Reaching out to families


HCCoC 3rd annual Community Resource Fair

The Times-Gazette



Representatives from Highland County Community Action’s Head Start & Early Head Start are pictured providing information to resource fair attendees at a past event.


More than 30 organizations will be represented when the Highland County Continuum of Care (HCCoC) hots its third annual Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, June 8 from 2-4 p.m. at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, 185, Muntz St., Hillsboro. Attendees can visit with many different area agencies to learn about valuable community resources available in Highland County.

The 2016 Community Resource Fair will connect over 30 social services agencies, nonprofits, and businesses to the community members they serve. This year’s event, organized by HCCoC secretary Amy Roades, will include prize raffles, a complimentary lunch, and kids craft area. This year’s event was made possible through funds received by NCB Corporate Giving, according to a press release.

“The Resource Fair is a great way for us to reach families in the community who can really benefit from our program. Amy always does a great job of keeping things light and fun so that folks attend year after year,” said Becky Barnes of the Highland County Toys for Tots program.

The following organizations and businesses will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions attendees may have: Alternatives To Violence, Area Agency on Aging – District 7, Bell Gardens Place, FRS Counseling, FRS Help Me Grow, FRS Transportation, HCCAO Ohio Means Jobs, HCCAO WIC & Family Planning, Highland County Board of DD / Hills & Dales Preschool, Highland County Community Action, Highland County Health Department, Highland County Homeless Shelter, Highland County Office of Reentry Services, Highland County Senior Citizens Center, Highland County Toys for Tots, Hope House Christian Counseling Center, Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio, National Cooperative Bank (NCB), Ohio Christian University, Parent Advocacy Connection, Samaritan Outreach Services, Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati, Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center, Support our Troops of Highland County, Turning Point Applied Learning Center, Work Services Unlimited, Yes! for Youth, and more, the press release said.

The Highland County Continuum of Care was adopted in January 2012. The basis for the HCCoC is to bring together government, non-profit, and faith-based organizations to organize and deliver housing and services for homeless or at-risk individuals and families. It strives to facilitate the movement from homelessness to permanent housing and maximize self-sufficiency. Members meet regularly to plan, organize, network, share resources, define gaps in services, and to fill those gaps to better serve the at-risk population, the press release said.

For more information about the HCCoC, contact chairman Wade Hamilton at 937-393-2220.

Representatives from Highland County Community Action’s Head Start & Early Head Start are pictured providing information to resource fair attendees at a past event.
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HCCoC 3rd annual Community Resource Fair

The Times-Gazette

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