History of the Warren/Clinton Co. Agency
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Warren and Clinton Counties, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt affiliate Organization of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). The agency serves all of both Warren and Clinton Counties of Ohio. We are funded through the United Ways of both Warren and Clinton Counties, by special fund-raising events organized by the Volunteer Board of Directors and through contributions of caring parties.
Originally, the Agency was a satellite of Big Brothers and Sisters of Middletown, Ohio but, in 1978 the Agency was incorporated, received tax-exempt status, and became independently affiliated with the National Organization. Until 1993, the agency served only Warren County children. In 1993, the citizens of Clinton County indicated needs among Clinton Co. children and requested expansion of the service to serve Clinton County children also.
The service provided to the children and their families in both counties are FREE of charge. We seek to match children between the ages of 6 and 15 with volunteers. However, youth in a current match may remain in that match until age 18 or High School graduation. Match commitments are generally for 1 year although matches average 3.5 years together in our program.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Volunteers meet weekly with their Little Brother or Sister to provide role modeling, friendship, guidance and care. In order to maintain the success of the service, the Agency employs a capable staff to screen, train, and support volunteers. Social Workers oversee the matching process and provide counseling to children & their families.
Our goal is to provide each child in need with a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or School Based Mentor that he or she can count on for consistency and friendship. After all, you can never have too many best friends.
Big Brothers and Sisters of Warren and Clinton Counties is an Equal Opportunity Employer.