About Us

The Society was organized in 1950, under the name Tuscarawas Society for Crippled Children & Adults. Relying on dedicated volunteers, the society tried to fill the gaps existing in community services by providing a diversified range of services.

Although the society was associated with Easter Seals since its beginning, they did not begin using the name until 1981, when they became known as the Tuscarawas Easter Seal Society.

In September 1992, the local society found it necessary to leave the Easter Seal unbrella to enable them to continue their mission serving the people of Tuscarawas County. The Tuscarawas Society for Children & Adults will continue to provide direct aid to county residents through their unique programs and services.

Giving Children The Hope Of A Tomorrow is the theme of our children’s programs. Our health and safety services focus on raising healthy children in a safe environment. Our programs for critically ill children provide vital medical services and equipment. Both stress the philosophy and provide role models that despite cancer, heart disease, polio, or diabetes, these young patients can have the hope of a tomorrow. They too, can become a company president, a radio personality, a salesperson, an entrepreneur – a successful individual.

Board Of Directors
This Society is comprised of a dedicated, volunteer Board of Directors. This unique group of individuals are your neighbors and friends who are commited to making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children and adults in Tuscarawas County.

• Karon Baker
• Donna Beitzel
• John Beitzel
• Dr. Richard H. Burns, Jr.
• Scott C. Finnell
• Rev. Brian Flood
• Brian J. Hanner
• Christine Hensel
• Chona Kinsey
• Joe McCartney
• Mattew D. Neidenthal
• Richard G. Pipes
• Brad Zimmerman

Executive Director – Carmel A. Haueter
Executive Assistant – Shelly Cozart

Rainbow Connection
119 Third Street NW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

(330) 343-8686