YouTube is an amazing resource for organizations that want to positively impact their communities. Leading Families Home / Beach House Family Shelter has recently started our YouTube channel – and we are excited to grow it! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite YouTube channels serving our communities of Toledo, Lucas County, and NW Ohio.

United Way of Greater Toledo

The United Way of Greater Toledo has been uploading videos to YouTube for eight years! Recently, they’ve increased the number of videos they publish by uploading over 35 videos in the last 12 months!

An active leader in the Greater Toledo Community, United Way has raised funds for and invested in our area for over 100 years. They have over 20,000 donors, 10,000 local volunteers, and raise over $9 million dollars each year.

Featured Video: Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

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The Center for Nonprofit Resources (C4npr)

For the last three years, C4npr has uploaded informative videos for local nonprofit organizations, including resources offered by The Center.

In addition to being an amazing resource to nonprofits in the Toledo area, The Center also offers programs and help, such as “professional development, technical assistance, on-demand resources, and engagement initiatives.” (According to The Center’s Mission & Vision.)

Featured Video: So You Want to Start A Nonprofit?

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Leading Families Home / Beach House Family Shelter

Although we’ve just started our YouTube channel, we’re dedicated to bringing you the latest updates regarding our Shelter, plus information about homelessness.

We’ve recently started renovating a location on Ashland Ave. to become Beach House II – another Shelter for local residents experiencing homelessness.

Our Shelter is one of only a few in the area that caters to homeless families.

Featured Video: Interview with LuCynthia Jones | Steps to Home Housing Director

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HUD Exchange

HUD Exchange uploads multiple videos a week – even multiple videos a day – and has over 1.5K subscribers.

HUD Exchange, the online platform for US Department of Housing & Urban Development, known as HUD, offers informative videos on its YouTube channel. Their focus is to provide resources, guidance, tools, and services to state and local governments, nonprofits, Continuums of Care, Public Housing Authorities, and more.

Featured Video: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

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Zepf Center

Toledo nonprofit, Zepf Center, is passionate about mental health. This local organization offers behavioral health and vocational services to those with mental illness in Lucas County.

Their services include “psychiatric, medical, residential, and therapy services, as well as career development” for youth and adults. (According to the Zepf Center website.)

Recently, Zepf Center has uploaded several “Mental Health Moment” videos, geared toward providing quick and easy tips to bolster mental health.

Featured Video: Mental Health Moment, Learning to Cope

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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) provides “statewide leadership of a high-quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system” (according to OhioMHAS’s Mission & Values).

Featured Video: OhioMHAS Suicide Training

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National Church Residences

National Church Residences is “the nation’s largest non-profit provider of senior housing in the country” (according to National Church Residences’ website). The organization owns or operates 340 senior housing communities across the USA and Puerto Rico. They offer affordable, safe senior housing units as well as services and programs for seniors.

Featured Video: Fighting Racism Virtual Event

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After School All Stars

ASAS has branches throughout the US, including an ASAS in Ohio. ASAS offers after school programs for at-risk and low-income children with the hope of providing resources and tools for better futures.

Featured Video: ASAS and TikTok have Teamed Up to Provide Food to Families

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Lucas County Children Services

Lucas County Children Services serves the children of Lucas County through investigations and assessments of child abuse or neglect, finding foster homes for kids, protecting kids from child abuse, and more.

Featured Video: What Is Child Abuse Or Neglect?

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The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA)

The OHFA is an independent state agency that helps community members find affordable housing. It funds loans and provides financing for affordable rental housing programs.

Featured Video: Tenant Files Best Practices

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The Center for Community Solutions

The Center for Community Solutions provides data and analysis, training programs, and networks and coalitions to direct service organizations in NW Ohio. These offerings help organizations throughout NW Ohio make better decisions, understand public policies, develop agendas, and build a better community.

Featured Video: How COVID-19 has impacted Child Care in Ohio

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Goodwill Industries of NW Ohio

According to its YouTube channel, “Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training, and the power of work.”

Featured Video: Charles speaks with Tim about Job Opportunities

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Local news leader, WTOL11, consistently uploads videos to its channel. The news station is passionate about the Toledo community, and it shows!

According to the WTOL11 website, “TEGNA’s purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities. We will provide the news and information that people need to function as effective citizens. We will seek solutions as well as expose problems and wrongdoing. We will provide editorial and community leadership. We will seek to promote understanding of complex issues. We will be advocates for our communities.”

Featured Video: Domestic violence shelters filling up as need for help grows during pandemic

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BGSU Center for Public Impact

BGSU offers several informative videos to the NW Ohio community. We especially enjoy their videos on voting.

Featured Video: BGSU Votes Simple Voting Guide

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Help Us Out

Leading Families Home is based in Toledo, Ohio. We are dedicated to fighting homelessness in our community – and we’d love your help! Please consider supporting our organization in one of the following ways:

Donate Online

Leading Families Home partners with PayPal for secure online payments. Click Donate Now to be taken to the secure donation page.

Mail a Check

To donate by check, please make the check out to Leading Families Home.

Mail your check to the following address:

Leading Families Home

2283 Ashland Ave.

Toledo, OH 43604

Other Ways to Donate

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Use Kroger Community Rewards

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Matching Gifts: Double Your Donation

Every year we have a Match Campaign – an exciting way for you to double your impact. During this campaign, our match partners will match your monetary donation to Leading Families Home.

Match partners also include corporate sponsors who match their employees’ donations. If you’d like to participate, find out if your employer matches employee donations to 501(c)(3) organizations and contact us.

Host a 3rd Party Fundraiser

Do you love to plan events? You can raise donations for LFH by hosting your own event! Have fun and make an impact on our community. Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts or baby shower presents.

Remember Us in Your Will

A Planned Gift allows you to donate in a very meaningful way. Contact your financial advisor or estate planner to learn more.