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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 SE Ohio Thanksgiving Dinner

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The 2017 SE Ohio Thanksgiving Dinner took place in Athens: 

  •  Date: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm 
  • Location: Ohio University, Grover Center 
Event Sponsors:
  • Kiser's BBQ 
  • Ohio University 
  • Athens County CASA 
  • Athens County Foster Parent Association 
  • Athens County Children Services 
  • ACTION Ohio 
  • Fairfield County Children Services 
  • My Very Own Blanket 
Planning Committee: 
  • Jenny Stotts, Athens County CASA 
  • Michael Outrich, Lisa Dickson, Jamole Callahan and Doris Edelmann, ACTION Ohio 
  • Lisa Seitz, Athens County Children Services 
  • Stephanie Jackson, Fairfield County Children Services

2017 SW Ohio Thanksgiving Dinner

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The 2017 SW Ohio Thanksgiving Dinner took place in Cincinnati:
  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 
  • Time: From Noon - 2:30 pm 
  • Location: Peoples Church, 220 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati OH 45219 

  • The Peoples Church 
  • Opportunities Knocking TLP 
  • Easley Blessed Photography 
  • ACTION Ohio 
  • The Forgotten Initiative 
  • Montgomery County JFS 
  • Kroger 
Planning Committee: 

  • Elizabeth Garmon and Allanna, The Peoples Church 
  • Val Bairnsfather, Safe Pastures Transitional Living 
  • Doris Edelmann, Lisa Dickson and Jamole Callahan, ACTION Ohio 
  • Laquita Howell, Opportunities Knocking TLP 
  • HEMI 
  • Pat McCollum, SWOFCA

Sunday, November 5, 2017

2017 NE Ohio Thanksgiving Dinner

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The 2017 NE Ohio Thanksgiving Dinner took place in Cleveland: 

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 
  • Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
  • Location: Saint Ignatius High School, 1911 West 30th St., Cleveland OH 44113 
Event Sponsors: 

  • St. Ignatius High School 
  • Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services 
  • Junior League of Greater Cleveland 
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Cleveland Section 
  • ACTION Ohio 
  • Fill This House 
  • Adoption Network Cleveland 
  • Open Table
  • Bessie's Angels
Planning Committee: 

  • Danielle Green-Welch, Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services 
  • Lisa Dickson and Doris Edelmann, ACTION Ohio
  • Special thanks to Delilah Hoffman for making many calls to public and private child welfare agencies behind the scenes, to identify the agency contact person, and encourage their agency to transport youth so they could attend

Photos and details about the Pathways conference

Coming soon....

Sunday, October 1, 2017


ACTION Ohio continues to partner with the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, and Columbus State Community College, to seek to establish 20+ housing units for former foster youth pursuing higher education in Columbus OH.

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#FosterLeadership at the 2017 PCSAO Conference

During the 2017 PCSAO Conference, Deanna Jones and Lisa Dickson presented a workshop on how foster care agencies can "Foster Leadership" by listening to and empowering the voices of foster care youth and alumni.

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