Center of Hope Family Services offers a range of programs designed to help Toledo-area children in urban settings achieve their potential through healthy living and effective care. These programs are overseen by a team of dedicated professionals and rigorously evaluated to ensure that they meet their intended goals.
Health and Wellness Education
In partnership with ProMedica, The Ohio State Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Program and the Toledo Public Schools, CHFS provides health and wellness education to Old Orchard and McKinley Elementary students during the after school hours. Health and wellness education topics will include: safety, hygiene, nutrition, emotional wellness, and physical activity.
With support from the Lucas County Commissioners, CHFS provides nutritious sack suppers designed to reduce food insecurity at Old Orchard Elementary. Program objectives are to complement nutritious breakfast and lunch meals offered during the school day with weekend meals including items from all five food groups. Program objectives are to reduce food insecurity, and resultantly, promote physical and mental health, behavioral, emotional, and ultimately academic competence.
Reducing Infant Mortality
The Moses Project, is a community/faith based collaborative to bring awareness to the issue of infant mortality in the Black community. Ohio currently has the 3rd highest Black infant mortality rate and ranks 45th in the nation in Black infant mortality. In partnership with the United Pastors for Social Empowerment and the Lucas County Health Department, CHFS educated local Black adults on the risks to infant mortality. Program goals include developing an on-going educational program to alert minority groups to health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
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