COSHOCTON COUNTY UNITED WAY AGENCIES

American Red Cross
416 Main St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-844-2017
Executive Director: Matt Riddle
E-mail: matthew.riddle@redcross.org
The American Red Cross helps to provide relief and safety to disaster victims and to also help residents prevent and prepare for all emergencies. They also help victims of disaster by providing blood from around the country. To schedule a blood donation, go to www.redcross.org. Call their 800 number for scheduling a blood appointment, finding a class, or emergency messaging for military families. Offers Safety City, Lifeguard certification, and learn to swim classes.

Boy Scouts of America, Muskingum Valley Council
Scouting Resource Center:
734 Morehead Ave.
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740-453-0571
Executive Director: Ed Mulholland
E-mail: ed.mulholland@scouting.org
Senior District Executive: Jay Shankel
E-mail: jay.shankel@scouting.org
Website: www.mvcbsa.org or www.scouting.org
Facebook: Muskingum Valley Council
Twitter and Instagram: @mvcbsa
Our mission is to develop youth who will be physically, mentally, and emotionally fit as adults. Through challenging outdoor adventures we instill courage, self-confidence, character, citizenship and leadership. Scouting encourages strong faith and helps youth understand the American government, economic, and social systems, and instill pride about their American heritage and history. The Muskingum Valley Council also operates a 510 acre outdoor education and camping facility near Coshocton.

Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. Career and College Access Program
405 W. Russell Ave.
West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: 740-502-6345
Executive Director: Brian Crilow
E-mail: bcrilow@columbus.rr.com
Advisors: Coshocton: Nancy Hatem;
Ridgewood: Brian Crilow; River View: Lynn Hill
The Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. Career and College Access Program provides FREE career and college assistance to all schools, students and parents in Coshocton County to help students reach their career goals.  Programs in grades K-12 include both individual and group assistance.  A few of the programs include the Coshocton Kiwanis Club Coshocton C.A.R.E.S College Fair each October, College Financial Aid Workshops, FAFSA assistance, college and industry visits, career days featuring various career professionals to share information with students and Reading Buddies in grades K-1.

Coshocton County Handicapped Society
1005 Main St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-623-8001
Contact: President Candy Angle
Their mission is to help individuals with certain handicaps realize and maximize their full potential. They assist these residents in living a quality life in and with their community. Has free equipment rentals and ramp building.

First Step Family Violence Intervention Services
647 Locust St.
Coshocton, Ohio, 43812
Phone: 740-622-8504
Helpline: 740-622-9533
E-mail: firststepcosh@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.firststepcoshocton.org
Executive Director: Vicki Laudick-Casey
Their goal is to prevent domestic violence by providing intervention, direct services, life skills, and much more. See their website for a list of their services.

Girl Scouts Heart of Ohio Inc.
3230 Bowers Lane
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740-454-8563
Website: gsoh.org
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts of the USA is a program dedicated to helping young girls build character and success in their adult lives. They are partnered with committed adult volunteers who help them establish strong qualities such as leadership, values, social conscience, and conviction about their self-worth.

Maternal and Child Health Center Coshocton County Health Department
724 S. Seventh St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-2999
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/mchc
Their goal is to eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes, and improve the health of women, infants, and children served by the center. Services provided include immunizations and prenatal care as well as Baby and Me Tobacco Free and Cribs for Kids programs.

The Salvation Army
219 N. Fourth St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-0971
Contact: Captains Tom and Victoria Clark
Email: Thomas_Clark@use.salvationarmy.org
Website: www.salvationarmyusa.org
The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that is dedicated to helping the less fortunate in their communities through a variety of ways. People in the community may donate their time, money, or personal items such as clothing or furniture to aid the people in their community.

TLC (Tutoring, Learning, Contributing) Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
27218 CR 406
Fresno, OH, 43824
Phone: 740-622-8699
Director: Kathy Raber
E-mail: kathy.raber@mvesc.org
An after school free tutoring program that operates with the volunteerism of students in grades six through 12 who serve as tutors for academically at-risk elementary students (1st, 2nd, 3rd) throughout Coshocton County.  Typically, all students are referred to the program by their teachers or by parent request. TLC is for any student who is struggling and may need an extra boost.  Tutors help them with homework and also cover a lot of learning with interactive, hands on approach.  They use puzzles, flashcards, games and a variety of other resources to make learning fun.   All tutors earn Community Service hours that can be submitted on their college applications.  On-site supervisors provide materials, train tutors and work with parents of students being tutored.

RECREATION AGENCIES

Coshocton City Recreation
1400 Serena Dr.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-295-6115
Contact: Steve Jones
E-mail: steve.jones@cityofcoshocton.com
The park is located near Kids America and offers ball fields for high school, pony league, and little league. Also has a walking path, picnic area, a shelter, and a dog park.

Ridgewood Recreation
Contact: Scott Robinson
Phone: 330-275-0934
Vice President: Scott Craigo
Phone: 740-502-0282
P.O Box 66
West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Serving ages 4 – 14 baseball, softball, and t-ball.

Rising Tide Aquatic Club
Email: coshoctonrisingtide@gmail.com
Contact: Rob McMasters
President: Shannon Shontz
A club established in the 1970s that teaches members the four basic strokes of competitive swimming. For ages 5 – 18 who can already swim without assistance. Made possible through the United Way and the Coshocton Foundation. They also have a website, coshoctonrisingtid.wixsite.com/risingtideaquatic and a Facebook page, Rising Tide Aquatic Club.

River View East Recreation
PO Box 982
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Contact: Angelica Blair, President
Phone: 740-502-1219
E-mail: angie.blair79@yahoo.com

River View West Recreation
Contact: Steve Walton
Phone: 740-202-2068

United Way of Coshocton County
402 Main St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-4567
Executive Director: Lyn Mizer
Website: coshoctonunitedway.org
Email: director@coshoctonunitedway.org

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