Warren Family Mission needs new boilers
The Warren Family Mission’s Hannah’s House is seeking help from the community to replace two boilers that failed in the last two weeks, leaving the facility in Vienna without heat and water.
Hannah’s House is a Christian faith-based program where women of all ages commit to a one-year program to help overcome life-controlling problems, substance abuse and challenges in their lives, said Michelle Beauchene, director of development and public relations for the Warren Family Mission.
Hannah’s House residents are taught and encouraged to grow emotionally and spiritually to turn their lives around and to experience hope, healing and freedom. The women are offered Christian foundational classes, GED readiness, life-skills classes, coping skills, job readiness, 12-step program, counseling and after care. After the program is over, they can enter a step-down program and go to college and/or job search, Beauchene said.
There are 13 women at Hannah’s House now and several children who visit their mothers regularly. Hannah’s House is funded solely on donations, said Beauchene.
People who wish to donate money to Hannah’s House may send a check or money order to Warren Family Mission, 2671 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren, OH 44484.
People who want to offer other help should call Beauchene or Rev. Chris Gilger at 330-394-5437.
TriCounty merges with Autism Society of Ohio
The board of directors of the TriCounty Chapter of the Autism Society has merged with the Autism Society of Ohio (ASO) and will now be known as the Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Valley.
“As the diagnosis of autism has grown, so has the demand from families for local support and information. We can meet that need by combining operations and utilizing our combined resources to provide more programs and services. The Autism Society is the oldest national grass-roots organization, and our focus — both nationally and in Ohio — remains on supporting local families as they deal with this disorder,” said John Stacy, ASO executive director.
Aundr a Cika, executive director of PolishYoungstown, was named director of the Mahoning Valley Autism Office.
Sharon Regional Health receives an ‘A’
Sharon Regional Health System received an “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections.
Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
To see Sharon Regional’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org,, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
Autism program receives $1,200
Students at the Sharon campus of Laurel Technical Institute (LTI) presented the Sharon Regional Health Foundation $1,200 for the health system’s Connections Autism Program.
Two groups of LTI students challenged each other in the “Penny Wars,” organized by LTI instructor Sandra Young’s Marketing and Sales class, to see which group could raise the most money.
UPMC opens renovated suite in Greenville, Pa.
A renovated mammography suite at the Greenville, Pa., campus, prompted by the addition of digital mammography; and new wide-bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit at the Shenango Valley campus are two of the most recent technology additions at the Imaging Services Department at UPMC Horizon.
The mammography department has been accredited by the American College of Radiology since 1987.
The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP), 1325 Fifth Ave., will mark the reopening of the Minority Business Assistance Center during a program from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 15.
Guest speakers will be Sharon Smith, outgoing interim assistant deputy chief of the Ohio Development Services Agency, and shale industry representatives.