Belmont County

The County Resource Directory
provides a self-service database of agencies
and programs serving County residents

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The Ohio Benefit Bank

Neighbors helping neighbors


Trained counselors are available where you live, work, play, and pray. Call today to check your eligibility and find a site near you:

  • Prescription Assistance
  • Access to Tax Credits
  • Food Assistance
  • Medical Coverage
  • Assistance with utilities
  • And other community supports

Ohio Here to Help

Website to locate assistance with:

  • education & training
  • food
  • money
  • healthcare
  • housing
  • employment
  • transportation
  • child care
  • child support
  • applications for services

Ohio Airs Service Map

Interactive information and referral website

Community Action Commission

153 1/2 W Main St.

St. Clairsville, OH  49350

Phone:  740-695-0293

The Community Services Network is made of more than 1100 local, private, non-profit and public agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout the United States.

Services:  transportation, energy assistance (HEAP), employment, child development, food/nutrition (pantries & emergency food), housing & community development (repairs), scholarships, youth programs.

Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel

10 W Broad St., Ste. 1800

Columbus, OH  43215-3485

Phone:  877-742-5622 or 614-466-8574


The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel represents households in court and educates consumers about electric, natural gas, telephone, and water issues.

State law prevents utilities from disconnecting a consumer’s electric and natural gas services for nonpayment if a permanent member of the household has a medical condition defined as “especially dangerous” to health and the consumer has a medical certification waiver on file with the utility company. 

In some cases, electric companies can give preference to prevent disconnection or establish a reconnection of utility service to individuals who rely on life support devices, such as respirators, ventilators or other medical equipment.  

Contact you utility company directly or Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Call Center hotline at 800-686-PUCO (7826).

Social Welfare Services

Find social and welfare services in your area by entering your zip code at this web site:


Emergecny Home Repairs/Handicapped Accessibility Modifications (OHTF)

740- 439-4478

Emergency home repairs and handicapped accessibility modifications for low-income seniors.

Area Agency On Aging, AAA 9
60788 Southgate Road (S.R. 209S)

Byesville, Ohio 43723

Phone: 740-439-4478 or 800-945-4250

Fax:  740-432-1060


Adult day services, Companion services, Home delivered meals, Home medical equipment, Homemaker services, Home repair, Electronics monitoring systems, and medical transportation.


1-800-651-6223, x526

ActivStyle is a full-service medical supply company that specializes in providing incontinence products to Medicaid recipients. We are committed to helping the underserved Medicaid-eligible patients and their families. Our expertise in understanding technical medical regulations allows us to give you the level of service that you deserve.

If you are on Medicaid, most of our products can be provided to you at no cost.

ActivStyle has a fully stocked warehouse and maintains a highly trained staff of incontinence specialists to ensure that you can find the products that best suit your level of incontinence. If you qualify, we will do all the billing, obtain the prescriptions from your physician, and complete any other Medicaid paperwork for you. Additionally, we do not charge for shipping the products directly to your home.

Long-term Care Ombudsman of Belmont County
821 Anola Ave. Suite D
Dover Ohio 44622
Phone: 1-800-967-0615 or 


The Ombudsman addresses the concerns of consumers in a variety of long term care settings. by investigating and resolving complaints; Promoting the enforcement of laws and regulations; Advising and recommending policy to sttae andd federal government agencies on long term care issuses; and educating the public, consumers, providers, and policy makers.

Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services
310 Fox Shannon Place
Saint Clairsville , OH 43950
Phone: 740- 695-1075

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Phone: 740- 432-6600

Child Protective Services (CPS)

Phone: 740- 695-3036

Connections Office -One Stop Employment & Training Center

302 Walnut Street

Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935



Assistance with health care, food stamps, Financial assistance, food stamps, Shelter and transportation

APS responds to and investigates reports of elderly abuse, exploitation or neglect.

CPS services are for families with children determined to be at risk of abuse and neglect.

Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities
330 Fox Shannon Place
Saint Clairsville , OH 43950
Phone: 740- 695-0460
County agency providing supports to children and adults who have mental retardation or developmental disabilities.

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

816 30th St. NW

Canton, OH  44709

Phone: 330-438-0500 or 800-248-4391

Voice/TTY:  330-438-0555

Fax: 330-438-0566

The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) is the program that provides individuals with disabilities the services and support necessary to help them attain and maintain employment. Disabilities may include either physical, intellectual, mental health, or sensory disabilities.

WIC Program (Woman, Infants & Children)

45240 National Road West

St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950


WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.


Home Energy Assistance Program

Call HEAP toll-free at (800) 282-0880 during regular business hours (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

For the hearing-impaired with a telecommunication device for the deaf (TTD), call toll-free number (800) 686-1557

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Department of Development's Office of Community Assistance (OCA). It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit wilI depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).
Belmont County Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Services are for families with children determined to be at risk of abuse and neglect.

Catholic Charities/Diocese of Wheeling

2000 Main Street
Wheeling , WV 26003
Phone: (304) 905-9860

Providing Help, Creating Hope

We assist children, adolescents, seniors, immigrants, refugees, victiems of poverty and victims of disasters or emergencies.

Fourth Street United Methodist Church

Emergency Food Pantry
11th & Chapline St
Wheeling , WV 26003
Phone: (304) 232-3980

Food Pantry is open Every Friday 9:00 AM. Last Sunday Supper and Hymn sing last Sunday of every month.

Salvation Army of Bellaire
315 37th St
Bellaire , OH 43906
Phone: 740- 676-6225

Services provided are health services, addiction dependency, worship services, and family tracing

United Way of Upper Ohio Valley
51 11th St .
Wheeling WV 26003
Phone: 304-232-4625

This organization provides services to help children and youth succeed, strengthening and supporting families

Metropolitan Housing Authority
100 S 3rd Street

Martins Ferry, OH 43725
Phone: 740- 633-5085

Their programs provide assistance to low and moderate income families and individuals.

USDA Rural Development

Very Low Income Housing Repair Program

Phone: 740- 373-7113

Provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their home. ENTIRE COUNTY IS ELIGIBLE.
Eligibility: Loans
To obtain a loan, homeowner-occupants must be unable to obtain affordable credit elsewhere and must have very low incomes, defined as below 50 percent of the area median income. Loans are at 1 percent interest with up to 20 years to repay. For Income and Property Eligibility, see Eligibility Site:
Eligibility: Grants
Grants are only available to homeowners who are 62 years old or older and cannot repay a Section 504 Loan. For Income and Property Eligibility, see Eligibility Site:
Eligible Repairs:
Funds may only be used for repairs or improvements to remove health and safety hazards, or to complete repairs to make the dwelling accessible for household members with disabilities

Belmont County/Bel-O-Mar Regional Council

Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)

Phone: 304-242-1800

Eligible Repairs:
Rehabilitation: Installation and/or repairs to foundations, roofs, gutters electrical upgrades, plumbing, furnaces, hot water heaters, insulation, windows, doors, accessibility improvements and lead based paint reduction. Home repair: roofs, handicapped accessibility, water taps, septic repairs or replacements,foundation repairs, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, window replacement, new roofs, new furnaces, insulation, siding repair and lead based paint reduction.
Type of Funding
Home Repair Assistance is provided as a grant. Rehabilitation Assistance is provided in the form of a deferred, no-interest loan, a portion of which may be forgiven under certain conditions.

Community Action Commission of Belmont County

Home Weatherization Assistance program (HWAP)

Phone: 740-633-6340

No-cost energy assistance program designed to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by income-eligible Ohioans, reduce participants' household energy expenditures and improve participants health and safety.

Save the Dream Ohio


Restoring stability

Avoiding foreclosure

Creating financial fitness

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

57 East Main Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: 614.466.7970, 1.888.362.6432

TDD: 614.466.1940

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency offers affordable housing opportunities for Ohioans from rental assistance to home ownership. OHFA provides access to financial resources for the development and management of affordable, safe, and sanitary housing. The agency's programs serve first-time homebuyers, renters, senior citizens, and other populations with special needs who otherwise might not be able to afford quality housing. (Serves all 88 Counties in Ohio)

Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you with help paying your bills, mortgage and debt, show you how to save money, as well as provide some tips and ways to pay bills when money is tight

Belmont County Health Department
68501 Bannock Road
Saint Clairsville , OH 43950
Phone: 740- 695-1202

The health department performs food licensing and food inspection, vaccination programs, free STD and AIDS tests, and other medical assistance.

Lead Hazard Control Grant

Phone: 1-877-532-3723 (LEAD SAFE)

Lead hazard control program for homeowner and tenant households. Must be a resident of Belmont county. Households must have low-to-moderate incomes and lead in their unit. Program assists homeowners directly; tenants are assisted by a grant to their landlord.
American Red Cross

142 N 9th St
Cambridge , OH 43725
Phone: 740- 432-3558
This agency helps prepare communities for emergencies and keep people safe

RX for Ohio Website

RxforOhio is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

OHHS Ohio Hills Health Services

Barnesville Family Health Center

101 East Main Street
Barnesville, Ohio 43713


Ohio Hills Health Services is a non-profit health care operation, organized by communities in Eastern Ohio to promote healthy lifestyles and to provide comprehensive treatment and preventative services for area residents. The primary focus is to provide prompt, courteous and affordable health care that is responsive and sensitive to individual needs.


All insurances accepted including Medicare, Medicaid, Health Plan, Advantage Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and others.

Ohio Hills Health Services receives funds from the Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, to provide health services on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Application forms and information may be obtained at the health centers or by calling 740-425-5165.

Sight for Students (1-800-290-4964)

Vision USA (1-800-766-4466)

Eye Care America (1-800-222-3937)

Free or Financial Assistance with Eye Exams and/or glasses

Talking Books


Free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to eligible blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped, and reading disabled Ohio residents.

Starkey Hearing Foundation

Hear Now


Hear Now is a national non-profit program committed to assisting those permanently residing the in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing and have no other resources to acquire hearing aids.


Our Mission: Change the social consciousness of hearing and hearing matters through education and research while providing the gift of hearing to those in need around the world.

Spirit of Health is a consumer support group (Communiity MH Services) located in Belmont County,

serving a tri-county area of Belmont, Harrison and Monroe counties. It has been meeting for approximately 2 years.

The group meets every Tuesday evening from 6pm- 9pm, at the Community Mental Health Services Center.

Spirit of Health: Others Helping Others

Contact information:

Spirit of Health

PO Box 590

St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Ph:  740-968-0982
Ph:  740-695-9344 (Communiity MH Services)

Contact:  Judith

AccessOhio Mental Health Center of Excellence

East Location:

99 North Brice Road, Suite 360

Columbus, Ohio 43213

Phone: (614) 367-7700

North Location:

8100 Ravines Edge Court, Suite 200

Columbus, Ohio 43235

Phone: (614) 985-3112

AccessOhio is a Mental Health Agency licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. AccessOhio provides treatment addressing all aspects of mental illness to include:

Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Anxiety disorder, ADHD/ADD, Autism, Insomnia, Addictions, Dementia, Post-traumatic Stress disorder, Chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.

If you need additional information about getting services in your county, please contact:

Becky Somerville 740-503-8032

Patty Parsley 614-915-4638

National Suicide Hotlines

Toll-free/24 hours/7days a week


National Hopeline Network



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



YAH! Youth America Hotline

Counseling for Teens by Teens



The Trevor Project


Crisis intervention & suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth

Crisis Chat

Online Emotional Support


I'm Alive

An Online Crisis Network

Suicide & Crisis Chat


Vet 2 Vet



Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255, Press 1


1-800 PPD MOMS (773-6667)

Postpartum Depression?

Talk to a mom who's been there.

1-800-799-4889 TTY

Online tools for Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Moodtracker features:

  • Graphical mood chart
  • Medication history
  • Public forum
  • Support Alerts
  • Connect with your caregiver

Habitat for Humanity of Ohio

Belmont County HFH
PO Box 312
Bellaire, OH 43906

Habitat for Humanity of Ohio is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. We build simple, decent, and affordable houses and provide interest-free mortgages to families who would otherwise not be able to purchase their own home. The Habitat program is about home ownership and providing a long-term solution designed to break the poverty cycle

Society for Equal Access & Brain Injury Association

821 Anola Ave., Suite B

Dover, OH 44622

(330) 343-9292, x501 voice

(330) 602-2557 TTY

(330) 343-3721 fax

1-888-213-4452 toll-free

Counties served: Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Tuscarawas

Independent Living Centers work to integrate persons with severe handicaps into the mainstream of life. These centers offer services that will assist persons to live more independently. Many centers provide the following services: Information and Referral, Housing Information, Attendant Care Referral, Transportation Information, Independent Living Skills, Social and Support Activities, Peer Counseling, Public Education, and Individual and Systems Advocacy.

Belmont Senior Services, Inc.

45240 National Road

St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

 (800) 200-0320


  • Nutrition Services
  • Corregate Meals
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Transportation Services
  • Medical Appointments
  • Non-Medical
  • Home Care
  • Senior Center
Belmont Senior Services, Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization that began in 1972 to provide support services to persons 60 years of age and older who reside in Belmont County. These services include Transportation, Personal Care, Homemaking, Home Delivered Meals (meals on wheels), Congregate Meals, and for socialization, Belmont Senior Services operates 10 Senior Centers scattered across the county.  It is through provision of these services that the organization strives to prevent, or at least postpone, for as long as possible, nursing home placement of Belmont County's frail elderly. While Belmont County is a very rural county located in the Appalachian region, it has the distinction of having the second highest percentage of elderly population in the State of Ohio, with 18.2 % of its residents over 65 years of age. The National average is only 12.1%.
Belmont Senior Services approximate 80 men and women, all of which are dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients. Funding sources include: local senior service levies, The Older Americans Act, PASSPORT, Medicaid Waiver, and the Veterans Administration.

The Golden Buckeye Card


More than two million Ohioans are eligible for the Golden Buckeye card, honored at more than 16,000 businesses statewide. Golden Buckeye cardholders have saved an estimated $2 billion since 1976. All Ohioans age 60 or older, as well as adults age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are eligible for a free Golden Buckeye Card.

Alzheimer's Helpline


Our 24/7 Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public.

Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff can help you with:


.Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's

.Medications and other treatment options

.General information about aging and brain health

.Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals

.Legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions

Our 24/7 Helpline also features:

.Confidential care consultation provided by master's level clinicians who can help with decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face every day

.Help in a caller's preferred language using our translation service that features over 140 languages and dialects

.Referrals to local community programs, services and ongoing support



Registered dieticians will work with Ohio Medicaid patients who require tube feedings or nutritional supplements to receive their nutrition supplies free.

Belmont-Harrison-Monroe Mental Health & Recovery Board

99 North Sugar Street
St. Clairsville, ohio 43950

740- 695-9998
740- 695-1607 fax


The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities is committed to assuring that residents of every Ohio community live healthier lives through access to quality mental health, alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and support services.



The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities is the statewide unifying voice for quality and cost effective prevention, treatment and support services. The Association shall provide leadership and advocacy to promote public policies and initiatives that support the local administration and delivery of mental health, alcohol and other drug services.

Tri-County Help Center

104 1/2 N. Marietta Street

St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Phone: 740-695-5441



Provides Crisis Intervention Services

Domestic Violence Shelter (Peg's House)


Belmont County Fair Housing Commission

101 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740- 695-2121, ext 1006

The purpose of the Commission is to insure that all persons residing in Belmont County, Ohio are treated fairly when seeking housing. By definition, fair housing is a condition in which individuals of similar income levels in the same housing market have a like range of housing choices available to them regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status. Fair housing treatment applies to persons seeking to lease, rent or buy a dwelling or land within the county.

Fair housing brochures, which contain various laws, duties and responsibilities of the tenant and landlord, are available to the public.

Discrimination is a violation of Federal and State Law, and penalties can be imposed upon those who willfully practice housing discrimination.

Safelink Wireless

SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)

100 N Third St.

Steubenville, OH  43952

Phone:  740-283-4781 or 800-837-4781

Fax:  740-283-2127


Southeastern Ohio Legal Services® (SEOLS) gives legal help without attorney fees to people with low income and limited savings and assets. We can also serve organizations of low-income people. We receive our funding from the federal and state governments and other sources.

If you live in one of the counties served by SEOLS and have a household income that is less than 125% of the poverty level, you may be eligible for our services. Poverty levels are set each year by the federal government based on family size. You can also contact us if you do not live in one of our counties but you are being sued or need services in a county that SEOLS serves.

The Steubenville office provides free legal assistance with non-criminal problems if you are low income or you are 60 or older and
your legal problem is in Belmont, Harrison, or Jefferson county.

Modest Needs

Visit for eligibility guidelines, registration, and application.

"We work to promote the self-sufficiency of the 'working poor' - the hard-working but low-income individuals and families that conventional philanthropy has otherwise forgotten. Modest Needs offers grants to low-income but generally self-sufficient households, displaced workers struggling to return to the work force, permanently disadvantaged persons struggling to afford medical care, and small non-profit organizations." Grants are paid directly to the vendor or creditor.

Three main grant programs:


- Self Sufficiency -help low-income households with short-term emergency expenses

- Bridge -For persons who will become more self-sufficient once a full month's pay has been received, but need assistance during the transition period.

- New Employment -helps people in their job search.

Medicaid Dentist Directory

The Medicaid Dentist Directory is a resource for finding federal and state funded programs for providing basic dental services from clinics and individual dentist offices and practices for eligible individuals and families.

Families with children needing dental care may be able to qualify for special funding to obtain health insurance for children with the help of the Federal government.

Contact your local State government or local Medicaid office for determining eligibility and the application requirements.

Home Delivered Meals

Homestyle Direct

P.O. Box 159

Kimberly, ID 83341

Phone:   866-735-0921

Fax:   208-423-4615

If you are a Medicaid recipient and are eligible or are currently on the waiver programs through Medicaid, once you are approved by Medicaid, there is no charge for our meals. Homestyle Direct handles all of the Medicaid billing on your behalf. If you are unsure about your qualifications, contact your local Medicaid office. You can also call us, and we will provide the appropriate guidance. All of the items on our menu are priced the same, $5.95 per meal plus the cost of shipping.


We ship healthy and delicious meals to our customers' doorsteps. All of our meals are certified and approved by our licensed dietician. Our extensive menu offers plenty of variety to please the palate and satisfy special requirements. In addition to the complete meal offerings that feature, chicken, turkey, pork, beef, fish and seafood, vegetarian, and breakfast, we offer special nutritional options; Low-fat, Low-calorie. Carb-controlled, Gluten free, Low-sodium and Renal diets.


We can ship anywhere in the state of Ohio.

AIDS Resource Center Ohio

4400 N High St., Ste. 300

Columbus, OH  43214

Phone:  614-299-2437

Awareness, advocacy, testing and care services.

Victim Assistance Office

147 W Main St.

St. Clairsville, OH  43950

Phone:  740-695-2121

The Justice League of Ohio is the only crime victims’ rights legal clinic in the state of Ohio that provides free legal representation in criminal court to citizens victimized by crime to protect their legal rights.



Children's advocacy centers

Counseling services

Domestic violence shelters

Elder care and abuse

Legal services

Rape crisis centers

SANE programs

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

816-30th St. NW

Canton, OH  44709

Phone:  330-438-0500 or 800-248-4391

TTY:  330-438-0555

Fax:  330-438-0566

BSVI provides direct, personalized services to help individuals with disabilities obtain or retain employment. The BSVI counselor works with you one-on-one to plan an individualized program leading to gainful employment.


  • Work Assessment
  • Mobility Training
  • Medical Restoration
  • Vocational Development
  • Braille Instruction
  • Career Planning
  • Job Placement
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Employer Assistance
  • Follow-up Support

ASIST  Translation Services, Inc.

4891 Sawmill Rd., Ste. 200

Columbus, OH  43235-7266

Phone:  888-546-7745

200+ languages, 24/7/365 availability
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