their child’s needs are secondary or in some cases even unimportant,” said Jill Nolan, director of the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services. When children need to be taken from their …
  • Homes for Kids adds therapy rooms 09 Oct 2017 05:11 Tribune Chronicle NILES — Homes For Kids / Child and Family Solutions recently received a $4,500 grant from the GPD Group Employees’ Foundation that funded the creation of two therapy rooms to benefit clients of the agency. The public had the opportunity to see the new …
  • Collateral Damage: Opioid crisis affecting foster care system in Ohio 08 Oct 2017 13:48 Lima News LIMA — One of the unintended consequences of the opioid crisis is the children of addicts who have to be placed in the foster care system. Seth [not his real name], 16, is in the foster care program at the Marsh Foundation in Van Wert. “My parents would …
  • Ohio sues big pharma over increase in opioid-related deaths 07 Oct 2017 20:32 PBS Online Newshour By Melanie Saltzman CHRIS BURY: In Ohio, the climbing costs of the opioid epidemic are reflected in the shattered lives of people like Ashley Taylor. For the 26-year-old single mother of three, the road to addiction began in high school with pain pills …
  • Yakima Valley feeling addiction's impact on families 30 Sep 2017 07:19 Stamford Advocate In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 photo, Ryan Alonzo is photographed at his home in Yakima, Wash. As a result of addiction, Alonzo lost custody of his three children, but has completed a treatment program and is working to regain his visitation privileges …