Help Hotline Grant Award

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LOCAL NON-PROFIT TO RECEIVE GRANT FROM Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western PA

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (November 12, 2013)…At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley in Boardman board members from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western Pennsylvania helped local children through a cash grant to Help Hotline Crisis Center to develop a Safe School Line in Columbiana County.  The presentation was held at the McFamily Respite Center located at 6505 Market Street, Boardman 44512.

Help Hotline will provide a 24/7 Safe School Line (suicide prevention and anti-bullying) serving all young people in Columbiana County.  The Safe School Line will be staffed by paid professionals, with the support of trained crisis volunteers.  The staff and volunteers on the crisis lines are backed up 24/7 by a Licensed Mental Health Professional.  All personnel, staff and volunteers, meet the guidelines set up by the Ohio Department of Mental Health to staff a crisis hotline.

"We’re excited to be a part of a program which helps give children a much brighter future, and offer the  vital support to this outstanding program that advances Ronald McDonald House Charities’ mission of lifting children to a better tomorrow,” said Herb Washington, RMHC Board President and McDonald's Owner/Operator.

Help Hotline Crisis Center received $5,000 to implement and operate for a year the Safe School Line in Columbiana County middle and high schools. 

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