Holmes County

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

Please click this link: http://www.holmesCounty.com/gov/

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

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission

120 N 4th St.

Coshocton, OH  43812

Phone:  740-622-9801


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.

The food pantry serves Holmes county residents whose income is less than 125% of the Federal Poverty limit.

Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel

10 W Broad St., Ste. 1800

Columbus, OH  43215-3485

Phone:  877-742-5622 or 614-466-8574

Email:  occ@occ.ohio.gov


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:



Area Agency On Aging, AAA 9

60788 Southgate Rd. (S.R. 209S)

Byesville, OH  43723

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

Fax: 740-432-1060

Michele Bates-mbates@aaa9.org


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

Long-term Care Ombudsman
821 Anola Ave. Suite D

Dover, OH  44622

Phone: 800-967-0615 or 330-364-3465

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.




By Mail


601 E Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20049


By Phone

Toll-Free Nationwide: 1-888-OUR-AARP


Medicare Supplement Plans

You must meet the minimum age requirement of 65+ to be eligible. If you are not yet age 65, but eligible for Medicare by reason of disability, please call 1-866-270-8022 for more information.


Medicare Prescription Drug Plans


Medicare Part D plans are designed to help make prescription drug costs more predictable. With the rising costs of prescription drugs, enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan may be a smart way of insuring yourself again the unexpected. Even if you are relatively healthy, enrolling could save you money in the future.


The AARP® MedicareRx Plans, insured through UnitedHealthCare, offer simple, reliable protection to help you manage the cost of your prescription drugs. In fact, members of AARP MedicareRx Plans together saved over $15 billion on their prescription drugs.*If you are eligible for Medicare, these plans are available to you, even if you're not a member of AARP.


  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Discounts
  • Prescrption Discounts
  • Fitness Discounts
  • Health Essentials Catalog
  • Medical Supply Services
  • ADT Companion Service

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.

Holmes County Department of Job and Family Services

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Child Protective Services (CPS)

85 N Grant St., PO Box 72

Millersburg, OH  44654-0072

Phone:   330-674-1111

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 in a timely manner, and to offer assistance where needed

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

Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Holmes Training Center
8001 Township Rd. 574
Holmesville, OH  44633

Phone:   330-674-8045


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.

Crisis Intervention & Recovery
2421 13th St NW, #100
Canton , OH 44708

Phone:   330-452-9812

Crisis prevention and intervention for drug abuse and mental health services

Wayne-Holmes Mental Health & Recovery Board

1985 Eagle Pass Drive

Wooster, Ohio 44691

Phoen:   330-264-2527

Phone:   330-674-5772

Phone:   800-400-6518

The Mental Health and Recovery Board oversees and pays for mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Services are provided to local citizens based on need

AccessOhio Mental Health Center of Excellence

East Location:

99 N Brice Rd., Ste. 360

Columbus, OH  43213

Phone:   614-367-7700

North Location:

8100 Ravines Edge Ct., Ste. 200

Columbus, OH  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 becky.somerville@accessoh.net

Patty Parsley 614-915-4638 patty.parsley@accessoh.net


Online tools for Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Moodtracker features:

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

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

Every Woman's House

Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone:   800-686-1122

The Counseling Center's Crisis Team

Phone:   877-264-9029



If you live in Wayne or Holmes and are being abused by your partner, Every Woman's House can help you. Our advocate and counselors are compassionate and experienced, and our goal is to ensure that you and your children are safe.

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.

Homes County American Red Cross
10 S Clay St
Millersburg , OH 44654

Phone:  330-674-5861


Gateway Fellowship-Love Center Food Pantry
1291 Massillon Road
Millersburg, OH  44654

Phone:  330-674-2504


Goodwill Industries of Holmes and Wayne Counties
1034 Nold Ave
Wooste , OH 44691

Phone:  330-264-1300 

This non-profit organization helps people with education, training, and career services for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

United Way of Holmes and Wayne Counties
215 S Walnut St
Wooster, OH 44691

Phone:   (330) 264-5576

First Call For Help 2-1-1

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

Wayne County Metropolitan Housing Authority
serving Holmes County

345 N Market St
Wooster, OH  44691

Phone:  330-264-2727


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


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).


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

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)

The Ohio Health Homes Network (OHHN)

1051 E Main St.

Columbus, OH  43205


The Ohio Directory of Lead and Home Repair Resources (Directory) was created to assist Ohio's homeowners, tenants and small property owners to locate resources to maintain Ohio's older housing stock and address lead-based paint hazards. In the future, the Ohio Healthy Homes Network (OHHN) plans to add resources that address other hazards in the home, such as mold, radon, pests, injuries, second hand smoke, and contaminants. Click this link to find resources in your county:


Greenleaf Family Center Services for the Deaf

580 Grant Street

Akron, Ohio 44311

Phone: 330-376-9494

The goal of the Community Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program (CSDHH) is to provide services and education in the community to enhance the quality of life for individuals who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing. Interpreting, case management, advocacy and training are the focus of this program that began in 1980 with the help and support of our deaf community.

Holmes County General Health District
85 N Grant St.
Millersburg , OH 44654

Phone:   330-674-5035 or 877-674-8035

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

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.

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



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


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.

Children's Disabilities Information


Gifts, products, shops and services for children with disabilities.


330-674-5972, ext. 201



8001 TR 574, Holmesville, OH  44633



The joint effort between the Holmes County Board of DD and the Holmes County District Public Library to establish the Special Needs Lending Library meets our mission to provide services to the disabled and their caregivers and meet our goal of reaching out to all of the disabled in the community and provide them access to the resources provided through this project. If you know of someone who may be in need of the special resources available in the Special Needs Lending Library, please share this information with them. We hope that the special collections will meet the needs of those who most need them and enhance their quality of life.

Transportation Coordination



Coordinator/Scheduler  (330) 674-2000

Director (330) 674-2022

Fax (330) 674-2230


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For scheduling passenger trips, call between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with a 48 hours' notice, Monday through Friday only. No calls for scheduling on Saturday and Sunday.

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Working in partnership with member agencies to provide a coordinated transportation service for Holmes County residents.

Holmes County Transportation Coordination is a demand responsive, curb-to-curb, advanced reservations, shared ride transportation service that is provided for Holmes County Participating Agencies.

Holmes County Family & Children First

85 North Grant St., P.O. Box 72

Millersburg, OH  44654

Phone:  330-674-1111 x 368

Fax:  330-674-9250


Holmes County Family & Children First Council is a diverse partnership of organizations and individuals committed to improving the well-being of children and families. Through shared resources and a coordinated service delivery system, Council works with parents to empower families to reach their potential in a strong community environment.


Holmes County's children and families will be safe, healthy and stable.


The Holmes County FCFC is a network of organizations and individuals that promotes safe, healthy and stable children and families.

This is accomplished by communication and faclitating service coordination, setting services priorities and sharing organizational resources.

Ohio Legal Rights Service

Online Learning Center

50 W Broad St., Ste. 1400

Columbus, OH  43215-5923

Phone:  614-466-7264 or 800-282-9181

(TTY) 614-728-2553 or 800-858-3542


Online Learning Center

The Ohio Legal Rights Service (LRS) Online Learning Center offers online self-paced tutorials on disability-related topics. The tutorials are developed by LRS and are for people with disabilities, advocates, professionals and the general public to use.


Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)

322 W High Ave.

New Philadelphia, OH  44663

Phone:  330-339-3998 or 800-686-3670

Fax:  330-339-6672

Email:  newphiladelphia@oslsa.org

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 New Philadelphia 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 Carroll, Coshocton, Holmes, and Tuscarawas counties.

Talking Books


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

Safelink Wireless


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

National Highway Traffic Safety Commission (NHTSA)


Find a child seat inspection station near you. Certified technicians will inspect your child car seat, in most cases, free of charge--and show you how to correctly install & use it.

Access 2 Interpreters, LLC

341 S Third St., Ste. 300

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:   614-899-6666 (Available 24/7)

Fax:   614-899-9200

Call for a list of available languages

ASIST  Translation Services, Inc.

4891 Sawmill Rd., Ste. 200

Columbus, OH  43235-7266

Phone:  888-546-7745


200+ languages, 24/7/365 availability

International Language Bank

Phone: 440-599-9999

Phone: 216-759-6871

Phone: 1-800-599-9777


Afrikaans, Ahmaric, Albanian, Amak, American Sign Language, Arabic, Assamese, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bahasa, Baluchi, Bangledashi, Belorussian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Catalan, Chinese Chuukese, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish, French, French Canadian, Fukienese, Georgian, German, Gio, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hindko, Hmien, Hmong, Hungarian, Ilocano, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kapelle, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Kru-Bassa, Kurdish, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luo, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Mandinga, Marshallese, Marathi, Mende, Mizo, Mongolian, Ndebele, Nepalese, Norwegian, Oriya, Oromo, Papiamento, Pashto, Patois, Philipino, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Serbian, Shanghainese, Sindhi, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Temne, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish & Zulu.

Area of Service: All 50 states.

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

Modest Needs

Visit modestneeds.org 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.

This website is under development. We continue to compile community, city, state and Federal resources for dental health treatment.

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

Victim Assistance

10 S Clay St.

Millersburg, OH  44654

Phone:  330-674-5695

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
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