Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Happy Wednesday !

Happy Wednesday!
Hope everyone is doing great today- and keeping warm:)
We have our food pantry resources updated below, so make sure you are using an accurate list.
Also, January mobile pantry for Clark and Champaign Counties is up.
Tax Resources are below.
HEAP is currently helping!

Please let me know if you have anything to add to the blog!
Have a great week!

Income Tax Preparation Assistance

FREE income tax prep.  Please bring:  W2’s, unemployment income, 1099s, homeowner’s mortgage interest and real estate taxes paid,  information on health insurance coverage for everyone in the household,  Photo ID’s, SS cards for everyone in household and last year’s tax return.
Clark County:
United Senior Services, 101 S. Fountain Ave, Springfield.  Mon., Tues., and Thurs., from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.  Starts 2/1/16 and ends 4/14/16.  APPOINTMENT ONLY-MUST CALL 323-4948
Villa Park Senior Service Satellite, 1350 Vester Ave, Springfield.  Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To schedule, call 399-3411.   2/5/16-4/15/16

New Carlisle Public Library, 111 E. Lake Ave, New Carlisle, every Wednesday from 12:30-4:30 pm.  Come to library in person to make appointment.  Starts 2/2/16 and ends 4/6/16
Clark County Public Library Park Branch 1119 N. Bechtle Ave. Springfield, every Wednesday starting Noon-4:00pm.   2/3/16 – 4/13/16, WALK-IN BASIS, must arrive by 3:45 pm.
Clark County Public Library Enon Branch 209 E. Main St. Enon, every Monday Noon- 4:00 pm starting 2/1/16 - 4/11/16, WALK-IN BASIS, must arrive by 3:45 pm.

Champaign County:
 Community Action Organization-40 Monument Square, Suite 200, Urbana.  Call 937-772-9164. 
Volunteer tax preparation services for people whose income is $55,000 or less.  EVERY TUESDAY, starting Jan 26 and THURSDAYS starting Jan. 28, from 11:00 am-7:00 pm.  Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted.  Call the above number to schedule.

St. Paris Public Library-127 E. Main St, St. Paris.  Mondays starting 2/1/16 -4/11/16 from 9:00 am-2:30 pm.  Call 663-4349 to schedule an appointment.

Urbana Champaign Senior Center, 701 S. Walnut Rd. Urbana.  Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, 2/2/16-4/14/16.  Must call 653-6088 to schedule an appointment.

Madison County:
Community Action-255 High St.  London, Call to schedule an appointment-(740)852-3511 Thursdays 10:00 am-4:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm., from 1/21/16-4/9/16.  Households under $55,000. 

Madison County Emergency Management-271 Elm St.  London, Call (740) 852-3001 Monday and Wednesday 9:00am-2:00 pm to schedule an appointment.  Must call to schedule appointment.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Food Pantry Resources

We have updated our Food Pantry List for 2016, make sure you are using an accurate list as things change rapidly :)

Click Here for Clark County Food Pantries

Click Here for Champaign County Food Pantries

Click Here for Madison County Food Pantries

Friday, January 8, 2016

Catholic Charities Mobile Pantry Schedule--JANUARY

Clark County

Monday, Jan. 11th, 1:00pm:  Sunset Ave. Behind Sunset Apartments, in church parking lot, Springfield
Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 2:00pm:  Roses, 2960 Derr Rd. Spfd
Friday, Jan. 15th, 12:00 Noon:  United Church of South Vienna, 227 E. Main St. S. Vienna
Thursday, Jan. 21st, 4:00pm:  Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1171 S. Yellow Springs St. Springfield
Friday, Jan. 22nd, 1:00 pm: Christ Chapel Church of God, 2404 Troy Road, Spfd
Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 10:00am:  Greater Grace Temple, 380 W. Leffel Lane, Spfd

Champaign County

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 10:00am:  St. Mary's Catholic Church, 231 Washington Ave. Urbana
Thursday, Jan. 28th, 3:30pm:  Cherry Arbors, 125 Cherry St. N. Lewisburg
Thursday, Jan. 28th, 4:45pm:  St. Michael's Church, 40 Walnut St. Mechanicsburg

Friday, November 20, 2015

Emergency Assistance Available

Clark County Emergency Assistance
Salvation Army (322-3434) no assistance currently available
St. Vincent De Paul (322-0838) can help with rent, utilities, and other various emergency financial assistance. Taking phone calls Tuesday or Friday at 10:00 am.
HEAP (844-356-8135) HEAP- Winter Crisis Program NOW AVAILABLE- new toll free number for appointments
PRC through DJFS (327-1700) can help with various emergency financial assistance, you must have an income and children to qualify.
Champaign County Emergency Assistance
Community Action (772-9164)  HEAP (electric/gas assistance) now available; other various assistance available
PRC through DJFS (484-1500) can help with various emergency financial assistance, you must be working and have children to qualify.
Madison County Emergency Assistance
Community Action (740-852-3511) HEAP (electric/gas bill assistance) now available

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities

Tis' the Season! Does the holiday spirit have you in the mood to volunteer? Does your employment allow you volunteer hours? There are many places looking for volunteers- please see below.  Or you can call 2-1-1 for more information :) If you are an agency that needs volunteers, let us know by emailing us at!

Project Woman- Clark County:
An array of opportunities, including painting, snow shoveling, childcare and after school/ weekend activities.  Call Andrea @ 328-5308

American Cancer Society- Multiple Locations:
Road to Recovery Drivers needed.  Help cancer patients travel to and from their cancer treatments.  Call 1-800-227-2345. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mary Rutan Hospital to open new clinic

URBANA CITIZEN - The Mary Rutan Hospital Urbana Clinic will open May 11 with six new providers in the community. The clinic’s focus will be on adult primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology.

“Over the past year, Mary Rutan Hospital has worked hard to recruit the right providers,” said Tom Denbow, vice president of Physician Integration at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. “Both our new and established providers understand our commitment to the health of the Champaign County community and we are pleased to help members of the community establish a relationship with a provider through the opening of our new clinic.”

The Urbana location will offer many services including:

  • Treatment of minor illness and injuries
  • Diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric conditions
  • Flu shots and other immunizations
  • General medical evaluations and wellness exams for newborns, children and adults
  • Sports and occupational physicals
  • Comprehensive obstetric services
  • Annual wellness and gynecology exams

Mary Rutan Hospital’s decision to open a location in Urbana was based on the significant increase in visits seen from the Champaign County community to their Bellefontaine locations. Increases have been seen in the emergency department, general surgery, inpatient and outpatient services, and at all physician locations in the Bellefontaine area.

“We are very excited to bring these health care services to the community,” said Laura Miller, vice president of Marketing at Mary Rutan Hospital. “Mary Rutan Hospital continues to evaluate the increasing needs of our patients from the Champaign County area and expand our services so residents do not have to travel far to receive Mary Rutan Hospital’s high-quality care.”

Located at 848 Scioto St., the new clinic will initially be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Appointments for all providers can be made by calling 937-887-0164.

Mary Rutan Hospital is a full-service, community hospital in Bellefontaine. In addition to hospital-based services, Mary Rutan Hospital operates offsite facilities for imaging, therapy, audiology, laboratory and eight physician practices.

Hospital and physician service lines include Emergency Care; General Surgery; Cardiovascular Services; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Family Birth Center; Orthopedics; Neurology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Laboratory Services; Radiology; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Sleep Disorders Center; Audiology; Urology; Nutritional Counseling; Pediatrics; Physical & Occupational Therapy; Speech; Feeding, Swallowing & Voice; Respiratory Therapy; Internal Medicine; Coumadin Clinic; Mammography; Sports Enhancement Training; Corporate Health Services; General Inpatient & Intensive Care.

Learn more by visiting

Submitted by Mary Rutan Hospital.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Community Action Partnership -HEAP moves in Champaign County

Community Action Partnership has moved to 40 Monument Square, Suite 200, Urbana, OH 43078. 

They have a new phone number as well- (937)772-9164.  They serve as the local HEAP office.  Summer Crisis Program is going on now!!! Air Conditioners! Electric Assistance!
They also offer the following programs:
Family Development Program- Case management- advocacy and support
Work Related Assistance Programs- gas cards, tools, uniforms and other items needed to sustain a job
Utility Assistance- HEAP, PIPP Plus
Energy Efficiency- HWAP and Appliance Replacement

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Local Mortgage Assistance for Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties

Neighborhood Housing Partnership- Programs serving Clark and Champaign County include foreclosure counseling and mortgage payment assistance. (937)322-4623
Consumer Credit Counseling- Serves Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties, Offers money management workshops, bankruptcy counseling and education, financial/credit counseling, mortgage foreclosure, budgeting classes, homeowner education and counseling, and debt management. Also offers predatory lending information and a mortgage default counseling service. (937)325-2898 or (800)377-2432
Empowering & Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP)- Serves Champaign County, ESOP offers FREE foreclosure prevention counseling services and works directly with lenders on homeowner’s behalf to negotiate affordable loan modifications.  (937) 565-4368
Homeport- Serves Madison County, offers an array of services including foreclosure prevention, credit and budget counseling, homebuyer education and home repair & maintenance workshops. (614)221-8889
Save the Dream Ohio- Serves Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties.  Ohio's foreclosure prevention effort aimed at helping Ohioans take action to save their dream of home ownership. (888)404-4674

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lead Safe Program

The Lead Safe Program through The City of Springfield is now serving all of Clark County.  The program provides up to $8000 per unit to assist with lead hazard control costs through a no interest, no monthly payment, deferred loan.  After 3 years, 50% of the loan can be forgiven.
Property Eligibility:
  • Must not be palacarded by the Health District, scheduled for demolition, or in foreclosure
  • Must be in habitable, safe, sanitary condition
Owner Eligibility
  • Must have a child under age of 6 in residence
  • Owner must be the deed holder
  • Must be current on mortgae payments
Occupant Eligibility
  • Must be income eligible household
    • 2 person below $34,600
    • 3 person below $38,900
    • 4 person below $43,200
    • 5 person below $46,700
    • add $3450 per each additional person
Call 328-3930 for more information or to get started removing lead from your home!