Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Friday !

Happy Friday!
Hope everyone is doing great today:)
I have updated the blog with a couple events/happenings. 
Thanksgiving Meals being served; HEAP is currently helping!
Lots of volunteer opportunities coming up!
Please let me know if you have anything to add to the blog!
Have a great weekend!

Thanksgiving Meals

Clark County
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st St. Joseph’s Parish Center
819 Kenton Street Dinner will be from 11:00am– 3:00pm

St. John’s Missionary Church, 34 W.  Pleasant St. Dinner will be from Noon– 2:00pm.
Springfield Soup 830 W. Main St. Dinner will be from Noon – 2:00pm

Champaign County
THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 26th, Caring Kitchen, 300 Miami Street,
Dinner from 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. dine in or delivery. 
Volunteers needed for cooking, serving, clean-up & delivery
Call 653-8443 for more info.

THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 26th, Graham Elementary School,
9644 Route 36, St. Paris
Sponsored by the First Church of God
Dinner from Noon -1:30 p.m. will deliver if needed.
Prefers reservations 663-4441

Madison County
Thanksgiving Dinner box which contains all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. 
Must register beginning Nov.2nd, income eligibility
122 W. Center St. London
Call 740 852-1980 or, stop during open hours Mondays from 5pm-7pm or Saturdays 9am-11am for more info.

St. Paul AME Church, 11 Center St. London
Thanksgiving Dinner from Noon - 2:00pm.

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!

Champaign Family YMCA:
Silent Auction Helper: Saturday Nov. 21st, Noon-2:00 pm, Call Greg @484-3547
Race Volunteers (Turkey Trot): Thursday, Nov. 26th 8:30 am, Call Jennifer @ 484-3562
Christmas Party Helpers: December 5th, 4-9 pm, Call Sonya @ 484-3557
Mailing Helpers: November 30th, times vary, Call Greg @ 484-3547

LifeCare Alliance- Madison or Champaign County:
Meals on Wheels: Christmas week or Week After Christmas (Monday-Thurs) 10am-1pm, Call Rebecca @ 614-437-2867

Red Cross- Madison County:
Home Fire Preparedness Campaign: Call Chris @ 614-253-2740 ext. 2361
                          West Jefferson: Saturday Dec. 5th, 10am-2pm
                          Plain City: Saturday, Dec. 19th, 10am-2pm

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

Salvation Army- Clark County:
Christmas packing and bell ringers for kettle stands: Times available between November 30th- Dec. 18th, 9am-4pm.  Call Captain Justin Caldwell @ 470-0354

Catholic Charities Mobile Pantry Schedule- NOVEMBER

Clark County 20th  – Christ Chapel Church of God ·      2404 Troy Rd, Springfield ·      Friday, 2PM ·      4th Friday of the month (moved up for Thanksgiving)
21st - Greater Grace Temple
·      380 W Leffel Lane, Springfield ·      Saturday, 10AM
23rd - Mt. Zion Baptist Church
·      1171 S. Yellow Springs St. Springfield ·      Monday, 10AM
Champaign County
19th  – Cherry Arbors
·      125 Cherry St, N. Lewisburg
·      Thursday, 3:30PM
·      Last Thursday of the month (moved up for Thanksgiving) 
19th – St. Michael’s Church
·      40 Walnut St, Mechanicsburg
·      Thursday, 4:45PM
·      Last Thursday of the month (moved up for Thanksgiving)

Christmas Sign Ups!!

Clark County 2015 Sign Ups:

All toy sign ups are complete. 

St. Vincent De Paul, 228 Raffensperger St. Food Only
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
December 2nd through Dec. 18th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, 220 S. Main St, New Carlisle- Food and Toys:
Wed. Nov 18th 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Wed. Nov 25th 4:00am to 8:00pm
Fri. Nov. 20th Noon - 2:00pm

Champaign County Sign Ups:

Sign ups are complete

Madison County Sign Ups:

Madison Co. Department of Job & Family Services, 200 Midway, London
Beginning October 19th from 8:00am-4:00pm through December 17th


Monday, October 12, 2015

Flu Shot Season!!

Clark County Public Seasonal Flu Clinics 2015
Beginning September 21, 2015: Flu shots will be available at the Health District 529 E. Home Road, on a walk-in basis, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Off-site clinics are listed below.
10/13/2015 Clark County Combined Health District 529 E. Home Road, Springfield 5:00 PM to 7:00PM
10/15/2015 Pitzer Center United Senior Services 101 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
10/15/2015 Pleasant Township Fire Department 10 W. Pleasant Street, Catawba 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
10/22/2015 Springfield Township Office 2777 Springfield-Xenia Road, Spfld. 10:00 AM -12 Noon
10/22/2015 Enon Government Office 363 E. Main Street, Enon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
10/27/2015 Clark County Combined Health District 529 E. Home Road, Springfield 5:00 PM to 7:00PM
10/29/2015 Enon United Senior Services 7571 Dayton-Springfield Rd., Enon 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
10/29/2015 Pike Township Fire Department 8440 Troy Road, North Hampton 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

For Champaign County, Call the Health Department @ 484-1671

The Madison County/London City Health District will be offering flu and pneumonia shots at the following locations this year: 2015

10/15-Health Department, 306 Lafayette St. London 4:30pm-6:30pm
10/19-Health Department, 306 Lafayette St. London 2:00pm-4:00pm
10/26-Health Department, 306 Lafayette St. London 2:00pm-4:00pm
11/02-Health Department, 306 Lafayette St. London 2:00pm-4:00pm
11/09-Health Department, 306 Lafayette St. London 2:00pm-4:00pm
11/19-Health Department, 306 Lafayette St. London 4:30pm-6:30pm
11/23-Health Department, 306 Lafayette St. London 2:00pm-4:00pm



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.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Food Pantry Resources

We have updated our Food Pantry List for 2015, 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

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