(Canton, Ohio) – CommQuest Services is excited to announce the Timken Foundation of Canton has awarded the organization a grant in the amount of $1.6 Million.
This transformational gift is the largest charitable contribution the organization has received in its 100-year history.
“CommQuest Services is grateful to the Timken Foundation of Canton for their tremendous support,” said CommQuest President & CEO, Keith Hochadel. “The generosity of the Timken’s will allow CommQuest to make critical enhancements in our infrastructure to ensure we can meet the community’s need for addiction, mental health, and social services both now and in the years to come.”
Ward J. “Jack” Timken stated, “Drug and alcohol additional and mental health services are especially critical today. Governor Mike DeWine has made the war on drugs a major part of his conversation. CommQuest has worked for the past 100 years to meet the needs of Ohio citizens who struggle with addiction and other mental health issues. A grant from the Timken Foundation is intended to provide critically needed funds for capital upgrades so that their organization can apply more of their assets to the work at hand. We commend them on their past efforts and we look forward to even greater success in the future.”
The grant encompasses multiple projects related to capital upgrades at several CommQuest facilities and the centralization and enhancement of security systems at the organization’s 19 buildings. Capital upgrades to be funded include:
- Installation of Energy-Efficient Heating & Cooling Systems: Wilson Hall (male residential treatment facility) and Deliverance House (female residential treatment facility)
- Installation of New Roofs: Family Living Center (homeless shelter), Deliverance House, and Market Avenue Office
- Installation of New Windows: Deliverance House
Past grants from The Timken Foundation of Canton have been utilized to assist CommQuest in expanding access to treatment services. This has included funding for maintenance and capital upgrades at CommQuest’s Massillon Recovery Campus, funding to support the relocation of the Family Living Center (homeless shelter Stark County families), funding to expand capacity at Wilson Hall (men’s residential treatment program), and funding to assist in the acquisition of the Metropolitan Centre, among others.
Additionally, the Timken Family has played an active role in volunteering to serve on CommQuest’s Board of Directors. Currently, Jane Timken sits on the Board where she has played a vital role in providing strategic direction for the organization, which has included assisting with the merger of Community Services of Stark County and Quest Recovery & Prevention Services in 2015.
About CommQuest Services
Since 1919, CommQuest Services has been providing addiction, mental health, and social services to more than 20,000 clients on an annual basis from 30+ Ohio Counties. In total, the organization operates 19 buildings at 14 locations and employs more than 480 dedicated professionals.