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We are here for you
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December 10, 2022
Starting Point Outreach Center has helped people meet their needs and find solutions to the crises in their lives in many ways for over twelve years. This year we averaged nearly 200 client contacts per month. Thanks to the generosity of people like you we have experienced another successful year!
Financial hardships have been eased by helping clients connect with agencies and organizations which provide funds to assist them. We assist with applications, make referrals and appointments, help with budgeting and financial skills classes and mentoring. We help by administering financial assistance for other agencies such as AEP’s Neighbor to Neighbor Program and the crisis assistance provided by the Willard Community Christian Service Organization.
We provide a place where out-of-town agencies can meet with clients to counsel and provide assistance and services as needed. This includes Catholic Charities and the Immigrant Worker Project, among others.
We are helping under-served youth in the community by providing life skills classes, tutoring, and mentoring. We have started a Girl’s Closet where teenage girls can obtain personal hygiene and other needed items which many families cannot afford. We have partnered with North Central State College to provide information on college opportunities, how to apply for financial aid, and have provided campus tours. More services and activities are planned as funds and volunteers become available.
Starting Point continues to partner with area organizations, businesses, and churches to improve the quality of life within our community. Programs such as monthly food distributions and weekly community meals downtown at the Roy Doster Plaza are cooperative efforts that we participate in. We believe that by working together, much can be accomplished.
The Christmas season is a time for celebration and a time for giving. While you are working on your Christmas giving, why not consider adding Starting Point Outreach Center to the list. Your donation ensures that we will be able to continue to give assistance, hope and encouragement to our neighbors who are less fortunate. Your continued support is appreciated!
We at Starting Point send you our best wishes for a blessed holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Starting Point Outreach Center’s
Board of Directors
Starting Point Outreach Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, governed by a diverse group of local residents who make up our Board of Directors. Our directors volunteer their time to share their wisdom and experience to guide the direction of the organization.
The current members of the board are:
Dr. David Jump, Chairman
Don Peeler, Vice-Chairman
Silvia Hernandez, President
Anny Sterling, Secretary
Loren Buurma, Treasurer
Rev. Doug Beggs
Please consider partnering with us to continue our ministry and service to Willard and the surrounding area. Your donation will help insure that we can keep our doors open to provide encouragement, hope and assistance to our neighbors in their time of need. Donations can be made by sending your check to:
STARTING POINT OUTREACH CENTER at 117 S Myrtle Ave, Willard, Ohio 44890. You can donate via Pay Pal or credit card by going to www.startingpointoc.org and clicking on the “DONATE NOW” button located on the Home page. While you are at it, why not check the box to make it a monthly donation. Starting Point is a 501(c)3 organization and your donations are tax deductible.