At Henry County Hospital, our priority is the patient. While first-rate programs, state-of-art technology, and extensive medical services are impressive, our true strength lies in the caring atmosphere we create for the families and individuals who visit our facilities. As a leading healthcare provider, we take pride in providing some of the best healthcare services in Henry County.
For more than a century, Henry County Hospital has provided advanced, patient-centered care. Our history revolves around the community, and we are honored to partner with Symphony of Trees. Through our partnership, we have been able to enhance care for our youngest patients by investing in technology that reduces pain when having an injection or blood draw, a vein finder to assist the provider in finding a suitable vein for IV placement and blood draws, new bassinets, new beds for moms in labor, Kangaroo rocking chairs for new moms, infant warmers, pediatric cribs, and new equipment for pediatric patients undergoing rehabilitation services. Most recently, funds from Symphony of Trees have allowed us to purchase a pediatric wheelchair and Broselow chart to use in Emergency Care Services.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Symphony of Trees, as your support will help us better the community and hospital services for our younger generation.
Northwest Ohio CASA is so excited and grateful to be partnering with the Symphony of Trees once again!
In case you don’t know, CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. We recruit and train community volunteers to advocate in court for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Our CASA volunteers get to know these children well enough to advocate for their best interest in court. They meet with the child(ren) once a month, at minimum. Additionally, they talk with parents, foster parents, other family members, teachers, doctors, counselors, ect to try to paint a picture of what’s really going on in the child’s life. They gather information, compile a report, and provide this report to the judge to help determine the best outcome for the child.
The organization began in Henry County in 1991 as Henry County CASA. In 2017 we expanded into Defiance County and Williams County and became Northwest Ohio CASA. At the end of 2020, we expanded into Paulding County. We currently have about 60 volunteers serving 130 children in our four county area.
We have volunteers from every walk of life. We have retired school teachers, stay at home moms, young professionals, partners who work together on cases, and people with a passion for seeing children succeed. Our volunteers are not required to have knowledge of the legal system. We teach them everything they need to know during the 30 hour pre-service training and continued education for the duration of their time volunteering with our organization. We may be biased, but we think we have one of the best groups of volunteers around!
We have seen children placed in group homes with their CASA volunteer being the only person who visits on a regular basis. We have seen parents choose drugs over their children. We have seen children homeless or hospitalized because of abuse or neglect. But, we have also seen parents work really hard to complete drug treatment, secure housing, and maintain a job in order to reunify with their children. We’ve seen wonderful fathers step up when they weren’t even aware they had children. We’ve seen children who had a CASA Volunteer grow up to be amazing young individuals who now make a difference in the lives of others. The work is hard, but the work is worth it.
If you’re interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer and advocating for the best interest of a local child who has experienced abuse or neglect, visit our website at www.nwocasa.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello from The Center for Child and Family Advocacy!
We are excited to partner once again with the Symphony of Trees as we continue to work as a leader in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment. It is through this partnership that we are able to continue programming and outreach in a number of areas such as innovative therapy options, new treatment programming for children who have suffered abuse or loss, and home-based therapies to help families as they work toward healing after a crisis or trauma. Our Family Justice Center serves Defiance, Fulton, and Henry counties and provides emergency and ongoing support and services to victims of domestic violence, as well as other victims of crime throughout the legal process.
At CCFA, we work to nurture healthy relationships through education and prevention while providing individualized, comprehensive treatment and advocacy to empower those we serve. Our trained therapists and professionals specialize in play therapy, sandtray therapy, and many additional methods to help children find their voice and process trauma or loss in a caring environment. We offer counseling services in marriage counseling, child sexual abuse treatment, adult and juvenile sex offender treatment, domestic violence treatment, anger management, trauma and loss/bereavement, intensive family-based therapy, and individual, family, and group counseling. Our staff of professionals works to address the vast needs of our clients.
This year, we would love to see our community come together once again to help us raise funds and awareness for child abuse prevention and treatment. We are so thankful to have a supportive community and we look forward to seeing you at the Symphony of Trees events this year!
Interim Executive Director
The Center for Child and Family Advocacy
Symphony of Trees 2020;
This was supposed to be the Biggest Ever SOT year ever! Celebrating our 20th Anniversary was going to be the cornerstone to make our fundraising goals the best year ever….and then, Covid 19 happened. As a leader, trying to keep our Board and our Supporters intrigued, pumped and enthusiastic was a hard task. We did things much different. For the first time ever, we sent out Mailers to our Sponsors and hosted a REVERSE-RAFFLE in November which not only was a fun ZOOM-type event, but we were able to raise a significant amount of funds to STILL help our three agencies. On top of that, we auctioned off ONE Christmas Tree. The NHS Guidance Department got the word out and they worked hard to WIN the tree. Each year, it will appear at Holiday time and tell the story of children who are not as fortunate as we….those children, who need us for support and love.
We continue to be blessed with such great friends and supporters who realize our mission and still give, no matter what. With this core group, and the ZOOM event and the one tree, we were able to give The Henry County Hospital, The Center for Child & Family Advocacy and the Northwest Ohio CASA, EACH $17,500.00 to further their programs that support the children who live in our communities. My heart and mind go out to all who hung in there with us. As we begin to feel healthy and ready for a “normal” life, we once again will go forward to do what we do….GIVE. We hope you will join us in 2021 to exceed our goal.