Joyful Connections - 8200 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449


Joyful Connections is based on the premise that children can develop in a healthier manner when they have the opportunity for a relationship with each of their parents that is free from adult conflict and threats of abuse of any kind.

Mental Health professionals indicate that children in out of home placements need immediate and frequent contact with their parents to minimize the trauma that can impact their physical and emotional health. Children adjust better and have fewer behavior and emotional issues if they visit their parents on a regular basis.

The need for the services offered by Joyful Connections may be due to issues related to divorce or separation, domestic violence, protection orders, child abuse and neglect or other safety concerns. No matter what the situation is, children want and need to see their parents.

Joyful Connections offers a safe haven for children to spend time with their family and stay connected.

We need your help to provide
these valuable services
to the children and families of Ottawa County.

Why donate?
Because these children need our help.
Because these children are the future of our community.
Because if we needed help, others would help us.

Because when we help others, we feel good about ourselves.

Use this DONATE NOW button to give your donation on-line using your credit card.

Joyful Connections is a non-profit, 501(c)3 agency and is dependent solely upon grants and your generous donations.

Please help us by:

  • Making a tax deductible donation
  • Donating items needed for the center (See our wishlist below)
  • Becoming a volunteer to help at the center
  • Donating your time to serve on a committee

Please contact our Executive Director, Sheila Powell at 567-262-3181 or mail your donation to 8200 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, OH 43449.

We appreciate your support! 


Paper Products
Paper towels

Cleaning and Other Supplies
Disinfectant Wipes
Antibacterial Hand Soap

Office Supplies
Colored Copy Paper & Card Stock
Scotch Tape
White Copy Paper
File Folders (manilla, yellow, red, blue, green)
Pocket Folders any color
Hanging Folders - letter size
Pens (blue, black)
Wite-Out EZCorrect
Binder Clips

Children's Supplies
Toys in Good Condition
Construction Paper
Washable Markers
Children’s Gluesticks and Foamie Glue
Packaged craft items

Other Miscellaneous Items
Storage Tubs for Toys

8’ Folding Tables
Folding Chairs