Empowering Families

Why it matters.

The United Way believes that strong families are the cornerstones to a vibrant community. Each year, new strategies are developed to help families confront and overcome serious problems that can break them apart and put children at a disadvantage in school – and in life.

We are committed to strengthening families so they can achieve greater self-sufficiency by developing and utilizing their own skills and knowledge. Our funded programs provide families, children and youth access to community resources needed to develop to their fullest potential, live safe and healthy lives, and contribute positively to society.


Funded Service Providers in this Area

Click an agency name below to learn more about it.

Center for Child and Family Advocacy

Phone: 419-592-0540

House of Ruth provides a safe place for victims of domestic violence and their children. Counseling programs for victims and perpetrators of child sexual abuse and family domestic violence.

Four County Family Center

Phone: 800-693-6000

Family Matters Program works with juvenile offenders and involves the entire family in an effort to prevent additional court involvement or removal from the home.

Phone: 800-544-7369
Website: http://www.lawolaw.org/

Provides free legal services in civil matters to individuals and groups who, due to their limited financial resources, cannot afford to hire a private attorney and seek effective resolution of their legal problems.

Lutheran Social Services

Phone: 800-577-8629
Website: http://www.lssnwo.org 

Christian agency provides counseling to help clients attain a higher level of physical, emotional, and spiritual functioning.Direct assistance program helps individuals with food, utilities, rent, and prescriptions among other needs.

Ohio Benefit Bank/Financial Stability Partnership

Phone: 419-636-8603
Website: http://www.thebenefitbank.org

United Way program offers free tax preparation to individuals and families making less than $56,000 per year. Also provides access to work supports such as food stamps, children’s heath care, and utility assistance.

Sarah’s House

Phone: (419) 636-7272

In addition to other programs, provides “Safe Dates” dating abuse curriculum. Target audience is all middle and high school students, male and female.

Shalom Mediation and Counseling Center

Phone: 419-636-2957
Website: http://www.shalomworks.org

VORP Program is an alternative made available to judges and probation officers where offenders and victims have a chance to work out problems and find healing and reconciliation.

Williams County Family YMCA

Phone: 419-636-6185
Website: http://www.wcymca.org

The ACCESS Membership Program offers the YMCA to families regardless of their ability to pay.

Williams County Habitat for Humanity

Phone: 419-636-9093

Housing program builds simple but decent homes in partnership with local families and the community.