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Community Resource Guide

Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1


2015 Housing and Self-Sufficiency Resource Guide

Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1


2015 College Prep Resource Guide

Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1


2015 Fall/Holiday Resource Guide

Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1


2015 Back To School Resource Guide

Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1


2015 Summer Free Meal Sites

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Food Assistance Resource Guide

Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1

Local support groups
Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1


Healthcare Resource Guide - Counseling/Support and Mental Health Services

Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1


Healthcare Resource Guide - Traval Assistance, Prescription Cards, Education

Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1


Healthcare Resource Guide - Medical Health Programs and Resources

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Healthcare Resource Guide - Hotlines/Helplines

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Reentry Resource Guide

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Reentry Resource Manual
This resource manual, created by the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction, is intended to assist reentry service providers with accessing information about services available across Ohio for people returning home from a period of incarceration.


Athens County Family & Children First Council
The Council evaluates and prioritizes services and builds community assets to achieve better results for families and their children in Athens County. The Council is established by statue to plan, develop and coordinate services. It seeks ongoing participation from families receiving services.

Athens County Profile
A wide range of statistics for Athens County from the Ohio Department of Development.

Athens County Profile
Poverty information, as well as statistical information on many of our agencies programs and services in Athens County. This report is compiled by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Athens County Quick Facts
This link will take you to the lastest Census facts regarding Athens County. Find out population, household information, median income, poverty level, business facts and geograpy facts and other information. The Quick Fact site also allows you to compare Athens County to the State of Ohio's data facts.

Cell Phone Service through the Safelink wireless program. This program provides free phones and a limited number of free minutes each month to eligible customers.

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. The organization pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

Children’s Hunger Alliance
The organization's mission is to break the cycle of childhood hunger in Ohio through education, leadership, advocacy and service. For a complete set of profiles outlining the impact of federal nutrition programs in every Ohio County visit the site.

Your free, online source for housing and demographic statistics about your community, your region, and the nation. For example, you can look up demographic, economic, housing, and mortgage lending data from the decennial census, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Section 8 Expiring Use, and other data sets. Or you can display key statistics on any location in the United States through colorful, customizable maps, charts, tables, and rankings. - your central gateway to the federal government's disability-related information and resources. This easy-to-use Web portal is a directory of government Web links relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services. It is the catalyst for a growing electronic government, helping citizens navigate through the bureaucracy of government red tape. At you can apply for benefits online, contact a government agency, or use the Internet's most comprehensive search of government websites–all from one easy location. helps citizens access government benefit eligibility information through a free, confidential, and easy-to-use online screening tool. After answering some basic questions, the user receives a customized report listing the benefit programs for which the user, or person for whom he or she is entering information, may be eligible.

Guidebook for Ohio Legislative Process
The Guidebook summarizes the Ohio lawmaking process, the role of legislators, the staff assistance available to members of the Ohio General Assembly, and the role of other participants in the legislative process in Ohio. While the Guidebook is intended for use as a reference for members of the General Assembly, it should be useful to persons generally interested in the Ohio legislative process.

Healthcare Rankings for Ohio Counties
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps website provides healtchare information for all counties in Ohio.

Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action
Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action Agency is a nonprofit corporation that develops, manages, and provides services and support to individuals and families who lack sufficient financial resources to meet their basic needs or to provide the kind of quality life they desire.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
With one Combined Energy Assistance Programs application, you may apply for several federally or state-funded energy assistance programs administered by the Office of Community Services: the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP), and the Percentage of Income Payment Plan for (PIPP).  The Combined Energy Assistance Program application can also be used to apply for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency.

Housing and Mortgages for People with Disabilities
After reading this guide to home ownership for people living with disabilities, you will know more about:

    • The advantages and disadvantages of buying a home
    • The most important steps in the home-buying process
    • Common terms related to home-buying
    • How to get started in your quest to purchase a home
    • Financial assistance geared toward enabling you to buy your own home

Institute for Research on Poverty
Excellent research information can be found at this site.

IRS homepage
Get tax information, forms, FAQs and much more.

Medicaid: The Basics
Provides a basic overview of the Medicaid program, including the program's impact, enrollment, services covered, expenditures, financing and key policy challenges.

The federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
The Federal Government's website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money – how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet your personal goals.  With information to help you choose and use credit cards, get out of debt, protect your credit record, understand your Social Security benefits, insure your bank deposits, and start a savings and investing plan - - and much more!

Needy Meds
This site is designed to provide information about patient assistance programs which provide no cost prescription medications to eligible participants.

Nursing Home Comparison Tool
This nursing home comparison tool, provided by Medicare, allows you to view detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the United States! Also included are other resources, including the Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home and Nursing Home Checklist. Use these tools, along with the informaiton you gather during your visits to the nursing homes you are interested in to make your best choice. The Medicare website also includes other information on the Medicare program.

Ohio Consumers' Counsel
The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC), the residential utility advocate, represents the interests of 4.5 million consumers in proceedings before state and federal regulators and in the courts. The state agency also educates consumers about electric, natural gas, telephone and water issues and resolves complaints from individuals.  Includes extensive information and assistance on utility assistance programs for low-income households.

Ohio Department of Development
Working with communities and businesses, the Department of Development promotes economic opportunities to improve the profits and prosperity of Ohio's citizens. The department provides financial, informational, and technical assistance to those making an investment in Ohio's future.

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
The site features information about programs, services, facts, statistics and current news concerning ODJFS.

Ohio Dept of Commerce's Office Of Consumer Affairs
Helping Ohioans Borrow Smart - In an effort to reduce the growing number of consumers falling victim abusive lending practices, Ohio legislators created the Office of Consumer Affairs in May 2002. The office educates Ohioans on how to protect themselves in the mortgage lending process, receives complaints from those who have been victimized, and acts as a referral service to organizations that can assist the borrower. If lending laws have been violated, the office initiates enforcement action and refers criminal cases for prosecution.

Before signing your name to any loan documents, "Borrow Smart" by ensuring you read & understand loan documents, agree with loan terms & are confident you can repay the loan. For more information, contact the Office of Consumer Affairs at 1-866-278-0003 or visit

Ohio Labor Market Information
Your Source for Labor Market Information for the State of Ohio.  Whether you are an employer, job seeker, student, researcher or economic analyst, this dynamic, interactive site provides the labor and economic information you need to make informed decisions.

Ohio Means Jobs
Information for job seekers and employers. This website from the State of Ohio allows people to search for jobs, post resumes, learn about training opportunities, find out when job fairs will be held and find a wide range of information.

Ohio Medicaid Basics
From the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Ohio Medicaid Basics provides an overview of Ohio Medicaid, including eligibility, key programs, and financing and expenditures. Originally published in 2003, this new edition is completely updated with the most recent data, statistics, and information about the state's Medicaid program. The link will take you to the Health Policy Institute of Ohio homepage, where you can click on a link to download the full Ohio Medicaid Basics report or the executive summary.

Ohio Workforce Investment Act
For information on Ohio's Workforce Investment Act.

Ohio's "Best Rx"
Ohio's "Best Rx" is a prescription drug discount card program designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for Ohio residents without prescription drug insurance coverage who are either aged 60 and over or any age with incomes less than 250% of the federal poverty level.

Ohio's Medicaid Information
For Ohio Medicaid Consumers, this website provides a wide range of information about Medicaid and the health care services you may be able to receive.

Overview of Medicaid from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The following are brief summaries of complex subjects. They should be used only as overviews and general guides to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policies or legal positions of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These summaries do not render any legal, accounting, or other professional advice, nor are they intended to explain fully all of the provisions or exclusions of the relevant laws, regulations, and rulings of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Original sources of authority should be researched and utilized.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).

Rx for Ohio - Prescription Assistance & Resources is a service created by a collaboration of concerned individuals and organizations joining America's pharmaceutical companies to improve health care access for the citizens of Ohio. Users can now search more than 1,400 medications in over 300 government, industry and privately-sponsored programs from one central point.

Rx Outreach
Rx Outreach is a new Patient Assistance Program developed by Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, Inc. (ESSDS). The program provides qualified low-income individuals and families with access to generic versions of brand name medications.

Safelink Cell Phone service. Provides free cell phones and a limited number of minutes each month for those who meet eligibility guidelins.

State of Ohio Job Search & Civil Service Exam Information
Do a job search for state positions throughout Ohio. Site offers job search by agency, job title, or county. Also, find out information on the Civil Service Exams, which help you qualify for many state and county job positions. The website is a service of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

Support Groups

Contact information for several local organizations that provide support for individuals and families facing different challenges.

U.S. Census Bureau
Tons of information and statistics.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food Stamp information and other programs of the Department.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. Medicare Site
The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Information

U.S. Poverty Information
Poverty Guidelines, Research and Measurement from the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

U.S. Rural Assistance Center
The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal" to help rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents. To accomplish this, RAC gathers and streamlines information from myriad sources and provides easy access to that information.

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