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Youth enjoy their Easter goodies provided by the Shirley Haight family.

Marsh Foundation Celebrates 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Thanks to Donors

VAN WERT, Ohio – Again this year, Easter was an extra special holiday on the campus of The Marsh Foundation thanks to generous donations. For the 10th year in a row, the Shirley Haight family sponsored an egg hunt, basket donations, and gifts.

Marsh Alumni Accomplishes Citizenship and Education Goals

Marsh Alumni Accomplishes Citizenship and Education Goals

VAN WERT, Ohio – When youth arrive at The Marsh Foundation they are often struggling with a variety of problems and challenges. Itzel Jarrett was no different when she arrived on Halloween morning at the age of 14. That was seven years ago and a lot has changed since then. Jarrett has grown into a successful young woman and she said it is because of the strong influence The Marsh and its staff have had in her life.

Marsh Foundation Launches New, User-Friendly Website

Marsh Foundation Launches New, User-Friendly Website

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation has relaunched its website with an emphasis on making it more user-friendly for constituents and referral sources. According to Kim Mullins, the executive director of Child & Family Services, it is important to have an organized, attractive website for families, caseworkers and others to use.


Marsh Foundation Hires Foster Care Licensing Specialist and Consultant

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation has hired Brenna Hayes, LSW, to join the Foster Care and Adoption Division as a licensing specialist and consultant. Hayes is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in psychology. Hayes brings...

Marsh Foundation Holds Spring Graduation Celebration; Recognizes Hall’s Retirement

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation School held its annual spring celebration on Wednesday, June 5. The day included a musical production of The Wizard of Oz, a graduation ceremony and luncheon for the students and their families. Four students earned and received their diplomas. Many of the...

Marsh Foundation Utilizes Family Teaching Model and Family Conferences to Help Youth Learn Responsibility and Leadership

VAN WERT, Ohio – A key concept within the Family Teaching Model is called self-government, and it’s a way to help youths at The Marsh Foundation set certain rules and guidelines while holding themselves and their peers accountable. It’s an inclusive process that promotes family cohesiveness, helps...
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Marsh Foundation to Build New Fitness and Dining Facility

VAN WERT, Ohio – Today, The Marsh Foundation Trustees and Directors broke ground in conjunction with Peterson Construction on a new fitness and dining facility. The new building will be connected to and located northwest of the Administration Building on their campus in Van Wert. The 15,000-foot...

Marsh Foundation Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Building

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation Trustees and Directors have announced a groundbreaking ceremony to be held on Monday, May 6 at 1 p.m. The event will coincide with the start of construction of the new fitness and dining facility. The 15,000-foot structure will house a gymnasium, locker rooms...

Marsh Foundation Celebrates One Year in Downtown Location

VAN WERT, Ohio – One year ago, The Marsh Foundation opened its Foster Care and Adoption Center on Main Street in downtown Van Wert. With the goal of being more accessible to the community, the new facility has been successful in helping The Marsh to achieve its main goal; helping more children and...
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Marsh Foundation Accepts Generous Donation from TAG Menswear

VAN WERT, Ohio – Tim Slusher, owner of TAG Menswear in Van Wert, recently reached out to The Marsh Foundation about making a clothing donation. The men’s clothing presented to The Marsh includes sweaters, dress pants, dress shirts, jackets, t-shirts and more and is valued at more than $12,000. To...