Gallia 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

Gallia-Meigs Community Action

Agency Inc.

8010 N State Rte. 7, P.O. Box 272

Cheshire, OH  45620

Phone:  740-367-7341

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.

Ohio Home Weatherization Program (HWAP)

8010 N State Rte. 7, P.O. Box 272

Cheshire, OH  45620

Phone:  740-367-7341


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.

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.



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

Public Children Services Agency
83 Shawnee Lane
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631-8595

Phone:  740-446-4963

After hours:  740-446-1221

Investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect and dependency. Provide social and protective services.

Serenity House, Inc

Phone:  740-446-6752 or 800-252-5554 (24 hrs.)

Serves Jackson, Gallia & Meigs counties with victim women and children of domestic violence. Shelter up to 30 days.  Victim advocacy, shelter, finances, transportation, peer support groups, drug and alcohol education. Shelter locations kept confidential.

Domestic Violence Services & Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Pathways of Central Ohio

Newark, OH  43055

Phone:  740-345-6166

Crisis Line:  800-273-8255

Fax:  740-349-9894

Crisis line/Suicide Prevention/Domestic Violence

Phone:   800-252-5554 (24/7)

Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone:   800-934-9840 M-F 8:30-5

TDD:  800-787-3224

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Phone:   614-781-9651 (24/7)


The phone numbers given for each crisis center will contact the administrative offices and not their crisis lines.

Woodlands Center Mental Health

3086 State Route 160
Galilipolis, Oh

Phone:  740-441-4400

Crisis intervention

Area Agency on Aging, AAA7
F-32 URG, P.O. Box 500 (mail only)

Rio Grande, Ohio 45674

Phone:   740-245-5306 or 800-582-7277

Fax:  740-245-5979


Long Term Care Ombudsman

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

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 .

Gallia County Department of Job & Family Services
848 Third Ave.
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631-1661

Phone:  740-446-3222, ext. 229

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

Gallia Metropolitan Housing Authority
381 Buck Ridge Road, #14
Bidwel, Ohio 45614

Phone:  740-446-0251

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

Gallia  County Board of Developmental Disabilities

77 Mill Creek Road

Gallipolis, Ohio45631

Phone:  740-446-6902

County agency providing supports to children and adults who have mental retardation or developmental disabilities.

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

4304 Old Scioto Trail

Portsmouth, OH  45662

Phone: 740-354-7951 or 800-637-9341

Voice/TTY:  740-354-7956

Fax:  740-353-2789

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.

Galllipolis Developmental Center
2500 Ohio Ave.
Galipolis, Ohio 45631-1699

Phone:  740-446-1642

The Gallipolis Developmental Center (GDC) is located on an Ohio River Plateau within the historic city of Gallipolis . The GDC is currently home for more than 195 individuals with developmental disabilities. These individuals reside in 10 comfortable, home-like living units. The majority of people who reside at GDC need extensive supports in the areas of daily living, health care, and social skills development. The Center provides a wide variety of professional services.

Health Department
499 Jackson Pike, Suite D
Gallipolis, OhH 45631

Phone:  740-441-2018

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Phone: 740-441-2950

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


WIC provides nutrition education and food vouchers to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children to five years of age.

Rx for Ohio Website;

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

Gallia Co Senior Resource Center
1167 St.Route 160
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Phone:  740- 446-7000

Senior Citizens Center

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Phone:  740-339-0603

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe and persistent mental illnesses.   They provide education and support, combat stigma, support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with mental illnesses and their families.

Local affiliates and state organizations identify and work on issues most important to their community and state. Individual membership and the extraordinary work of hundreds of thousands of volunteer leaders is the lifeblood of NAMI's local affiliates and state organizations.

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

57 East Main Street

Columbus, Ohio 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)

The 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.

Search for Housing in Ohio



Rental Assistance

Housing Vouchers

Assisted Housing

Other Rental Housing Lists

Rural Rental Housing

HUD Ohio Apartment Search

Public Housing Authorities

Affordable Housing in Cuyahoga County

Fair Housing Information

Ohio Civil Rights Commission


Ohio Landlord/Tenant Law

Ohio Legal Services

Housing Accessibility

Home Modifications

Universal Design


Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

Buying a Home

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Federal Housing Administration

Fannie Mae

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For Homeowners

Foreclosure Prevention

Home Repair

Property Tax Exemptions

Reverse Mortgages

Housing Counseling

Older Ohioans

Find your Area Agency on Aging

Long-Term Care Consumer Guide

Ohio Department of Aging

American Red Cross

417 2nd Ave., #C

Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

Phone:  740-446-8555


The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Services:  Disaster relief, supporting military families, health and safety training and education, blood collection, international services.

United Way

25 Court St.

Gallipolis, OH  45631-1182

Phone:  740-446-2442


United Way of Gallia County is a local, nonprofit organization that coordinates the investment of available financial and volunteer resources with the community's health and human service needs. Funds raised in
Gallia County stay here and are used to help local citizens in need.
Agencies funded (in part):

Red Cross, Boy and Girl Scouts, FACTS, Gallia County Council on Aging, Gallia-Meigs Community Actin Agency, Holzer Hospice, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, and others.  See the website for more agencies.

Crime Watch for Gallia County Ohio

18 Locust St.

Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

Phone:   740-446-1221

Fax:   740-441-2933


List of Meeting dates and Location for crime watch groups in Gallia County: 07-29-09

Bidwell - Springfield Township crime watch organizational meeting will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the Gallia County 911 center meeting room on St. Rt. 160 The meeting will start at 9:30 AM information call 446-4612 ext 333

Cadmus - Walnut Township crime watch meets the second Monday of each month at the old Cadmus school on St. Rt. 141. The meeting starts at 7:00PM

Centerville - The Raccoon Township crime watch meets the second Tuesday of the Month at 7:00PM at the Old Centerville school.

Gallia - Greenfield twp crime watch meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at the Greenfield twp building near the fire station.

Gallipolis - the city wide neighborhood watch meets the first Monday of the Month at 7:00PM in the Gallipolis Municipal building meeting room.

Spring Valley & Park Lane - Meets the third Tuesday of the Month at the 911 center meeting room on St. Rt. 160 at 6:00PM

Vinton - Huntington and Morgan Twp. crime watch meets at the Vinton Village hall on Clay street next to the fire station off of SR 160. Meeting starts at 6:00PM Refreshments provided. Third Thursday of the Month.

For more information call 740-446-1242 ext 333

Victim Assistance Program

26 Locust St.

Gallipolis, OH  45631

Phone:  740-446-7933

Fax:  740-446-7934

Prosecutor's office:  740-446-0018

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

Gallia County Family and Children First

53 Shawnee Ln., P.O. Box 514
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Phone: 740-446-3022
Fax: 740-446-6814


OFCF is a partnership of state and local government, communities and families that enhances the well-being of Ohio's children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging and empowering families.

Family and Children First Service Coordination is not affiliated with any single system, but the results of service coordination impact family and community outcomes across all systems through a collaborative, coordinated, cross-system approach. The individual family service coordination process is family focused and strengths based. FCF service coordination provides the venue for families with multiple and complex problems to effectively address their needs through a process that creates a unique intervention/ treatment environment which eliminates duplication and provides both traditional services and builds natural supports.

Gallia County Veterans Service Commission

Spring Valley Plaza

1102 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, Ohio

Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays.

Phone:  740-446-2005 or 740-446-3642
Fax:  740-446-3915

Eligibility Requirements For Service
Any Honorably Discharged Veteran
(as defined by VA rules) his widow, spouse
or dependent child may be served by this

Services Offered:
1. VA Claims preparation assistance
2. Transportation to VA Appointments
3. VA Loan application information
4. Education benefits information
5. Help in obtaining and completing forms,
letters, or communications with the VA
6. Burial benefits
7. Veterans Grave Markers/ Flag holders
8. Annual Eligibility Verification Report
9. VA insurance information.  This office will compile your veterans related documents, provide secretarial help with your VA
communication, refer unemployed veteran’s
to the employment office. Maintain a file
pertaining to individual claims.

What Kinds of Financial Assistance May Be Provided?
1. Rent Assistance (to avoid eviction)
2. Utilities (to avoid disconnection)
3. Emergency medical/dental needs
4. Transportation for medical treatment
5. Food Voucher
6. Fuel Voucher for job search

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.

Health Recovery Services, Inc.

Gallia Outpatient

3086 St. Rt. 160

Gallipolis, OH  45631

Phone:  740-441-4420 or 888-475-8484

Hours:  8-5 M-F

HRS is committed to serving those affected with mental illness and alcohol, tobacco, and drug addiction. HRS helps with the lifelong recovery of individuals and families by way of education, prevention, treatment and other supportive services.

HRS offers both outpatient and residential treatment options for consumers. All outpatient sites offer alcohol, drug and mental health services, individual and group counseling, case management and gambling screenings. Effective, research-based prevention programs are provided to the public as well.


Outreach Center

275 State St.

Gallipolis, OH  45631

Phone:  740-446-7555 or 740-446-8657

Hours:  M-F 9-4, Sat. 10-4

Food pantry, food baskets, thrift store.

Goodwill Industries

596 Silver Bridge Plz.

Gallipolis, OH  45631

Phone:  740-441-0336

Hours:  9-7 Mon.-Sat., 12-6 Sun.


Thrift store

Family Addiction Community Treatment services (FACTS)

45 Olive St.

Gallipolis, OH  45631

Phone:  740-446-1266 or 866-597-9931

Outpatient counseling for alcohol and drug abuse. Family, adult, and adolescents. 

Social Security Administration

2455 St. Rte. 160

Gallipolis, OH 45631-1398

Phone:  740-446-7660 or 800-397-6343

TTY:  800-325-0778

Hours:  Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9-3, Wed 9-12

Assistance with applying for and managing disability, retirement, and social security benefits, and requesting forms.

TASC of Southeast Ohio (TSO)

499 Jackson Pike

Gallipolis, OH  45631

Phone:  740-441-2924

TASC of Southeast Ohio (TSO) is a private not for profit entity providing substance abuse counseling for southeastern Ohio. Services offered include; Assessment and Referral, Individual and Group Counseling and Urinalysis.

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)

964 E State St.

Athens, OH  45701

Phone:   740-594-3558 or 800-686-3669

Fax:  740-594-3791

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.

Advocacy & Protective Services, Inc.

South Cenral Region

2500 Ohio Ave.

Gallipolis, OH  45631

Phone:  740-339-5753, 9-5 M-F

After hours, evenings, weekends, holidays:  614-262-3800 or 800-282-9363

Fax:  740-446-4872

APSI (Advocacy & Protective Services, Inc.) is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to protecting the rights of Ohioans with developmental disabilities. We advocate for the people we serve by helping to make their desires and needs known, especially when they cannot speak for themselves or if they have no other advocate. We do this by providing a full array of guardianship and protective services to individuals age 18 or older.

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.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

4304 Old Sciot Trl.

Portsmouth, OH  45662

Phone/TTY:  740-354-7951 or 800-637-9341

TTY:  740-354-7956

Fax:  740-353-2789

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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