Lake County

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

Click this link:

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 






-child care                  

-child support 


-applications for services

Ohio Airs Service Map

Interactive information and referral website

Lifeline for the Empowerment and Development of Consumers, Inc.

54 S State St., Ste. 309

Painesville, OH  44077

Phone:  440-354-2148

HEAP:  440-350-9160 x 230

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, prescription, eye care, rental assistance, energy assistance (HEAP), employment, child development, food/nutrition (pantries & emergency food), housing & community development (repairs), youth programs.

Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program

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.

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.

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, AAA10A
925 Euclid Ave., #600
Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone:  216-621-8010 or 800-626-7277

Fax:  216-621-9262


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

Council on Aging - Lake County

8520 E Mentor Ave.

Mentor, Ohio 44060,

Vox: 440- 205-8111

Fax: 440- 205-7055

The Lake County Council on Aging offers programs for those 60 and older including: information & referral, support services, nutrition services, case management, in-home safety, homemaker services and much more.



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

Long-term Care Ombudsman

2800 Euclid Ave. Ste. 200

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone:  216-696-2719 or 800-365-3112

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.

The Golden Buckeye Card

Phone:  800-422-1976

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.

Lake County Department of Job and Family Services

Adult Protective Services

Child Protective Services
177 Main St
Painesville , OH 44077-9967

Phone: 440- 350-4000

TTY/TTD 440-350-3321

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

Adult Protective Services responsd to and investigatse reports of elderly abuse, exploitation or neglect. Call 440-354-3339.

Child Protective Services are for families with children determined to be at risk of abuse or neglect.


Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities
8121 Deepwood Blvd
Mentor , OH 44060
Phone: 440- 350-5100

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

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

14650 Detroit Ave., Ste. 300

Lakewood, OH  44107

Voice:  216-227-3250 or 866-325-0026

TTY:  216-227-3292

Fax:  216-227-3293

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.

United Way of Lake County
Lake County 2-1-1

9285 Progress Pkwy.

Mentor, Ohio 44060

Phone:  440-946-7375 or 800-654-5465

2-1-1 Lake County is made possible through a collaboration with United Way,  the Lake County Commissioners and the Lake County ADAMHS Board.

By dialing a simple number, 2-1-1, you are connected to a person with  vast knowledge of the health and human resources available in our Community.

is there to answer your call.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: Phone 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

Project Hope for the Homeless

25 Freedom Rd, P.O. Box 2035
Painesville , OH 44077

Phone: 440-354-6417

Project Hope for the Homeless is a faith-based temporary emergency shelter for men, women and families in Lake County.

American Red Cross

9002 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060

Phone: 440-352-3171

Disaster relief at home and abRd., CPR certification and first aid courses. blood donation, and emergecny preparedness

Salvation Army
69 Pearl St.
Painesville , OH 44077

Phone: 440-354-3774

Services provided are food assistance and health clinic services. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Goodwill Industries
33459 Vine St
Eastlake, OH 44095

Phone:  440-942-6910

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

Catholic Charities Community Services
8 N State S.t, Ste. 455
Painesville, OH 44077

Phone:   440- 352-6191

Mental health, emergency services and outreach programs.

Currently, services are designed to help families with specialized needs. The Families of Promise program helps children and their caregivers cope with the challenges that come from their their parent's incarceration. Another specialized service, Familias Fuertes (Strengthening Families) is offered to Latino youth and their parents. This program is provided in collaboration with the Lake County Juvenile Court. Through our Hispanic Services, several programs are provided to reach out to the Latino community. Case management assistance, leadership training and counseling are also offered.
Youth Employment Services-ages 14-22.  Emergency Services-Food Force of Lake County (see below).

Food Force of Lake County

85 N Park Pl.

Painesville, OH  44077

Phone:  440-357-5644

Fax:  440-953-8095

Part of Catholic Charities assisting persons with rental/mortgage assistance and persons in need of emergency food resources. Must be a resident of Lake County and meet specific criteria for rental/mortgage assistance.

Serves the Latino  community.

Easter Seal Society of Northeast Ohio

Phone:   440-838-0990 or 888-325-8532

Provides services that promote maximum independence for people with any type of disability. Offers equipment loans, wheelchair maintenance and repair, financial assistance for equipment, a camp for children and adults, and disability awareness programs.

Immaculate Conception Church (Madison): Food Pantry

Phone:   440-428-2997

Food pantry open to income-eligible Madison residents in need.  Call for hours.

Mentor Plains United Methodist Church: Food Pantry

Phone:   440-946-1193

Food pantry serving NWilloughby, NMentor, and Mentor-on-the-Lake. Provides 3 days of food per family. Includes non-perishable and fresh food, including produce, meat, eggs, milk. Paper, cleaning, and hygiene products when available. Thanksgiving food baskets to area residents in need.

Madison-Geneva Clothing Bank

Geneva United Church of Christ

75 S Broadway

Geneva, OH  44041

Phone:   440-428-3416 (leave a message)

Provides used clothing to Madison-Geneva area residents who have limited income.  Closed in the summer.

Lake County Metropolitan Housing Authority
189 1st St
Painesville, OH 44077

Phone:   440- 354-3347

TDD/TTY:   #711 or 800-750-0750

Fraud hotline:  440-354-3347 ext 32

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

Habitat for Humanity

Phone:   440-354-4404

Habitat for Humanity of Lake County works in partnership with families in need to build quality housing.  The houses are sold without profit and zero interest mortgages.  Mortgage payments go into a revolving fund that is used to build more houses for more families.

Save the Dream Ohio

Phone:  888-404-4674

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 Healthy 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.


Home Energy Assistance Program

Phone:  800-282-0880

(TTD):   800-686-1557

Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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).

Office of the Ohio Consumers Counsel

10 W Broad St., Ste. 1800

Columbus, OH  43215-3485

Phone:  614-466-8574 or 877-742-5622 (toll-free in Ohio)


Utility Complaints or Questions? Call 1-877-PICKOCC

If youre like most consumers, you pay your monthly utility bill without a second thought. However, sometimes the utility billing process can cause confusion or concern. Thats when you can call the Office of the Ohio Consumers Counsel (OCC) toll-free hotline for help with your utility disputes or questions. If you have a complaint or question about charges on your telephone bill, a meter reading problem or you need additional information about your utility services, the OCC can help.

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

Lake County General Health District
33 Mill St
Painesville , OH 44077

Phone:  440- 350-2543

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

Lifeline: Prescription Assistance Program

Phone:   440-354-2148

Provides financial assistance for prescription medication once per year. Helps to apply for long-term assistance through pharmaceutical company discount programs. Must be a Lake County resident and meet income guidelines.

Starkey Hearing Foundation

Hear Now

Phone:   866-354-3254

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


Phone:   800-965-2689

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

Brain Injury Association of Ohio

Phone:   614-481-7100 or 866-644-6242

BIAOH is a statewide advocacy and education organization to improve services and supports to Ohioans with brain injury and their families, and to promote prevention. Community Support Network coordinators, knowledgeable about local resources, work to link individuals with brain injury and their families to existing services.

Alzheimer's Helpline

Phone:   800-272-3900

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

The Library of Congress

Science Reference Services

The Library of Congress provides a list of authoritative internet resources for health and medical issues.   This is a great list of web resources for those researching medications, diseases, and statistics.

Ohio Medicaid Provider Directory


RX for Ohio Website

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

National AIDS Fund

The National AIDS Fund is one of America’s largest philanthropic organizations dedicated to eliminating HIV/AIDS as a major health and social problem. The Fund’s primary purpose is channeling critical resources to community-based organizations to fight HIV/AIDS at the local level.

Ohio Child Support Payment Central
P.O. Box 182372
Columbus, OH  43218

SETS Statewide Automated Payment Line:  1-800-860-2555

Child Support Payment Address for Individual Obligors; Local agency responsible for the collection and enforcement of administrative and court-ordered support payments

Other Guardianship Programs in Ohio

County Program Name Phone Number
Lake Catholic Charities Services, Lake County 440-352-6191
The program is designed to serve the severely mentally disabled individuals  that have been judged incompetent by the Probate Court. 
The program offers guardianship of the person only, and will not offer guardianship of the estate. This program will however assist in the facilitation of a payee or guardian of estate when necessary.

Home Instead Senior Care

7334 Center St.

Mentor, OH  44060

Phone:  440-257-5800   

We are America's most trusted source of companionship and non-medical home care for the elderly. Our services are for seniors who can manage their personal care, but need companionship or help with day-to-day activities to remain at home. Contact this office to learn about our services or employment providing caregiving.
This office proudly serves Lake and Geauga Counties and is owned and operated by registered nurses.

Society for Rehabilitation
9290 Lake Shore Blvd.
Mentor, Ohio. 44060

Phone:  440-352-8993 or 800-344-3159
Fax:  440-352-6632

Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Preschool Education, Social Services, Psychological Services, Adult Recreation, Parent Support Groups, Preschool Screening Services, Hearing Aid Dispensing, and Early Intervention Services. A licensed and qualified professional staff provides these services.

Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.

1100 Mentor Ave.
Painesville, OH 44077 

Phone:  440-392-0147 or 866-411-4372
Fax:  440-392-0148


The Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that offers several housing programs that benefits residents of Lake County, Ohio. The mission of Fair Housing Resource Center is to promote equal housing opportunities for all persons and to advocate for fair housing and diversity in Lake and surrounding counties through the education and involvement of the public, the governments, and the business community. FHRC operates a Landlord/Tenant hotline service to county residents to assist them with their housing rights. FHRC also operates a fair housing intake complaint service for victims of housing discrimination. FHRC is a Housing Counseling agency certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides homeowner counseling such as foreclosure prevention, predatory lending, home financing and repairs, homeless counseling.

Abili Kids

839 Pearl Rd

Brunswick, Ohio 44212

Phone: 330-225-4182

Fax: 330-225-4879



AbiliKids is a privately owned therapy company.  Our therapists are skilled at designing creative treatment plans that engage the child and family and encourage motor development through play.  We recognize the critical role that the family, physicians, nurses, social workers, teachers and service coordinators play in the development of skills and seek to collaborate with these providers Provision of skilled, hands on therapy treatments
  • Comfortable treating a variety of children including children considered medically fragile
  • Development of home exercise programs for easy carryover of services in the home
  • Assessment and attainment of appropriate adaptive equipment


510 E Mound St., Ste. 200

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:  614-224-5802

Fax:   614-228-5150

The Public Children Services Association of Ohio is a private non-profit association of the county public children services agencies charged with child protection throughout Ohio. The PCSAO mission statement drives its work: PCSAO is a proactive coalition of Public Children Services Agencies that promotes the development of sound public policy and program excellence for safe children, stable families, and supportive communities. We do this through advocacy, research, training, consultation, and technical assistance.

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps

246 N High St., P.O. Box 1603

Columbus, OH  43216-1603

Phone:  800-755-4769

The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). BCMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.

Independent Living Inc.

BraeBurn bldg.

25100 Euclid Ave., Ste. 105

Euclid, OH  44117-2663

Phone:  216-731-1529

Fax:  216-731-3083

Services for Independent Living, Inc. provides services and advocacy which empower persons with disabilities to lead self-directed and productive lives in the community.

Lake County Ohio ADAMHS Board

Phone: 440-350-3117, or 440-918-3117

Fax: 440-350-2668



Alcohol/Drug Dependency Treatment

Community Mental Health Treatment

Community Outreach/Educational Programming


Domestic Violence

Dual Diagnosis (Mental Illness Plus Chemical Dependency)

Hospitalization (Inpatient Care)


Information & Referral

Non-crisis Support

Personal Development

Residential Treatment

Services for Businesses/Organizations

Sexual Issues

Support for Family/Friends

Youth Mentoring


AccessOhio Mental Health Center of Excellence

East Location:

99 NBrice Rd., Suite 360

Columbus, Ohio 43213

Phone: (614) 367-7700


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

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

Phone:   866-488-7386

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

Lake County Victim Assistance Program

Courthourse Annex East

47 N Park Pl.

Painesville, OH  44077

Phone:   440-350-2691, 440-918-2691, 440-298-3334, or 440-899-5253

24-hr hotline-440-953-5823

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

Services provided to all crime victims in Lake County

24 hour hotline, 24 hour advocacy, court accompaniment, victim comp claims assistance, VIS, VINE, TPO/CPO, bi-lingual services, community education and outreach.

Online Learning Center

50 W Brice Rd. St., Ste. 1400

Columbus, Ohio 43215-5923

Phone:  614-466-7264 or 800-282-9181

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

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.

Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

1223 W Sixth St., 4th Fl.

Cleveland, OH 44113-1301

Phone:   216-687-1900

Legal Aid Lake-Geauga

Phone:   440-352-6200 or 888-808-2800

Our Mission: To promote equal access to justice in our Nation and to provide high quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons.

Lake 1 Stop

Employment Connection

177 Main St.

Painesville, OH 44077

Main:   440-350-4000

Lake County West:  440-918-4000

Lake County East:  440-428-4838

TTY/TTD services available in the Resource Center

No appointment necessary

Weekdays 8am to 4:30pm

Helping you help yourself to Success

The following services are offered:

Workshop & Orientation

Business Plans


Learn Center

Job Seekers


Youth 16-21


Veterans Service

105 Main St.

Painesville, OH 44077

Painesville:   440-350-2567/2904

Madison:   440-298-3334
WestEnd 440- 918-2567

Toll Free:  800-899-5253

Fax:   440-350-5980


Veterans Service Office

An Office of the Lake County Government

Veterans Serving Veterans

Providing Assistance to the Men and Women who have Honorably Served Their Country

Jonathan R. Warmeling


How Can We Help You


We are county government employees whose job is to provide services and advocacy for Lake County's veterans. As County Veterans Service Officers , we act as a liaison between veterans (and their dependents) and any agency from which they may be entitled to benefits such as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and state and local agencies.

All of our services are FREE!


Our staff will help you to obtain any VA benefits to which you may be entitled to by:

  • explaining available benefits
  • assisting in obtaining necessary documentation
  • completing forms and applications
  • acting as your advocate throughout the entire process

We also offer temporary financial assistance in times of dire financial emergency for basic living needs such as rent, utility bills, food, and prescriptions. We will also help you seek other benefits to assist you on a long term basis. 

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, Ohio 43215

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

Fax: 614-899-9200

Area of Service: Columbus, Central Ohio and Ohio

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.

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.

Simply EZ HDM of Northwest Ohio, LLC

1130-A Damar Dr.

Akron, OH  44305

Phone:  330-633-7490 or 800-800-9929

Fax:  330-633-7690


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.

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.


635 W 7th St., Ste., 309

Cincinnati, OH  45203

Phone:  513-621-2517 or 888-765-6789

Fax:  513-621-0288

People with a low household income, few resources and no dental insurance or Medicaid are eligible. OPTIONS patients are primarily adults; many are the “working "poor” or elderly living on a fixed income. Fees are based on your income and certain health conditions. You must be able to pay some money at the time of each appointment. If you do not have any income or other money, you will not be able to apply.

Services may include an exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealants, fillings, extractions, dentures or partials.

The completed application and proof of income are returned to a local referral coordinator who determines final eligibility.  Most patients who need dental care are referred to other
community resources. A patient who is eligible for OPTIONS is matched to a nearby participating dentist.

For more information and an application visit the website.

Lake County Free Medical and Dental Clinic

Medical Clinic: 440-352-8686

Dental Clinic: 440-352-4438

Call for hours

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.


35104 Euclid Ave., Ste. 220

Willoughby, OH  44094-4516

Phone:  800-355-2227

Financial management/budget counseling, mortgage default and resolution counseling. 

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

14650 Detroit Ave., Ste. 300

Lakewood, OH  44107

Phone:   216-227-3250 or 866-325-0026

TTY:  216-227-3292

Fax:  216-227-3293

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.


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