Current Awareness Partners

Trinity Hospital Twin City

Since May of 2011, Trinity Hospital Twin City has been a Catholic not-for-profit health care facility that was originally sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio as part of Sylvania Franciscan Health. On November 1, 2014, the hospital obtained a new sponsor when Sylvania Franciscan Health joined Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI, the second largest Catholic healthcare organization in the U.S.)

With operations in 19 states encompassing more than 102 hospitals, 30 critical access hospitals, 12 clinically integrated networks and ten insurance plans, CHI serves over 12 million individuals annually through its staff of more than 95,000 employees. As part of Catholic Health Initiatives, we at Trinity Hospital Twin City are guided by the Mission and Values as set forth by our sponsors, committed to delivering high quality healthcare services. The core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence are at the heart of our mission.

The elements of Catholic identity include respect for the human dignity of the person, holistic care, care for the poor and vulnerable, concern for the common good, promotion of justice, stewardship of resources and unity of purpose with the Catholic Church.

Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas

The $18.5 million Performing Arts Center was open in November of 2010.

PAC General Manager, David Mitchell states, “This remarkable 50,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center enriches the quality of life in the Tuscarawas Valley by impacting academic growth, cultural and artistic programming, as well as, regional economic development.” The Performing Arts Center, also known as the PAC, has become a cultural hub to the community, importantly there are no other facilities of this type in any other surrounding counties (Carroll, Coshocton, Harrison, Guernsey, and Holmes).

Mitchell also added, “To further enhance the academic programming and cultural opportunities available to students at Kent State University at Tuscarawas and the surrounding community, and to meet the University’s goal of being a major contributor to the intellectual, social and cultural vitality of the region it serves.” The PAC offers headline music acts, family and dance programming, professional performances of Broadway tours, comedy as well as outreach to schools.

Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition

The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is comprised of community leaders, volunteers, and other dedicated individuals committed to prevention in Tuscarawas County.

The coalition, lead by Jodi Salvo, hosts and participates in countless events, speaking, and demonstration opportunities each with an effort to reach as many youth as possible. The coalition focuses on the prevention of four main substances including marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Research indicates youth often begin with one or more of these four substances before gradually using even more serious substances. 

The coalition has set on with a mission to provide the knowledge and assistance needed for youth to be empowered as well as parents and guardians. They utilize and share all resources possible to ensure everyone has access to the tools needed to help children lead drug-free lives. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio has been active since 1973. The organization serves children in Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties and oversees school programs in eight different school districts across both counties. +

The organization oversees four main program approaches:

Community-Based Program: Volunteers over the age of 18 are matched with a child and spend a minimum of 4 hours a month together in the community while building a relationship and working on goals they set together. 

School-Based Program: High school students and adults are matched with a child at a school location and meet for one hour weekly either during the child’s lunch, free period, or after school during the school year. Programs provide weekly activities. 

Pen Pal Program: Littles waiting to meet their Big are matched with a Pen Pal that will write back and forth with them, provide them encouragement, and develop literacy skills with them. This program was developed by and acts as a partnership with Newsymom LLC. 

Building Brotherhood Program: Developed for boys that are specifically waiting for a male mentor. Once matched, specific dates and times are provided for these matches to meet at the YMCA where there are a variety of sports and activities they can choose from. 

Tuscarawas County Health Department

The Tuscarawas County Health Department was established in 1919 and became a full time entity in 1948.  The Health Department operates under the provisions set forth in the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3709.  Today, the Health Department employs approximately 65 individuals.  

The Tuscarawas County Health Department is a local government public agency.  The Health Department is one of two health departments in Tuscarawas County and has jurisdiction in all areas outside of the city of New Philadelphia.  The agency consists of  divisions which include Environmental Division, Clinic Division, Medical Records Division, Health Education Division, and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Division. 

Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Vision of TuscBDD is for a community that recognizes the importance and potential of all citizens. TuscBDD has set out with a mission to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities through quality services and community partnerships. 

Before 1950, children and adults with developmental disabilities had little opportunity to become educated or trained for jobs. Public school systems and local businesses excluded them. TuscBDD arose from a grassroots effort by parents and concerned citizens in 1955 to provide educational services to 12 children with developmental disabilities through the creation of Starlight School. This was the first hope for many to remain outside of institutions and still receive services. 

Over time, Starlight School has evolved into TuscBDD, which is a publicly funded county governmental entity offering an array of programs for over 600 eligible individuals. Regardless of our size, name, and funding sources, our purpose has remained the same – quality services to eligible individuals for all life stages.