Dorothy Kane Receives 2015 Community Connector Award

CINCINNATI — Youngstown resident Dorothy Kane has been awarded a 2015 Community Connector Award from the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio.

Kane serves as a consultant for the VIP Family Violence Prevention Coalition, formerly Tri-County Family Violence Prevention Coalition, which raises awareness of family violence prevention and has nearly two decades of experience in the industry and in education.

Kane’s honor includes designating a grant of $2,500 to divided among as many as four nonprofits of her choice. She chose Catholic Charities Regional Agency, Compass Family and Community Services and Someplace Safe.

“The Community Connector Award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond to dedicate their time and efforts to give all Ohioans the opportunity to achieve their fullest health potential,” said Theresa Wukusick, executive director, HPF-Ohio, in a statement. “We are honored to present this award to Dottie for her tireless work in preventing family violence in our communities.”

Kane, who holds a master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University and a B.S. in education from Youngstown State University, played an instrumental role in creating and managing the coalition under the direction of the Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. In this role, she developed an award-winning VIP Workplace Program, workplace violence prevention training modules, conducted trainings to more than 4,000 participants and provided outreach to the business community.

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