A R 2013

The Mission of the Children's Center of Medina
County is to Nurture abused and neglected
children through collaboration, advocacy,
treatment, and prevention.
200 Highland Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
Louise Brown, LISW-S
Social Services Administrator for Medina
County Job and Family Services
Vice President
Kathryn Warner
Warner Communications
Mike Warner, CPA
President of Warner Technology, Inc.
Toula Barlow, Ph.D.
PSI Associates, Inc.
Beth Beal, M.Ed.
Wadsworth City Schools
Carol Clark
CLV Creations
Brian Cullen
Sherwin Williams Company
Jen Graham
Community Volunteer
Mike Kovack, MPA
Medina County Auditor
Robin Massaro
Westfield Bank, FSB
Heather Roberts, CTP
Wells Fargo Treasury Management Group
John Ross
Title Alliance
Sarah Toman, Ph.D.
Therapeutic Associates of Medina
Sarah Toops, Esq.
Critchfield, Critchfield and Johnston, Ltd.
Kim Wilson
Slate Rock Safety
Executive Director
Rhonda Wurgler, MPA
Nurse Practitioner
Karen Fitzgerald, MSN, PNP-BC
Robyn Silves, LPN
Case Manager
Kim Brightbill
Barbara Michelson, Ph.D
Debbie Cooper
Trudy Rasmussen
Sheila Noel
Linda Riley
Adopt a Family
Ed Shuttera
Jerry Rasmussen
Message from the Executive Director:
Since the Children’s Center opened in 2007, we have nurtured 3,046 children in
Medina County through our Child Advocacy Center, Community Outreach,
Adopt-a-Family, and Foster Care Visit programs. Our goal is to provide these children
and every child in Medina County safety, healing, and an opportunity to reach their
full potential.
2013 has been a wonderful year of growth for the Children’s Center. During this
past year, we were able to reach 1,446 children, 503 adults, and 392 families in
Medina County with our programs and passionate staff, volunteers, partners, and
board members.
Our heartfelt thanks goes to the Medina County Community for your support this
past year. In 2014, we are looking forward to continuing this collaborative effort to
further prevent child abuse. Together, we are healing families and changing lives.
Respectfully Submitted,
Rhonda Wurgler
Executive Director
58 children came to the Children’s Center in 2013 as
a result of Child Sexual Abuse.
We provided these children 30 Medical Examinations
and 52 Forensic Interviews during 2013.
Statement from a parent:
“WOW, I could not have asked for or expected a more amazing
group of people or experience– All my thanks, respect, & gratitude”
Statement from a parent:
“All the nurses were SO nice and VERY informative and really took their time to care
about my child! I felt very comfortable opening up to them about my childs situation
and found talking to them to be very helpful for me mentally as a parent who may
have a child who may have been abused.”
542 Foster Care visits were conducted at the Children’s Center in
2013. 23 families and 38 children benefitted from the Children’s
Center’s 2 playrooms. Foster Care visits provide children and their
parents an opportunity to spend time together during their time of
Our Adopt-a-Family Christmas program provided
624 children Christmas gifts, helping 311 families.
We are thankful for the 140 community members,
businesses, families, civic groups, and churches that
provided these gifts.
“Dear Angels!!
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I am crying as I write this. God
Bless you and you have no idea how this helps my children and me!”
In 2013, we were able to increase Community Outreach
and Prevention of child abuse. We reached 726 children
and 503 adults through our “Pinwheels for Prevention”
open house, Family-a-Fair, Back to School Rallies, service
projects at the Children’s Center, Human Trafficking and
“Stewards of Children” trainings, as well as other community events throughout Medina County.
Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Report
Medical Exam Revenue
Program expenses
Fundraising expenses
Fundraising Revenue
Management and general expenses
Grants and Scholarships
In-Kind Contributions
$114, 568
Protect their only childhood
We would like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank our many supporters, donors, and
community collaborators who help make the Children’s Center a beacon of hope for children
throughout Medina County.
Individual Supporters
Toula & Dave Barlow
Ralph Berry
Kerri Birth
Tara & Bill Boettcher
Louise Brown
Michael & Karen Carlson
Lauren Hakos Checci
Kaci Church
Lisa Claus
William & Donna Claus
Charles and Leah Comes
Amy Cooper
Debbie Cooper
Kali Cooper
Bruce & Jackie Davey
Barbara Dzur
Brian Fisher
John and Amy Flanagan
Paula Foutz
Ann Gerhert
James Gerspacher
Michael and Julie Goyette
Jen & John Graham
Anna Guy-Leach
Judy Hayden
Christine Heibert
Claudia Horton
David & Karen Horton
Russell & Angela Huston
Sarah Jane Ingraham
Donna & David Irwin
Sheila Jacobsen
Michelene & Guy Jardine
Kyrsten Kee
Ann Keith
James and Patricia Kendel
Juliana Klien
Will & Kathy Koran
Michael Kovack
Carole Kowell
James & Karen Lary
John & Beth Lawton
Jean Lydon
Marilyn Macomber
Nancy Markovich
Hub & Mary Marg Marquis
Robin Massaro
Jamey McClanahan
Mary Jane McGinnis
Erin & Larry Mino
Kathy & Stu Mohr
Kathy Mowery
David & Tracie Muchewicz
Jen Mussen
William & Amy Myers
Sheila Noel
Ellen Nolan
William & Sherry Oehlenschlager
Lisa Owens
Robert M. Pagura Jr.
Cathy & Mason Posner
Jerry & Trudy Rasmussen
Linda & Craig Riley
Heather & Scott Roberts
John Ross
Ed Shuttera
Marilyn and David Sigel
Roger & Linda Smalley
Rick & Becky Smith
Josh Spoores
Mary Stupar
Bradley & Valerie Swartz
Richard & Lisa Thomas
Sarah Toman
Sarah Toops & John Fladd
Eileen Trabert
Terry & Marita Tulisiak
Carolyn Virzi
Cindy Wargo
Mike & Kathy Warner
Jennifer Webb
Kim & Chad Wilson
Gerald Wodzisy
Tom & Mindy Woll
Carolyn & Dennis Zaverl
Todd Zeiger
Company and Corporate Support
1 EDI Source Inc.
620 Corporation
Advantage Cab
Bill Doraty Kia
Buehler’s Fresh Foods
Charles Schwab Foundation
Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd.
Cutler Real Estate
Fairway Glass Company
GAP-Old Navy
Employees of Gerspacher Realty
The Hoffman Group
JP Services
Kay Jewelers Medina
Kohl’s Cares
Marco’s Pizza Medina
Masternack Country Lawn & Landscape
Medina Family Chiropractic
Medina Plant Sealy, Inc.
Medina County Women's Journal
Powers Enterprises
Pride One, Inc.
RPM International Inc.
Raymond James & Associates
Sew Fine Fabric
Slate Rock Safety, LLC
Therapeutic Associates of Medina
Tunes for All Times
Valspar Corporation
Walmart Medina
Warner Communications, Ltd.
Westfield Insurance
Worker Clothing
Civic Groups and Churches
Clagett Middle School Student Council
Cloverleaf Middle School Student Council
Bloom Society
FOE #3505 Ladies Auxiliary
Harmon Middle School
King's Daughters Circle
MCS Dept. Ed. Services
Medina County Commissioners
Medina County Juvenile Court Community Service
Medina Sunrise Rotary
MOMS Club Medina-East
MOMS Club Medina-West
PJ’s From Grandma
Project Linus
Retired Garfield Elementary Staff
St. Francis Xavier
United Church of Christ Congregational - Medina
Weymouth Small Group from Harvest PCA Church
York United Methodist Church
Public Funding
Attorney General SAFE Program
National Children’s Alliance
Victims of Crime Act
Partners and Affiliations
Cornerstone Psychological Services
Medina County Child Protective Services
Medina County Law Enforcement Agencies
Medina County Prosecutor
Medina County Victims Assistance
Medina County Health Department
National Children’s Alliance
Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers
Midwest Region Child Advocacy Centers
Domestic and Sexual Assault Coalition
Share Cluster
Imagine Peace Coalition
Family First Medina County
2013 Adopt-a-Family Supporters
Academy of Young Minds
Adult Probation Dept.
Chris Boger and coworkers at Auto Nation
Book Club
Boy Scout Pack 3504
Brownie Troop 90465
Brunswick High School
Buckeye Jr. High
Bunco Group
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Church of Stony Hill
Circle of King's Daughters and Sons
Cleveland Clinic Children's M40 Staff
Connection Church
Do It Best
Elves of Medina
Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Delta Gamma
Fox Meadows Country Club
Ganley Auto Group
Girl Scout Troop 90465
Girl Scout Troop 90613
Girl Scout Troop 91151
Girls Scout Alumni - Silver Scouts
Girl Scout Troop, Leader Deb Spangler
Goddard School
Hinckley Outreach
Holy Trinity Church
Jacobson Mfg., LLC
Job & Family Services-Medina County
Junior Cosmetology Students at MCCC
Kay Jewelers, Brenda Scott
Kids Country
Learning Garden-Medina
Learning Garden-Seville
Litchfield United Church of Christ
Magnificuts Hair Salon
MCBDD Bus Garage
Medina County Auditor
Medina County Auto Title
Medina County Board of Realtors
Medina County Child Support Enforcement
Medina County Juvenile Probate Court
Medina County Schools ESC & Transport
Medina County Women's Club
Medina Early Childhood PTA
Medina Health Info Management Dep.
MOMS Club of Medina East
MOMS Club of Medina West
Old Navy
Our Lady of Grace - Women of Hope
PNC's Akron Wealth Management Div.
Pride One
Prudential Kovach Realtors Medina/
Medina County Recorder’s Office
Seville Methodist 2x2 group
Sharon Flying Horse and Pony Club
Sister Circle
Slate Rock Safety, LLC
St Ambrose Pack 3513
Warwick Communications
Westfield Insurance
Weymouth Country Club
Willowood Care Center
Sandy Baker
Bill Beatty
Chad & Kerry Birth
Michaela Boers
Rebecca Bratt
Kim Brightbill and family
Steve & Cathy Brown
Renee Brow Lynn Canzone
Kelly Cash
Melissa Centineo
Cooper Family
Kali Cooper
Megan Cooper
Gina DeMarco
Caitlin Disbrow
Stephanie & Keith Feador
Mike Feigl
Lora Flama
Amy Flanagan
Dr. Fred Fri
Mark Gehri
Machelle Giordon
Tami Glover
Zach Graham
Maria Griffith
Jodi Gwirtz
Karen Hamilton
Tina Hayburn
Jen Hinman-Page
Amanda Hogue
Holly Holsinger
Nikki Hummer
Jodi Jones
Casey Jones
Lois Joseph
Kristen & Tim Kartisek
Jen & Rich Kirkpatrick
Hilary Kulesza
Tiffany Leckrone
Laura Lee
Shirley MacFarland
Jamey McClanahan
Heidi Merz
Kelly Myers
Emily Myers
Jean Nagy
Sally Neikirk
Lynn Newenhiser
Catherine Niedetzki
Sheila Noel & Mark Pylypiak
Debbie Oda
Allison Oswald
Colleen Paulson
Cathy Posner
Jack & Jane Powers
Julie Ramser
Emily Rapp Eddy
Trudy & Jerry Rasmussen
Jackie Reichenbach
Heather Roberts
Jane Rych
Savannah Schebek
Pam Smith
Karen Steiner
Debbie Stone
Traci Swantek
Brad Swartz
Sweeney Family
Sarah Toman
Anita Tracey
Kathy and Jim Tucciarone
Sarah Whitaker
Mike and Megan Wilbur
Wilson Family
Karolyn Zavenl
How to Contact the Children’s Center
The Children’s Center of Medina County
200 Highland Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
330-764-8893 fax
How to Help
Thank you for your continued support of The Children’s Center of Medina County. It is only
with your help that we can continue to fulfill our mission. Your gift will rebuild the lives of our
most vulnerable citizens in Medina County, our children.
You may donate by mailing a donation to the above address or on-line at our website:
Or by contacting:
Rhonda Wurgler, Executive Director (330) 764-8891, ext. 214.
200 Highland Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256