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children and adults.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – 2345 Gateway Dr., (877) 319-0729,; office hours: Mon./Tues./ Thurs./Fri., 9 a.m.-4p.m., Wed. 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.; accepts and processes claims for retirements, disabilities, deaths, supplemental security incomes and Medicare; applications for Social Security numbers, check Social Security earnings; information. STEPS AT LIBERTY CENTER (SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT, EDUCATION AND PREVENTION SERVICES) – 104 Spink St., Wooster (330) 264-8498, www.stepsatlibertycenter. org; Bobbi Douglas, Executive Director; office hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m.9 p.m.; Wednesday/Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; provides support and treatment services for persons with alcohol, chemical dependency/substance abuse and addictions; assessments, referrals, out-patient counseling, group therapy, 24hour residential services (see below), after-care services, medication assisted treatment, prevention services including Alcohol Education Program (DUI program), Drug-Free Safety Training, early intervention program for youth and parents and other education and prevention services. Call for more information.

and Holmes County area; information can be accessed by visiting the United Way website,; or by calling, 2-1-1 and requesting the Volunteer Directory.

WAIP (WOOSTER AREA INTERFAITH PARTNERSHIP) – (330) 264-9250,; Kevan Franklin, contact; meetings held 1st Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.; United Way Building; interfaith partnership perform programs and services; Contact us for meeting times.

WAYNE COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES – 2534 Burbank Rd., (330) 345-5340, (888) 345-5340,; Deanna Nichols- Stika, Executive Director; on call 24/7; “Encourage hope ... foster or adopt!”; protects children at risk of abuse or neglect and strengthens, preserves and empowers families; identifies and coordinates community services; works in collaboration with others to provide these children with safe, nurturing and permanent families, whether their own or another.


Market Street, (330) 262-3877, fax (330) 262-8057; wccf@,; Sara Patton, Executive Director; a tax-exempt community foundation established in 1978 and funded by donations from individuals, families and businesses; these monetary gifts are used for scholarships, community projects and charitable purposes throughout Wayne County; a STEPS RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS: 17-member board, composed of individuals throughout Beacon House Residential Treatment Center for Women – 732 Wayne County, voluntarily shares its expertise in financial, Spink St., Wooster; (330)264-8498, www.stepsatlibertycenter. legal and community affairs. org; Bobbi Douglas, Executive Director; hours: 24/7; residential treatment center for women recovering WAYNE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOB & FAMILY from chemical dependency; provides case management, SERVICES – 356 W. North St.; (330) 287- 5800; for assistance counseling and group therapy. with income maintenance; food stamps; prevention, Pathway House Residential Treatment Center for retention and contingency program; employment services; Men – 245 Beall Ave., Wooster; (330)264-8498, www. child day care; transportation; Ohio health plans & adult stepsatlibertycenter. org; Bobbi Douglas, Executive Director; protective services.

hours: 24/7; residential treatment center for men recovering WAYNE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY – 1161 from chemical dependency; provides case management, Mechanicsburg Rd., (330) 262-0152;; hours: counseling and group therapy. closed Sunday -Monday, Tue./Wed./Fri. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.; TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST BREAKFAST Thursday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; promotes PROGRAM – 150 E. North St., (330) 264-9250; call for the adoption of homeless animals; 24/7 rescue service for injured dogs and cats; investigates reports of cruelty to more information; serves breakfast to anyone at no charge, animals; sells dog licenses; provides services to pet owners; weekdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. (except when Wooster City schools speakers available to classes/ groups. are closed for weather-related emergencies and on major holidays); volunteers always appreciated. WAYNE COUNTY VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE VIOLA STARTZMAN FREE CLINIC – 1874 Cleveland Rd., PROGRAM – 115 W. Liberty St., (330) 262-2070, 8:30 a.m.(330) 262-2500,; Jamie Parsons, 4:30 p.m. After hours call (330) 287-5700; Jill Buchholz Executive Director; call for hours; offers free medical and Cheek, Program Director; mission is to reduce the trauma laboratory testing, medication assistance, dental care and of crime by providing information, support and advocacy referrals to local physicians for low-income county residents to victims and their families; ensures sensitive treatment for victims and witnesses throughout the criminal justice who are uninsured or have no Medicaid or Medicare. process. VOLUNTEERLINK – 215 S.Walnut St., PO Box 548, Dial 2-1- 1, If your organization is not listed in this guide, please call; office hours: 24/7; a clearinghouse 330- 264-1125, Ext. 2232 to reserve your spot for next for volunteers and agencies who use volunteers; maintains year so that we offer the most complete community guide a list of volunteer opportunities available in the Wayne possible. Thank you.

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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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