Monday, July 13, 2015

Happy Monday !

Happy Monday!
We have added the upcoming school supply giveaway resources. (I know time needs to slow down!)
Hope everyone is enjoying their (very rainy) summer!

School Supply Giveaways

School Supplies 2015
Clark Co.
Saturday, August 1st, 11 AM- 5:00 PM (or until everything is distributed).  Restored Life Ministries, at Fulton Elementary School, 631 S. Yellow Springs St. Springfield.  “Takin’ it to the Streets” festival will feature food, clothing, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, free haircuts and health screenings.
Saturday, August 8th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (or until everything is distributed)-“Operation Give Back”, St. John’s Missionary Baptist, 34 W. Pleasant.  Free Clothing & School Supplies.  CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT

Champaign Co.
Saturday, August 1ST, Noon-2:00 PM, “School Rocks Backpack Giveaway”. The Cellular Connection at 679 Scioto St. Urbana.  A backpack with school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT
Saturday, August 15th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Messiah Lutheran Church, 1013 E. Lawn Street, Urbana. Must be a Champaign County resident, school supplies & clothing on a first-come, first-served basis.

Madison Co.
Saturday, August 1ST, Noon-2:00 PM, “School Rocks Backpack Giveaway”, The Cellular Connection at1080 Eagleton Place, London.  A backpack with school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT
Wednesday, August 5th 1:30pm – 3:00pm & Saturday, August 8th 10:00am-11:00am
West Jefferson United Methodist Church 36 S. Center St. West Jefferson
Backpacks with school supplies, new socks & underwear CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE BACKPACK, PARENTS MAY PICK UP SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Grades K-12 MUST LIVE IN ZIP CODES 43162 or 43119
Saturday, August 15th   9:00am – 11:00am Help House122 E. Center St. London

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, May 18, 2015

2015 Summer Opportunities for Kids

One of our most popular resources is now available.  If you are looking for activities for your children for this summer- you've come to the right place :)
Just click on the County you wish to view.

Clark County
Champaign County
Madison County

Monday, February 23, 2015

Project Woman now has Open Clinic Hours

Open Clinic Hours- Crisis Resolution - Assessment - Counseling.  New and Returning Survivors Welcome!

When: Fridays from 9:00 am-12 noon
Where: 525 E. Home Road, Springfield

  • no appt. necessary
  • be prepared for varying wait times
  • bring proof of insurance and residency.

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, October 21, 2014

Emergency Assistance Available

Clark County Emergency Assistance
Salvation Army (322-3434) can help with electric (Ohio Edison only) taking phone calls Mondays at 9:00 am.
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 (325-8366)
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)  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)

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!