Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Ohio Assistance Programs and Services


    • Ohio Food Assistance Program  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 614-466-4815
    • Ohio Works First (OWF)  – Provides cash as temporary financial assistance to Ohio needy families with children for up to 36 monthsCall: 614-466-4815
    • Ohio Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: 800-686-7826
    • Ohio Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Ohio residents, Call: 800-324-8680
    • Ohio Healthy Start Program  – Offers health care coverage to Ohio children up to age 19 and pregnant women based on their family income eligibility as required by the program, Call: 800-324-8680
    • Ohio Healthy Families Program  – Offers health care coverage to Ohio families with income up to 90% of the federal poverty level and a child younger than age 19, Call: 800-324-8680
    • Ohio Medicaid for 19 and 20 Year Olds Program  – Provides health care coverage to Ohio individuals who are age 19 or 20 years old whose countable income does not exceed 44% of the federal poverty level, Call: 800-324-8680
    • Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 614-644-8006
    • Ohio National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 877-644-6338
    • Ohio Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 800-808-6325
    • Ohio School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 877-644-6338
    • Ohio Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call877-644-6338
    • Ohio Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 877-644-6338
    • Ohio Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 937-435-1113
    • Ohio Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)  – Designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating, Call: 800-282-0880
    • Ohio Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)  – Provides eligible Ohioans with assistance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce energy costs, Call: 800-282-0880
    • Ohio Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: Local Agency
    • Ohio Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special coupons to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: Local Agency
    • Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
    • Ohio Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA