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The Tuscarawas Society for Children & Adults, Inc. is a non-profit, independent health charity dedicated to meeting the needs of the disadvantaged and disabled residents of Tuscarawas County. In 2005 The Rainbow Connection gave over $221,000 in assistance to over 10,000 children and adults in Tuscarawas County. We are also happy to announce that our administrative costs are only 22% of our overall income.

The Rainbow Connection offers the following services and programs to the residents of Tuscarawas County.

Medical Supplies and Equipment -
Assistance is extended to obtain necessary supplies and equipment to improve the lives of handicapped and seriously ill individuals.

Medical Bills -
Assistance with payment of doctor and hospital bills.

Prescription Assistance -
Is granted to individuals having a life threatening medical diagnosis.

Technological Assistance -
Available for individuals in need of technology, such as communication boards, telecommunication devices for the deaf, and emergency response systems.

Information And Referral -
Information regarding area agencies can be obtained. Referrals are made to other agencies when The Rainbow Connection cannot serve a particular request.

Children And Adults With Cancer -
may be eligible to receive assistance in the payment of medical bills and prescriptions.

Hearing Enhancement Program -
makes available hearing aids and assistive listening devices for hearing impaired children and adults.

Children With Diabetes -
This program can provide insulin, syringes, glucometers and test strips for juvenile diabetics.

Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy And Multiple Sclerosis -
Individuals with these diseases are able to receive local, direct medical assistance for equipment, medical bills and prescriptions.

Maternity, Infant And Child Care Program -
Features an infant car seat loan program; educational and health services to expectant mothers; and an educational video for new parents.

The Tuscarawas Society for Children and Adults was the proud recipient of the Twin City Chamber of Commerce's 2004 Organization of the Year Award at its annual awards banquet held last April.

With 150 people in attendance at the Knights of Columbus Hall at Dennison, Teri Edwards recognized the Rainbow Connection for its work in Tuscarawas County in 2004.

"A lot of people really only think about them at Telethon time…they also act as an informational resource. In 2004 the Rainbow Connection served 9,820 children and adults in Tuscarawas County. Your money stays right here in Tuscarawas County." said Teri Edwards, Twin City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

Accepting the award was Carmel Massone, Executive Director of The Rainbow Connection. "We wouldn't have had the telethon without your support. Have you seen the playground behind the Twin City Hospital Pediatric Wellness Center?"

Rainbow Connection board member Tim Tarulli says, "While this is quite a distinction for the Rainbow Connection, we won't rest on our laurels but will strive to redouble our efforts and work harder on fulfilling our mission of servicing children and adults in Tuscarawas County."


Rainbow Connection • P.O. Box 288 • New Philadelphia, Ohio • 44663 • (330) 343-8686