Announcements and Resources
Thanksgiving dinners scheduled for current, former foster youth
ACTION Ohio has announced its four regional early Thanksgivings for foster care teens (ages 14+) and alumni (ages 18+):
1) NE Ohio Thanksgiving in Cleveland:
Nov. 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saint Ignatius High School, 1911 West 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44113
*Parking is available next to the Breen Center on Lorain Ave.
2) SW Ohio Thanksgiving in Cincinnati:
Nov. 16, 1 – 3 p.m.
Junior League of Cincinnati’s Columbia Center, 3500 Columbia Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45226
*Street parking and parking lot nearby
3) SE Ohio Thanksgiving in Athens:
Nov. 17, 1 – 4 p.m.
Ohio University, Grover Center
*There are parking meters and a large parking lot nearby
4) Central Ohio Thanksgiving in Columbus:
Nov. 24, 1 – 4 p.m.
eStem Academy, 8579 Summit Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
*Lots of free parking on-site. Look for the balloons to find the right entrance.
Center releases county-by-county look at status of women
Exactly how women are faring in Ohio varies by county, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Community Solutions. In its new
"Status of Women" factbook
, the Center examined data from Ohio's 88 counties on women in key areas of life, including health, economic status and educational attainment.
OCTF announces early childhood initiative funding
The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, in partnership with Ohio Department of Health, has announced an Early Childhood Safety Initiative Funding Opportunity. The funding available through this Request for Grant Applications will support parent education and the provision of concrete safety-related support items for TANF-eligible families with the overall goal of decreasing risk factors related to infant and child mortality, and potentially preventing injury-related deaths. Eight or more grant awards, between $10,000 and $50,000, will be issued. Interested organizations should click
to find additional information and application instructions. Applications must be received by Oct. 30, and selected applicants will be notified by Nov. 20.