IMPACT (Imagine Making Positive Accountable Changes Together)

IMPACT is a program developed to proactively identify school age children who are facing obstacles towards academic, social, and community success.  This preventative program allows families to receive support, resources, and counseling to meet the needs of each unique child and family.  Targeted for preschool, elementary, and middle school youth and their families, the program provides individual and family counseling, case management, psychiatric services, and other supports specific to the family.

IMPACT is a cooperative effort of the Shelby County Juvenile Court, the Shelby County United Way, and all eight Shelby County school systems.  Referrals are made by a school teacher, guidance counselor, or principal.  After a referral, families will meet with the IMPACT program coordinator, Amy Simindinger, to discuss the program and the specific needs to be addressed. Once families are accepted into the program, the referral is sent to Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio.  FRC provides the services for the IMPACT program.

Families interested in learning more about the program should contact their school office, but may also contact the program coordinator directly.

Amy Simindinger
Shelby County Office
129 East Court Street
Phone: 937-498-1354

United Way