Financial assistance from Salvation Army in Ohio.

Emergency financial assistance can be provided by the Salvation Army in Ohio. Funding is limited, and applicants will need to meet certain conditions in order to get rent help, free food or Christmas toys, school supplies, emergency energy bill assistance, or other support. The Salvation Army supports the low income, single moms or dads, elderly, working poor, and others in Ohio.

However if they do qualify, then the Ohio branches of the Salvation Army listed below may be able to provide some financial assistance to help people make it through a difficult period. Information on the various services and programs, including shelter, winter coats, Family Store, and more are below.

Local families may be qualified for the Family Service Bureau, which provides individuals with access to an experienced and professional work staff and social worker. All appointments made with the Ohio Salvation Army centers are held in a confidential setting, and they will work with participants to find a solution to their crisis.

Rent and housing assistance, as well as homeless prevention – If you are on the verge of being evicted, need to find less expensive housing, or are currently homeless then the Ohio Salvation Army may be able to assist. If you just need help maintaining your existing housing then financial assistance may be provided to help pay your rent and assist people with staying in their current unit.

Homeless prevention is a newer service. To enroll in this particular rental program, applicants must have a child under the age of 18, meet the current year poverty guidelines, be at risk of eviction and/or homelessness, and be willing and able to sign up in a case management program. Based on the client’s need, they may be given either mont for their rent or placement into housing. Find a listing of Salvation Army and other organizations that offer eviction help in Ohio.

 

 

 

 

Permanent and Transitional Housing is available to people who are currently homeless, victims of domestic violence, disabled, and individuals who are on the verge of eviction and need to find cheaper housing. The goals of the program are to provide either short term or more permanent housing, funds for paying security deposits, increased income and financial assistance to the client in order to achieve greater self-determination and self-sufficiency. The case manager will provide emergency financial assistance to participants as funding allows.

Transportation – If someone needs to get to a job interview, class, medical appointment, or if they have some other type of emergency, then the Salvation Army may be able to provide free gasoline to Ohio families for the crisis. Other methods of transportation can include bus tokens (for major cities in Ohio) or a ride from a volunteer driver. They also may be able to coordinate some basic car repairs if your vehicle needs maintenance or repairs done to it.

Utility bills assistance, including electric, heating and water bills is offered. It is key to help low income and struggling families maintain their water and electric service. The Salvation Army may be able to help struggling families maintain basic amenities and pay these utility bills. They also administer the HeatShare Energy Fund, which is offered on a seasonal basis during the winter.

 

 

 

 

The Ohio winter is cold and long. The Salvation army will offer heating bill help, but also basic needs to keep families warm. This can be a blanket, applications to LIHEAP, and other forms of support. As an example, find how to get free winter coats near you.

Food assistance - The Salvation Army of Ohio helps struggling families keep food on their table. They also set up and maintain a number of soup kitchens. Also, last, but not least, prepared holiday meals around Thanksgiving and Christmas are delivered to those in need around the holidays.

Other services that may be offered by the Salvation Army in Ohio include those below. Many resources are administered from the Family Service Bureau.

  • Comprehensive Emergency Assistance – This includes prescriptions, clothing, food, financial aid, funeral expenses assistance, rent, utilities, travel help, local transportation.
  • Protective Shelter / support for battered women and victims of domestic violence.
  • Emergency Shelter care, which includes Group Home - Children Youth, Rental Beds - Low Cost / non- permanent housing, and Transients and Homeless Adults
  • Classes for General education, including various certifications as well as English as a second language classes and computer lab.
  • Food Assistance for Children. This may include Commodity Distribution, Congregate Meals, as well as Free Food Distribution across Ohio.

Salvation Army seasonal programs in Ohio provide free back to school supplies, holiday items including Christmas toys, Thanksgiving turkey dinners and more. Parents with kids, and who live on a fixed budget, often have difficulty in coming up with the money for clothing, backpacks for their kids, or other goods. So the Salvation Army will help, including by referring families to the centers that offer school supplies for free.

Other seasonal aid is offered at Christmas. The Salvation Army operates free toy as well as food programs during the holidays. They help the poor in Ohio and nationwide. The Salvation Army Christmas help is effective at ensuring holiday joy is spread in the community.

 

 

 

Ohio Salvation Army locations

The are many across the state. The city, county, and regional locations are below. Or find more sites towards the bottom.

The Salvation Army: Northeast Ohio Division
2507 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-3202
Telephone number - (216) 861-8185  |  Fax: (216) 861-0737
While a list of centers is below, call this main office for referrals to a location if one is not near you.

Akron (Citadel)
Address - 190 S. Maple Street
Akron, OH 44302
Dial - (330) 762-8481

Akron (Temple) Salvation Army corps location
Main address is 1104 Johnston Street
Akron, Ohio 44305
Call (330) 376-5169

Akron, (Summit County Area Services)
Summit And Medina County Area Services
Location is 190 S., Maple Street
Akron, Ohio 44302
Main phone number - (330) 762-8481
A few other Salvation Army Corp Centers and thrift stores are in the region.

Alliance, Salvation Army Branch
Main address 57 West Main, Alliance, OH 44601
(330) 823-5188, 7105

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army Center in Ashland
40 East Third Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Call (419) 281-8001 for information or an application.
Some of the resources include a food pantry, Christmas assistance, and emergency aid for residents in the County.

Barberton
Location is 560 Wooster Road West
Barberton, OH 44203
Telephone number - (330) 745-2836 or 753-8798

Batavia Salvation Army Corp Center
Location - 87 N Market St
Batavia, OH 45103
Call (513) 732-6328 for intake

Bellaire
Salvation Army address is 315-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
Telephone number - (740) 676-6225
This center supports all of Clermont and nearby counties such as Brown, Belmont and Clinton. Some of what may be offered includes free groceries, funds for rent or energy bills, shelter, and more.

Butler County
Corp center at 1711 S University Blvd
Middletown, Ohio
Call (513) 423-9452 for intake.
Additional Salvation Army centers are in the region.

Cambridge Center
Address of branch - 221 Dewey Avenue
Cambridge, OH 43725
(740) 432-7759

Canton (Citadel) branch
Address is 420 Market Avenue S.
Canton, Ohio 44702
Main number - (330) 453-0158

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County
13308 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44112
Phone number - (216) 451-3194

Cleveland (Hough Center)
Address of center - 6000 Hough Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103-3843
(216) 432-0500

Hough New Hope Recovery Corps in Cleveland
6000 Hough Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103-2843
(216) 432-0500

Cleveland (Hough)
6000 Hough Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103-3843
(216) 432-0500

Cleveland (Miles Park)
4139 East 93rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44105-0127
Call (216) 341-1640

 

 

 

 

Center in Cleveland (New Hope)
Main Salvation Army center is at 1710 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 619-4679

4402 Clark Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 631-1515

Cleveland (Superior) Salvation Corps.
9000 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-1051
Phone is (216) 229-6065

Cleveland Salvation Army Temple
17625 Grovewood Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44119
(216) 692-1388

Cleveland (West Park), Ohio location
12645 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Dial the location at (216) 252-3593

Greater Cleveland Area Services
2507 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44101-1538
Primary phone number is (216) 623-7485
The centers above serve all of Cuyahoga County. A number of social services are offered for the working poor and low income. Some limited financial assistance can help with housing expenses (such as rent or utilities). Other programs include food, free Christmas assistance (Angel Tree), and Meals on Wheels

Coshocton County
334 Chestnut St. / 219 N. Fourth Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Main number: (740) 622-0971, 2386

Delaware County
340 Lake St.
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 363-9487
This is another one of the local Central Ohio Salvation Army centers. In addition to social services, there is nearby adult rehabilitation.

Dover
301 N. Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622
(330) 364-3811, 1624

 

 

 

 

East Liverpool
413 E. 4th Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920
Speak to a case manager and dial (330) 385-2086

Elyria
Address: 716 Broad Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Telephone number - (440) 323-2026

Franklin County
Corp center at 966 E Main St.
Columbus, Ohio
Telephone number is (614) 221-6561

760 Worthington Woods Blvd
Columbus, OH
Dial (614) 846-1884

Greene County Salvation Army location
Address 18 E 2nd St.
Xenia, OH 45385
Phone: (937) 372-9810

Hamilton County and Cincinnati

Main address is 6381 Center Hill Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio
Telephone number (513) 242-9100

939 E McMillan St.
Cincinnati, OH
Call (513) 242-9100 for intake
Both families in Ohio and across the state line may receive case management. Financial assistance, while limited, can provide rent help, food, medications and grants for heating bills. Or look into Christmas assistance and their food pantries.

Painesville and Lake County
Main center is at 69 Pearl St.
Painesville, OH 44077
Telephone number - (440) 354-3774

Lancaster
228 W Hubert Ave
Lancaster, Ohio
Dial (740) 687-1921 to reach the Salvation Army Family Services unit. The center offers food, clothing, holiday assistance, and funds for heating bills.

Lima and Allen County region
Main location is at 614 E Market St
Lima, OH 45801
Call (419) 224-9055 for information on social services and financial aid. Among them include free school supplies from a service known as Tools for Schools, help with Dominion East Ohio utility bills, and much more.

Lorain, Ohio center
2506 Broadway
Lorain, OH 44052
Dial the location at (440) 244-1921

 

 

 

 

Mahoning County

Westside Chapel of The Austintown Salvation Army
6431 Mahoning Avenue
Austintown, Ohio 44512
(330) 270-1751

Youngstown (Citadel)
1501 Glenwood Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44511
(330) 746-8403

Youngstown (Templo de Youngstown)
Ministerio Hispano de Youngstown
Address: 10 South Fruit Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44506
Call the agency at (330) 747-3388

Youngstown
Mahoning County Area Services
Address: 45 Idlewood Road
Austintown, OH 44515
Telephone number is (330) 270-5999
Several social services are available across Mahoning County. Food, hot meals, clothing, and more is available.

Mansfield
47 South Main Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 526-3215

Massillon
Location 143 First St., S.E.
Massillon, Ohio 44646
(330) 833-6473

Medina
425 West Liberty Street
Medina, OH 44256
Call (330) 722-6488
Emergency rent, food, meals, and heating bill assistance is offered for low income families and the unemployed that qualify.

Mentor
Lighthouse Family Worship And Service Center
Mentor, Ohio 44061-0419
(440) 205-1606

Minerva and Carroll County
There are two sites, including one with a thrift store.

Montgomery County Ohio
A couple locations are below.

1000 N Keowee St.
Dayton, Ohio
Dial (937) 528-5100

8065 Southwind Dr.
Dayton, OH
Main number is (937) 433-8044
A wide variety of assistance programs are offered by these Ohio Salvation Army centers. Free food from pantries, thrift stores, Christmas assistance, limited funds for needs such as rent and more.

Mount Vernon Salvation Army resources
Main address is 206 E. Ohio Avenue
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Dial the agency at (740) 392-8716

Newark branch
Address - 250 East Main Street
Newark, OH 43055
Call for help - (740) 345-8120 or 3289
The resources offered are extensive.

Center at North Baltimore
117 N, Tarr Street
North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
(419) 257-9064

Norwalk Salvation Army branch
55 Whittlesey Avenue
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
Telephone is (419) 668-4090

 

 

 

 

Painesville (Citadel)
Location is 69 Pearl Street
Painesville, OH 44077
Dial (440) 354-3774

Salvation Army Center of Ravenna
Location is 268 W. Main Street
Ravenna, OH 44266
(330) 296-7371, 297-7514

Salem
1249 No. Ellsworth Street
Salem, OH 44460
Call (330) 332-5624 ext. 9123 for information on services.

Sandusky and Erie County region
A few nearby Salvation Army centers assist the less fortunate. Basic needs and assistance in a crisis may be offered.

Springfield
15 S Plum St.
Springfield, OH 45506
Telephone - (937) 322-3434
This Salvation Army center, and nearby regions, support all of Clark County and other regions such as Miami and Greene County. Emergency food, housing, heating bill help, and other support is available.

Steubenville OH branch
Main address is 332 No. Fourth Street
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
(740) 282-5121

St. Clairsville
100 S. Marietta Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
(740) 695-1109

Lucas County and Toledo
Main And Greenwood Street
752 Main Street
Toledo, OH 43605-2338
(419) 693-5503

(New Hope program)
Location of office is 620 N. Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43624
(419) 241-1138, Ext. 31, 35

Northwest Ohio Area Services
620 N. Erie Street
Toledo, Ohio 43624
Dial for information on services - (419) 241-1138
Hundreds of local families in the greater Toledo area are supported by the Salvation Army every year. Emergency assistance is offered.

Tiffin and Seneca County
A regional thrift store and community center are on site.

Trumbull County region
A few different Salvation Army corp centers offer Family Services and emergency support. Homeless prevention, food, and more is available, including in nearby Ashtabula.

Wadsworth
527 College Street
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
Main number is (330) 335-2327

Warren
Location is 270 Franklin Street, S.E.
Warren, OH 44483
Salvation Army phone number is (330) 392-1573
This is not the only location in Warren County. Several other Salvation Army centers can assist families with children, seniors, and the low income with meeting their basic needs.

 

 

 

 

Wood County
There are multiple locations, both of which can offer emergency financial aid. This can include vouchers for a tank of gasoline or housing resources. Or shop at the low cost thrift store.

Wooster Center
Location - 437 S. Market Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone number is (330) 264-4704

Zanesville Salvation Army Center
Location is 515 Putnam Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Dial (740) 452-8350

By Jon McNamara

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