Community Resources

 BASIC NEEDS
     Clothing and Household Items
 Eligibility: Ashland Co. resident - New, Lightly used clothes, shoes & boots infant - 18 years of age
 Associated Charities 419-281-6061
 After all other resources have been exhausted, depending on funding, will help with work shoes or uniform. Call & leave message, will return your call
 St. Vincent de Paul Society  419-281-1195
 For family's currently receiving services from ACDJFS - Infants & children clothing, personal hygiene itemsAshland County Job & Family Services419-282-5000
 For cancer patients only- Free hats, wigs & other head coverings; mastectomy supplies Ashland County Cancer Association419-281-1863
For clients only in the Learn & Earn Program to earn Baby Bucks for the Baby Boutique for maternity & baby itemsAshland Care/Pregnancy Center419-281-1111
     Financial Assistance
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) - Work participation hours required, at or below 200% of the federal poverty level; Child Support - establish paternity, support order & enforce payment. No financial guidelines.
Ashland County Job & Family Services419-282-5000
     Food
SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) Eligibility: within 130% of federal poverty guidelinesAshland County Job & Family Services 419-282-5000
Ash. Co. resident: Food Pantry & taxable items, based on individual need; Satellite Food Distributions:   Polk Fire Station held 3rd Tues. of every month from 6PM until food is gone.  Perrysville Community Center held 4th Wed. of every month from 6-6:45PM or until food is gone. Required is a photo ID and proof of residency.
Associated Charities 419-281-6061
 Eligibility: Income is 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, child determined to be at medical/nutritional risk by health professionals; For eligible women that are pregnant, postpartum stage or breastfeeding, infants under the age of one year, and children under the age of five years; A nutrition supplemental food program.WIC (Women, Infant, Children)   419-289-3359
Food Pantry - Mondays 1:30-4:00PM & Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM; Free public community meals Monday - Friday 11:00AM to 11:45AM in community room.Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army419-281-8001
Live in Hillsdale School District; Weekly food assistance, No income guidelineHillsdale CARES (Churches Actively Responding to Emergency Situations)419-368-3833
Eligibility: must be residents of the Loudonville-Perrysville school district or non-residents who are members of local churches. Financial guidelines based on Federal Poverty Guidelines plus 10%; Free community meal list available to all; available listing for food banks & pantries Community Help Mission Loudonville

 

419-685-4991
Eligibility Requirements: any household living at 200% of the federal poverty level or below for the  - Fresh produce distribution: Nova Fire Dept.-2nd Tues. of every month 2-4PM; Ashland Masonic Temple-4th Friday of every month 9-11AMLutheran Social Services (LSS)419-281-8403
Family must fall below 200% poverty level; No residency requirement; Must bring state ID & your own bags; Food distribution the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm.The Lord's Pantry419-928-8022 or 330-465-8234
Food assistance by appointment only, call & leave message; help to anyone of Ashland County.Lighthouse Pentecostal419-281-1070 or 419-289-6618
Meals available Monday-Friday for Ashland Co. seniors 60 and older who have made reservations prior to 10:30 the day before. Home delivery available for those who are home-bound.Ashland County Council on Aging419-281-1477
     Housing
 Persons applying need to be below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for assistance; emergency shelter assistance; permanent housing assistance.Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army419-281-8001
 Housing assistance for persons living in a shelter or homeless (a place not meant for human habitation) & individuals & families. Be an Ashland County resident for at least 90 days & show proof, services based on program availability.Appleseed Community Mental Health Center 419-281-3716
Program for Ashland Co. women & families. ACCESS 419-685-1232
 Emergency Shelter Program - Individuals or families lacking a fixed, regular & adequate nighttime residence. Temporary shelter; No income guidelines. Permanent housing for low to moderate income individuals & families - Lincoln Terrace (See Senior Services Category below). Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland   419-281-4327
 Temporary housing - Almond Tree Inn; No income guidelinesTransformation Network   419-207-1188
 Rent assistance; Live in Hillsdale school district, no income guideline.Hillsdale CARES (Churches Actively Responding to Emergency Situations) 419-368-3833
 Rent or deposit help after all other resources have been exhausted. Dependent upon available funding. Call & leave message, will return your call.St. Vincent De Paul Society419-281-1195  
 Proof of last 4 weeks income for entire household & proof of expenditures. Up to $300 for rent/mortgage; once per year per household.Associated Charities 419-281-6061
 Help with rent. Must reside in the Loudonville-Perrysville School District or non-residents who are members of local churches. Eligibility: Federal poverty guidelines plus 10%.Community Help Mission Loudonville 419-685-4991
     Utility/Emergency Assistance
 Proof of last 4 weeks income for entire household & proof of expenditures. Utility disconnection assistance, One time a year assistance up to $300. Associated Charities   419-281-6061
 HEAP - At or below 175% of the federal poverty level. PIPP Plus - At or below 150% of the federal poverty level. Households disconnected or threatened with disconnection from their heating source, one-time payment to heating supplier or bulk fuel vendor. Emergency Service program: those threatened with disconnection of additional utilities - gas, electric & water.Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland   419-281-4327
 Utility assistance, need to be below 200% of the federal poverty guideline.Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army 419-281-8001
Assist with water, electric or gas after all other resources has been used. Dependent upon available funding. Call & leave message, will return your call.Saint Vincent De Paul Society419-281-1195
Must be residents of the Loudonville-Perrysville School District or non-residents who are members of local churches. Federal poverty guidelines plus 10%.Community Help Mission, Loudonville 419-685-4991
 Live in Hillsdale school district; Not income based.Hillsdale CARES (Churches Actively Responding to Emergency Situations)419-368-3833  
Project Comfort: one time help with heating costs in the amount of $300, payable to heating provider. Program available from February to April.  Eligibility: families with a minor child & financially eligible. Ashland County Jobs & Family Services 419-282-5000
     Transportation
 Car repairs, car loan payments, vehicle purchase, license plates. PRC application - at or below 200% of federal poverty level. Hourly work requirement, max benefit approximately $1200; Non-emergency transport service to doctor/dentist appointments for current medicaid clients.Ashland County Jobs & Family Services 419-282-5000
Set rates for Ashland City trips; call 24 hours ahead for cheaper rates. Increase rates for out of city & county trips; need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Provides transportation up to a 100 mile radius from downtown Ashland. Specific fares for trips to Cleveland-Hopkins, Akron-Canton & Columbus Airports. Ashland Public Transit 419-207-8240
 See Senior Services category below Ashland County Council on Aging 419-281-1477
CHILD/ELDER ABUSE/
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
To report child or elder abuse; physical abuse, neglect, emotional maltreatment, and sexual abuse.  Anonymous report allowed.Ashland County Jobs & Family Services
 Child Protective        Services  and          Adult Protective Services
419-282-5001 Child Abuse Report Line: 855-OH-CHILD
 Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, & stalking.  Support Groups, education, emergency shelter, safety planning, & advocacy services. No income guidelines. Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven 419-289-8085     24 Hour Hotline:  800-656-4673
COUNSELING 
    Mental Health
 Child & adult mental health assessment & counseling (home based available). Prescription management, crisis services, psychiatric support, & case management. (Insurance billing & sliding fee scale)Appleseed Community Mental Health Center 419-281-3716  24Hour Crisis: 419-289-6111
 Child & adult counseling (home based available), outpatient services, & case management. (Insurance billing & sliding fee scale). (See also Family Supports Category below).
Catholic Charities Community Services Corp. of Ashland County 419-289-1903
 Specialized treatment for individuals, family, & play therapy, trauma, attachment issues, mood & anxiety disorders, & developmental disorders; Case management. (Sliding fee scale, Insurance & Medicaid billing). Ground Work Play Therapy 419-289-4825
Individual, couple or family services provided by counselor trainee under supervision of a professional clinical counselor. Minimal donation suggested. No insurance required to receive services.Smetzer Counseling Center419-207-5558
Outpatient & Home-based counseling serving children, adults & families. Encompass419-289-0970
Counseling, education, & support; Community linkageVisiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNA)1-877-698-6264
A free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis.
Crisis Text LineText for hope to 741741
 Note: Find more private services in Ashland area web/phone directories.  

    Substance Abuse

Prevention, Treatment,  Recovery Programming; Driver Intervention Program (RAP); Free 1 Hour education session with counselor for family wanting to understand addiction; individual & group counseling; counselor housed in jail to provide education to individual/group counseling
ACCADA - (Ashland County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 419-289-7675
Supported environments for individuals overcoming an addiction to alcohol or drugs; Area meetings held daily/weeklyAA (Alcoholics Anonymous) & NA (Narcotics Anonymous) 419-289-7675
 Dedicated to teens coping with someone else's drinking; Every Tuesday at 7:30PM held at Trinity Lutheran ChurchAl-A-Teen 419-289-2126

    Grief & Loss

Infant loss & miscarriage   Ashland Care/ Pregnancy Center419-281-1111
 Grief Counseling for loss of family member due to substance abuse
ACCADA (Ash. Co. Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) 419-289-7675
KIDSCENE Bereavement Camp, Kid & Adult Bereavement Support Groups; Suicide, Parent's & Widow's Groups Hospice of North Central Ohio 419-281-7107  800-952-2207
 Grief counseling on a needs basisCatholic Charities   419-289-1903
EDUCATION SUPPORTS
     Adult
 Free classes for 18 years and older, 16 & 17 year old students must be officially withdrawn from school; programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, & English language competency to prepare for the GED test.ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education)419-289-3313
 Various adult education classes; variety of financial aid options exist to cover part or all of the training tuitionAshland Co.-West Holmes Career Center 419-289-3313
 Learn English: Tuition-free classes (textbook will need to be purchased); Childcare providedAshland Grace Brethren 419-289-2723 or 419-895-1407

     Pre-School

Preschool for low income children ages 3 to 5, Monday through Thursday; Health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families. Children with disabilities are and may receive special services or therapies. Some transportation provided; free breakfast and lunch provided.

Head Start 419-281-8001
 Ages 3 to 5 years; Morning class 8:15 to 11:00AM option of 2 to 5 days a week; FeeAshland Christian Preschool419-289-6617
 Ages 3 to 5 years; morning class for (3 & 4 yr. old) and an afternoon kindergarten-readiness class (4 & 5 yr. old). Speech therapy is also available to students. FeeSt. Edward Preschool419-289-7456
Montessori education with an emphasis on peace, respect, & compassion; ages 2 1/2 to 5 years, Monday - Friday; FeeThe Good Shepherd Montessori School419-289-2126 or 419-908-0124
Ages 3 to 5 years; FeeAshland Montessori School419-289-5699
Ages 2 1/2 to 5 years; Classes Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 11:30am; FeePark Street Brethren Church Preschool419-289-6128
Ages 3 - 5 years; half-day classes Tuesday - Friday at Reagan Elementary School; Sliding fee scale for typical children, free for special needs childrenAshland City Little Arrows Preschool419-289-1117
Ages 3 - 5 years, whole day classes Monday - Friday; Transportation provided; Free for special needs children, $200 a month for typical children; Breakfast & lunch provided, cost is based on family income.Dale Roy Preschool419-289-0470
 Ages 3 - 5 years; half-day classes Monday through Thursday at Hillsdale, Mapleton & Loudonville; Sliding fee scale for typical children, free for special needs childrenTri-County Education Service Center 330-262-2262
Ages 3 - 5 years; Monday - Friday 8:30-11:00AM & 12:30-3:00PM; Option of all-day program 8:30AM to 3:00PM pack lunch provided by each family daily; Fee or sliding fee scale.Ashland YMCA Preschool419-289-0626
Ages 3 - 5 years; FeeValley View Christian Preschool (Loudonville)216-407-8790
    School Supports
 Community School Liaisons - Ashland City, Hillsdale, Mapleton, Loudonville-Perrysville Schools; Serve as a liaison between parents/caregivers, school personnel, and community agencies.Appleseed Community Mental Health Center419-281-3716

     Tutoring

 Multi-generational Mentoring (MGM): Older adult volunteers from the Golden Center are paired with youth in elementary school to receive academic tutoring; the youth are identified by teachers and/or guidance counselors & meet at the Loudonville library twice a week after school; No feeCatholic Charities 419-289-1903

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS

 Ohio MEANS Jobs - assist all individuals, whether employed or unemployed, in gaining self-sufficient employment; Provide free career & training services.Ashland County Jobs & Family Services419-282-5000
 Employment support - for agency clients only; Help to gain employment and develop skills to stay employed.Appleseed Community Mental Health Center419-281-3716
 Employment Training - Program designed to prepare eligible Ashland County residents to obtain and retain self-sustaining employment.Transformation Network419-207-1188
FAMILY/CARE GIVER SUPPORTS
     Child Care
 Infants 6 weeks old to 11 years; Monday - Friday 6:00AM - 6:00PM; Meals Included; FeeThe Learning Center 419-281-7440
 Infants 6 weeks old to 12 years; Monday - Friday 5:30AM - 7:00PM; Meals Included; Fee Ashland Training Center 419-281-2767
 Ages 2 1/2 to 12 years, fully potty-trained; Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 6:00PM; Transportation available; Meals included; FeePark Street Brethren Daycare 419-289-6128

Subsidized childcare for children being cared for in certified licensed childcare centers; Caregivers employed or attending an accredited school and income below 130% federal poverty level.
Ashland County Jobs & Family Services419-282-5000
     Parenting Programs
 For biological parents: Parenting classes, Baby Boot Camp, Mom & Dad Mentoring, Learn & Earn Program; Free servicesAshland Care/Pregnancy Center419-281-1111
 Individual parent education; Fees are based on household income and family sizeAshland Parenting Plus   419-281-3788
Home based program for pregnant woman & children from birth to 3 and their families.Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program services either Tri-County Educational Service Center or Catholic Charities419-289-3847 (use this to enroll in either agency's program)  
Healthy Kids/Strong Families Program: providing parenting tools to familiesCatholic Charities419-289-1903
     Support Groups
 Cancer Support Group "Women with Hope"Ashland County Cancer Association419-281-1863
 Men's MinistryAshland Care/Pregnancy Center419-281-1111
 Parkinson's Disease group in Belmont Tower on 2nd Tuesday every month at 2PM.  Alzheimer's Disease group in Health Care Center on 3rd Thursday every month at 6:30PMBrethren Care Village 866-289-1585
Support Group listings for Cardiac, Diabetes, COPD, MS, Parkinson's, & Non-Smokers.University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center419-289-0491
Providing education, support & encouragement to families that want to breastfeed.LaLeche League717-884-3520 Cynthia Cornett Cynthia.cornett@aol.com
MOPS - Mothers of PreschoolersAshland Grace Church 419-289-8334
Expecting and first time moms between ages 15-25 yearsBaby Steps 419-289-3847
Every Wednesday, 7:30PM at Grace Brethren Church; Every Thursday, 6:30PM at Mohicanville Community ChurchDivorce Care Support419-289-8334 or 419-368-5754
HEALTH/WELLNESS
    Healthcare & Medical Insurance
Immunizations for all ages, will bill your insurance provider; People who fall under poverty guidelines - Prescription Assistance ProgramAshland County-City Health Department419-282-4232
PMAP (Patient Medication Assistance Program) small fee; Free mammograms for women 50+ with no health insurance Ashland County Cancer Association 419-281-1863
 Serve Ash. Co. residents who fall within 300% Fed. Poverty Guidelines, Walk-in hours Tuesday 6-8PM & Saturday 9-11AM; Durable Medical Equipment - Small fee for lending; Free of Charge: Health Ins. Navigator - Guidance for health care options; Wellness Coordinator - for linkage & referral to community agencies Ashland Christian Health Center 419-903-0475
Ashland County resident - Non-narcotic prescription assistanceAssociated Charities419-281-6061
Pregnancy testing, ultrasound verification, adoption & abortion informationAshland Care/Pregnancy Center419-281-1111
 Must have doctor diagnosis of cancer. Monthly stipend for mileage, prescription medications, nutritional, or medical supplies.Ashland County Cancer Association419-281-1863
Quality affordable dental care for uninsured, under-insured, Medicaid, Managed Care Plans, & private ins.; Households at or below 200% fed. poverty level.Ashland Dental Clinic419-289-1700
Comprehensive women's health care, health screenings & testing and contraceptive options; No income restrictions; Services based on a sliding fee scale & Medicaid is accepted.Kno-Ho-Co Health Services419-289-1700
    Health Education
 Classes are free unless otherwise noted; Register by calling and leaving name, contact information & number of people attending.University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center 419-207-2563
 Education, Material Support and Parenting ClassesAshland Care/Pregnancy Center419-281-1111
Free, one-on-one tobacco cessationStop Smoking/Chewing419-207-2303

    Nutrition/Nutrition Education

Serve Ashland County residents who fall within 300% Federal Poverty Guidelines, Dietitian - for management of diet and weight concernsAshland Christian Health Center419-903-0475
Special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants & children up to 5 years old; Eligible if income is 185% of federal poverty guidelineWIC (Women, Infant & Children) 419-289-3359
 School and community-based nutrition education for preschool - adultsOSU Extension SNAP Education Program 419-281-8242

    Recreation/Physical Activity

 Silver Sneakers, adult and child programs (see Youth/Child Programs category)Ashland YMCA 419-289-0626
 Adult and child programs (see Youth/Child Programs category)Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army Community Center 419-281-8001
 Wellness classes & warm water aquatic therapy: water arthritis, water aerobics, Tai Chi, and yogaKingston of Ashland 419-289-3859 extension 2808 
 LEGAL SERVICES

 

 Working out solution to the problem, with help of a mediator, that is acceptable to everyone involved. Learn effective communication & negotiation techniques to prevent future problemsAshland Community Mediation Services (T.A.L.K.)419-207-8255
 Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate PlanningLegal Aid Services, Inc. 419-526-3911
 SENIOR SERVICES
 All programs for 60 & older living in Ashland Co., services provided Monday-Friday; Handicap Accessible Transportation throughout Ashland Co. plus medical trips to Mansfield & Wooster; Provide light housekeeping twice a month; Provide information & referral, small donation suggested for all above programs; Provide limited legal assistance; Socialization activities, seminars & informational speakers. Ashland County Council on Aging 419-281-1477
 Golden Center - Adults 55 and older; Social/recreational programs take place at Mill Run Place in Ashland & Loudonville Public LibraryCatholic Charities Community Services Corp. 419-289-1903
 Adults 55 years and older applying skills and wisdom volunteering their time in the communityRSVP-Retired Senior Volunteer Program Jack Schumaker 419-908-5943 or 740-590-5560
Permanent housing for low to moderate income senior citizens age 62+ years; Section 8 housing (income below 30% of the median gross income) to receive federal subsidy; Loudon Bluffs Apartment, LoudonvilleKno-Ho-Co-Ashland419-281-4327
Members 55+ years; Provides community services & social, recreational, educational, & cultural activities;Ashland Senior Citizen Center419-289-7745
Senior discount, households of the age 65+ years who have a total annual income of $12,000 or less, shall pay 50% of the total - based upon currently existing minimum chargeCity of Ashland - Water Department419-289-8322
Senior discount for Ashland County residents 65 years and olderAshland Public Transit419-207-8240
 SPECIAL NEEDS
 School and community services for special needs individuals aged prenatal to adults. Education, links to therapy services, adult housing, supportive employment, etc.Ashland County Board of Developmental Disabilities 419-289-0470
 Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps program provides families links to resources for children with special medical needs. Diagnoses, medical equipment, etc.Ashland County-City Health Department 419-282-4231
 Service coordination for any family with children prenatal to 3 years old with a medical diagnosis & for a developmental delay. No cost Early Intervention (Former Help Me Grow Part C) 419-289-3847
A day program as well as in home personal care and support for individuals with developmental disabilitiesThe Ashland Link/Society for Handicapped Citizens419-295-9023
For preschool & school aged children. Gives parents information and support on special education issues; free to all. Resource library contains books on disabilities and parentingParent Mentors Program-Ohio Department of EducationAshland City Schools 419-289-7966 ext. 4124 Other Schools contact 330-345-6771 ext. 263
Americans with disabilities service discountAshland Public Transit419-207-8240
SOAR Respite - 2 Saturdays per month at Grace Brethren Church & Trinity Lutheran Church.  Night out for parents/caregivers who have children with disabilities ages infant - 12 years.Ashland Special Needs Ministry614-572-7993
 VETERAN'S SERVICES
Assistance dealing with Dept. of Veteran's Affairs; Provides transportation to VA medical centers; Mental health counseling; Recreation benefits and many other servicesAshland County Veteran's Service 419-282-4225
 Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County - The Welcome Johnny & Jane Home Project 419-281-3139 ext. 1232
   
 YOUTH/CHILD PROGRAMS

     After School Programs

   
   
   

     Libraries

 Variety of programs for infants, teens and adultsAshland Public Library 419-289-8188
  Variety of programs for infants, teens and adults Loudonville Public Library419-994-5531

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