Community & Family Resources

If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY); connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line by texting the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741; or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line at 1-877-275-6364 to find resources in your community.  


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Local Food Pantries and Meal Assistance:

Click here for a complete list of Food Pantries

Click here for information about Free Meals in the area

Note: Families should contact the listed churches/organizations directly if they have further questions regarding the hours of operation for meal/food assistance.


Crawford County WIC Program

Provide assistance to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or had a baby in the past six months; infants and children up to the age of five including foster children.

Phone: 419.462.1197


Ohio Heartland Community Action of Galion

Provide assistance for following services:

Clothing, Food, Utilities, and Prescription Assistance

Phone: 419.468.5121



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School Supplies 

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission - School Supplies Assistance

Call 419-468-5121 to secure a voucher for Bucyrus Walmart for school supplies. Please Note - Income eligibility requirements in place for eligible households. If income documentation not currently on file, verification of household income for the past 30 days will be required.  The deadline for this program is August 11, 2020.

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 Local Agencies

Unemployment Benefits Assistance through CCJFS:


Free Internet Service Through Spectrum:


NEWS: ODJFS Emergency Child Care for Health & Safety Professionals:


Crawford County Job & Family Services

Provide food assistance, Medicaid and financial assistance, children services and child care, employment and education assistance, and assistance relating to unemployment benefits.

Phone: 419.468.9081


Crawford County Council on Aging

Provide assistance with nutrition, in-home care, and transportation to citizens sixty and older.

Phone: 419.562.3050


Community Counseling Services

Provide mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens, adults, and families in Crawford County.

Phone: 419.562.2000

NEWS: Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Announcement


Family Life Counseling

Provide mental health counseling to children, young adults, adults, and senior citizens.

Phone: 419.774.9969


Catalyst Life Counseling (for families living in Richland County)
Non-Profit organization offering mental-health and crisis services.

Phone: 419.342.2449


Crawford-Marion Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services

Phone: 419.562.7288


Phone: 419.468.4841
NEWS: Latest COVID-19 Hospital Updates

Avita’s Coronavirus Information Hotline is open 9:00am-6:00pm daily at 419-468-0800. 

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