YMCA of Central Ohio

Doing Good With Technology: HMB and ECRN+

HMB recently had the opportunity to partner with the YMCA's Early Childhood Resource Network (ECRN+) by donating a fleet of laptops to their organization.

"The team at ECRN+ is extremely grateful for the generous laptop donation from HMB," says Samantha Stewart, Executive Director for ECRN+. "This donation will enable our staff to continue to provide exemplary services to children with disabilities and their families. For over 30 years, ECRN+ has provided services to children who have disabilities or those who are at risk of disabilities and their families."

"Staff members from three different programs will be utilizing the computers; our Community Support Site program (a speech therapy program for children 18 months to three years of age), our Family Support Program (provides family support to children, teens, and young adults with disabilities and their families), and our Help Me Grow program (a birth to three home visitation program for children with delays, disabilities, and special health care needs)." 

ECRN+ provides Service Coordination for Help Me Grow of Franklin County, Columbus Kids Outreach, SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) as well as Family Support for families and children of all ages who have disabilities and a speech therapy program for children.

"ECRN+ was founded in 1983 as a coalition of thirty agencies/organizations and parent representatives who were involved in providing services for young children, birth through five, who had developmental delays, disabilities, or who were at risk for such," continues Stewart. "Now, 30 years later, the primary goal is the same; we empower and connect families. Thank you HMB for helping us empower and connect our families!"