Hancock County assistance programs.
Some of the agencies, non-profits and government programs to call in Findlay and Hancock County for assistance are listed below. They may be able to provide help for paying rent, heating and utility bills, prescriptions, and other forms of aid.
Associated Charities of Findlay Ohio - Rent, utility, and health care are available here. Regarding rent, assistance is limited to those families and individuals who are being evicted or relocating to a new home or apartment because of an eviction. They may also have heating and utility bill assistance for those who have utilized all other options including government agencies and assistance programs. Prescription assistance is also provided. Call (419) 423-2021
Findlay Hope House for the Homeless Inc. - The non-profit agency provides rental assistance to those accepted to into various programs and who are willing to participate in case management services as well. Call (419) 427-2848
Another option for emergency financial help with paying bills is Hancock Christian Clearing House. They offer gasoline money for job or medical related transportation, help for paying past due rent, first months rent, or security deposits. They also provide vouchers for free food, utility and heating bill assistance, prescription assistance, and the Neighbor to Neighbor energy program. Call (419) 422-2222
Salvation Army Hancock County runs a food pantry, provides vouchers and access to a soup kitchen, summer meals for kids, school supplies, and more. They can also provide from time to time limited financial assistance for electric and utility bills, and also administer the Neighbor to Neighbor assistance program. Some expenses, such as for housing or rent, may be covered by loans. The phone number of the agency is (419) 422-8238.
The local community action agency is HHWP Community Action Commission. They are based in Findlay Ohio, and can be called at (419) 423-3755. Assistance programs and services offered include.
- Prescription assistance program - This options will assist individuals and patients by providing them with a voucher for prescriptions up to $100 per person / $300 per household.
- Home Energy Assistance Program - Different components of the Ohio and federal government energy program include PIPP, HEAP, E-HEAP, and Home rehabilitation/repair related to a homeowners primary heating system (HWAP). Assistance is provided to qualified low income applicants at most once per winter, heating if disconnected or ten days or less bulk fuel. In addition, note that the Winter Crisis (E-HEAP) runs November 1, 2010 - March 31, 2010 of every year.
- Ohio Benefit Bank - This service provides access to a database that reviews eligibility for a variety of State and Federal government assistance and benefit programs.
- Automobile repairs - Emergency car repairs for cars and transportation that may be needed for employment or to get to a job.
- Weatherization - This program will help low-income residents and homeowners use less energy while increasing the comfort of their homes.
- Other programs offered include Head Start, WIC (Women’s Infant and children), and help to start a small business.
Housing programs, ranging from money for paying back rent to transitional housing, are available. Case managers can help an income qualified family, senior, or disabled person apply for grants or direct them to resources for paying a security deposit. Find the leading non-profits to call in Hancock County for temporary rent help. Click here.
Get debt reduction assistance, mortgage delinquency, and foreclosure prevention in Hancock County
Northwest Family Services DBA Family Resource Centers offers consumers professional consumer credit education, debt reduction, confidential counseling, negotiation, foreclosure assistance, and debt management programs to the community. They can advise with such activities as writing a credit card hardship letter, or negotiating with creditors. Findlay Ohio (888) 936-7116
Apprisen Financial Advocates - Consumer Credit Counseling Services offers programs for combining unsecured debt, such as credit card and medical debts, to be paid to creditors by reducing interest rates, providing time to repay, and stopping fees. Call (800) 355-2227
Health care and public clinics
Findlay City Health Department - The clinic runs a wide variety of health/nursing service including: blood pressure screenings, immunizations, general check ups, health education, car seat inspections, vaccines, etc. In addition, they run a program known as Operation Baby Buckle, which is a car seat program will provide child passenger safety seats for free for low income individuals and families with children under 4 years of age. Call (419) 424-7105
Another local community clinic is Hancock County Health Department. Dial (419) 424-7869.
Food assistance programs
Chopin Hall (phone (419) 422-6401) offers a three day supply of free food for each member of the household at Chopin Hall.
Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio Hancock County, which is based in Findlay, provides the low income with a 3 day emergency supply of free food or groceries. Call (419) 422-7919
First Presbyterian Church runs a mobile food pantry that provides families and individuals in the area with free food. Call (419) 423-2112