AVAILABLE SERVICES (In alphabetical order)
ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES: Offers household goods and furniture assistance. 223 2nd St NW, Barberton, OH 44203 For info:330-848-3225
AKRON STORKS NEST: is offering baby clothing to mothers-to-be or those with infants who attend its parenting or prenatal classes. Free child care and refreshments are available. For info: 330-962-5846 or 234-206-1920
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY OF OHIO: has personal loans for folks with disabilities. For more info: 800-784-3425
BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTER: 759 W Market St., Akron. seeks to prevent domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy and education throughout Summit & Medina counties in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family. For more info: 330-643-5512
100 BLACK MEN OF AMERICA INC. GREATER AKRON CHAPTER. works to improve the quality of life of African-American families by working with school age children to help develop a positive sense of self & set high educational and career goals. For info: 330-329-8042
CANTON HEALTH & WELLNESS FREE CLINIC: Provides for free to qualified individuals, general medical services & health care. May also get free or discounted medications. For more info: 330-430-9770
CHILDREN'S DYSLEXIA CENTER OF AKRON: 150 Springside Dr. Suite B-235 provides evaluation & one-on-one instruction for children with dyslexia & other reading difficulties. It also offers training, continuing education & resources for teachers, schools & individuals in the Orton-Gillingham approach used to remediate dyslexia. For info: 330-664-0777
CLEANING FOR HEROES GIVE HELP: www.cleaningforheroes.org
Cleaning for Heroes is the only non-profit dedicated to providing free home cleaning and repair services to disabled veterans and elderly veterans nationwide.
COMMUNITY SERVICES OF STARK COUNTY: If you are faced with a crisis, call for emergency financial assistance for utility or heating bills, rent or mortage payments. 1207 W. State St. Suite M, Alliance, 330-445-2687
CUYAHOGA FALLS GOOD NEIGHBORS provides food for families in need in Cuyahoga Falls, Silver Lake, Stow, Munroe Falls Hudson and Peninsula. During Christmas season it also provides clothing, gifts, small appliances & during August it provides back-to-school items & clothing for students. For more info: 330-928-8057
DENTAL ACCESS NOW: A program designed to help children, families, persons with disabilities obtain dental care a free or nominal charge.
EMPOWER PORTAGE: Is the local Bridges Out of Poverty, Getting Ahead and Circles Campaign initiative. This is a community effort to help low income families move into self sufficiency
FAMILIES ANONYMOUS PORTAGE COUNTY: is a 12 step self-help support program for relatives & friends concrned about substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one This group will meet at 6:30 every Monday starting Dec. 12th at the Crossroads Community Church 9018 S R 44, Shalersville. For more info: 330-569-4827
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: The world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing and defending families worldwide.
FORECLOSURE HELP: If you are behind on your mortgage or struggling to afford your monthly payments, don't wait--help is free! Call the Save the Dream Ohio hotline at 888-404-4674
FREE MEDICATIONS: Programs that provide medication assistance for those who want/need to get their medications through one of several patient assistance programs. All are free or charge a small amount.
GENNESARET INC: provides transitional housing to mothers, fathers and their children, and it also serves hot meals in a dignified environment to some 600 folks weekly. For more info: 330-923-2222
HOMES4KIDS: A Stark County non profit that exists to locate housing for homeless women with children in Stark County. They also help provide monthly rent and other necessities as well as coordinate their access to resources that are available to them, helping to get a fresh start in life. They also help the women to work toward independence. For info: 330-492-7334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JOANNS PROFESSIONAL TOUCH is an organization that provides free house cleaning services for the elderly or disabled veterans. The Akron company will provide FOUR free cleanings to eligible veterans or women who have cancer. For more information, please contact http://www.cleaningforheroes.org/, or call One on One 330-604-6249
LAKE TOWNSHIP-FISH: Is a Christian Services Organization that provides emergency needs of the people of Lake Townshipl Receive help for utility, water,k gas bills and rent. For more info: 330-877-1845
LIFT UP MINISTRIES is a non profit organization that helps to build and repair handicap ramps and does other small repairs for the elderly, needy, or disabled. They also help churches, ministries, and other nonprofit organizations. For more info call: 330-671-4121, www.liftupministries.org
LOVE INC/LOVE FOR CHILDREN; serves as a clearinghouse for donations and distribution to low income people. For info: 330-764-7401
MARIAN's CLOSET: Distributes free, quality clothing of all sizes, household items, diapers, shoes & accessories to those in need. Located on the square in downtown Wadsworth @ 154 East Street. For more info: 330-336-3642
PINK RIBBON PROJECT provides a breast and cervical cancer screening program for low-income women who have no insurance and are age 40 and above. For more info: 800-381-2489 www.schd.org
PREGNANCY CARE OF SUMMIT COUNTY: 195 E. Tallmadge Ave, Akron provides free programs & services, including prenatal/parenting/teen prenatal classes, material goods assistance, pregnancy tests and emotional support. For more info: 330-253-4071
RENTAL, MORTGAGE & HOUSING ASSISTANCE: If you need assistance with paying your rent or mortgage, these resources might be able to help: For rental assistane the Department of Housing & Urban Development can assist you with privately owned or public housing. For mortgage assistance "The Making Home Affordable program may be able to help you lower your payments or rates, exit a mortgage gracefully, or get help if you lost your job or if your home has lost it value. For info: makinhomeaffordable.gov. FREE HELP IS AVAILABLE THRU THE GOVERNMENT...DON'T GET SCAMMED!
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES: For nealy 35 years, Ronald McDonad Charities have been creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of children worldwide.
SAFE LANDING YOUTH SHELTER: 39 W. Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron is a crisis shelter that provides counselig and residential services for youth and families in Summit County. For more info: 330-253-7632 www.sheltercareinc.org
SENIOR COMPANIONS PROGRAM: This program provides companionship and support to older adults. This program was designed to reach and help two groups of people at the same time. The first group is the older adults, who often experience physical problems, mental health ailments and emotional, isolation and loneliness issues as they age. The second group is those seniors who have something valuable to offer to their communities through volunteering.
SPECIALIZED ALTERNATIVES FOR FAMILIES & YOUTH: is a foster care, adoption & counseling service that helps youth and families of those suffering from abuse & neglect. For info: 330-305-1668 or email@example.com
STARK COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY: is accepting applications from people in need of help with an eviction notice. The program is focusing on those people who are in need of help due to a job loss or a reduction of household income. For more info: 330-454-1676
STARK COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMISION: Eligible veterans, their spouses, dependent children and widows who have demonstrated a need for help may qualify for short-term financial assistance including food, rent or mortgage payments, personal hygiene and clothing orders and emergency medical expenses. 301 Valley St., Minerva. For more info 330-868-5808
FREE RESPITE FOR CAREGIVERS: The Legacy Corps offers free respite support to family caregivers of seniors or other loved ones who need ongoing attention. Caregiving is often a job that lasts 24/7 and is an exhausting overwhelming experience. To get your free respite break call 330-297-7027 x 332
THE DREAM FACTORY is a non profit organization devoted to granting the dreams of critically & chronically ill children. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DANE FOUNDATION: This local nonprofit offers help, encouragement and understanding to people with disabilities, single mothers and senior citizens. Provides everything from Thanksgiving dinners to Christmas gifts, personal items, food and special equipment to those in need. For more info: 330-703-1183 or go to Info@TheDaneFoundation.org. The website is www.TheDaneFoundation.org
TOWNHALL II: VICTIM OUTREACH PROGRAM, SEXUAL ASSAULT Support Group. If you have eperienced a sexual assault and would like to join others in a support group setting, Townhall II is now accepting participants for the free & confidential support group. For more in call Cindy Bloom 330-678-3006
VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM offers 24/7 Crisis Line providing crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals to other Victim Assistance programs and/or other organizations, advocacy with the police & other crucial services. For more info: 330-376-0040
Many more programs available, let us know what your need is and we will find a program for you!
330-604-6249 - Ohio
803-984-9226 - South Carolina