Crawford 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

Ohio Heartland Community Commission

372 E Center St.

Marion, OH  43302

Phone:  740-387-1039

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:



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.

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps

Phone:  614-466-1700

Diagnostic and Treatment program for eligible children under 21.



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

Crawford County Help Me Grow Program

117 E. Mansfield Street

Bucyrus, Ohio 44820


Services for children 0-3, who have special needs or disabilities and their families.

Crawford County Society for Crippled Children and   Adults


(To obtain an application, call the above number and press option 3.)

Provides equipment, medicine and other services for environmentally challenged children and adults.

Children Services

224 Norton Way

Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

Phone: 419-562-1200

Fax: 419-562-0050

Investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect and dependency. Supportive, protective services. For after hours emergencies, contact the Crawford County Sheriff's Department at 419-562-7912.

Child Care Choices

601 South St,

Galion, OH  44833

Phone:  419-468-7581 or

1-800-92CHILD (922-4453)

Maintains a database of certified family care homes, licensed centers, child programs and head start programs. Provides training and technical assistance for child care providers.

Crawford County Department of Human Services
224 Norton Way
Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone:  419-562-0015

Investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults 60 years and older.

If you suspect an elderly person living in Crawford County is being abused, neglected or exploited, call 419-468-3255 or 419-562-1200.

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, AAA5
780 Park Ave. West
Mansfield,  OH  44906

Phone:  419-524-4144 or 800-860-5799

Fax:  419-522-9482

Julie Sipe

Information, housing, Passport and case management for adults 60 years and older.

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

P.O. Box 1978
Mansfield OH  44901

Phone:  419-524-4144 or 800-860-5799

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.

Crawford County Board of DD
1650 East Southern Ave.
Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone:  419-562-3321

Coordinate case management for persons who are eligible for MRDD services. Family Resources assist families with MRDD, provide respite care.

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

2281 Village Mall Dr., Ste. A

Mansfield, OH  44906

Phone/TTY: 419-747-3000 or 800-354-6271

Fax:  419-747-3008

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.


PO Box 631
Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone:  419-562-9010

Crisis Intervention Hotline and Information & Referrals.

Turning Point
PO Box 875
Marion, OH  43301-0875

Phone:  1-800-232-6505

Emergency shelter and support groups for survivors of domestic violence and their children from Marion, Crawford, Delaware, Morrow, Wyandot counties.

Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority
645 Harding Way W
Galion, OH 

PhoneL  419-462-5521


Del-Mor Dwellings Corp

30 N Franklin St., P.O. Box 1495

Delaware, OH  43015

Provides affordable housing assistance to eligible low-income disabled persons.

Save the Dream Ohio


Restoring stability

Avoiding foreclosure

Creating financial fitness

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

57 E Main St.

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:   614-466-7970 or 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)

Crawford County Council on Aging
200 S Spring St .
Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone:  419-562-3050

General information and referral for the aging population.

Salvation Army
224 E Renselaer St.
Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone:   419-562-0071

Assists with food, clothing, lodging, and counseling. Also visitation to the elderly and infirm, and family budget counseling.

Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio
1 Marion Ave.
Mansfield, OH  44903

Phone:  419-526-6770

Info & referral, advocacy, and independent living skills training to help consumers secured maintain independent living arrangements. Serve individuals with mobility impairments, neurological disorders, visual & hearing impairment, learnin ang disability

Lutheran Social Services (Southern Region)

Counseling Center

130 Walnut St (in St. Paul Church)

Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone:  877-343-2187.

127 S Columbus St. (First Lutheran Church)

Galion, OH  44833

Phone:  877-343-2187

Food pantries, homeless shelters, senior living residences, affordable housing communities, mental health, alcohol and drug addiction services.

Crawford County Job & Family Services
224 Norton Wy.
Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone:  419-562-0015
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30; Friday 7:30 - 4:00 p.m.

It is the intent of the Crawford County Job and Family Services to assure that families who have received 36 months of OWF cash assistance have been afforded the opportunity to realize self sufficiency in that time frame. Under ORC Section 5107.18, a County Department of Job and Family Services may declare up to twenty percent (20%) of the average caseload during the prior Federal Fiscal Year to be under a “hardship” and grant such assistance groups exemption in order to continue assistance.

RX for Ohio Website;

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

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission

372 E Center St.,

Marion, OH  43302

Phone:   740-387-1039

Fax:   740-387-8006


OHCAC is dedicated to the Galion and Crawford County communities and offers the following services based upon funding availability and income eligibility:

- Utility Assistance – Utility assistance provided for Gas, Electric, Fuel Oil, etc.. For an appointment please call the appointment hotline at (866) 861-6421

- Weatherization – Assistance with your home making the home more efficient. Limiting heating or cooling loss along with energy comsumption.

- Emergency Food Pantry – a client choice food pantry including summer produce markets for Galion residents in times of crisis. (Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency and photo i.d.)

- Clothing Outlet – gently-used clothing and small household items available for purchase for $.25 per item. (Household income must be at or below 125% of the federal poverty level, and present proof of Crawford County residency, the last 30 days of income, and photo i.d.)

- Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing – provides temporary shelter and assists with obtaining permanent housing. (Household income must be at or below 100% of the federal poverty level and present the last 13 weeks of income, and photo i.d.)

- Holiday Assistance – partnering with other agencies to provide gifts and necessities during the holidays (Must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency and photo i.d.)

- Adult Tutoring – provides assistance with preparation for the G.E.D. examination for Crawford County residents

- The Ohio Benefit Bank – helps with pre-registration of customers for food stamps, medical benefits, taxes, voter registration, and other services

- Backpack Program – provides school-aged children with enough nutritional, kid-friendly food to last each weekend during the school year for children participating in the school lunch program (Limited service area. Please contact the center for details).

- CHIP Program – CHIP is a housing program administered by OHCAC for the City of Galion. It provides home rehabilitation and repair (An eligibility and complete and application process is required and can be obtained through the center according to program guidelines) Eligible applicants must be at or below 80% of the area median income.

- Referral – provides for referral to other agencies for services not provided by OHCAC

The Galion Unit of the Salvation Army offers the following services based upon available funding:

- Emergency Prescription Program – provides for assistance with life sustaining medications for those who have no insurance and are in crisis (Must present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency, prescription, cost of medication on pharmacy letterhead and photo i.d.)

- School Assistance – provides necessary school supplies and school uniforms (Must present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency and photo i.d.)

- Transportation Assistance – provides assistance with transportation of children to out of town medical appointments (Must present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency, valid driver’s license, proof of appointment and proof of current insurance.)

- Emergency Lodging – provides for short-term shelter for those in crisis (Must present the last 30 days of income and photo i.d.)


Disability Resources Monthly (DRM) guide to Disability Resources on the Internet.


What We Are...   Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.    Who We Serve...   We serve thousands of individuals with disabilities through a multidisciplinary network of service providers and consumers. In order to reach as many people with disabilities as cost effectively as possible, we target our services and publications to libraries, disability organizations, independent living centers, rehabilitation facilities, educational institutions, and health and social service providers.    What We Do...   We disseminate information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities live independently.

Bucyrus Area YMCA

1655 E Southern Ave.
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Phone: 419-562-6218

Building Hours:  M-F 5:30am-10:00pm

                              Sat. 8:30am-12:30pm

Child Watch Hours:  M-Th 6:30pm-8:00pm

Building strong kids, strong
families, and a strong community

Aquatics programs, sports & activities, family activities, youth sports, YMCA Preschool, parties & room rentals, summer day camp .

Ohio Housing Locator



Search for Housing in Ohio

Find available housing options, including apartments with special features for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Crawford-Marion Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services

907 N Sandusky Ave.
Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone: 419.562.7288
Fax: 419-562-5260

Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board, under local leadership, is to assure the availability of high quality alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services to all residents through planning (assessing needs and resources, and determining priorities); purchasing cost effective services to the extent resources are available; coordinating services; and evaluating these services.

Vision Statement
We envision communities where recovery is possible, resiliency is innate, communities are supportive, stigma is eliminated and resources are plentiful.

ADAMH Contract Agencies

  • Community Counseling Services 419-562-2000
  • Contact Inc., Crawford County 419-562-9010
  • Contact Careline 740-383-2273
  • Family & Children First Council 740-368-1740
  • Teen Institute 740-387-8531

Other Programs & Services

Housing Assistance Program  1-877-295-0844

NAMI Family of Crawford-Marion Counties 740-375-0796

Talking Books


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

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.

Modest Needs

Simply EZ HDM of North Central Ohio, Inc.

1223 Ashland, Rd.

Mansfield, OH  44905

Phone:  419-589-4006 or 800-439-6325

Fax:  419-589-0130


We deliver more than 25,000 meals per week to over 47 counties in Ohio. Our weekly visits bring a variety of meals including low-sugar and low sodium choices as well as adhering to sensitive dietary restrictions. Our portions are freshly sealed for easy heat and serve.

If you are not affiliated with Passport, Title III C, or Ohio Home Care programs, you may purchase meals direct from us. Five meals a week (our minimum) is only $30.00. Seven meals are $40.00, or you may order any combination of those amounts.

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.

Ohio Home Weatherization Program (HWAP)

Office of Community Assistance

77 S High St., P.O. Box 1001

Columbus, OH  43216-1001

Phone:  800-282-0882



The Ohio Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) is a 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. HWAP is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and provided to Ohioans at no cost for customers Households at or below the federal poverty guidelines or households receiving Supplemental Security Income qualify for this no-cost program.

Any individual, homeowner, or renter with an income that falls into the federal government's poverty guidelines can apply for services under the HWAP. As required by the federal government, HWAP providers give priority to people over the age of 60 and those with disabilities. The local agency's review of your application will determine your eligibility for services.

Salvation Army-Crestline Assistance and Ministries Program (C.A.M.P.)

119 N Thoman St.

Crestline, OH  44827

Phone:  419-683-4544

Hours:  Tues. & Thur. noon-2

Food pantry

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

401 Park Ave. W, Ste. 1

Mansfield, OH  44906

Phone:  419-525-2437

Awareness, advocacy, testing and care services.

Prosecutor's Office

112 E Mansfield St., Ste. 305

Bucyrus, OH  44820

Phone:  419-562-9782

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)

2281 Village Mall Dr., Ste. A

Mansfield, OH  44906

Phone/TTY:  419-747-3000 or 800-354-6271

Fax:  419-747-3008

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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