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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM OF OHIO – 2829 Cleveland Rd., Suie B, (330) 262-1200, www.adaptivesportsohio. org; Lisa Followay, Director; a 501C3 organization that offers recreational and competitive sport opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities throughout the state of Ohio.

assessments, outpatient counseling in the areas of substance abuse and mental health; prevention and intervention services; a Speaker’s Bureau to community groups; drug screening; and case management/CPST services.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION – Great Lakes Region, NE Ohio, 4630 Richmond Rd., Suite 240, Cleveland, 44128; (216) 831-

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, GREATER EAST OHIO 7000,; Mary Bird, program director; office AREA CHAPTER – Canton office: 408 9th St., Southwest hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The mission is to support Canton 44707, (800) 272-3900, fax (330) 966-7757, geoachl@, akroncantonyoungstown/index.asp; Erin Ferris & Jennifer Miller, Family Services Coordinator; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; provides family support, education and research relevant to Dementia and related disorders.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – 525 N. Broad St., Canfield 44406, (888) 227-6446 (toll-free), hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; provides information and programs about prevention and early detection of cancer; offers educational programs; supports cancer research.

research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis. Offers arthritis education, exercise classes and programs that teach skills for taking control of arthritis.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU – 222 W Market St., Akron, (330) 253-4590,,\akron; Promoting trust in the marketplace; helps consumers avoid problems in the marketplace; helps resolve buyer-seller disputes; promotes fair business practices; helps businesses to self-regulate.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST CENTRAL OHIO AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION – 4682 Douglas (SERVING WAYNE, HOLMES, CARROLL, HARRISON Circle NW, Canton, 44718, (800) 242-8721 or (330) 478- AND TUSCARAWAS COUNTIES) – 1260 Monroe Ave., Suite 8383, www.; national organization committed to building a world free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes by funding heart and stroke research and education; services include general public and professional education programs, referrals, free health care information, speakers and volunteer opportunities.

100 D, PO Box 6099, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663; (888) 364-5965,,; the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to develop and nurture quality relationships between children and volunteers to guide each child toward their greatest potential; includes school-based mentoring. Volunteers needed.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION – 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd. #260, Independence, 44131, (216) 524-5864 or (800) 586- 4872,,, www.ohiolung. org; national organization provides public education about the dangers of smoking and how to control and break the habit; also provides information about asthma and other lung diseases; offers smoking cessation clinics; and supports research.

CARING THERAPY CANINES – Brenda Z., Wooster Contact (330) 345-3569, or Linda, Medina Contact (330) 336-4044, contacts; provides pet therapy for nursing homes, hospitals; promotes responsible pet ownership and gives bite-prevention programs; all dogs are registered therapy dogs; fun functions include Kids’ Day, health fairs; covers Ashland, Holmes, Medina, Richland, Stark and Wayne counties.

AMERICAN RED CROSS, LAKE ERIE HEARTLAND CATHOLIC CHARITIES SERVICES OF WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER – 244 W. South St., (330) 264- 9383, http://www. –521 Beall Ave., (330) 262-7836, wayne@ccdocleorg, www. ; Katie Myers-Griffith, Executive Director; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; on-call 24/7; provides relief to disaster victims; helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies; offers water-safety, First-Aid and CPR courses, assists military personnel and coordinates blood services.; Fredy Robles, Director; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m and evenings by appointment only; provides family, marital, individual and group counseling with special emphasis on services to children and their families.


of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO); 2685 Armstrong Rd., (330) 345-7949;; Peggy Smith, ANAZAO COMMUNITY PARTNERS – (formerly Your CRC Director; Provides a safe, structured environment Human Resource Center) 2587 Back Orrville Rd., (330) 264- to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual 9597; ; hours: Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-8 needs of traumatized, abused, abandoned and neglected p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; provides diagnostic “SERVICES” CONTINUES ON 58


Wooster Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Wooster, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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