INFO LINE 2-1-1 Referrals Now Available via Text Message

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Info Line is making it easier for Summit County residents to find and access basic needs assistance by adding texting capability to its 2-1-1 information service. 2-1-1 OnDemand allows people to receive referrals for food and utility assistance via text so they don’t have to use valuable phone minutes. The service also helps free up Info Line’s 2-1-1 staff so they can spend time answering phone calls that are more in-depth.

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Reducing Opiate Abuse in Summit County

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The Summit County Opiate Task Force is comprised of over 200 Community Stakeholders representing medical, law enforcement, business, treatment providers, the courts, social services, and persons in recovery. Together, they are addressing this epidemic collaboratively in order to educate, inform, and advocate. Community problems require community solutions!

Over the last decade, we have seen a tremendous increase everywhere in street heroin. More recently this problem has been compounded by the diversion (sharing or sale) of prescription opiates (Oxycontin, hydrocodone, and fentanyl).

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Bridges “Getting Ahead” Grad Looks to a Bright Future

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Story and Photo Courtesy of the United Way of Summit County

At 23 years old, Tia has been through a lot. Kicked out of her parents’ house shortly before her 18th birthday, she spent years in an abusive relationship, had three children and was homeless for much of 2015. Yet, despite the turmoil of her last few years, Tia is determined to make a better future for herself and her family.

“I’ve been trying to go to different programs, to see how to better my life,” she says. “To get out of the whole trapped feeling.”

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Helping Men Become Better Fathers – Summit County Fatherhood Initiative

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Helping Men Become Better Fathers

 

The joint mission of the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative (SCFI) and the National Fatherhood Initiative is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.

 

The research shows …

 

Infants of highly involved fathers are more cognitively competent at 6 months and score higher on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development.

 

School-aged children of involved fathers are also better academic achievers. They are more likely to get A’s, have better quantitative and verbal skills.

 

Children of involved fathers are more likely to enjoy school, have better attitudes toward school, participate in extracurricular activities, and graduate They are also less likely to fail a grade, have poor attendance, or have behavior problems at school.

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Linda Conrad Shares Commitment to Ingenuity

Courtesy Of Leadership Akron
Story by Debbie McKinney

 

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Linda Conrad, President and Executive Director Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

 

 

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens gained a leader with a life-long passion for ingenuity in Linda Conrad, President and Executive Director since 2009. Linda shared her vast experience and expertise in team building at December’s Leadership on Main.

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