FUNDED PROGRAMS

Below are the programs awarded dollars to impact our community. Read more about Community Impact, our goals, and our strategies to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Health

Program Offered through: Description Award
Special Olympics Butler County Special Olympics

 

The program provides opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, young and old, to take part in and benefit from competitive sports.

 

$17,000.00
Center for Individual and Family Counseling Cancer Family Care

 

Therapists facilitate private, personalized mental health counseling sessions that encourage cancer patients and their family members to talk about their issues, concerns, feelings, and emotions.

 

$10,000.00
Mental Health Counseling Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio

 

Team works to provide a culturally competent and trauma informed approach when providing services to local immigrant clients who are experiencing high levels of stress leading to behavioral health issues. 

 

$25,000.00
Vision Rehabilitation Services Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

Provide adults who are visually impaired with access to complete low vision services to maximize their health and remove barriers related to vision loss.

 

$18,000.00
Program in Food Insecurity and Education Family Service of Middletown

 

Assists families and individuals within the Middletown area with much-needed food, referrals for rent assistance, utility assistance, medical needs, as well as other basic needs.

 

$5,000.00
Free Clinic Medication and Testing Oxford College Corner Clinic

 

A walk-in clinic where the underprivileged can get medical care for free and patients living with chronic diseases can receive medication and diagnostic procedures necessary to monitor, treat, and evaluate their illnesses.

 

$4,045.00
Senior and Medical Transportation Oxford Senior Citizens, Inc.

 

Provides free transportation for seniors to health services, including medical, clinic, pharmacy, grocery, etc. which encourages healthy living and reduces social isolation.

 

$6,000.00
Perinatal Services Sojourner Recovery Services

 

Through education, intervention, and assessment, the perinatal program utilizes a holistic approach to provide substance use prevention and treatment services to pregnant women, women of childbearing age, and their partners.  

 

$20,000.00
Building a Healthier Community Coalition for A Healthier Community Oxford

 

Takes action to promote healthier choices for residents in an economically disadvantaged community to reduce overdoses and crime and to increase health, safety, collaboration, and out-of-school enrichment opportunities for the children.

 

$3,780.00
Butler County Rape Crisis and Prevention Services Women Helping Women

 

Services for survivors include 24-hour hotline and text/chat services, hospital advocacy, court accompaniment and legal advocacy, school and college campus advocacy, support groups, and individual crisis intervention and safety planning. 

 

$25,000.00
Dove House Domestic Violence Shelter YWCA Hamilton

 

The shelter provides fully furnished efficiency apartments on a high security campus with case management to help with basic needs, create a safety plan, connection to community resources, and support groups.

 

$37,000.00
Health Category Total     $170,825.00

 

Financial Stability

Program Offered through: Description Award
Disaster Emergency Services and Preparedness Programs American Red Cross Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter

 

Emergency response includes shelter, health-related services, financial assistance for food, clothes, rent, emergency home repairs, transportation, and medicines to help individuals and families during a disaster.

 

$15,000.00
Maintaining Housing Stability Family Promise of Butler County, Inc.

 

Assists families who have experienced an incident that has prevented them from paying rent or utilities while also providing financial literacy, good tenancy training, and follow-up care.

 

$7,000.00
Emergency Shelter to Eliminate Homelessness Hope House Rescue Mission, Inc.

 

Provides shelter/housing and case management services for men, women, and children experiencing homeless, extremely low income, physical and/or mental disability, illness, and are survivors of domestic abuse.

 

$15,000.00
Emergency Financial Assistance Oxford Family Resource Center

 

Services include utility, rent, and shelter cost assistance as well as case management to continue to help those in distress beyond immediate need. 

 

$12,500.00
Emergency Assistance Salvation Army - Middletown Corps

 

Provides food for the hungry and other resources through the Pathway of Hope program offering ongoing case management to help break the generational cycle of poverty. 

 

$17,000.00
Neighbors Who Care: Home Repair SELF (Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families)

 

Provides free home repairs and mobility modifications to low-to-moderate-income Butler County homeowners.

 

$3,225.00
Move Forward Housing Stability Program Serve City

 

A comprehensive program designed to meet neighbors experiencing homelessness and to help them through the journey to permanent housing stability by connecting them to needed resources.

 

$30,798.51
Emergency Food Assistance TOPSS (Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services)

 

Provides weekly groceries to those in need in the Talawanda School District including choice pantry shopping, curbside pickup, and a mobile food pantry van. 

 

$12,500.00
Financial Stability Category Total     $113,023.51

 

Education

Program Offered through: Description Award
Child Care Teaching Advancement 4C for Children

 

The project supports early childhood educators with their pursuit of continuing education and training to meet state requirements and work toward career goals.

 

$10,000.00
Abilities First Children's Services Abilities First

 

Empowers children and their families living with Autism and differing abilities to reach their unique and highest potential by providing comprehensive care such as childcare, occupational therapy and speech, and the Autism Learning Center. 

 

$20,000.00
After School Program Axis Teen Center, EDGE Teen Center

 

Surrounds teens with guidance, support, and services to ensure they graduate from high school with the skills and strategies they need to help them reach the next steps in life.

 

$5,000.00
One-to-One Mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County

 

Children (Littles) are placed in mentoring relationships with fully screened and trained volunteers (Bigs) who meet on a regular basis to facilitate positive care and support.

 

$35,000.00
After School and Summer Youth Development Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton

 

Provides core academic programs including Power Hour/Homework Help, Accelerated Reader, Prodigy online math program, Brain Gain and Smart Girls, STEM activities, Be A STAR social and emotional learning, as well as physical education.

 

$25,000.00
Power Hour Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty

 

A daily academic program is provided to all the Club members to ensure their day-to-day engagement and, productivity in meeting our targeted academic programming goals.

 

$5,000.00
Cradle to Career Continuum Community Building Institute Middletown, Inc.

 

Provides supports to families in the community to recognize their needs, identify resources, educate themselves, and to create sustainability opportunities to move individuals and families out of poverty.

 

$35,000.00
Project Success Envision Partnerships

 

A proactive, comprehensive evidence-based prevention program in the areas of substance abuse, violence, gambling, and suicide incorporating multiple prevention strategies that reach universal, selective and indicated populations of youth and adults.  

 

$30,000.00
Children and Youth After School and Summer Development Hamilton Living Water Ministry

 

Serves hundreds of the neediest children and youth in Butler County through free year-round after-school and summer programs that are designed to help them reach their greatest potential in academics and emotional and social needs.

 

$15,000.00
Hope's Closet Foster Parent Community of Support Hope's Closet

 

Best serves the various needs of foster parents and removes barriers to their success through program Parent's Night Out, education training opportunities, whole family activities, and mentoring program.

 

$10,000.00
School-Based Support Services LifeSpan, Inc, a Community First Solutions company

 

Program includes suicide prevention, behavioral health intervention services, specialized psycho-educational program, information and referral services, crisis Intervention support services, and program management. 

 

$5,000.00
Super Summer Readers Oxford Literacy Team

 

A free summer reading camp that serves three areas in the Talawanda School District with students from kindergarten to grade 3 who may otherwise be unable to access summer support due to cost and transportation.

 

$3,060.00
CASA Advocacy: A Voice for Abused Children PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA

 

Advocacy service of Court Appointed Special Advocates who support children and their families who are involved in the child welfare system as victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence and abandonment, and are under the protective supervision of the Butler County Juvenile Court and Butler County Children Services.

 

$30,000.00
Education Category Total     $228,060.00

 

Collaborations

Program Offered through: Description Award
Every Child Succeeds Home Visitation Collaboration Butler County Educational Service Center (lead agency) in conjunction with Every Child Succeeds and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

 

Ensuring that vulnerable families have ready access to services offered within ESC provider agencies, including counseling, housing assistance, and preschool addressing child development, maternal health, parenting, personal and environmental safety, social support and self-sufficiency.

 

$30,000.00
Compassion Project Butler County Educational Service Center and Shared Harvest Foodbank

 

Allows ECS to address dietary needs, cultural needs, and provide food to thousands of at-risk children and families within a variety of programs and services from pregnancy to older adulthood that ESC serves. 

 

$37,500.00
Parent Project Collaboration Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio (lead agency) in conjunction with Butler County Family and Children's First Council, Butler County Juvenile Justice Center/Juvenile Court, Various school districts including Fairfield, Hamilton, Madison, Middletown, and Talawanda along with Miami University.

 

Parenting education program that invests in preventing child abuse, school drop-outs, unemployment, delinquency, and the intergenerational perpetuation of poverty by strengthening and educating families with out of control children.

 

$20,000.00
Youth Wellbeing and Resilience Fairfield City School District (lead agency) in conjuction with Fairfield Prevention Coalition

 

The program uses a strengths-based youth model that enhances the protective factors that buffer youth at the middle school level from alcohol, drugs, vaping, delinquency, school dropout, and suicide.

 

$9,000.00
The Connect Project Focus on Youth, Inc.

 

Serves two Butler County teens centers to help youth develop skills to support their mental and behavioral health through counselors who provides outreach, life skills education, an expressive arts group, and a group addressing a range of socio-emotional issues that impact mental health.

 

$15,000.00
Booker T. Washington Community Center Collaboration Great Miami Valley YMCA (lead agency) in conjunction with Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton, City of Hamilton, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Miami University (Hamilton and Oxford).

 

Serves as a hub for academic enrichment programs, health and wellness initiatives, artistic creation and exploration, and confidence-building programs to empower youth to achieve success in every area of their lives.

 

$30,000.00
Comprehensive Hunger Relief Program Shared Harvest Foodbank (lead agency) in conjunction with The Village Food Pantry and Serve City.

 

As a member of Feeding America, Shared Harvest Food Bank is able to provide partner food pantries with rescued food to help keep their shelves stocked for those in need.  

 

$43,600.00
Collaboration Category Total     $185,100.00

 

Grand Total of All Funded Programs for 2023-24 $697,008.51