Medina County Human Services
For Immediate Release
April 19, 2022
Medina County Human Services to hold fundraising event April 30
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, a time to recognize the need to protect kids in our community and give thanks to those who work to protect them and their families!
The Medina County Human Services levy fundraising committee is hosting the 2nd annual ‘Raising the Bar Against Abuse’ event at Root 18 CrossFit Medina on April 30th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To learn more about the event, make a donation, or register, visit https://bit.ly/376d2Im. If you’d like to do the workout at your own gym (or home gym), you can still select that link to make a donation! There will also be a few raffle baskets onsite! If CrossFit isn’t your thing, but contributing is, you can donate online at https://bit.ly/3x7dvVM or mail a check to “Citizens for Medina County Human Services,” 345 E. Washington St.; Medina, OH 44256.
Your contribution to this important event will help raise funds for the Health and Human Services levy campaign and help sustain the efforts to continue meeting these critical care needs of our most vulnerable citizens. The Human Services levy, so generously passed in 2019, provides a crucial funding source for three agencies; Medina County Job and Family Services, the Medina County Office for Older Adults, and the Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board.
Last year alone, the County’s Child Protective Division responded to 1,900 reports of abuse/neglect. These calls arrive 24-hours a day, 365 days a year – our phones are never turned off. The Division is mandated to review and investigate allegations of abuse/neglect and when the risk is considered significant, we provide intervention, which is costly. Whether it is to provide a child with clothing, a foster family with a crib, or something far more immediate, like extensive medical treatment, the levy helps us fund those necessities for youth at risk. In just one month alone, the division can spend over $150,000 for the care of our community’s at-risk youth.
The Medina County Job and Family Services Child Protective Division works each day to protect youth in Medina County. We believe in providing these youth, and their families, with the care they deserve and the ability to heal from past trauma. Youths that have been abused and/or neglected deserve a chance at a life well-lived, one free from the trauma of abuse and one full of healing and purpose. The needs of Medina County’s youth can be great and the levy helps meet those critical needs. To learn more about Medina County Job and Family Services, visit https://www.mcjfs.us.
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