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About Us

NOAS is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) agency founded in 1978 to serve children and families, with programs built on our mission to promote lifelong permanency for current and former foster youth by recruiting, preparing, and supporting ALL families and positive connections. NOAS has placed over 1,300 children into loving, adoptive homes throughout NE Ohio.

While NOAS is perhaps best known for our work related to foster care and adoption, we have grown into much more than a placement agency. While we hope every child finds their forever family, this is not always the case and NOAS is committed to serving children, families & young adults no matter what.

With the goal of supporting our clients every step of the way, NOAS has grown to include the following programs:

• Support for emancipated foster youth
• IGNITE Mentor Program
• TBRI Coaching
• CORE Teen
• Monthly Resource Group

NOAS is committed to meeting children, families, and young adults where they are and providing the necessary support for them to thrive.

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Rep/Contact Info

Nikole Baringer
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Kathy Evans
Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Cheryl Tarantino
Michelle Wolcott