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Jim Johns is Back on Track

By Holly Waldenmyer   |   Tue, Oct 9th, 2018

Jim Johns exudes a healthy glow and an air of self confidence, as he meets your gaze directly with startlingly intense blue eyes.  It is difficult to visualize the addict he describes, that person who entered the Pathway to Wellness program December of 2014.

I struggle to envision the torment drugs wreaked upon this individual, and applaud the courage he mustered to overcome his addiction.  He fought a valiant fight, but credits his faith and belief that God would help him endure and provide the strength to combat the compulsion, defeat the ever-present peer pressure, and ultimately assist, to win the first battle.  Life, and the business of, never cease to offer obstacles along it's path, but Jim has the necessary tools in reserve to achieve success.  He has learned to negate any stirring temptation  which could result in a return to drug usage.

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Jim Johns is Back on Track

Holly Waldenmyer Tue, Oct 9th, 2018

Jim Johns exudes a healthy glow and an air of self confidence, as he meets your gaze directly with startlingly intense blue eyes.  It is difficult to visualize the addict he describes, that person who entered the Pathway to Wellness program December of 2014.

I struggle to envision the torment drugs wreaked upon this individual, and applaud the courage he mustered to overcome his addiction.  He fought a valiant fight, but credits his faith and belief that God would help him endure and provide the strength to combat the compulsion, defeat the ever-present peer pressure, and ultimately assist, to win the first battle.  Life, and the business of, never cease to offer obstacles along it's path, but Jim has the necessary tools in reserve to achieve success.  He has learned to negate any stirring temptation  which could result in a return to drug usage.

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Autumn Odyssey 2018 - Sponsor Packages

Mon, Oct 1st, 2018

We're gearing up for our 'Autumn Odyssey 2018'  event.
Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back this year?

Sponsorship Packages

Walnut Sponsorship

$5000

- Pays for one week’s operating expenses for Friends of the Homeless Shelter and Pathway House
Includes:

  • 24 tickets to Autumn Odyssey (can be used by sponsor or donated back for Friends of Homeless Staff or Volunteers
  • Short video tribute on social media, FOTH website and at the event
  • Premium seating at event
  • Logo/name printed in program
  • Featured recognition on website
  • Promotional Centerpiece

Mahogany Sponsorship

$1000


- Pays for one day’s operating expenses for Friends of the Homeless Shelter and Pathway House
Includes:

  • 12 tickets to Autumn Odyssey
  • Banner tribute on social media, FOTH website and at the event
  • Reserved seating at event
  • Logo/name printed in program
  • Featured recognition on website
  • Promotional Centerpiece

Oak Sponsorship (Table Sponsor)

$500


- Contributes to overall operating expenses
Includes:

  • 8 tickets to Autumn Odyssey
  • Special mention on social media, FOTH website and at the event
  • Reserved table at event
  • Name recognition on program
  • Promotional Centerpiece

Looking to be a sponsor? Click HERE now!

If you would like to find out more information or talk about the opportunities available, please contact :

Jim Barkett  - jim@barkettgroup.com

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Did You Know #7: Pathway

Wed, Sep 12th, 2018

Did You Know #7: Pathway to Wellness Recovery Center is a project of FOTH that is a Level III Certified Associate Member of Ohio Recovery Housing, an affiliate of the National Association of Recovery Residences. The long-term 5 bed sober living house for men opened in 2013. In 2016, the Recovery Center was selected as Small Business of the Year by the Region 8 Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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Did You Know #6

Tim Liversage Sat, Sep 8th, 2018

Did You Know #6: Local churches, businesses and civic organizations provide a hot meal each night throughout the year for our guests as well as others in the vicinity who may be in need of a meal.
FOTH is also an emergency pantry associated with the Akron/Canton Food Bank, and we are able to provide a food box for people who need a little extra assistance from time to time. No one who passes through the shelter doors needs to leave hungry.
Contact pboice@fothtusc.org to assist with meal contributions.

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Did You Know #5: Limits Of Stay

Tim Liversage Thu, Aug 30th, 2018

Did You Know #5: Each guest or household is allotted a 90 day stay at the facility. A case manager assigned to each guest assists to establish a housing goal and service referrals based on individual need. Extensions may be granted as long as guests are in compliance with their case plan and meeting shelter expectations.

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Did You Know #4:

Tim Liversage Wed, Aug 22nd, 2018

Did You Know #4: Upon entry to the shelter, all guests are required to turn in prescribed medications. Medicines are secured in a locked cabinet and dispensed at scheduled times throughout the day.

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