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Community Action Agencies are nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.

The nation’s Community Action Agencies embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities. When national, state and local leaders tap into these agencies’ experience, they can promote workable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make America a better place to live for everyone.

Community Action Agencies try to ensure that the assistance goes to the least fortunate. The agency helps  with free financial help for paying bills, applications to public benefits, and other expenses. They also offer financial support to senior citizens, disabled, unemployed, and households living in poverty.

If you are stressed and dealing with a short term financial hardship, be sure to stop by or call your local community action agency for assistance. Community action agencies may help with the following, please check for available with the agency directly.

  • Help for preventing homelessness.
  • Pre-School Scholarship Program
  • Foreclosure Prevention Programs
  • Home repair programs, including low interest loans.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Job training and placement.
  • Mortgage, housing, and credit counseling services
  • Childcare for poor working parents
  • Head Start programs for children.
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Free food and meals
  • Job Development, Training and Computer Literacy Services
  • Home Energy Assistance Program.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Home Ownership Planning Education
  • Prescription Drug Assistance Vouchers
  • Rental Assistance program
  • Transportation & Aging centers for seniors

Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc.
Location – 406 West Plum St.
Georgetown, OH 45121
Call (937) 378-6041.

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
55 E. Mill Street
Akron, OH 44309-2000
Call (330) 376-7730
Dozens of low income programs and resources are offered. Services include job training, HEAP application sites, and information on emergency housing and deposit assistance.

Ashtabula County Community Action Agency
2009 W Prospect Road
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Call (440) 997-1721
In addition to Ashtabula the location covers Lake and Geauga County. Financial aid for paying housing costs (including rent and security deposit fees) along with case management is available. The non-profit also has information on public aid in Ohio, such as heating bill help from HEAP, Head Start, and food stamps.

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
1740 Langdon Farm Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237-3817
Main telephone:(513) 569-1840
One of the larger centers in the state of Ohio. Thousands of low income, unemployed, and working poor families receive assistance from this network of agencies in Hamilton County Ohio.

Clermont County Community Services, Inc.
Location is 3003 Hospital Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Dial (513) 732-2277.

Clinton County Community Action Program, Inc.
789 N. Nelson Avenue
Wilmington, OH 45177
Call (937) 382-8365 for intake.
While many services are available, they operate low income apartments for seniors, offer car loans, and other basic needs.

Community Action Agency of Columbiana County, Inc.
7880 Lincole Place
Lisbon, OH 44432-8322
Telephone: (330) 424-7221
Call the non-profit to speak to a case manager. Programs administered include Head Start and heating bill assistance grants from HEAP. Referrals can also be offered to those who need them. They also offer the Homeless Prevention Program, transportation, and dental aid.

The free or low cost clinics try people regardless of age, religion and insurance status.

  • Lisbon Community Health Center, 7880 Lincole Pl., Lisbon, Ohio 44432. Call 330-424-5686 for an appointment.
  • East Liverpool Community Health Center, 16687 St. Clair, Ste. 203, East Liverpool, OH 43920, call 330-386-7777.
  • Salineville Community Health Center at Melhorn. The address is 103 W. Main St., Salineville, Ohio 43945, telephone 330-679-2640

Community Action Commission of Belmont County
Location is 153 1/2 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Call (740) 695-0293

Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron & Richland Counties, Inc.
908 Seavers Way
Sandusky, OH 44870
Call (419) 626-4320
Various programs are offered to Ohio families. Free fans and summer cooling bill assistance, funds to pay rent or eviction prevention services, and applications to WHEAP.

There are a few offices of the Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron & Richland Counties. they include the following.

908 Seavers Way, Sandusky, OH 44870, (419) 626-4320
Huron County, dial 419-668-9823
Richland County families should call 419-589-2520
Erie County – Dial 419-626-4320

Community Action Commission of Fayette County
Main address is 1400 US Route 22 NW
Washington, Ohio 43160
(740) 335-7282.
Emergency help for bills, rent, and basic needs is available for income qualified families. They also operate a benefit bank, which has information on resources such as SSI disability and food stamps.

Community Action Committee of Pike County, Inc.
Primary address is 941 Market Street
Piketon, OH 45661
Dial (740) 289-2371
In addition to various grants, they offer the Senior Companion, AEP Neighbor to Neighbor, and other social services.

Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc.
Main address is 1036 W. Main St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Call (330) 297-1456.

The main distribution sites for a meal are below.

  • Parks and Recreation, City of Kent Ohio
  • CAC Summer Youth Employment Program
  • EvenStart – Windham Center as well as th location in  Ravenna Center
  • St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Mogadore
  • Parks and Recreation, Ravenna (City Park)
  • Skeels Community Center
  • Community Estates in the region
  • Windham High School
  • Windham Methodist Church is a key partner for serving meals
  • Katherine Thomas Elementary, Windham\
  • Randolph Township
  • Renaissance Place
  • Salvation Army of Raven

Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison & Union Counties
Primary location is 648 Clymer Road, Suite 130
Marysville, OH 43040
Main phone – (937) 642-4986
The non-profit also covers Champaign and Shelby County.

The locations are Delaware County, 555 Sunbury Road, Delaware, OH 43015, dial 740-369-3184. Other sites include Madison County at 255 West High Street, London, Ohio 43140, dial 740-852-3511 for information on this site.

Or try the (CAODMU) Logan County Office at 1653 US 68 North, Bellefontaine, OH 43311, call 937-404-9203 or Shelby County center. This one is at 110 East Russell Road, Sidney, OH 45365, phone 937-507-9341. Last, but not least, is Champaign County center at 40 Monument Square, Suite 200, Urbana, OH 43078, telephone 937-772-9164.

Community Action Organization of Scioto County
Main address is 433 Third Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Telephone: (740) 354-7541
The non-profit has a low cost dental centers, provides food or grants from HEAP, and other financial aid.

Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area
719 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402-2709
Supports several regions and towns around Dayton Ohio, including counties of Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble. If you need help, food, job training, or other aid can this non-profit.

Locations of Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton

Supports for Low-Income Families (SELF), Butler County , 1790 S. Erie Hwy., Suite A-C , Hamilton, OH 45011, (513) 868-9300

Community Action Partnership, Darke County, 1469 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, OH 45331, (937) 548-8143 or (937) 459-5476

Community Action Partnership Greene County, 1855 Bellbrook Avenue, Xenia, OH 45385, (937) 376-7747

Community Action Partnership, Montgomery County, 719 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402, (937) 341-5000

Community Action Partnership, Preble County, 308 Eaton-Lewsiburg Road, Eaton, OH 45320, (937) 456-2800

Warren County Community Services, 570 N. St. Rt. 741, Lebanon, OH 45036, (513) 695-2100. Or dial in Cincinnati (513) 925-2100, Middletown (513) 261-2100 or Dayton/Franklin (937) 425-2100

Community Action Wayne/Medina
Main address 2375B Benden Drive
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Call (330) 264-8677.

For more information on these and other programs, call the Wayne and Medina agency.

  • Wayne County, 2375B Benden Drive, Wooster, Ohio 44691, Phone: (330)264-8677
  • Medina County, 820B Lafayette Road, Medina, Ohio 44256, (330)723-2229

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC)
Main address is 1228 Euclid Avenue, Suite 700
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Telephone: (216) 696-9077
Supports the city of Cleveland as well as Cuyahoga County. Some of the services in highest demand are HEAP energy bill assistance, food, and grants for rent. Foreclosure and credit counseling is also available.

There are a few offices in the region. The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) has several locations. Visit or call for any assistance.
Central county is at 1849 Prospect Avenue, Suite 200, Phone: (216) 357-2621
Glenville Ohio, location is 10640 St. Clair Avenue, Suite B. Call (216) 268-1600
Tremont, Address: 3101 West 25th Street, main number (216) 858-1781

Economic Opportunity Planning Association of Greater Toledo, Inc. (EOPA)
505 Hamilton Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Call (419) 242-7304
Covers Lucas County too.

Gallia Meigs County Community Action Agency
8010 North State, Route 7
Cheshire, OH 45620
Dial (740) 367-7341
Some of the programs from the non-profit include free diaper or baby formula, home repairs from Community Housing Improvement Program, grants or loans from the United Way for paying rent, P.I.P.P. PLUS applications and much more.

Gallia Meigs Community Action Agency has three main offices. They are at.

  • 8010 North Sate Route 7, Cheshire Ohio, 45620. Call (740) 367-7341 or (740) 992-6629
  • Gallia County center is at 859 Third Avenue, Galliplis Ohio 45631. Phone – (740) 446-1018
  • Meigs County – 1369 Powell Street, Middleport Ohio, 45760. Telephone – (740) 992-5266

Geauga Community Action, Inc.
Location is 12480 Ravenwood Drive
Chardon, OH 44024
Call (440) 285-9141

GMN Tri-County Community Action Council, Inc.
615 North St.
Caldwell, Ohio 43724
Dial (740) 732-2388 for hours
A few different regions are supported, including Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble.

For more information on these and other programs from the organization, call or stop by an office. Case managers from the non-profit will conduct an intake and review the client’s financial situation with them, offer recommendations, and help to the best of their ability.

  • Noble County Office, 615 North Street, Caldwell, OH 43724, Phone: 740-732-2388
  • GMN Guernsey County Office, 740-439-7634
  • Monroe County Office, call 740-472-0828

HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Organization
Center is at 220 Grant Street
Dennison, OH 44621
Telephone: (740) 922-0933
Counties of Carroll, Harrison, and Tuscarawas. Find a comprehensive listing of government grants and other support services from the Ohio based Tri-County Community Action Agency.

HHWP Community Action Commission
Main location is 122 Jefferson Street
Findlay, Ohio 45839
Dial (419) 423-3755
Residents of Wyandot, Hancock, Hardin, and Putnam can call this agency.

Highland County Community Action Organization, Inc.
1487 North High Street, Suite 500
Hillsboro, Ohio 45133-0838
Call (937) 393-3458

Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action
3 Cardaras Drive
Glouster, OH 45732-0220
(740) 767-4500
USDA food programs, scholarships for kids, and other aid is provided by the Ohio organizations.

The Salvation Army has several centers in the region. Resources offered include Emergency Shelter Program, Utility Assistance Program, and a free Hot Meal Program. Any aid is only for a crisis and also as a last resort. Homeless prevention can include emergency rental or even heating bill assistance.

  • 515 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701, dial 740-452-8350.
  • 900 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701, (740) 593-7082

Athens Friend Meeting supports only Chauncey (Chansee) low income families. There may be utility bill help paid directly to the company and other aid. There are funds for heating, water, and electric bills and maybe prescription drug programs. The address is 22 Birge Drive, Chauncey, OH 45719, or dial (740) 797-4636.

Integrated Services Of Appalachian Ohio offers homeless prevention. This includes rent, security deposit assistance and other supportive and housing services. Address is 11 Graham Drive, Athens, OH 45701, (740) 594-6807

Athens County Veterans Service Office administers temporary financial assistance for households with veterans, those with dependents, and even widows/widowers of veterans. Food, housing, medical care, and help with government benefits is offered. 70 North Plains Road, The Plains, Ohio 45780, dial (740) 592-3216

Department Of Job And Family Services – Each county has one of these government offices. The centers offer emergency, short-term financial assistance for working poor and low-income families. Get financial assistance for electric, heating fuel and water bill disconnections. Funds for housing, including rent or mortgages may be offered in order to prevent an eviction or foreclosure. Food stamps, TANF, and other cash assistance is provided.

  • Athens County, 13183 State Route 13, Millfield, Ohio 45761, (740) 593-5046
  • Perry County 212 S Main St  New Lexington, OH 43764, (740) 342-3551
  • Hocking County, 389 W Front St  Logan, Ohio 43138, dial (740) 380-1545 for intake.
  • Several other public aid programs are offered.

IMPACT Community Action – Franklin County
Main address is 700 Bryden Road
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 252-2799
Emergency assistance is available for paying bills, mostly around homeless prevention and rent. The community action agency also helps families facing poverty as well as the unemployed by offering them many other resources.

Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization
Main location is 305 N. 5th Street
Ironton, Ohio 45638
Telephone number – (740) 532-3534.

Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc.
Main address is 118 South New York Avenue
Wellston, OH 45692
Dial (740) 384-3722

Jefferson County Community Action Council, Inc.
Address – 114 N. 4th Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Dial (740) 282-0971
Offers services for seniors, working poor, and the unemployed. Grants, referrals, and job training may be administered from the non-profit.

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission
Main location is 120 N. 4th Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
Phone – (740) 622-9801
Counties covered are Knox, Holmes, Coshocton and Ashland.

Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Program
Main address is 1743 E. Main Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
Primary telephone:(740) 653-4146

LEADS Community Action Agency
Address is 159 Wilson Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
Cal (740) 349-8606
This non-profit is for the low income and working poor in Licking County.

Lifeline for the Empowerment and Development of Consumers Inc.
Address is 85 North Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Dial (440) 354-2148

Lima/Allen Council on Community Affairs
540 S. Central Avenue
Lima, Ohio 45804
(419) 227-2586
The non-profit is HUD approved. Both tenants and homeowners in Ohio can access free homeless prevention advice. Other resources include applications for PIPP Plus, aid conditioners for seniors, and job placement, among other resources.

Lorain County Community Action Agency, Inc.
506 Broadway
Lorain, Ohio 44052-0245
Telephone number – (440) 245-2009

Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership
101 E. Federal Plaza East, Suite 200
Youngstown, Ohio 44503-1846
(330) 747-7921
The non-profit offers applications to the HEAP heating bill grant program, Head Start, and several other resources, including referrals to free food pantries.

The non-profit Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership has a couple main offices in the regon. they include the following. There i a center at 305 N. Fifteenth Street, Sebring, Ohio 44672, phone: (330) 938-6376 as well as 1325 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44504-1702. Dial (330) 747-7921.


Miami County Community Action Council
Location – 1695 Troy-Sidney Rd.
Troy, OH 45373
Telephone number is (937) 339-1431

Muskingum Economic Opportunity Action Group, Inc.
828 Lee Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Dial (740) 453-1692
Call for job training, resume review, and other social services, such as case management and self-sufficiency programs.

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission
1933 E. Second Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512
(419) 784-5136
Counties supported are Defiance, Van Wert, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams. They operate the PATH shelter in Ohio, offer loans to pay for expenses such as home repairs, summer cooling bill assistance from HEAP and more.

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission
Location is 372 E Center Street
Marion, OH 43301
Telephone: (740) 387-1039
Marion and Crawford County. Some additional services are for nearby Richland and Morrow.

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission, or OHCAC, operates from several centers. The main ones include the following.

  • Marion County office is at 372 E. Center St., Marion, OH 43302, dial 877-241-3427
  • Morrow County center – 28 W. High St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338, 866-546-4314
  • Crawford County, 124 Buehler St., Galion, OH 44833, dial 800-854-4020
  • Richland County, Grace St. School, 1035 Grace St., Mansfield, Ohio 44903, telephone 866-546-4315

10 S. Yellow Springs Street
Springfield, OH 45506
Telephone number – (937) 323-6461
Apply for Head Start or summer meals for your child. Also learn about Ohio energy assistance such as HEAP or the PIPP program.

Pickaway County Community Action Organization, Inc.
469 East Ohio Street
Circleville, OH 43113-0067
(740) 477-1655

Ross County Community Action Commission, Inc.
603 Central Center
Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 702-7222

SELF (Supports to Encourage Low-income Families)
This center helps Butler County residents.
Main location is 1790 S. Erie Hwy., Suite A-C
Hamilton, OH 45011
Dial (513) 868-9300
The Emergency Services Department can offer assistance. Clients can receive grants for heating bills or enroll into PIPP plus. The JOBS NOW center from the community action agency will address employment, and shelter, food, and rental assistance is also available.

SOURCES Community Network Services
Main location is 500 W. Wayne Street
Celina, OH 45822-
Telephone number – (419) 584-1550
Helps low income in Auglaize and Mercer.

Stark County Community Action Agency
1366 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44714-2606
Call (330) 454-1676

The main locations are as follows.

Main office 1366 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714.
Canton HEAP Site, 1370 Market Avenue North, Canton, OH 44714
Alliance HEAP Site, Olde Theater Group Apts., 247 East Main Street
Massillon HEAP Site, 315 6th Street N.E.

The Community Action Program Corporation of Washington-Morgan Counties, Ohio
Main address of the non-profit is 218 Putnam Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Phone – (740) 373-3745
Counties are Morgan, Washington.

Locations of the non-profit

If you need help or referrals, the Washington-Morgan Community Action Program has two locations:
218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, Ohio 43758 (740) 962-3827

Head Start Locations in the region are as follows.

Belpre Head Start, 2014 Rockland Ave., Belpre, Ohio 45714, call (740) 423-7120
Chesterhill Head Start, Little Red Schoolhouse, 1757 Mills Street, PO Box 133, Chesterhill, OH 43728, call (740) 554-5001
Malta, Play and Learn, 320 Main Street, Malta, OH, Malta OH 43758, (740) 962-3792
The Jane Edwards Head Start Center, 205 Phillips Street, Marietta, OH 45750, (740) 373-6016
The Washington County Children’s Learning Center at Ewing School, 1701 Colegate Drive, Marietta,  Ohio 45750, call 740-373-3781
New Matamoras Home Based Care, 501 Main Street, New Matamoras, Ohio 45767, (740) 865-3814

The WIC program has three locations in the area.
517 Main Street, Belpre, OH 45714, (740) 423-6719
24 E Third Street, Malta, OH 43758, call (740) 962-5266
The third site is at 696 Wayne Street, Marietta, OH 45750, telephone (740) 374-8501

Congregate meal sites in Morgan County Ohio are open to anyone 60 years of age or older as well as spouses. Also note that anyone with disabilities that resides at home with and accompanies an older (60+) person is also eligible to use the sites. These free or low cost congregate meal sites are located throughout Washington and Morgan Counties as follows.

Beverly, John Dodge Senior Center, 218 4th Street, (740) 984-4475
Layman, Layman United Methodist Church, Brownrigg Road, telephone (740) 678-8597
Marietta, O’Neill Senior Citizens Center, Lower Level, 4th and Scammel Streets, (740) 373-3455
McConnelsville, Reicker Building, 155 E. Main Street, (740) 962-6696
New Matamoras, Carrol Senior Center, 606 Broadway Ave, call (740) 865-2448

Tri-County Community Action Commission of CLS
Location : 315 W. Auburn Avenue
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Phone number – (937) 593-0034
Counties supported are Champaign, Logan, Shelby

Trumbull Community Action Program
Address is 1230 Palmyra Road, S.W.
Warren, Ohio 44485-
(330) 393-2507

WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc.
Location is 109 S. Front Street
(419) 334-8911
Programs are offered for the low income and seniors in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca. Examples of resources include job placement, EHS Childcare, emergency heating bill assistance, housing and much more.


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