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Need Help?

Across Ohio there are may agencies who can help you with emergency food. The Ohio United Way has established Get Connected dial 2-1-1.

What is 2-1-1?

2-1-1 is an easy to remember central phone number connecting people with available community resources and volunteer opportunities. By simply dialing three digits, you can now make one call to find or give help. No more wasted time trying to find the right resource. You will reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It's efficient, fast and easy to use. And it's all for free and all confidential.

Can 2-1-1 help me? Turn to 2-1-1 for...

  • basic human services food, clothing, shelter, rental assistance, utility assistance

  • physical and mental health resources medical information lines, crisis intervention, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, Medicaid/Medicare, maternal health, children’s health, insurance

  • employment support services unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs

  • support for seniors and persons with disabilities home health care, adult day care, meal services, respite care, transportation, homemaker services

  • programs for children, youth, families childcare, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services

  • volunteer opportunities and donations

  • support for community crisis or disaster recovery

Is 2-1-1 in my community?

8.6 million Ohioans (75% of the total population) can dial 211 and reach a trained professional 24 hours a day, every day of the year, through a network of local 211 centers serving 37 Ohio counties. 

Ohio's Regional Foodbanks can provide help locating a local agency

And some local agencies can also help locate an agency for you.

In the Dayton area:

Sunrise Center (MCDJFS) 937-224-3889.

In the Akron area:

Summit County 330.376.6660 food line 330.376.4850

United Way of Greater Stark County 330.491.0445

In the Cleveland area:

Catholic Charities Health and Human Services http://www.clevelandcatholiccharities.org/search.htm

In the Toledo area:

Catholic Charities 800.926.8277 or in Toledo 419.244.6711

In the Youngstown area:

Mahoning and Columbiana Counties – Help Hotline Crisis Center 330.747.2696

Trumbull County, City of Warren – Catholic Charities 330.393.1565

In the Columbus area:

JOIN Catholic Charities – 614.241.2531

Muskingum County – United Way on Putnam 740.454.6872

In the Newark area:

Food Pantry Network of Licking County – 740.344.7401

In the Athens area:

Careline (HAPCAP) in Athens County 800.338.4484

Click here to visit the Ohio Benefit Bank



Ohio Community Action Agencies
Community Action Agencies are nonprofit organizations locally controlled whose purpose is to reduce poverty and help low-income people become self-sufficient.

Salvation Army
"The Salvation Army serves people in ned without discrimination. By putting money to maximum use, The Army services, programs and ministries that produce measurable, Life-enhancing results." - Mission statement.

Locate by county the main office for the County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS), County Child Support Enforcement Agencies (CSEA)and the County Public Children Services Agency (PCSA).

AARP Tax Aid
THis site will be available from February 1 through the middle of April.

AARP Products and Services
Services for seniors including insurance, help with drug coverage, travel and finances.

Ohio Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging
OAAAA is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides services for the elderly and advocates on their behalf.

Ohio Housing
This site can help you find affordable housing including shelters locally.

Free/Low-Cost Health Clinics
Google map provided by the Ohio Association of Free Clinics.

Local Health Districts Directory
From the Ohio Department of Health

WIC Coupon County Contacts

Senior Farmers' Market
Nutrtion Program

Social Security Offices