Shelby County

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

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The Ohio Benefit Bank

Neighbors helping neighbors


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

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

Ohio Here to Help

Website to locate assistance with:

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

Ohio Airs Service Map

Interactive information and referral website

Community Action Organization

110 W Russell Rd.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-507-9341

Fax:  937-507-9372


The Community Action Partnership is the nonprofit, national membership organization representing the interests of the 1,100 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country that annually help 17 million low-income Americans achieve economic security. Whether it's a Head Start program, Weatherization, job training, housing, food bank, energy assistance, financial education, or any of the other 40+ distinct programs, CAAs work to make America a better place to live.

Ohio Home Weatherization Program (HWAP)

Office of Community Assistance

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

Columbus, OH  43216-1001

Phone:  800-282-0880



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.

Area Agency On Aging, AAA2
40 W 2nd St., Ste. 400
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937-341-3000 or 800-258-7277

Fax:  937-341-3005

Jenni Harris/Doug McGarry

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

11 W Monument Ave., Ste. 606
Dayton, OH  45402

Phone: 937-223-4613 or 800-395-8267

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.

Adult Protective Services
227 S Ohio Ave
Sidney, OH 45365

Phone: 937-498-4981

To respond to and investigate reports of elderly abuse, exploitation or neglect in a timely manner, and to offer assistance where needed

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.


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

Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services
227 S Ohio Ave
Sidney, OH 45365

Phone: 937- 498-4981

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

Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1200 S Children's Home Rd.
Sidney, Ohio 45365

Phone: 937- 497-8155

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


Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

1435 Cincinnati St., Ste. 200

Dayton, OH  45417

Phone:937-331-5000 or 800-582-1589

Voice/TTY:  937-331-5054

Fax:  937-331-5052

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.

Shelby County Counseling Center, inc
500 E Court St
Sidne , OH 45365

Phone: 937- 492-8080 or
800-351-7347 after 5:00 pm, weekends & holidays

Crisis prevention and intervention for drug abuse and mental health services.


Child Protective Services
227 S Ohio Ave
Sidney, OH 45365

Phone: 937- 498-4981

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

American Red Cross of the Northern Miami Valley

207 W Water St.
Sidney, OH 45365

Phone: 937-492-6151


New Creation Counseling Center, Inc.
7695 S County Road 25A
Tipp City, OH 45371

Phone: 937-667-4678

New Creation Counseling Center can provide for your counseling needs :

.a staff of eleven professional counselors & social workers .

.licensed by the state of Ohio.

.an ordained pastor offering pastoral counseling.

.help with problems such as depression, anxiety, family and marital problems, grief and loss issues, and addictions.

.excellent children's counselors, as well as counselors experienced in working with adolescents.

.help with issues of spiritual growth.


.evening and Saturday appointments available

.affiliated with most insurances, Caresource and several EAP's

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

Patty Parsley 614-915-4638

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
922 W Riverview Ave
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937-223-7217 or 800-300-2937

Northern Counties Office

1201 Fairington Dr.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-498-4593 or 800-521-6419

Serves:  Mercer, Auglaize, Shelby, Logan, Champaign, Darke, Miami, Preble, Montgomery, and Green counties.  Call the county office for services available.

This organization provides services for families who need pregnancy counseling, adoption assistnace, foster care, refugee resettlement, early childhood counseling for parents and teachers, paretntLink, food pantry, senior services (home visiting, case management, respite), mental health counseling, amd Erma's House (supervised familiy visitation center)

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

Salvation Army
419 Buckeye Ave
Sidney, OH 45365

Phone:  937-492-8412

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


Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley
1584 Covington Ave
Piqua, OH 45356

Phone:  937-773-1351

At Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, we empower people with disabilities and other needs to achieve independence and enhance their lives on a daily basis.

Catholic Social Services
1046 Brown St.
Dayton, OH 45409

Phone:  937-296-1007

This organization provides services for families who need financial, human resources and other support services

Shelby County United Way

121 E North St., P.O. Box 751

Sidney, OH  45365-0751

Phone:  937-492-2101



Our vision is to identify, evaluate, and make possible the human services in our community, and our mission statement is to lead collaborative efforts in building a better community.”

Graceworks Lutheran Services

1245 Wapakoneta Ave., #A

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:   937-436-7700

Our programs include senior living, credit counseling, case management and emergency services, affordable housing for persons who are older or have disabilities, senior companion program, and housing and care for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Shelby County Health Department
202 W Poplar St
Sidney, OH 45365

Phone: 937- 498-7249

The health department performs food licensing and food inspection, vaccinations, free STD and AIDS tests, Well Child Clinic (up to age 21), WIC, 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


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.


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.

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

RX for Ohio website;

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

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.

Senior Independence 

3003 Cisco Road

Sidney, Ohio  45365

Phone:   937-498-4680 or 800-287-4680

Fax:   937-498-1919

Our Vision is to be Ohio's premier provider of home and community based services recognized for quality, innovation and a positive work environment in today's health care community.

Cub Scouts  And Boy Scouts

Miami Valley Council 


4999 Northcutt, P.O. Box 13057

Dayton, OH 45413

Phone:  937 278-4825
Fax:   937-278-9002

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

The Miami Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides service for boys
(ages 7 to 20) in Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.
Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things.

Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting citizenship training, character development, and

personal fitness . Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the

weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings

Alpha Community Center

330 E Court St., P.O. Box 300
Sidney, OH  45365-0300

Phone: 937-498-9758
Fax: 937-492-6047


Social Service agency; private, non-profit serving Sindey/Shelby County through food/baby pantry, Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, after school program and JOYChurch on Sunday, rent assistance.

Offers daily programs, information, referral, and recreation in a supervised environment for children and adults in downtown Sidney. Provides tutoring, mentoring, educational programs, hot lunches Monday through Friday, chapel services, and special events including camping, swimming and bowling.

Legal Services Corporation

Legal Aid of Western Ohio

525 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 400

Toledo, OH 43604

Phone:  (877-894-4599

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

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.

Shelby Public Transit

413 S Vandemark Rd.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-492-6117


City rates:
General Public: $2.50
Seniors (Age 65 and over): $1.00
Disabled: $1.00

County rates:
General Public: $5.00
Seniors & Disabled: $2.50

No charge: Children under the age of 5, and accompanied by an adult.

Curb-to-Curb service is provided from the curb in front of your pick-up point to the curb in front of your destination. Passenger assistance is available upon request. Any passenger may request the use of the lift to get on or off the vehicle.

The driver will secure down all wheelchairs with a four-point securement system and use our lap belt. The driver will secure all walkers, oxygen tanks and assist with getting the wheelchair on and off the van.  Disabled: Contact our office for a form to be completed by your physician or medical provider. Upon completion of the form, come to our office to receive approval of the certification request and receive a blue ID card.

A personal care attendant (PCA) can ride at no charge. When scheduling your trip with the cheduler/dispatcher let them know that a PCA will be riding with you.

Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Inc.
124 N. Ohio St., P.O. Box 4835
Sidney, Ohio 45365

Phone:  937-492-9400


Hours:  M-W-F 8am to 4pm; Tues. 5pm-8pm and closed on Thursday.

Medical clinic-Tues. 3:30pm-8:00pm

Dental clinic-W-Th 6:00pm-8:00pm

All appointments are made in advance.

Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Inc.(CCSC) is a faith-based clinic that provideS health care services to uninsured and under insured residents of Shelby County, Ohio. The clinic is staffed with licensed professionals who are volunteering their time to support the health of our community. Patients of Compassionate Care are treated with respect and can expect to receive high quality health care services.  Patients are scheduled to see a physician or nurse practitioner on Tuesday evenings only.

Fair Haven

2901 Fair Rd.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone: 937-492-6900

Fax: 937-492-8826

- Home and Community Based Services

-Adult Day Services and Nutritional Services

Services Offered:

  • 24 hour skilled care approved for Medicare / Medicaid / Hospice Care

  • Secure Protective Living

  • Facility Nutritional Services - therapeutic diets

  • Email for family members

  • Clean living environment

  • Therapy services:
    Physical, Occupational, Speech and Restorative Services

  • Podiatry, vision, hearing and dental services

  • Friendly Caring Atmosphere

  • Attractive Outdoor Areas

  • Daily Therapeutic / Recreational Activities

  • Access to computers

  • Religious Services

  • Beauty & Barber Services


Access 2 Interpreters, LLC

341 S Third St., Ste. 300

Columbus, OH 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.

The Community Foundation of Shelby County

100 S Main Ave., Ste. 202

Sidney, OH  45365-2771

Phone:  937-497-7800

Fax:  937-497-7799

Hours:  M-F, 8-4

The Community Foundation of Shelby County administers charitable funds created by individuals, families and organizations to benefit needs in our community and throughout the United States.  Grants and, scholarships.

Simply EZ of Columbus, Ltd.

3593 Interchange Rd.

Columbus, OH  43204

Phone:  614-308-1844 or 877-396-3251

Fax:  614-278-9728


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.


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

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.

Wilma Valentine Creative Learning Center

1200 S Children's Home Rd.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-498-4566

Fax:  937-493-4612


The Center provides daycare services to children ages 3-5 with an emphasis on services to families who's children are experiencing developmental delays. The daycare is located at the Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center.

New Choices, Inc.  (domestic violence)

P.O. Box 4182

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-498-7561

Crisis Line:  937-498-7261

National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233 or

TTY:  800-787-3224


We meet with victims wherever they reach out to us: in the hospital, at their church or work, at the police station, wherever their ordeal has taken them. We can be found in the courts, helping victims through criminal and civil proceedings. In your communities, educating workplaces, church and community groups about the impact of domestic violence on the victims and their communities. We are in your schools educating children about alternatives to violence and abuse as they experience it: conflict, bullying and teen dating violence. We work every day to become an integral part of the essential underpinning of people working diligently to make our communities safe for everyone

Shelter, intervention, and prevention.

Shelby County Victim Services

P.O. Box 476

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-498-7400

Hours:  M-F 8:30am-4pm

The mission of Shelby County Victim Services is to reduce the trauma of crime by providing information, support and advocacy to victims and their families in a courteous and compassionate atmosphere. It is our intent that all crime victims be aware of their rights and that they receive sensitive treatment throughout the criminal justice process. Programs:

Crisis intervention (24hr. response), referral, advocacy & support, notification & explanation, compensation, liaison, CASA/GAL

Children's advocacy centers

Counseling services

Domestic violence shelters

Elder care and abuse

Legal services

Rape crisis centers

SANE programs



1000 Mote Dr.

Covington, OH  45318

Phone:  937-473-5195

Hours:  Tues, Thurs, Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-noon

Loan of Medical Equipment

GIVE has durable and disposable items such as:  shower chairs, canes, walkers, beds, diabetes monitors, blood pressure cuffs and monitors, diapers.  Contact GIVE for a list of items that carry.

Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 115

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-492-1359

The Sidney Kiwanis Club is non-profit & committed to serving our community through hands-on projects and making donations to groups and organizations within our service area.

Shelby County Veterans Services

Monumental Building

133 S Ohio Ave.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-498-7282

Fax:  937-498-7483

Hours:  M-F 8am-4pm


Services and Benefits Provided to Eligible Veterans, Widows and Dependents

The Veterans' Service Commission is a county agency dedicated to aiding veterans in times of need. There are two services the agency provides:

Emergency financial assistance to eligible veterans and family members who have demonstrated a need.

Assistance when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Veterans' Service Office represents and assists veterans, spouses, dependent children, surviving widows and parents of deceased veterans entitled to DIC, when they apply to the VA for benefits.

Services:  emergency financial, (food, rental, utilities), document preparation, etc.

Charity League

P.O. Box 641

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-492-0890

Charity League is a non-profit organization of 35 women whose sole purpose is to raise money to purchase necessities such as new coats, hats, gloves, school supplies, Christmas Gifts and clothing for children of Shelby County who would otherwise go without.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke Cos.

121 E North St., P.O. Box 885

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-492-7611

Fax:  937-492-4555

A non-profit United Way mentoring org. offering guidance & support to children from single parent homes or that may be at risk. Our volunteers truly have a big impact on the lives of the children we serve. We have opportunities requiring varying levels of time commitment including our HS mentoring program.

Salvation Army

419 N Buckeye Ave.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone: 937-492-8412

Day care center/nursery, child care provider, churches and places of worship.

Embracing Grace

209 Brooklyn Ave., Ste. B

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone: 937-498-0020

Hours:  Tue. 11-3, Fri. 11-4 (by appointment only)

Embracing Grace is a ministry dedicated to showing Christ's love by meeting the needs of unwed and impoverished mothers with unborn babies and children up to the pre-school age.

They work with Agape Community Food Pantry.

Food and clothing

Goodwill Store

417 E Court St.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone: 937-498-7537

FISH Community Thrift Shop (Friend in Service to Humanity)

1128 Michigan St.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:  937-492-1760

Hours:  M-F 10am-3pm, Sat. 10am-noon

AGAPE Community Food Pantry

209 S Brooklyn Ave.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:   937-498-4368

Pantry hours:  M-Th 10am-3pm, Sat 9am-11:45am

Alpha Center

330 E Court St., P.O. Box 300

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone:   937-498-9758

Fax:  937-492-6047

Winter hours:  M-F 11-5

Summer hours:  M-F 10:30-4



St. John's Thrift Shop

319 S Ohio Ave.

Sidney, OH  45365

Phone: 937-492-2175

West Ohio Food Bank

1380 E Kibby St., P.O. Box 1566

Lima, OH  45802-1566

Phone:  419-222-7946

Fax:  419-222-2232






Serve-immigrants, people with criminal backgrounds, disabilities, seniors, youth, veterans and military families.




Agape is also home to a store providing access to program materials, office equipment, snacks and supplies normally used by non-profits and made available for a fraction of the retail cost.


Alpha Center-served meals, emergency pantry (Food/baby panty, winter items), after school program,  rent and utility assistance.





WOFB service area includes Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, and Wyandot counties. Provides fruits and vegetables and shelf-stable food. Senior citizens food box, weekend back pack for elementary students, flood disaster relief.


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

658 W Market St., Ste. 200

Lima, OH  45801

Phone:  419-222-0827

Awareness, advocacy, testing and care services.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

1435 Cincinnati St., Ste. 200

Dayton, OH  45417

Phone:   937-331-5000 or 800-582-1589

TTY:  937-331-5054

Fax:  937-331-5052

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

4C...for Children

Kroc Corps Community Center

1000 N Keowee St.

Dayton, OH  45404

Phone:  937-220-9660 or 800-256-1296

Fax:  937-220-9661

Hours:  8am-4:30pm

4C for Children is the region's pion eering leader, advocate and resource for high-quality early childhood education and care.

4C is the hub of information on early care and education programs and the largest provider of training and technical assistance for early childhood care-givers and teachers. 4C assists families, child-care centers, family child care providers and employers.

4C serves 15 counties in Ohio.

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