SAFS History

Rich History

  • 1967, a group of concerned citizens in “Huntington Farms” neighborhood recognized a growing need for youth services
  • 1970 census showed 20% of the youth in that area were not completing high school.
  • As a result of the alarming statistics HFA (Huntington Farms Association) was formed later that year.

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  • Programming was originally offered at the Meade Road Gospel Mission Community House & Olivet Lutheran Church.
  • Through generous donations they were able to relocate to our current location on Marshall Rd.
  • City of Sylvania leased the property to HFA for $1 per year
  • The original building was erected in 1974 on Marshall Rd.

Past

  • Huntington Farms (1967-1980)
  • Huntington Community Center (1980-2003
  • Sylvania Area Family Services (2003-Present)

Mission

  • “To create the highest quality of life for Sylvania area residents by utilizing public and private resources for their benefit” (1980s-2003)
  • “Empowering all Sylvania residents to build upon their strengths in order to achieve a better quality of life” (2008)

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