WSOS to support wrap-around services, provide entrepreneurial training

WSOS Board of Directors met Feb. 10, approving a proposal to provide wrap-around services to 25 eligible Sandusky County families with children and youth. The agreement with Sandusky County Family and Children First Council in the amount of $40,000 is to provide services from July 1 through June 30, 2016, through the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties’ levy-funded local initiatives program.

The board also approved a motion to apply to Ohio Development Services Agency for a $25,000 Community Services Block Grant to offer training and licensure for Ice House Entrepreneurship facilitators. Through the grant, facilitators are to be licensed to offer training for low-income and disenfranchised populations who may not think of themselves as being potential entrepreneurs, but can be provided with the necessary skills and encouragement to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

In other business, the board:

Received 2015 appointments for the board’s committees including: finance, personnel, education and information fund, planning and evaluation, and development.

Seated newly elected and reappointed board members. New to the board are Gaye Winterfield of Ottawa County and Mike Kerschner of Seneca County. Re-appointed and re-elected members include Dean King of Wood County, Jim Fails of Sandusky County, and Paul Harrison and David Zak of Seneca County.

Heard from WSOS board member Crystal Walker and Head Start Policy Council member Amanda Garner regarding their attendance at the National Head Start Association-Winter Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C., in January.

Moved to sell a building lot owned by WSOS at 951 Quail Drive, Fremont.

For more information on any of WSOS services, call (419) 334-8911 or (800) 775-9767, visit www.wsos.org or visit the WSOS Facebook page. The board of directors meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month and meetings are open to the public.