Assistance programs Clermont County Ohio
Find how to get financial help, grant money or free stuff in Clermont County. Locate charities, government agencies (Job and Family Services) and churches that provide assistance with rent or electric bills or that giveaway free food, gas cards, furniture or clothes. Find financial help near you in Clermont County Ohio.
There is often free stuff, including furniture, Christmas toys, transportation or back to school supplies, for low-income families, elderly or the disabled as well as financial help to seniors. Non-profits also offer credit or debt counseling as well as free health or dental services. The goal is to provide emergency help for bills (mortgages, rent, or utilities) as well as to break the cycle of poverty.
Community action emergency hardship grants
The Clermont County Community Services, Inc., which is the local community action agency, provides local residents with several different assistance programs. A sampling of their offerings are below. You can reach the agency at (513) 732-2277.
- HEAP Summer Crisis Program - During the hot summer, the Summer Crisis Program allows low to moderate income qualified renters and homeowners to apply for a one time cash grant on their electric bill. The maximum amount of the grant provided will be $175. In addition, the Summer Crisis Program also provides some free air conditioners if the applicant has a medical condition.
- HEAP Winter crisis program - This runs from November 1 through March 31. If you apply and are found to be eligible for assistance, the heating bill assistance program can provide a household if eligible with a one cash grant payment of up to $600 for propane or heating oil, or $350 if you heat your home with wood or coal. In addition, you must have received a disconnect notice or have a 10 day or less supply of fuel. If you heat your home with natural gas or electric, you need to have a disconnect notice, and the maximum payment in that case is $175. Look here for more details on HEAP online applications in Ohio.
- Health care for your child - The Clermont County Community Services, Inc. also oversees a program that provides health care for your children. Kids from newborns to teens can receive both free medical and dental care, including root canals, eye exams and more. They provide high quality, generalized care, including checkups, medications, advice, and other support. The dental program provides care on a sliding fee schedule. Pay what you can afford, if anything. Receive check ups, cleanings, and other forms of aid.
- Weatherization program - This is funded by the state of Ohio and the federal government. The program is an energy conservation program that is available to low and moderate income qualifying citizens of Clermont County that either rent or own their homes. The weatherization program was created to help residents use less energy while also increasing the safety and comfort of their home or apartment. An energy evaluation will be conducted by a well trained consultant, and when it is completed the most cost effective weatherization services will done done to your home, including replacing windows, adding insulation, minor roof repairs, and much more.
- Rent or mortgage assistance and homeless shelter - The agency can direct people to rent assistance programs, and they run a homeless shelter for people who have been evicted. Also, the community action agency can direct people to foreclosure and mortgage programs. Learn more on mortgage help in Ohio.
While in general, the financial support from CCCSI Clermont Services is limited, they may have referrals. For example, there may be some non-profits or other organizations in the Batavia Ohio region that can help with paying a security deposit on a new, low income apartment for the formerly homeless. Or other groups may offer free food, clothing, and other support. Read more Clermont County Community Services assistance programs.
Find help with paying utility bills, rent, housing and more in Clermont County
Salvation Army of Clermont (Greater Cincinnati) offers emergency help, case management, and free stuff. Low-income families can get help for bills, their mortgage payment, rent, housing expenses, and other assistance. They also may be able to help residents of Clermont County. They also have seasonal support, whether a homeless shelter in the winter or Christmas toys, or free fall back to school supplies for students. Or try the Salvation Army free food pantry or clothing bank as well as apply for a hotel voucher in Clermont County. Phone number 513-762-5600
- The Batavia Ohio Salvation Army is a more local site of this national charity organization. The phone number is (513) 732-6328. They also have a bargain thrift store, free groceries, formula for single mothers and other items. This center is at 87 N Market St, Batavia, OH 45103.
Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio can from time to provide provide limited financial assistance. In addition, the non-profit organization can provides counseling, referrals to federal and Ohio government programs, as well as resources for people in southwestern Ohio. Get limited help for utility bills and housing expenses, and access to other programs including mental or counseling. There is also help for immigrants as well as women facing DV. Or get caregiver/older adult services, pregnancy counseling, adoption, and enhance your parenting and enrichment skills. Call 513-241-7745
Clermont County Department of Job & Family Services offers benefits. There are Medicaid health insurance programs for the poor. Or get cash aid for paying bills, grants for heating needs, Medicare, or elder care. DJFS also offers SNAP food stamps as well as Ohio section 8 housing vouchers, free daycare vouchers, and other low income programs. Address is 2400 Clermont Center Dr, Batavia, OH 45103. Call (513) 732-7111.
Clermont County Veterans Service Commission, which is located in Batavia Ohio, offers services including Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance for Veteran. There is also low-income no wait list Housing and Rent Payment Assistance for Veterans, as well as emergency Utility and Heating Bill Assistance. Or get a free gas card, information on job training in Clermont County and VA benefits. Call (513) 732-7363. Click here for more veteran rent assistance programs.
Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority – The agency leases housing for low to moderate-income families within Clermont County. They have applications, including emergency ones, to section 8 vouchers. The housing authority can also help with finding a new home or apartment in the region. Office location is 65 South Market Street, Batavia, OH 45103, dial (513) 732-6010
Clermont County Youth Services – The center is a community action agency that provides social service programs, income or employment resources and case management to low to moderate income families. A focus in on the youth in those homes and the agency will assist them with essential needs.
While direct financial aid is very limited, the organization may have referrals to free food pantries or emergency programs (such as rent) in the greater Clermont region. Or learn about how to use technology, such as apps on Samsung or Apple phones, to make a few dollars. Call (513) 732-2277 ext. 5. Or even learn how to make money playing games on your phone.
Housing and rent programs - Assistance is available for various tenant expenses as well as the homeless in Clermont County. Applicants may receive grants for paying rent, heating or utility bill help, loans for deposits, and general counseling. A number of non-profits both advocate for the low income and try to provide money in an emergency for rental costs. More on Clermont County rent help.
Bethel Ministerial Association (phone (513) 734-4357) offers rent and utility payment assistance. Some of the financial aid for expenses such as back rent may be issued as a loan. The church may also provide a hot meal in Batavia, offer clothing, and other support. Read Bethel emergency programs.
The Regional Freestore Foodbank - Numerous services are available to the struggling and unemployed in the area, ranging from job placement, clothing, free food, to emergency grants for paying rent to help people avoid evictions. The staff also partner with many other charities in Clermont County Ohio to ensure that low income families get the support they need. Click more Freestore Foodbank free groceries.
LIFE, which stands for (Loveland Interfaith Effort) Food Pantry may be able to provide up to $100 in emergency financial assistance to help pay rent or an energy bill. The applicant needs to have a disconnection notice or an eviction notice. Call the Loveland Ohio agency at (513) 583-8222.
Saint Vincent De Paul has partner churches in Clermont County. As resources allow, the charity will offer help to income qualified applicants of only certain zip codes. Case managers or volunteers from the location can help the poor and low income meet their basic needs, including offer referrals or direct assistance with housing, food, and funds for heating or utility bills.
A focus is on the elderly and families with young children. Other social services may include holiday assistance, shelter, and self-sufficiency. Dial 513-562-8841. Other information or referrals may be provided too. Find details on St. Vincent programs in Clermont County.
Other non-profits, churches, or charities to call in the Clermont Ohio area include St. Andrew SVDP ((513) 831-7837 Milford Ohio), St. Elizabeth Seton SVDP ((513) 575-0957), and Miami Milford Ministry (phone (513) 248-1114). All may offer financial aid to help deal with an emergency.
- Holy Trinity SVDP offers utility assistance that provides help with paying electric bills. Limited rent help may also be provided. A free furniture bank is on site with vouchers, small appliances and supplies. Location is 140 N 6th St, Batavia, OH 45103. Phone: (513) 732-2024
Free basic needs, clothes, furniture or school supplies - Whether it is clothes (winter attire), free school supplies, or furniture, there are both thrift stores and clothing closets. Both agencies help the poor, struggling, and families in crisis. Find the main Clermont County free furniture banks, school supplies and clothing closets.
- Free vouchers are also offered for many items. It can be persona stuff, household items, or to local businesses, such a place to do laundry or clean clothes. Look here for free laundry vouchers.
Senior programs in Clermont County
The Clermont Senior Services, Inc. (513-724-1255), which is based in Batavia Ohio but serves the entire county .The non-profit offers programs to help senior citizens live independently. For example, they offer adult daycare services, provide transportation assistance, run a meals on wheels program, as well as free home care for the elderly. There are also free home repair programs, roof fixes and other aid, and look here for free handyman home repairs from charities.
- Assistance is available for the low income and even those with more moderate means. Whether it is information on affordable medical care, free food, and help in locating a caregiver, dozens of services are available. Get advice on applying for Medicare, or learn about investing or saving money. Or get other free advice. Read more on Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
The elderly in Clermont County can also turn to nationwide resources. They can help senior citizens that live on social security, a pension, or retirement. There are classes on investing or applying for Medicare. Or learn about 401Ks or other financial aid programs, even including loans for the elderly on social security.
Free food assistance programs
There are several free food pantries and soup kitchens. They giveaway free boxes of food as well as hygiene supplies. Or get Meals on Wheels, Ensure for seniors or infant formula for new parents. Some of the main centers are below. They also help with benefit applications, including SNAP in OH.
- Goshen United Methodist Church (Goshen Ohio (513) 722-2541),
- Mt. Repose Baptist Church (Milford (513) 575-1121),
- and St. John Fisher Church (Newton (513) 561-9431)
Those are just a few of the charities, non-profits, and churches in the area that provide free food, groceries, holiday meals, and/or other forms of non-financial aid. Click here for phone numbers and addresses of additional free food banks in the Clermont region.
Free community medical clinics
One of the best places to call to find a low cost or free community clinic in your area is Healthsource of Ohio. Call the facility at (513) 947-7000. A major focus is on behavioral health care, including for the uninsured and low-income.
Healthsource Of Ohio - Goshen Family Practice – The center provides primary health and medical care to adults and children, including those with no money or in Medicaid. There is also obstetrics and prenatal care to area patients. Some medical service will have a variable rate billing scale. Medications and other affordable services are available. Address is 6535 Charles Snider Rd, Loveland, OH 45140. Telephone (513) 575-1444
Credit counseling, mortgage assistance, and bankruptcy advice
Credit Counseling of the MW is a non-profit that helps people address their debts and housing concerns. A sampling of the services offered includes free Credit Counseling as well as Bankruptcy Filing Assistance. Or get Organizational Budgeting Assistance, or Daily Money Management Services. They also help low income families learn financial literacy.
- The non-profit also offers tips or workshops on Foreclosure Prevention, Debt Consolidation Services, as well as help borrowers with Fair Credit Practices. Or get help with a Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling. Or enroll into Personal Finances Administration. Phone (800) 355-2227. Also read more on HUD foreclosure counseling agencies.
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