What We Do


Our Mission is to nurture abused and neglected children through collaboration, advocacy, treatment, and prevention.

We are a child-oriented facility, which serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse.
Our main focus is the health and wellness of the child. Members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) help the child and family cope with the abuse and begin the recovery process.

The Children's Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 

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Reporting Abuse

 

If you suspect a child is being abused, it should be reported to Medina County Job and Family Services (MCJFS) at

330.661.0800.

 

If a child is in immediate danger, please call 911.

 

The longer abuse continues, the greater the potential for serious and long-term emotional and psychological difficulties are for the child. 





Wish List

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For some of the children who come to the Children's Center, this is the first time that they’ve been truly listened to and supported in a way that allows them to move forward to become healthy.

We are helping them make the transition to healing. One of the ways we do that is by providing children with items to take home at the end of their visits.


Due to the amazing generosity of our community, our cupboards are currently full.
With our upcoming move, we are only able to accept donations of individual snacks, juice boxes, and water bottles.

Please consider donating needed items to the Children's Center. 

 

** Please note that out of respect for the children and families, donations will be accepted by appointment only .

We ask that you contact the Donation Coordinator at donations@MedinaCountyChildrensCenter.org to coordinate a time prior to drop off.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Kristen Minichello at 330.764.8891 ext.217

Here is our current WISH LIST (Print Me) - these items help make a child's visit a little bit easier and would help us out at the Center.

Nutrition/Kitchen

  • Bottled water (small and large sizes)
  • Juice (boxes or single serve bottles only)
  • Milk (boxes or single serve bottles only)
  • Kids Snacks, individually wrapped 
    • (Granola bars, Goldfish, Fruit Snacks, Pop-tarts, Instant Oatmeal, Mac & Cheese cups, Go-yurts, apple sauce pouches, raisins, veggie straws)
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
Kid’s Closet
(Fun shopping area where children select their items to take with them after completing interviews/medicals) 

New items only please
  • Bath Robes  (children's size 6 and larger)
  • Backpacks
  • Journals with Pens
  • Mechanical Pens
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Small Sticker Books
  • Markers (thin tip - 6ct, 8 ct, 10 ct) 
  • Books
  • Chap Stick/Lip Balm
  • Socks (children and teenage)
  • Pajamas (children and teenage)
  • Blankets
  • Scarfs (children and teenage)
  • Hats (children and teenage)
  • Gloves (children and teenage)
Housekeeping
  • Garbage Bags (13 gallon)
  • Air Freshener
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tri-fold paper towels (for wall dispensers)
  • Diapers (Size 6)
  • Dishwasher Detergent
The Children's Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please check with your tax advisor.



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