Monday, October 16, 2000

Agency celebrates move

Reach Out Lakota plans open house at new facility

By Anna Guido
Enquirer Contributor

        WEST CHESTER TWP. — An open house celebrating Reach Out Lakota's recent move and expansion in services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the social service agency's new facility.

        Reach Out Lakota moved in June to 6561 Station Road from leased space on Tylersville Road.

        Reach Out Lakota provides food, clothing, toys, personal care items and household goods to nearly 600 families each year in West Chester and Liberty townships. The agency also gives out school supplies to an estimated 175 Lakota children each school year.

        In its nine years, Reach Out Lakota has outgrown two rental facilities. Executive director Lourdes Ward, a licensed social worker, has wanted to offer counseling and tutoring services from the start. But lack of space has always been a problem, she said.

        Budget and nutrition counseling for adults and tutoring for children will now be available at the agency's new 4,000-square-foot building.

        Land for the building was donated by West Chester Presbyterian and St. John's churches. The $45,000 in seed money was raised by The Key Foundation of Southeastern Butler County.

        Materials and labor were donated by area residents and businesses to offset a portion of the cost.

        For more information, call 779-7515.


Ted Berry, Mr. Cincinnati, dies at 94
WILKINSON: Berry had a lifetime of firsts
Street near riverfront will bear his name
Milestones in the life of Theodore M. Berry
98 member says 'I Do' for real
Vandals, violence disturbing for Jews
Internships connect present, future for teens
SAMPLES: Book aims to debunk gun culture
Voters, candidates vague on family values
DeWine enjoys 2-1 margin over Celeste
Libertarian, Natural Law parties define growing numbers as victory
Portman wants surplus spent on tax, Social Security reforms
Portman foe wants campaign finance fixes
Race promotes fitness and fun for 'just us girls'
Results of our news poll
Vans aid stranded motorists
Work revives pioneer history
You Asked For It
- Agency celebrates move
City official dies of cancer
County lags on merger
Developer proposes Oxford landominiums
Landfill to become gun range
Local Digest
Physician at center of debate
Sludge closes Kentucky water plant
Vietnam vet gets medal posthumously