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									                Agency Roster – Foundation Field Placements 2012

 Akron General Medical Center                                        The University of Akron
400 Wabash Ave.                                                      College of Health Sciences
Akron, Ohio 44307                              & Human Services
Ann Haas (330) 344-6000                               School of Social Work
This is a metropolitan general-care hospital. Social workers         Room 411 The Polsky
serve as consultants to other disciplines, regarding the             Building
mental health needs of patients and their families, as well as
provide direct patient/family care. Additionally, social             Naomi White, MSW
workers assist the team with discharge planning.                     Coordinator of Field
Akron General Medical Center
McDowell Cancer Center                                               Timothy McCarragher,
224 W. Exchange St                                                   Ph.D., LISW-S
Akron Ohio 44302                                                     Director, Associate
Tim Tyler MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C                                         Professor                                           330-972-5976
 (330) 344-7854 Phone                                      
(330) 344-5638 Fax
Denise Zechman, MSW, LISW-S                                
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307
(330) 344-3465 Phone
(330) 344-6512 Fax
Internship Locations
McDowell Cancer Center
Reflections Breast Center
Radiation Oncology
Interested in working with three students at any given time

McDowell Cancer Center Summary
From diagnosis through treatment, our caring and comprehensive staff remains dedicated to
individualized treatment and support of the patient. Since 1980, our Cancer Registry has followed 96%
of patients having cancer treatment at Akron General Medical Center to help study the long-term
benefits and effects of different therapies. It also serves as a reminder for both patients and their
doctors to schedule regular exams, so any recurrence can be detected early on. Through the American
College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), Akron General is an accredited Teaching Category
Cancer Program.
A multi-disciplinary team of physicians, genetics counselors, pain management specialists and
pharmacists collaborate regularly on complex cases. This team approach, offers a comprehensive range

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of knowledge in diagnosis, staging and treatment - and ultimately better continuity of care.
Each year, we provided nearly 30,000 treatments such as cancer-related surgeries, radiation therapy
and more. Patients chose Akron General more than 14,000 times for outpatient therapies, including
chemotherapy, infusions and injections which to help boost the body's immune system in fighting
Our outpatient treatment center receives high marks from patients and family members by providing
the highest level of care possible and a comfortable and unique relaxation area for patients and family
members while waiting.
Sometimes after surgery or other types of cancer treatment, physical and occupational therapy helps
patients regain control of their lives. Through Akron General and Akron General Edwin Shaw
Rehabilitation Institute, patients can receive outpatient occupational and physical therapy at one of our
ten Northeast Ohio community locations in Akron, Green, Hudson, Lakemore, Mogadore, Stow,
Tallmadge and West Akron.
Growing to Meet the Needs of the Community
Located on the first floor of the Medical Center's Physician Office Building at Akron General's main
campus, the McDowell Cancer Center's outpatient treatment center is newly expanded and offers a
comfortable waiting area near chemotherapy and special procedures. New to our Ohio cancer center is
a medical resource center where patients and their families can find helpful information and resources.
 Dedicated to Prevention and Cancer Education
Treating cancer, but also providing community prevention and education to the residents of Northeast
Ohio are all a part of the McDowell Cancer Center's mission. The Center's Research Department
continues to increase efforts and offerings in placing patients who are at risk for cancer in clinical
research trials focusing on prevention and early detection.

Description of intern tasks: All interns will be provided appropriate supervision and guidance regarding
assigned tasks.
•       Performs psychosocial assessments for new cancer patients identifying emotional, financial, and
         other issues/stressors in order to educate patients and provide guidance to helpful resources.
•       Facilitate support groups and educational workshops
•       Coordinates benefits investigation prior to first visit to evaluate the patients emotional and
         financial needs. Obtains prior authorization when indicated and resolves charging and
        reimbursement issues.
•       Facilitates the resolution of the identified issues by providing information regarding patient
        financial responsibility, payment options and programs including Social Security Disability (SSD),
        Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Short term and Long-term disability insurance. Provides
        information about and referrals to hospital based programs, financial counseling, and
        community resources that will help resolve the patient concerns.
•       Provides explanation of facility charges and cost of therapy, including denials and write offs.
        Ensures prior authorizations and codes are correct for charging purposes. Assists with referrals
        to other appropriate disciplines and patient assistance programs.
•       Maintains logs, correspondence and charts on documents.
•       Participates in collaborative working relationships with medical staff, other AGHS departments,
        and personnel or outside organizations.
•       Develops educational materials for nursing staff, attending physicians and office staff related to
        compliance and billing issues. Conducts in-services for nursing and medical staff.
•       Facilitates problem resolution as part of the multidisciplinary team for patients, physicians and
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•         Completes and submits applications for various funding sources specific to cancer diagnosis for
          identified patients. Seeks out grants and other funding sources.
•         Assists with patient transitions from office to the hospital outpatient site of service.
•         Completes annual on-going competency requirements. Attends continuing education programs
          and completes mandatory training in order to maintain certification/licensure, department
          specific requirements and professional growth.
•         Follows hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance
          and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
•         Assists with referrals to other appropriate disciplines and patient assistance programs.
•         Facilitates resolution of compliance issues related to pre-authorization, charging, and

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Resident Support Services
100 West Cedar Street
Akron, OH 44307
Jeanne Shea, (330) 762-9631
The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority is committed to building stronger neighborhoods by
providing attractive, safe and affordable housing options and professional services for all
eligible Summit County families, elderly and individuals with special needs in partnership with
the greater community.

Alternative Paths
246 Northland Dr.
Medina, Ohio 44256
Colleen Barrett (330) 725-9195
Alternative Paths is a non-profit behavioral health organization dedicated to providing an array
of services to meet the needs of Medina County residents. Activities include Psychiatric,
Assessment, Child, Case Management, Intake, Community Organization, Crisis Intervention, &
Group Service.

Area Agency on Aging
1550 Corporate Woods Parkway
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
Francine Chuchanis 330-899-5250
Elizabeth Pfeiffer 330-899-5261
The Area Agency on Aging provides older adults and their caregivers long-term care choices, consumer
protection, and education so that they can achieve the highest possible quality of life. Agency activities
include Gerontology and Protective Elder Services. There is also a Wooster office.

Services include Access Services, which are programs designed to help older persons become aware of
and gain access to existing services (client finding, information and referral, transportation); In Home
Services, which are designed to help older persons maintain independence in their own homes, friendly
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visiting, hospice visiting, respite, safety monitoring); and Community Services, which are designed to
help older persons remain active members of
their community (counseling / social, gatekeeper, housing assistance). Other Services include the
Ombudsman Program and screening / assessment for referral to Passport.

The Area Agency on Aging offers a unique and rewarding experience for social work students hoping to
acquire pragmatic, hands on experience. Student activities may include assignments in nursing homes,
which the student visits in order to observe living conditions, advocate for residents in complaint
handling, and inform residents of their rights.

The Senior Friends Program is a visitation and companionship service for homebound or isolated older
adults. Through the provision of visitation, the Program alleviates the detrimental impact of isolation.
Visitation occurs within the homes of consumers or in the form of community outings. Students placed
in this program are assigned a caseload of four seniors (after completion of a training module.) Students
spend one hour a week in case conference with the Senior Friends Coordinator. Schedules are adjusted
accordingly for the summer sessions to ensure adequate visitation and supervision.

Beech Brook
3737 Lander Road
Cleveland, OH 44124
Mark Groner 216-831-2255
The mission of this agency is to advance the emotional well-being and self-sufficiency of
children, youth, and families by providing effective, innovative behavioral health, permanency,
educational and related services, and by serving a strong voice for children, youth and families.
Beech Brook is a contract agency of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
Board of Cuyahoga County. Services include; campus-based treatment, education and
prevention family health programs, education and prevention early child hood services, homes
for children and teens, community-based treatment.

Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau – PACT
22001 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44118
Henry Mazur, (216) 932-2800
PACT, Parents and Children Together, is a family preservation and home-based family-centered
service based on the premise that we cannot help children until we help their parents.
Therefore, the entire family is considered the client. The PACT approach rests on the belief that
the best place for a child is with the family as long as safety is not compromised. The PACT staff
works intensively with parents to support change and empowerment, and with referral and
community sources to maintain change. Bellefaire will take several MSW students in various
capacities in the residential, adoption, and child welfare areas. Hours are flexible.
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Bellflower Center for Prevention of Child Abuse
11811 Shaker Blvd. #220
Shaker Heights, OH
Cheryl Groner (216) 229-2420
This agency provides individual, family and group counseling to children and their parents in
abuse situations.

Benjamin Rose Institute - Adult Day Program
12200 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120
Felton Ross, Jr. (216) 535-2211
This agency’s mission is to improve the quality of life for older people, their families and other
care givers through community-based and residential care, research, education and advocacy.

Berea Children’s Home and Family Services
202 East Bagley Road
Berea, OH 44017-2090
Michele Schmidt (440) 260-8300
This agency is a not-for-profit charitable corporation in a covenant relationship with the United
Methodist Church. It serves youth of all ages needing specialized programs and services to
improve the lives and opportunities of children, families, and adults. The agency provides an
integrated system of effective behavioral health and family support services. Diversity
scholarships are available for non-Asian or non-European applicants. Applicants should call the
contact number above to request to have an application sent to their home. Return the
application with resume to the above address

Blick Clinic
640 W. Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44303
Deborah Smith, LISW-S (330) 762-5425 x 322 Deborah.Smith@BlickClinic.Org
This agency is an evaluation and treatment setting for people of all ages who have mental
retardation/developmental disabilities. The staff works as a team. The team includes the
developmentally disabled individual, that individual’s family and a staff of professionals. The
professional staff includes psychologists, social workers, speech and hearing therapists, occupational
and physical therapists, educational specialists, developmental physicians and psychiatrists. Student
field opportunities include: Shadowing community outreach Help Me Grow workers, exposure to
challenging population of children and adults who may have mental health and/or developmental
disabilities, individual counseling, group co-facilitation, client assessment and referral, treatment and
intervention planning, service coordination, and staff meeting participation.

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Cambridge Behavioral Hospital*
66755 State Street
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Alicia J. Beynon, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC (740) 432-4906
Fax: 740-432-5082
Cambridge Behavioral Hospital is a 66 Bed Acute Inpatient Hospital serving adults diagnosed with
mental health and substance abuse disorders, licensed by ODMH and certified by The Joint Commission.
Cambridge Behavioral Hospital is owned by a larger corporation based out of Florida, called Oglethorpe.
Oglethorpe owns many hospitals around the United States with Cambridge being one of the premier
hospitals. We serve adults in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting, who have a primary diagnosis of
mental health; and often a secondary diagnosis of substance abuse.

A student on our team would be taught to adequately and thoroughly complete bio psychosocial
assessments; engage in the treatment planning process; facilitate individual, group and family therapy;
and be an active member of our multidisciplinary treatment team. Evening & Weekend hours are
available after a couple of weeks of shadowing and working with day team.

Caring for Kids, Inc.
650 Graham Road, Suite 101
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Jill Davies or Patricia Ameling 330-688-0044 Email Jill
Caring for kids is a full service foster care and adoption agency serving foster children and foster families
as well as offering services in domestic and international adoptions. A student intern can anticipate
working with adoptive and foster families and children in a variety of capacities. Responsibilities may
include providing supportive services, assisting in searching and locating a possible adoptive match,
learning to do home study assessments and training, billing, grant writing, fundraising, recruitment, and
community outreach.

Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County
812 Biruta Street
Akron, OH 44307-1104
Mary Kase (330) 762-2961 x232
For over 75 years, Catholic Charities Community Services has offered a unique blend of programming to
address the societal needs of the young, the disabled, the elderly and the poor of Summit County. Our
basic needs programs include a hot meal program, a food pantry and an emergency assistance program.
Our programs for the disabled include the eight week Summer Fun Day Camps for children and our
Recreational Respite program for adults offered one weekend each month at Camp Christopher in Bath,
OH. Summit Adult Day Services serves 75-90 clients Monday-Friday in our Biruta Street location. Our
Bullying Prevention Outreach, Mentoring, Hispanic Services and Counseling programs are available to
help youth and families achieve their potential through positive interaction, community building and

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Catholic Charities Services - Geauga County
10771 Mayfield Road
Chardon, OH 44024
Fran Zamore (440) 285-3537
Catholic Charities offers services to children and families, the elderly, and adolescents.
Individual counseling is available along with community support services. The agency is an
affiliation of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. This agency carries out the mission of helping
others and serving in conjunction with a Christian attitude. LSW preferred.

Catholic Charities of Wayne County
521 Beall Ave.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Anita Miller (330) 262-7840 x 11
Comprehensive counseling services are provided to children, adults, couples, families and
group. Mission is to serve ALL people of Wayne county with compassion, dignity & respect,
having special emphasis on the poor and needy, and to advocate for social justice.

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44718
Chris Warsinskey (330) 433-6075
This agency’s mission is to provide community mental services to assist children, families and
communities in achieving their maximum potential. Child and Adolescent Service Center strives
to empower the family using a strengths-based perspective. Services offered include mental
health services, and child-centered and family-focused services. CASC’s vision is hope,
happiness, safety and a healthy environment for all children and families. They aspire to be the
national leader in developing and providing innovative services, training and research in
children’s mental health. Activities include School-based, Assessment, and Children/teen
services. LSW preferred.

Children’s Community Access Program (also may be Summit County opportunities)
13944 Euclid Avenue, #103
E. Cleveland, OH 44112
Al McIntosh 216-851-7114
A non-profit agency that provides shelter care to runaway and homeless teen girls; foster care
and adoption services.

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Child Guidance/ Family Solutions and Family Ties*
312 Locust St
Akron, Ohio 44302
Thelma Greaser (330) 733-7993
We are a comprehensive mental health agency effectively serving over 4,000 children and
1,000 adults annually in our community. We encourage positive change by supporting
strengths, teaching skills, and encouraging each individual's ability to find solutions that work.
Prevention services are a high priority within our comprehensive system of care woven around
the individual. Our services are designed to wrap around the collective mental health needs of
child, family, and adult with prevention and education processes-leading to treatment
strategies and options for those we serve.

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio*
2685 Armstrong Road
Wooster, OH 44691
Sherry Whitmore 330-345-7949
This agency is a residential treatment facility for adolescents. The population served is children
ages 6-18 with an IQ of 80 or above. The home functions as an open residential facility.
Referrals for placement come from human service agencies, Children Services Boards, juvenile
courts, churches, and Children and Family First Councils. Adoption Services are included.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation ^- P87
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Nancy Fenner (216) 445-6399
The goal of the Social Work Department at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is to assist patients
and families in achieving improved health outcomes by reducing the social and emotional
obstacles that interfere with the patient’s and family’s effective use of health resources.
Student activities include Child Welfare, Nursing Home, Substance Abuse, HIV, Assessment,
Discharge Planning, Intake and Crisis Intervention. This placement will require that the student
participate in a minimum of 24 field hours per week. It provides placement in a comprehensive
medical setting.

Coleman Behavioral Health
400 W. Tuscarawas St.
Suite 200
Canton, Ohio 44702
Amanda Zantow (330) 676-6949
Coleman Behavioral Health – Stark County serves adults with severe and persistent mental illness
through award-winning services provided by our trained and licensed staff members. Through our Stark
County office, we provide psychiatric, counseling and psychotherapy, and case management services to
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adults with severe and persistent mental illness in the Greater Canton area. Coleman Behavioral Health
Stark also offers employment services, vocational evaluation, and situational assessment, job coaching
and professional vocational placement to individuals with disabilities.

Coleman Behavioral Health is a program of Coleman Professional Services, a nationally recognized not-
for-profit provider of behavioral health and rehabilitation programs that improve the lives of individuals,
families and businesses in Northeast Ohio.

Coleman Outreach Services, Inc.
1731 Grace Avenue, NE
Canton, OH 44705
Sarah Kline (330) 452-1137, ext. 315
The mission of the Coleman Corporation is to facilitate and support the efforts of families in achieving
and maintaining independence, security and personal well being.

Coleman Professional Services
5982 Rhodes Road
Kent, OH 44240
Amanda Zantow, Intern/Volunteer Coordinator (330) 676-6949

Offices located in Summit, Portage, Stark, and Trumball County. Coleman Professional Services is a
private, outpatient organization where people receive the least restrictive, most effective means of
treatment for mental health, addition recovery and personal growth issues. The agency is committed to
providing quality, effective behavioral health services in the most cost-efficient way. Services include
psychiatric services for adults, adolescents and children; case management; residential services;
community integration; crisis residential services; individual and group counseling and psychotherapy,
vocational counseling; Employee Assistance Program and 24-hour crisis intervention services.

Community Health Center
725 E. Market Street
Akron, OH
Bonnie Sharp (330) 424-4141
Social service agency that primarily treats addiction disorders. The agency’s mission is
committed to enhancing the quality of life by providing a diverse, holistic continuum of care.
Our innovative, effective and client-centered services include: chemical dependency, health
care and wellness programs that are responsible to the needs of the community.

Community Mental Health Care, Inc.
201 Hospital Drive
Dover, OH 44622
Rob Miller (330) 343-6631
This agency provides quality mental health and substance abuse services through a broad range

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of cost-effective therapeutic services that promote and enhance the well-being of the

Community New Life Hospice
5255 N. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Nancy Stoldt (440) 934-1458
Community Health Partners extends the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of
our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and under-served. Activities include
Nursing Home, Elders, Hospice, Assessment and Case Management.

Community Services of Stark County, Inc.
625 Cleveland Avenue, N.W.
Canton, OH 44702
Michelle Chaido (330) 455-0374
We, the Community Services of Stark County, Inc., in keeping with social and moral tradition,
serve all persons with dignity and respect. Through direct service, counseling and advocacy, we
are committed to empowering individuals and families to enhance the quality of their lives.
Services include counseling; adoption; maternity programs; special needs adoption; emergency
assistance, consultation, education and prevention; community and school outreach; housing
and rape crisis.

Community Support Services
150 Cross Street
Akron, Ohio 44311
Kimberly Meals, PCC-S, Internship Coordinator 330-996-9141 X 392
CSS is a non-profit mental health corporation, established in 1988. Their purpose is to provide
programs and services to the citizens of Summit County who are most in need of mental health
services. It is a contract agency of the Alcohol and Drug Addictions and Mental Health Services
Board. It provides comprehensive mental health services designed to help chronically mentally
disabled clients function in the community (i.e. case management, emergency services,
vocational training, residential services, psychiatric support and day treatment.) Student
opportunities may include completing client social histories, maintaining a client caseload, and
attending staff meetings.

Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties
2285 Benden Drive
Wooster, OH 44691
Diane DeRue, Director 330-264-9029

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The Center is a full service comprehensive community mental health center. Students would be
working with adults with severe mental illness.

Cuyahoga County Youth Development Center
996 Hines Hill
Hudson, OH 44236
Carla Brown 330-656-2282

D & E Counseling Center
711 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44502
Sande Miller (330) 793-2487 x 213
D&E Counseling Center is a comprehensive behavior health treatment organization specializing
in child, adolescent and family care. D&E Center has provided services since 1970. As a child
adolescent behavioral health care provider we work with those up to their 18th birthdays.

Domestic Violence Center*
PO Box 5466
Cleveland, Ohio 44101 evening hours available
Laura Ross (216) 688-7295 216-391-help
The Domestic Violence Center is dedicated to a comprehensive approach to ending domestic
violence and fostering peaceful relationships. Students will work in Intake, Hotline/Shelter,
Court Advocacy and Art Therapy, as well as Assessment, Case Planning, Case Management,
Crisis Intervention, and Protective.

Everywoman’s House
104 Spink St.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Gina Patterson (330) 263-6021
The mission is to promote the healing of intervals/families that experience domestic violence
and/or sexual assault and is committed to the prevention of these crimes. Student activities
include Child Welfare, School-Based, Criminal Justice, Adult through Child, Assessment, Case
Management, Community Organization, and Crisis Intervention.

Family and Community Services of Portage County
174 Gougler Avenue
Kent, OH 44240
Laura Mann, (330) 678-3911
This is the largest social service agency in Portage County with several sites. It is a diverse
multi-service agency meeting the needs of the economically disadvantaged people of Portage
County. Services include housing programs; homeless outreach; individual, family and group
counseling; consumer credit counseling; youth services; early intervention; emergency services;
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school based services; and parenting groups.

Family Service Agency
535 Marmion Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502
David Arnold, 330-782-5664
This agency is a non-profit, multi-services agency serving greater Youngstown area. Services
include counseling, family financial education, rape information and counseling, employee
assistance, kinship care, guardianship (senior citizens) and homeless, runaway shelter. Macro
field experience is in administration.

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland*
12201 Euclid Ave.
Jessica Peterson (216) 707-3466
Students are prepared to: Do individual and group therapy, use videotaping and two way mirror
capabilities with students learning to give and receive feedback, receive trainings on record
keeping and clinical issues (HIV, SAT, and Medical), and professional development training from
professionals outside of the agency, exposure to excellent clinicians with a variety of clinical
orientations, serve clients with mild-moderate mental illnesses (bipolar, schizophrenia, suicidal
ideations), can become HIV testing certified, can do substance abuse intake, weekly intake
assessments, and work with the uninsured and underinsured people in the Cleveland area.
Students must: Had some clinical experience either through work or internship and be willing
to give and receive feedback.

Forum Health
Northside Medical Center - Emergency
500 Gypsy Lane
P.O. Box 240
Youngstown, Ohio 44501
Mary Missos (330) 884-3521
The mission of the agency is to enhance the health status of the communities they serve. A
collaboration of doctors, nurses, social workers, and other agency professionals work toward
the best interests of the client. Activities include Nursing Home Placement Process, Adoption,
Crisis Intervention, Psychiatric, Elders, Substance Use, HIV (on limited basis) and Adult through
Child Services. Main focus includes Assessment, Discharge, and Case Management.

Harbor Light Hospice
25 South Main St. Suite 207
Munroe Falls, OH 44262

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Alison Rose, MSW, LISW
 “The mission of Harbor Light Hospice is to provide dignified end-of-life care and quality services that
allow our patients and their families/significant others to live life richly, deeply, and meaningfully for as
long as it may last and to die with dignity on the setting of their choice.” Harbor Light Hospice is a
provider of hospice services that seeks to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients
and families who are facing a life-limiting illness. The goal is to provide comfort, company and active
treatment of distressing symptoms with the patient and family as the focus of care. A team of educated
and trained professionals specialize in providing patient care with the common focus of life and quality
of living, while accepting the reality of death as a part of life. The interdisciplinary team collaborates
together on the needs of patient and family care.
Students will attend interdisciplinary group meetings where team members collaborate and consult one
another about patient care. They will learn the role of each discipline regarding patient care so they can
then identify and refer patients to appropriate disciplines based on care needs. Students will also
complete agency documentation and complete psychosocial assessments with patients and their
families. These are just some of the duties students will perform there are many other opportunities
based on student skill level.

Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities
9772 Diagonal Road
Mantua, OH
Juanita Greenwood (330) 274-2272
The Center’s mission is to make life meaningful and to normalize life for children with profound
mental retardation and physical disability. This is a residential home for children with MR/DD.
Services offered include medical, physical and occupational therapy; dietary, educational
recreational and social services. Respite, foster care and in-home respite care are also
provided. Student activities may include management of own caseload, referral services,
documentation, advocacy, and attendance at IHP and staff meetings.

Heartland Behavioral Health
3000 Erie St. South
Massillon, Ohio 44648
Linda Ellis (330) 833-3135 x 1239
Founded in 1898, Heartland Behavioral Healthcare (HBH) provides inpatient care for acutely mentally ill
adults from northeastern Ohio. Services include evaluations, intensive psychiatric care, recovery,
psychiatry, psychology, social services, patient education, occupational and recreational therapy and
work evaluation. In addition, our community support network and child and family services programs
provide services to clients and their families residing in the community.

Holmes County Board of MR/DD
800 TR 574
Holmesville, Ohio 44633
Tracy J. Kolarovsky (330) 674-8045 x 201
This is a family-oriented program which maximizes the potential, develops the independence,
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educates and supports all individuals with special needs and their families through a choice of
progressive, diverse, and personalized programs and services in a safe, secure environment.
Activities include School-Based, Elders, MR/DD, Adult, Adolescent, Assessment, Intake and
Ongoing Services.

Hospice of Tuscarawas County
201 W. 3rd St.
Dover, OH 44622
Salva Sedlak (330) 343-7605
This agency provides services to persons with terminal illness and their families; services
include individual, family and group counseling around death and dying issues, bereavement
counseling; volunteer program. The agency serves Dover, New Philadelphia, Massillon and

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County
2525 Back Orville Road
Wooster, OH 44691
Thomas Swope 330-264-4899
The mission of Hospice of Wayne County is to provide compassionate, patient-centered hospice
and palliative care, caregiver support, and bereavement services to all experiencing the impact
of serious illness and loss.

Info Line, Inc.
703 South Main Street, Suite 211
Akron, Ohio 44311
Mary Raitano 330-315-0211
Info Line, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose central purpose is to provide access to the
human service delivery system for people in need. The Information & Referral (I&R) service
answers over 75,000 incoming telephone calls each year, connecting individuals and families to
the human service delivery system. The extensive database of service providers totals over
1,100 listings and is constantly being updated and kept current. This 2-1-1 number links those
in need to emergency food assistance, health care, education opportunities, employment and
income support, and mental health counseling are among the many types of services. The
telephone lines are open and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A field placement at
Info Line in the 2-1-1 Information and Referral Department would provide students with a
wealth of information and knowledge about the services, programs and agencies in Summit
County. Our resource database currently has information on approximately 7,000 services at
over 1200 agencies that serve Summit County residents. Interning with 2-1-1 Information and
Referral would also give students experience in interviewing clients, assessing situations and
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providing referrals and information. Interns needed between the hours of 9 a.m. -7 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Koinonia Homes, Inc.
6161 Oak Tree Blvd. Ste 400
Independence, OH 44131
Jeff Janney (216) 588-8777; 1-877-398-4770; Fax # 216-588-5670
KOINONIA is a non-profit organization that provides residential, day and vocational support services to
people with developmental disabilities throughout Cuyahoga County. Koinonia serves adults with
mental retardation/developmental disabilities, including those with dual diagnosis (MH/MR) in
group homes and supportive living arrangements.
KOINONIA MEANS COMMUNITY (coin-o-NEE-yah) is a rich, complex word of Greek origin. Community,
partnership and generous sharing are at the heart of the word. When translated into English, it means

Lake Geauga Center
9083 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060
Ginny Sidlo (440) 255-0678
This agency offers drug and alcohol assessments; individual, family and group counseling;
intensive out-patient, residential and aftercare programs. LSW preferred

Marymount Hospital
Behavioral Health Services
12300 McCrocken Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
 Kathy Balcerzak (216) 587-8346
This program is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic and provides a wide array of mental health
services including inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and EAO programs. The hospital
serves the greater Cuyahoga County area. LSW required.

Mature Services/D.B.M.C.
415 S. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44320
Laura Kidd, 330-253-4597x 115
This agency provides services to older adults, including support, specialized chemical
dependency services; home care and senior employment services. The goal is to provide
independence to individuals, through community-based assistance, to help older adults avoid
premature or inappropriate institutionalization and to help alleviate the problems of poverty
among older adults.

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Medina County Department of Jobs and Family Services
232 Northland Drive
Medina, OH 44256
Louise Brown, 330-722-9300 x 270
The Mission of Medina County Job and Family Services is to provide financial assistance, Medicaid
programs, protective and supportive services that foster independence and improve the quality of life in
the community.

Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program
7568 Whipple Ave. N.W.
N. Canton, OH 44720
Kim Bray (330) 649-4380
The mission of Mercy Hospice is to provide palliative and compassionate care for terminally ill
patients and their families by meeting their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
Student should be aware that this internship will require travel at the student’s expense.

Mercy Medical Center / Impact Program
1320 Mercy Drive NW
Canton, OH 44708
Kimberly Clark (330) 489-1233
This agency is a chemical dependency treatment center and intensive outpatient treatment center for

*Multi-County Juvenile Attention System               *Unavailable for placements beginning
                                                        Summer 2012 until further notice

815 Faircrest Avenue
Canton, Ohio 44706
Patricia Schneider 330-484-6471 ext. 2814
The Multi-County Juvenile Attention System (MCJAS) provides detention and rehabilitation
services to the Juvenile Courts of counties in Northeast Ohio. The mission of MCJAS is to
provide innovative and quality services to the unruly, delinquent, dependent, neglected and
abused children referred by Juvenile and Family Court Judges so they can return to their homes
and families to earn, live, and serve successfully in their communities.
The detention program is focused on short-term services. The detention centers hold youth for
the courts prior to the hearing on the case or while arrangements are being made for
placement elsewhere. The focus of the detention centers’ programs is learning responsibility
for individual behavior.
The group home program provides residential care and treatment services in an open setting
for youth who are able to function in the regular public-school system. Emphasis is placed on
developing the skills necessary to return either to the family setting or to independent adult
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The Residential Treatment Center offers live-in care for youth lacking sufficient internal controls
for an open setting or who are unable to function within the public schools. In addition to
group and family counseling sessions, this setting provides a specialized school focusing on
youth with learning or behavioral problems.
Students will have opportunities to lead group counseling sessions, individual counseling, and
psycho-educational and skill-building groups. Hours could include evening and weekends.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Ohio Buckeye Chapter
6155 Rockside Rd. Suite 202
Independence, Ohio 44131
Greg Kovach, MSW, LSW
1-800-344-4867 or 1-800-Fight MS
Fax 330-434-9223
The main office is located in Independence but the majority of assignments could be located in
the Akron area. The mission of the MS Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. This
organization offers students a generalist experience including but not limited to:
Friendly visiting to MS Clients in nursing homes. Once training is completed, student would visit as
schedule permits. Home visits would be made with a staff social worker.
Possible work with the Akron Craft class depending on student’s schedule (class meets on Tuesday
mornings from 9:30 a.m. -12 noon) Provide support to self-help group in the Akron area. Group meets
once a month on Saturday mornings. Resource development for provider database (Once trained could
be completed on student’s time). Work on special client projects (holiday bags, client social events, etc.)
as schedule allows. Additional group opportunities- such as: Akron Craft Class

Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic
25 N. Canfield-Niles Road Suite 140
Austintown, Ohio 44515
Vince Brancaccio (330) 509-3649
Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic has a mission to provide compassionate professional services of
the highest quality for alcohol and/or other drug dependent people, their families, and the
community. Student activities include Substance Use Treatment, Criminal Justice, Adolescent,
Assessment, Discharge Planning, Case Management, and Intake.

Northcoast Behavioral Health Care
1756 Sagamore Road
P.O. Box 305
Northfield, OH 44067
Ami Butalia 330-467-7131
NBHS is a state mental health/psychiatric hospital with 490 beds on three campuses—
Cleveland, Northfield, Toledo.
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Opportunity School
625 Grant St.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Stacy Duncan (330) 262-8282
Student will need to be prepared to function with considerable autonomy.

Oriana House Inc.
264 E. Crosier
Akron, Ohio 44308
Sally Longstreth Fluck 330-996-2222 ext. 2616
This agency provides cost effective and humane point of entry to comprehensive services for chemically
dependent Summit County residents. Services include intake, screening, and assessment to determine
eligibility. Recommendations for level of care and treatment options are discussed, and referral is
offered for recommended. Target population is adult Summit County residents

Pathway Caring for Children
4895 Dressler Road NW Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Wendy Tracy (330) 493-0083 (x3441)
Pathway is a private, non profit agency providing quality, community-based and treatment-oriented
residential care for boys and girls who are unable to live with their own families. Its purpose is to care
for neglected, abused and abandoned youth age’s infancy to 19, by providing loving, stable
environments. Services offered are foster care, group home, and foster parent services. Student
opportunities include participation in respite program, providing support for parents, adoption,
conducting research, and involvement with other community social service agencies.

Personal & Family Counseling Services
1433 5th St NW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Marilyn Henry (330)343-8171
 Personal & Family Counseling Services serves individuals, couples and families in an effort to
strengthen the overall community. Services include outpatient counseling, home-based
therapy, specialized services for children in placement, positive parenting programs,
community support services, early intervention services for ages 0-3 years and a variety of
group programs. Student activities may include working with high-intensity, at-risk families,
direct therapy, leading group sessions, supervision, and management of client records.

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Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery
4974 Higbee Avenue, Suite 209
Canton, Ohio 44718
Michelle Litton-Betts (330) 493-4553
The mission of Phoenix Rising is to provide opportunity for growth and recovery utilizing
behavioral healthcare treatment that is evidence-based and effective in meeting the needs of
the individuals served. The organization offers individual and group counseling, case
management, and psychiatry.

Portage Children’s Center /Children’s Advantage
520 N. Chestnut St.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Joel Mowrey, Ph.D. 330-296-5552, ext. 219
Barbara A. Clark, 330-296-5552, ext. 218.
The mission of PCC is to provide behavioral healthcare services and forge community
partnerships in order to help children and families reach their fullest potential. PCC places a
high value on prevention and consultation. Thus, the agency participates with other
community agencies in the development of coordinated services, consults with other
community agencies that serve children and initiates educational efforts to positively influence
parents and families. PCC provides individual, group and family therapy; case management,
school consultation, early childhood mental health and child psychiatric services. A student
may be involved in grant writing, administration, diagnostic assessments and carry a caseload
of about five clients.

Portage County Board of MR/DD
2606 Brady Lake Rd.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Charles Holden 330-297-7261
The mission of the Portage County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities is
to ensure the availability of programs, services, and supports that assist eligible individuals with
mental retardation and developmental disabilities in choosing and achieving a life of increasing
capability such that they can live, work, and socialize in the community, and to assist and
support the families of these individuals in achieving this objective.

Portage Path Behavioral Health
340 S. Broadway Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Dr. Tracy Davis Yaeger (330) 376-6144
This agency is a professional care company that exists to provide outpatient, inpatient,
emergency, and other specialized behavioral health care services to individuals and other
purchasers in the Northeast Ohio Region. The purpose of Summit County’s Adult Mental Health

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System Admission Unit is to implement an effective and efficient program staffed by
experienced clinicians to evaluate all persons requesting services. It is expected that the field
student will complete the initial assessment/diagnostic reports and schedule follow-up agency
appointments best able to meet the individual’s current mental health treatment needs.

Quest Prevention & Recovery Services
1341 Market Avenue, N.
Canton, Ohio 44714
Pete Botti 330- 453-8252
The mission of this agency is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of chemical abuse and dependency
and their related effects in the community through the provision of cost-effective, culturally sensitive
services in the least restrictive environment of care regardless of ability to pay.

Renal Care Group
257 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Ann Hutchison (330) 629-8856
Renal Care Group, Inc. is a specialized dialysis services company that provides care to patients
with kidney disease. The Company serves over 32,500 patients at more than 450 outpatient
dialysis facilities in addition to providing acute dialysis services at more than 200 hospitals. Over
9,400 associates provide services across the Company's 34-state network. More information
about Renal Care Group, Inc. can be found at

Renee Jones Empowerment Center
1340 West 65th Front
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Mary Rebecca Wilson, MSSA, 216-651-9601- office,
M/T/H 8 a.m. -8 p.m.
Saturday 1-5 p.m.
Perform crisis response and intervention in person and by phone, assessment, service planning, safety
planning, case management, counseling, group education and support, court assistance and
accompaniment, education and referral and other services in support of clients enrolled in Project Red
Cord Diversion program and clients enrolled in Project Red Cord Phase II support group. Tasks involve
working flexible schedule that include evenings and weekends.
Crisis intervention- Provide crisis counseling and de-escalation, and supportive individual, or group
counseling, support and education.
Assessment- Assess the client and assist them in developing a safety plan if needed and a service plan.
Service Planning- Assist the client in developing a service plan including identification of resources to
meet their most immediate and longer term needs, provision of referrals, assistance in accessing
services, and review of plan to assure all needed services are provided and effective in meeting the
client’s goals.
Safety Planning- Assist the client in developing a written safety plan for them to follow in order to assure
their own safety.

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Robertson Bereavement Center
797 North Court Street
Medina, Ohio 44256
Beth McGuire (330) 725-1900 ext. 116
Robertson Bereavement Center is a community outreach of Hospice of Medina County and
Barberton Hospice and Palliative Care. Hospice is a special program that provides
compassionate car for the terminally ill and their families. Student opportunities will include:
Supervised visits to hospice patients and families in a variety of settings; supervised group
facilitation; psycho-social, spiritual and bereavement assessments; attendance at
interdisciplinary team meetings; ;discharge planning; program planning; overall functions of
agency including marketing, budgeting, fundraising, admissions, attendance at various meetings
of county-wide social service agencies.

SAFY- Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth
SAFY of Ohio, Inc. - Canton/Akron
6465 Frank Avenue, NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
Felicia L. Phelps, MSSA, LISW-S 330-305-1668
800- 787- 7239 - Toll Free
330- 305-1696 - Fax
Founded in 1984, Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth believes that every child is entitled to a
caring and stable living environment. Many children in our nation are abused, neglected and victimized
and left without loving parents to care for them. SAFY focuses on these difficult-to-place children, by
helping to provide stable homes in order that they may grow into healthy and happy adults. SAFY’s
primary focus is therapeutic or treatment foster care. Annually, SAFY helps more than 2,000 children
find stable and loving homes. This program is designed for children who are unable to remain with their
primary families. These children receive individualized services from a team of professionally-trained
foster families and social workers. SAFY’s foster care program is intended as a short-term solution with
the goal of reunifying the primary family, whenever possible.

Salem Community Hospital
1995 East State Street
Salem, OH 44460
Debbie Pietzrak 330-386-2914
Student macro field opportunities may include grant writing and implementation and program

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Salvation Army - Akron
190 South Maple Street
PO Box 280
Akron, OH 44302
Terry Lutz (330) 762-8481
The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His
name without discrimination. The target population would be any individual that is seeking a need, or
resource that we offer at the agency. The services offered at the agency are; Emergency family shelter,
emergency assistance, such as; utility, rental & food pantry assistance. The Salvation Army also offers
seasonal assistance such as, holiday help and summer camp for families. Field opportunities at The
Salvation Army include; preparation, & leadership of life-skills classes for shelter clients, attend
department meetings, attend outside agency meetings, grant writing, shadowing social services staff,
benefit bank training/tax prep classes. Expected duties/assignments for field students include;
answering phones, maintaining client files, using fax and copy machines, covering front desk duties,
writing case notes/ proper documentation, assisting/direct practice with clients, calling potential booth
shelter clients for pre-screening, assisting with back-pack program, attending pantry mania day at the
East Akron Salvation Army.

Solutions Behavioral Healthcare
246 Northland Dr.
Medina, OH 44256
Melanie Woods (330) 723-9600
This agency provides alcohol and drug dependency as well as mental health outpatient services for
clients and their families. Residents of Medina County may receive services based on a sliding scale fee.

South West General Health Center
Geriatric Program
18697 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Donna Barrett (440) 816-4036
Community-based case management for high risk older adults. Assessments, outreach, grant
writing and program planning.

St. Vincent’s Charity Hospital
2351 East 22nd St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Mary Jo Jun (216) 373-4342
This agency’s mission is the healing mission of Jesus, practice of quality care, dedication to the
poor, commitment to education and value of all persons. Services offered are emergency and
trauma care, outpatient and ambulatory care, acute and long-term skilled nursing; psychiatric
emergency and inpatient services.

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Stark County Children Services
221 3rd Street S.E.
Canton, OH 44702
Norma Thorpe (330) 451-8927
Stark County DJFS provides child protective services, foster care, adoption, adult services and
administrative support to assist in the delivery of the aforementioned programs.

Stark County Board of MR/DD
2950 Whipple Ave N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44708
Sandra Bowers (330) 479-7743
The mission of the Board of MR/DD is to enable people with developmental disabilities to
maximize their potential within the community. Activities include Nursing Home, Psychiatric,
Elders, Assessment, Case Management, Intake and Ongoing Care.

Summa Center for Senior Health
*Note: This organization is not taking students after Spring 2012 until further notice
55 Arch Street, Suite 2H
Akron, OH 44304
Traci Kalpac, LSW
This agency tries to improve the health, quality of life and well-being of older adults by working
with health care professionals, patients and their families as a consultative service focused on
coordinating every aspect of an older adult’s care. Social workers act as a team member to
create a comprehensive care plan outlining the actions needed to improve health, safety and
independence with the family or caregiver. Social workers work with the family as the primary
contact to implement the recommendations and provide on-going support.

Summa Family Medicine Center
53 Arch Street
Akron, Ohio
Dr. John Thomas, Ph.D., 330-375-3761,
The Summa Family Medicine Center provides primary care for over 4,000 patients in the Summit County
area. The center has a full-time social worker who provides supportive services to patients, resident
physicians, attending physicians and staff. A major focus for the social worker is on the underinsured
and non-insured patients. The social worker assists these patients in getting connected with patient
assistance programs for free or significantly reduced medications. Another major program for the non-
insured is Access to Care. This is a grant funded program which coordinates access to service providers
who are willing to provide free care to non-insured patients. The social worker handles enrollment for
this program. Other responsibilities include connecting patients with community resources for
assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities etc. The social worker also provides education to
residents on the role of social work in health care and assists them in treatment planning for needy

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Summa Medical Center
525 E. Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44304
Lynn M. McNamara 330- 375-3452
Student activities include Nursing Home, Psychiatric, Gerontology, Substance Use, Medical, HIV,
Assessment, Discharge Planning, Case Management, Intake, Protective, Crisis Intervention, and
Interdisciplinary Practice.

Summa Palliative Care and Hospice Services
St. Thomas Hospital
444 N. Main St.
Akron, OH 44309
Lori Flesher (330) 379-5905
This agency’s mission is to provide uncompromising quality care to terminally ill persons and
those who love and care for them. Provides in-home care, short-term inpatient care for pain
and symptom management, respite care and durable medical equipment and supplies.

Summit County Children Services Board
264 S. Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44306- 1399
Helen-Jean Cardina
or Colleen Harris (330) 996-7038
It is the mission of the Children Services Board to strengthen or provide family life for all
children who are subject to abuse and neglect. Offered services can result in improved family
functioning through reduction of stress, improved parent-child interaction, elimination of
abuse/neglect and increased ability to cope with difficulties. Services offered include:
homemaker services, nutrition education, parent training groups, volunteer parent aides,
coordination of services with other agencies, counseling, medical/dental care, recreation,
tutoring and volunteer friends. (Master’s internship available to current employees only at this
time, January, 2007) Students must complete a criminal background check as well as a check of
points on drivers license.

Summit County Common Pleas Court- Domestic Relations
205 S. High Street
Akron, OH 44067
Susan Tucker, 330-643-2359
The domestic Court provides legal resolution for family conflict through mediation, social

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service evaluations, assessment, referrals as well as litigation. Student activities include
Assessment, Case Management, Intake, and Crisis Intervention.

Tarry House, Inc
564 Diagonal Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44320
Natalie Grier (330) 253-6689
Fax( 330) 253-6680
Tarry House is a group home with a mission of empowering persons suffering from mental illnesses and
psychological disorders, with skills necessary to live as independently as possible. This agency provides
counseling, food, shelter, transportation and recreational activities.
Tarry House provides residential rehabilitation care for individuals affected by mental illness in a halfway
house setting in order to enable those persons to adjust to the community and avoid rehospitalization.
Student placement activities may include case management, transporting clients, intake assessments,
documentation, termination assessments, and assisting clients with coping techniques.

The Ohio State University Extension
Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Stark, Summit, Mahoning & Portage County Extension Offices
2650 Richville Drive SE Suite 100
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Yvette L. Graham LISW-S
 330-830-7700 ext. 117 Fax: 330-830-7720

Eating Smart, Being Active (ESBA) is a free program made up of eight education group from a
curriculum designed to help low to moderate income families with children make healthier
choices. The groups are research-based and delivered with an interactive and hands-on
approach. Participants increase skills in decision making related to nutrition, stretching food
dollars, increasing physical activity, parenting, food safety and resource management. Each
group includes a food tasting to encourage healthy choice options and recipes. Participants
receive weekly educational enhancements that encourage skill implementation outside the
classroom. Pre and post test in addition to a 24 hour food recall are utilized to measure
participant behavior changes.

The Summit County office also provides a youth program that provides educational groups
targeted at low to moderate income communities. The youth program primarily targets third
to sixth grade students but includes ages five to eighteen. Youth programming is delivered in
four sessions in the Akron City Schools, community afterschool programs and other in
partnership with other local agencies in the Summit County area. Pre and post tests are utilized
to measure participant behavior changes.

What are the benefits?
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It costs less than $210 in grant dollars to reach one EFNEP family with 3 to 6 months of intensive,
practical nutrition education classes. Preliminary results of a Cost Benefit Analysis in Virginia show that
for every $1.00 spent on EFNEP, there is a potential health care savings of $2.00 to $17.00 due to the
delayed onset of nutrition-related chronic diseases and conditions among participants. EFNEP, which in
2011 celebrates 42 years of helping families is a proven program that clearly works for the benefit of the

    2010 Summit/Mahoning/Stark County Impact:
         87% of EFNEP graduates improved one or more nutrition practices
         80% of EFNEP graduates improved managing food resources
         63% of EFNEP graduates improved food safety practices
          Program begins in Portage County in May 2011

The Village Network (formerly Boys’ Village)
3011 Akron Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Patty Hamblin, LISW-S 330-202-3866
“The mission of The Village Network is to promote responsible living and positive change in troubled
children through partnerships with families and communities.” The Village Network offers residential
programs, day treatment programs and treatment foster care programs. Locations are available in
Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus, Delaware, Lorain, Mount Vernon/Knox County, Newark,
Uhrichsville and Sandusky as well as the main campus in Wooster.

Trillium Family Solutions
624 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44702
Susan F. Stroup 330-454-7066 ext 407
Trillium Family Solutions is a non-governmental, private, not-for-profit, social service agency serving all
of Stark and surrounding counties. We offer a variety of counseling and support services designed for
individuals and families of all ages and incomes. Services include, but not limited to: family counseling,
chemical dependency, community psychiatric support treatment based, HIV/AIDS case Management,
school based services, psychiatric & pharmacological management, elder care, and services to the deaf
The staff at Trillium Family Solutions strives to give the gift of hope and healing to families and
individuals experiencing the despair of these life problems. Through our services offered to the
community, Trillium touched the lives of nearly 9,000 lives in our community in 2007.

Turning Point Counseling Service
611 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44502
Theresa Swindler (330) 744-2991 x 162
The mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive care and addiction services to
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restore, improve, and enrich the lives of individual families. Activities include Crisis
Intervention, Intake, Case Management, Assessment, Adult, Substance Use, and Psychiatric.

Union Hospital
659 Boulevard
Dover, Ohio 44622
Kathy Cummings or Jennifer Murphy 330-343-3311
Union hospital is a small, rural hospital with the mission to provide quality health care to the
community at a competitive price through highly competent people and an integrated service
network. Activities include Nursing Home Placement, Psychiatric, Substance Use Treatment,
HIV, Assessment, Discharge Planning, Case Management, Protective, Adoption and Crisis

United Way of Wayne County
Wooster, OH 44691
Brenda Linnick (330) 264-5576
Improving lives in Wayne County requires partnerships. United Way of Wayne County works
with community organizations, developing measurable solutions to serve those most in need.

VA Medical Center
10000 Brecksville Road – Location changing
Brecksville, Ohio 44141
Dale Goldstein       440-526-3030 ext. 7214
Heather Cole-Lively 440-526-3030 ext. 7505
The VA’s mission is to provide good health care for veterans. The staff is to meet the needs of
veterans and improving outcomes such as increasing the length and quality of life. The VA
offers many specialty areas such as: Women’s Addictive Behavior Program, Stress Recovery
Center, Dual Diagnostic Unit, Community Residential Care, Transcend (for Vietnam Veterans),
and Psychiatric services. The student would have the opportunity to facilitate group therapy,
individual therapy, participate in outreach projects, conduct research, case management, intake
assessments, and conduct interagency referrals. VA mission is “to care for him, who shall have
borne the battle and for his widow and orphan.” These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln,
reflect the philosophy and principles that guide the VA in everything we do.

Victim Assistance Program
150 Furnace Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
Emily Simers 330-376-0040
The Victim Assistance Program of Summit County is one of the oldest victim advocate programs
in the United States. The program has pioneered victim services both locally and nationally.
VAP has the goal of offering comprehensive services to all victims of violent crimes. VAP
services offer information and referral services, community and professional education,

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identification of victims and their needs, victim advocacy throughout the criminal justice
system, and supportive counseling to crime victims. Students may be involved in one or more
of the following services: crisis intervention, assistance with victim reparation, emergency food,
medical and dental assistance, in-service forms, credit card replacement, referrals to
community services, and community education. In-service training is provided. In order to
benefit more fully from this experience, students should arrange their schedules so that they
can spend at least part of the practicum hours at the agency on weekday mornings.

Violet’s Cupboard
1815 West Market Street, Suite 204
Akron, OH 44313 Fax # 330-983-9234
Janaris Alston 330-794-5289  
This agency’s mission is to provide a continuum of services to promote the quality of life and enhance
the dignity of daily living for those living in the HIV spectrum and their traditional and non-traditional
family members. Agency field activities include HIV, Case Management, Intake and Ongoing.

Wayne County Children’s Services Board
2534 Burbank Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Robin Troyer 330-345-5340
The mission of CSB is to provide supportive services that will strengthen and preserve families
in the community and to protect the abused, neglected and dependent children of Wayne
County. Services include: adoption services, foster care, parenting education classes, visiting
nurse services, protective services, prevention services, expectant parent counseling, and
abuse/neglect investigation. Student activities may include home visits, school visits, court
hearing attendance, parenting class attendance, visit supervision, case plan development, and

Western Stark Medical Clinic
820 Amherst Road N.E.
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Diane Daniels, MSS, MAC, LSW, CDVCIII (330) 834-1546
Western Stark Medical Clinic provides the following services: social services, medical and
dental care, testing, referrals, health education, medication assistance, healthcare for the
homeless, women’s wellness program, and vision care. Opportunities exist for a macro level
placement for students interested in grant writing and working at the organizational level to
assist in provision of services for the homeless. Opportunities also exist for micro interventions
for students wishing some direct practice experiences including: intake, assessment,
interviewing, etc. An intern could gain valuable experience in housing and homeless programs,
program development, medication assistance and assistance in obtaining Medicaid and SSI, etc.

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Women’s Center Of Greater Cleveland
6209 Storer Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
Patty Worrells, LPCC 216-651-1450
The Women’s center is dedicated to providing opportunities for women to take greater control
over their lives-physically, emotionally, and economically. The Women’s Center offers an
Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program designed to address the problem of chemical
dependency for women and the consequences of a drug using lifestyle. This includes physical,
emotional and psychological deterioration, financial instability, poverty, homelessness, criminal
activity, social service involvement, HIV/AIDS, and the impact of chemical dependency during

Your Human Resource Center
2587 Back Orrville Rd
Wooster, OH 44691
Beth McCready, MSW, LSW 330-264-9597
Non-profit agency that provides positive solutions for family conflicts, parent-child difficulties,
anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management, grief and loss, and substance
abuse. Also provides prevention services in area schools.

***Summit County Children’s Services internships are available for employees only at this
time, (January, 2007.)

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