Community Resources

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ADOPTION SERVICES

  • Job & Family Services, Child Protective Services 740-652-7887

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

  • Job & Family Services, Adult Protective Services 740-652-7887
  • AlternaCare Home Health Services, Inc. 740-653-2224
  • Caretenders VNA 740-687-4410
  • Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging 800-589-7277
  • Olivedale Senior Citizens’ Center 740-687-6655
  • New Horizons 740-687-0835
  • Ombudsman1-800-536-5891
  • Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County
  • Older Adult Alternatives 740-681-5050 
  • Southeast Ohio Sight Center 740-687-4785
  • Pickerington Senior Center 614-837-3020
  • Social Security Administration 1-877-405-5458

AIDS/HIV/STD's

  • Family Health Services 740-654-6338
  • Columbus AIDS Task Force  614-299-2437 / 1-866-739-0720
  • AIDS-HIV-STD Hotline of Ohio    1-800-332-2437
  • Fairfield Community Health Center,  Confidential Testing   689-6758
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action  740-653-4146
  • Housing Opportunities Persons Living with AIDS/HIV
  • The Woodlands AIDS Task Force 740-349-7066 / 1-800-686-2756

ALCOHOL & DRUG TREATMENT

  • The Recovery Center  740-687-4500 Voice/TDD
  • Alcoholics Anonymous     740-653-4869
  • Mid-Ohio Psychological Services  740-687-0042
  • Fairfield Psychiatric Health Services  740-689-6600
  • New Horizons / Lancaster Office  740-687-0835
  • Pickerington 614-834-1919 Voice and TDD

CANAL WINCHESTER HUMAN SERVICES  614-834-3888

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

  • Help Me Grow  740-681-4881
  • Early Head Start/Head Start  740-653-4146
  • Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Birth to Three Program 740-652-7225

CHILD PROTECTION

  • Job & Family Services, Child Protective Services  740-652-7887
  • Lancaster Police Department  740-687-6680
  • Pickerington Police Department  614-575-6911
  • Fairfield County Sheriff   740-653-5223
  • Child Advocacy Center  740-652-9604

CHILD SUPPORT

  • Job & Family Services, Child Support 740-652-7888 or 1-800-409-2732

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES 6-12 YRS.

  • Fairfield County District Library 740-653-2745   (TDD 740-653-8282)
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters  740-687-9477
  • Boy Scouts of America  1-800-433-4051
  • Family Y  740-654-0616
  • Lancaster Parks & Recreation 740-687-6651
  • SOCIL (Adaptive) 740-689-1494
  • Maywood Mission  740-653-5734
  • Ohio State University Extension (4-H) 740-653-5419
  • Salvation Army   740-687-1921
  • Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland   1-800-621-7042
  • After School Centers  740-653-5678
  • Pickerington Public Library  614-837-4104
  • Wagnall’s Memorial Library  614-837-4765

CLOTHING

  • Salvation Army   740-687-1921
  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Free) 740-653-1950
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society    740-653-6037
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action (Free) 740-653-4146  
  • Maywood Mission 740-653-4458
  • Fairfield County 211 – 211 or 740-687-0500
  • Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority  740-653-6618

COALITIONS

  • Prevention Works for a Drug-Free Fairfield County 740-652-7285
  • Fairfield County Housing Coalition  740-653-4146
  • Older Adult Network   740-681-5050
  • Safe Kids Coalition  740-652-7282
  • Fairfield County Re-Entry Coalition  740-652-7671

COUNSELING

  • Crisis Talk Line     740-687-Talk (8255)
  • New Horizons / Lancaster  740-687-0835
    • Pickerington 614- 834-1919 Voice & TDD
  • Fairhope Hospice   740-654-7077
  • The Lighthouse  740-687-4423
  • The Recovery Center  740-687-4500 Voice & TDD
  • Mid-Ohio Psychological Services  740-687-0042
  • ADAMH Board  740-654-0829
  • Fairfield Psychiatric Health Services  740-689-6600
  • Lancaster Veteran Outpatient Clinic   740-653-6145

DAY CARE: ADULT

  • Samaritan Center for Adult Care  740-687-3634
  • Life Center at Wesley   614-866-7212
  • Fairfield Center for Disabilities   740-653-5501
  • Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities      
    • Adult Service Options - Opportunity Center 740-652-7230

DAY CARE: CHILD

  • Job & Family Services, Childcare  740-652-7889
  • Child Care Finder  740-687-6833
  • Family Y   740-654-0616
  • Maywood Mission  740-653-5734
  • After School Centers
    • (West, East, Cedar Heights, Tallmadge) 740-653-5678

DISASTER SERVICES

  • American Red Cross  740-687-5585 / Logan 740-385-3536
  • Fairfield County EMA  740-654-4357

EDUCATION: ADULT (including GED)

  • Eastland Fairfield Career & Tech School  740-756-9245
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action, ABLE  740-653-4146
  • Fairfield Career Center, ABLE  740-756-9243 
  • Ohio State University Extension  740-653-5419 /1-800-589-8292 TDD
  • Ohio University-Lancaster Campus   740-654-6711
  • Job & Family Services, ABLE  740-652-7811
  • Fairfield Medical Center  740-687-8007

EDUCATION: LITERACY

  • Fairfield County District Library 740-653-2745/ 740-653-8282 TDD
  • Fairfield County Literacy Council  740-653-2745 ext.109
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
  • Pickerington Public Library  614-837-4104
  • Wagnall’s Memorial Library  614-837-4765

EDUCATION: PARENTING

  • Active Parenting  740-652-7287
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action
    Head Start/Early Head Start  740-653-4146
  • Fairfield Medical Center  740-687-8218
  • Help Me Grow   740-681-4881
  • Parent Education Cooperative  740-652-7287
  • Teens with Tots  740-681-4881    
  • The Parent Project  740-652-7287

EDUCATION: PRE-SCHOOL

  • AHA   740-653-1010
  • Child Care Finder    740-652-7820
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action
    Head Start/Early Head Start   740-653-4146
  • Fairfield County Schools Preschools  740-653-3193
  • Lancaster City Schools Preschools  740-687-7340
  • Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
    Forest Rose School 740-652-7225
  • Family Y   740-654-0616
  • After School Centers   740-653-5678
  • Fairfield County District Library 740-653-2745/740-653-8282TDD
  • Pickerington Public Library  614-837-4104
  • Wagnall’s Memorial Library  614-837-4765

EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING SERVICES

  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
  • Job & Family Services, Community Services 740-652-7856
  • Job & Family Services, OhioMeansJobs 740-689-2494
  • Eastland & Fairfield Career & Tech  740-756-9245
  • Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
    Adult Service Options - JobFusion  740-652-7230
  • Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation  740-652-7813 or 1-800-430-6940

FAIR HOUSING QUESTIONS

  • Fairfield County Regional Planning   740-652-7110
  • Lancaster Community Development  740-687-6663
  • Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority  740-653-6618 (TTY 653-2653)
  • Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living 740-689-1494
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Fairfield County 211 –   211 or 740-687-0500
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action  7490653-4146
  • Job & Family Services, Community Services 740-652-7889
  • Social Security Administration   1-877-841-5712   
  • Veteran’s Service Commission  740-652-7920

FINANCIAL LITERACY

  • Job & Family Services, Community Services 740-652-7889
  • Benefit Bank sites:   
    Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
    Fairfield County 211   -   211 or 740-687-0500          
    Lutheran Social Services 740-415-5335
  • Credit Counseling Services  1-800-355-2227
  • OSU Extension   740-653-5419

FOOD

  • Food Pantry referral   211 or  740-687-0500
  • Church Lunches (free)  211 or 740-687-0500
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146EDU
  • First United Methodist Free Lunch  740-653-3330
  • Salvation Army   740-687-1921
  • WIC (Women, Infants, Children)  740-652-2800
  • Job & Family Services, Community Services 740-652-7889
  • Meals on Wheels  740-681-5050
  • Foundation Dinners  740-653-3233
  • Canal Winchester Food Pantry  614-837-7734

FORECLOSURE ASSISTANCE

  • Home Ownership Preservation Foundation 1-888-995-HOPE
  • Columbus Housing Partnership 614-221-8889 ext. 134
  • Save the Dream  1-888-404-4674
  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission 614-233-4177
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146

FOSTER CARE

  • Job & Family Services, Child Protective Services 740-652-7887

FREE TAX PREPARATION (EITC)

  • United Way  740-653-0643
  • Benefit Bank sites:
    Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
    Fairfield County 211   -   211 or 740-687-0500          
    Lutheran Social Services 740-415-5335
  • Olivedale   740-687-6655

HEALTH SERVICES also MEDICARE/MEDICAID

  • American Cancer Society  1-888-227-6446
  • American Red Cross  740-687-5585NUR
  • Arthritis Foundation    740-654-4334
  • AlternaCare Home Health Services, Inc.  740-653-2224
  • By The Way Free Clinic   740-653-5734
  • Caretenders VNA   740-687-4410
  • Fairfield Department of Health  740-652-2802
    • WIC 740-652-2800
    • Immunizations – 740-652-2800
  • Fairfield Community Health Center 
    • East Main Street 740-689-6758
    • Women’s Health Center 740-689-6594
    • Trace Drive  740-654-6300
    • Baltimore     740-862-4183
  • Job & Family Services, Community Services 740-652-7889
  • Family Health Services  740-654-6338
  • Fairfield Medical Center  740-687-8007
  • Fairhope Hospice and Palliative Care 740-654-7077
  • Health Source Physician Referral  740-687-8687
  • Hospice of Central Ohio    740-681-1000
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
  • Medicare Part D Rx Assistance  877 405-3638
  • Southeast Ohio Sight Center   740-687-4785
  • VA Out-Patient Clinic  740-653-6145

HEATING ASSISTANCE

  • Fairfield County 211 – 211 or 740-687-0500
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
  • Job & Family Services, Community Services  740-652-7889

HOME HEALTH CARE

  • AlternaCare Home Health Services, Inc.  740-653-2224 
  • Ambassador Home Health Services  740-689-9188 or 614-577-1950
  • Caretenders VNA   740-687-4410 
  • Executive Care Home Health  740-277-6993                      
  • Fairhope Hospice/Palliative Care    740-654-7077
  • Good Nursing Care 614-218-7265
  • Hospice of Central Ohio/Palliative Care of Central Ohio 740-681-1000
  • Interim Health Care  740-653-5990

HOME REPAIR, WEATHERIZATION

  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
  • Lancaster Community Development  740-687-6663
  • Faith in Action   740-503-1824

HOMELESS SERVICES

  • Fairfield County Emergency Shelter 740-653-2265
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
  • Foundation Shelters   740-653-1960 / 740-503-2381
  • Job & Family Services, Community Services 740-652-7889

HOUSING ASSISTANCE
(See also Foreclosure Assistance)

  • Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority   740-653-6618      (TTY 740-653-2653)
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
  • Livingston Arms Senior Apartments  740-652-9501
  • Lutheran Social Services    740-653-2265
  • Habitat for Humanity  740-654-3434
  • Lancaster Community Development  740-687-6663
  • Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living 740-689-1494
  • Job & Family Services, Community Services 740-652-7889
  • Project House Call  740-687-0500 or 211
  • MORPC-Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission 614-228-2663
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146

LEGAL AGENCIES/SERVICE

  • Southeastern Ohio Legal Services 1-800-686-3668
  • Victim Advocate   740-687-6778
  • The Lighthouse    740-687-4423

MEDICAL SERVICES (also see HEALTH)

  • AlternaCare Home Health Services, Inc.  740-653-2224
  • Caretenders VNA  740-687-4410
  • Fairfield Community Health Center    740-689-6758
  • By the Way Free Clinic   740-653-5734
  • Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care  740-654-7077

MENTAL HEALTH (see COUNSELING)

NURSING SERVICES

  • Fairfield Department of Health    740-652-2802
  • Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care  740-654-7077
  • Help Me Grow  740-681-4881
  • Interim Health Care  740-653-5990
  • Lancaster Veteran Outpatient Clinic  740-653-6145

NUTRITION EDUCATION

  • Ohio State University Extension 1-800-589-8292 TDD
  • Fairfield Department of Health   740-652-2802

PREGNANCY SERVICES

  • Fairfield Community Health Center – Women’s
    Health Center  740-689-6594
  • Pregnancy Decision HealthCenter  740-444-4411
  • Fairfield Medical Center  740-687-8218
  • Family Health Services  740-654-6338
  • Help Me Grow  740-681- 4881
  • Early Head Start  740-653-4146

REHABILITATION SERVICES

  • AlternaCare Home Health Services, Inc.  740-653-2224
  • Caretenders VNA  740-687-4410
  • Southeast Ohio Sight Center    740-687-4785

SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATION SERVICES

  • Southeast Ohio Sight Center   740-687-4785
  • Fairfield Affordable Housing, Inc.   740-652-9285
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action
    Head Start  740-653-1305
  • Help Me Grow (Children 0-3 yrs.)   740-681-4881
  • Meals On Wheels of Fairfield County
    Older Adult Alternatives    740-681-5050
  • Forest Rose School/Early Childhood Center 740-652-7225
  • Fairfield County Board of  Developmental Disabilities 740-652-7220
  • Fairfield Industries - Opportunity Center  740-652-7230
  • Southeastern Ohio Center for
    Independent Living    740-689-1494
  • Fairfield County Education Service Center  740-653-3193   
  • Lancaster City Schools - Student Services   740-687-7360
  • Arthritis Foundation  740-654-4334
  • Social Security Administration    877-841-5712
  • Fairfield Center for Disabilities    740-653-5501
  • Fairfield County Society for Children and Adults
    With Disabilities (740-654-7662; 740-652-2800; 740-653-5501)
  • Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps 740-689-6714

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Fairfield County 211 –   211 or 740-687-0500
  • Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities 740-652-7220 
  • Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care (Grief) 740-654-7077
  • Mid-Ohio Psychological Services  740-687-0042
  • Mental Health Consumer Group   740-654-0477
  • The Lighthouse    740-687-4423
  • Job & Family Services, Kinship Program 740-652-7887
  • American Cancer Society   1-888-227-6446
  • Autism Support Group-  Contact Fairfield County 211
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group  1-800-272-3900
  • Arthritis Foundation   740-654-4334
  • Fairfield Medical Center 740-687-8218
  • Fairfield Center for Disabilities & CP  740-653-5501
  • New Horizons  740-687-0835
  • NAMI  740-654-9080 or 740-969-4345
  • Parkinson Support Group 740-653-0332
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group 740-654-0099
  • GriefShare   740-415-6485
  • Divorce Care  740-654-0099

TRAINING

  • American Red Cross  740-687-5585 / 740-385-3536
  • Emergency Management Services  740-654-4357

TRANSPORTATION

  • Lancaster Public Transit   740-681-5086
  • Job & Family Services, Community Services 740-652-7889
  • Center For Disabilities & CP   740-653-1186 (Medical)
  • Veterans Services  740-652-7920
  • Canal Winchester Senior Transportation 614-837-8276

VISION

  • Bureau of Services Visually Impaired  1-800-430-6940
  • Southeast Ohio Sight Center   740-687-4785

VOLUNTEERS
(These agencies use volunteers)

  • After School Centers
    (West, East, Cedar Heights, Tallmadge)  740-653-5678
  • American Red Cross  740-687-5585  740-385-3536
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters  740-687-9477
  • Blue Shoe Arts  740-653-1755
  • Center For Disabilities & CP   740-653-5501
  • Fairfield County 211 –   211 of 740-687-0500
  • Fairfield County Board of DD  740-652-7220
  • Fairfield Department of Health Clinics   740-652-2800
  • Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care   740-654-7077
  • Habitat for Humanity of Fairfield County  740-654-3434
  • Hospice of Central Ohio  740-788-1404
  • Lancaster City Schools 740-687-7300
  • Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action 740-653-4146
  • Lancaster Fairfield Humane Society   740-687-0627
  • Lancaster Jaycees  740-215-6835
  • Lancaster Parks and Recreation    740-687-6651
  • Lutheran Social Services    740-653-2012/ 740-653-2265
  • Meals On Wheels of Fairfield County   740-681-5050
  • Olivedale Senior Center   740-687-6655
  • Salvation Army   740-687-1921
  • Southeast Ohio Sight Center 740-687-4785
  • Special Wish Foundation   740-687-4909
  • The Lighthouse, Inc.   740-687-4423
  • United Way   740-653-0643    
  • Volunteer Guardian Program  740-215-1234 Or 1-800-589-7277

VOTER REGISTRATION

  • MyOhioVote website  CLICK HERE 614-466-2655 (TTD 614-466-0562)

YOUTH ACTIVITIES 12-18 YEARS

  • Fairfield County District Library 740-653-2745      (TDD 740-653-8282)
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters   740-687-9477
  • Boy Scouts  1-800-433-4051
  • Family Y   740-654-0616
  • Lancaster Parks & Recreation    740-687-6651
  • Maywood Mission   740-653-5734
  • Ohio State University Extension (4-H)  740-653-5419
  • Salvation Army   740-687-1921
  • Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland   1-800-621-7042
  • After School Centers 740-653-5678
  • SOCIL (Adaptive) 740-689-1494
  • Teenworks  740-475-1719
  • Pickerington Public Library  614-837-4104
  • Wagnall’s Memorial Library  614-837-4765