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  • Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority

YMH strives to enhance the quality of life for our residents by providing attractive, secure, affordable housing programs designed to help residents achieve a higher level of economic and social self-sufficiency.

131 West Boardman Street

Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Telephone: (330) 744-2161

Fax: (330) 742-4826

HCV Fax: (330) 742-2999

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

http://www.ymhaonline.com/

  • Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

820 Canfield Road

Youngstown, Ohio 44511

www.yndc.org

Contact:

Tiffany Sokol (330)480-0423 tsokol@yndc.org

Provides park improvements, neighborhood clean-up, owner occupied limited home repair (roofs, gutters, down spouts, must live in city of Youngstown, utilities on with proof, below 80% HUD limits), emergency repair to include furnace repair, plumbing leaks (own house with taxes paid, countywide, below 50% HUD limits), houses for sale/rentals, housing counseling.

  • Home Weatherization Assistance Program

Assistance with home energy conservation. Will conduct energy inspection of heating appliances and insulation. Provides energy conservation information. Will weatherize home and provide for replacement of furnaces as funding is available. Will not replace roofs.

1325 Fifth Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44504

(330) 747-7921 x1727

www.mycaphelp.com

  • Catholic Charities

Rapid re-rehousing program designed to help homeless individuals to secure stable rental housing

319 E. Rayen Ave.

Youngstown, Oh 44502

www.ccregional.org

(330)744-3320

ADA All-Access of WRTA

604 Mahoning Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44502

(330) 744-8431

Office: Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm

www.wrtaonline.com

Provides special service transportation for persons 65 and older and/or medically disabled who are not able to or have difficulty using fixed-route bus service. Buses are equipped with hydraulic wheelchair lifts. Services include curbside pick-up and drop-off. Available for medical, personal, business, employment, education and/or nutrition services.

Second Harvest Food Bank

FOOD ASSISTANCE LOCATIONS

Find food pantries near you: Text “Help Network” to 898211. Follow the prompts (there will be short delays) and then enter your zip code.

Salvation Army Mahoning County Area Services (1501 Glenwood Ave. Youngstown, OH 44511) 330-746-8403

 Food Pantry Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9-10:30am

 Produce available Tuesday 9-10:30am

 MUST BRING PHOTO ID AND MAIL TO VERIFY RESIDENCY

Fish Samaritan House (17 Kenmore Ave. Youngstown, OH 44507) 330-746-4190

 Food Pantry Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm

 Produce available Tuesday, Thursday 9am-3pm

 MUST BRING PHOTO ID & MEDICAL CARDS FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

Clothing also available

Big Reach Center of Hope (11767 Lisbon Rd. Salem, OH 44406) 330-533-3278

 Food Pantry Hours: Tuesday 9am-12pm, Thursday 4-7pm

 Clothing also available

Application, bring photo ID

St. Vincent de Paul (317 Via Mt. Carmel Youngstown, OH 44505) 330-746-1128

Bread available daily: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm

Food boxes available for $20 with referral from partnering agency

Gleaner’s Food Bank (94 Pyatt St. Youngstown, OH 44502) 330-746-8436

 Food Pantry Hours: Tuesdays 9-11am

 MUST BRING BOX/BAG AND PHOTO ID

Emmanuel Community Care Center (2 N. State St. Girard, OH 44420) 330-545-4301

 Food Pantry Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-12pm

 MUST BRING PHOTO ID

 Registration for monthly food assistance available

Services are limited to residents of: Girard, Weathersfield, Mineral Ridge, Liberty and McDonald (1x assistance available to Niles residents)

Neighborhood Ministries (75 Jackson St. Campbell, OH) 330-755-8696

Emergency food assistance available (1 box/month): Mon, Tues and Thurs 12-3pm

 MUST PRESENT PROOF OF RESIDENCY (BILL OR MAIL)

 Campbell residents only

Neighborhood Ministries (1402B Dogwood Ln. Youngstown, OH 44505) 330-744-1446

 Monthly food assistance 3rd Saturday of each month from 2:30-4:30pm

 Emergency food assistance available by appointment

Family and Community Services of Columbiana County (966 ½ N. Market St. Lisbon, OH 44432) 330-424-95905

 Food Assistance Available Monday-Friday 10am-3pm

 MUST BRING PHOTO ID AND PROOF OF INCOME

 COLUMBIANA COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY

Zion Lutheran Church (3300 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, Ohio 44511) (330)792-4046

Food Assistance Third Saturday 9:30am-11:30am

South Range Council of Churches and Community (11836 South Ave., North Lima, Oh. 44452 (330)549-2406

Food assistance Wednesday 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Protestant Family Services (496 Glenwood Ave Suite 115 Youngstown, OH 44502) (330)746-4600

Food Assistance By appointment only Call 1st Mon-Thurs 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed 12:00pm to 1:00 pm

Austintown Community Church (242 S. Canfield Niles Rd. Austintown, OH 44515) (330)799-4214

Food assistance Wednesday 8:30am-10:00 am

Bunker Hill United Methodist Church (15096 W. Middleton Rd. Beloit, Ohio 44609)

Food assistance second Friday of each month 9:30am to 11:00am bring ID

Immaculate Heart of Mary ( 4490 Norquest Blvd Austintown, Ohio 44515)

Food assistance on second/forth Friday from 4pm to 6 pm but requiring an ID and must be an Austintown resident.

MTC food pantry Ministry: (1812 Oakhill Ave. Youngstown)

Food pantry every 3rd Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:00 pm

Selecting a service provider:

Choosing a service provider is an important step in making sure you have the support you and your family need to

succeed. Everyone has different needs; the key is to recognize those needs and then carefully select the right service

provider to meet them.

Provider Guide Plus

This easy-to-use online tool helps people select a provider agency and helps improve overall services. You can post

public reviews on providers’ services and read others’ reviews to help make your provider choice.

https://providerguideplus.com/

DODD Provider Search Tool

The site, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), may help you locate additional

providers (both independent and agency providers) in counties throughout the state.

http://providersearch.dodd.ohio.gov/

DODD Compliance Report Site

Make sure that you have the information you need to make the right choices for your family. Individuals and families are

encouraged to review the information about providers through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

(DODD) website.

http://providersearch.dodd.ohio.gov/help.aspx?section=Compliance+Report+Search+Tips&ref=%2fhelp.aspx&title=Compliance_Report_Search_Tips.aspx

Medical Equipment Recycling Program

707 Sharon-New Castle Road

Farrell, PA 16121

(724) 347-6377

www.upmchorizonfoundation.org/merp

Provides refurbished medical equipment to people who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new medical equipment. Some of the supplies offered may be wheelchairs, canes, walkers, hospital beds, bathroom equipment, including tub benches, shower chairs, potty chairs, lift chairs. Accepts donated medical equipment from area residents who no longer need them or from organizations who have collected the items. Volunteers help clean and refurbish the devices. After final inspection by a qualified professional, the equipment is given to people in the community and surrounding areas

Please click HERE to view an informational guide to Guardianships

DSAV (Down Syndrome Association of the Valley)

945 Boardman-Canfield Rd. Suite 12
Boardman, OH 44512

Michele Jones
Phone: 330-726-3728

Offers support, resources, education and advocacy for people with Down Syndrome to include Buddy Walk, Parent connection, Educational lecture series, Holiday parties, Arts & crafts, I-can bike, lending library, yoga, music and movement, cooking lessons, academic scholarships.

www.dsav.org

If you have a disability and want to work, reach out to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) today.

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a program that assists individuals with physical, intellectual, mental health and sensory disabilities to obtain and retain employment.

More simply, VR helps individuals with disabilities find a job and be more independent. This involves deciding if a person is eligible, setting an employment goal, putting the goal into a plan, and getting the job, services and training needed to get a job. Job coaching and other employment services may also be involved.

At Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) both the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) are involved in providing VR services.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors can help you explore your options.

Visit :https://www.oodworks.com/

or call 800-282-4536 to get started.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

https://ood.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/ood/

Do you have a disability? Do you want a job?

Check out this video:

https://youtu.be/VqoPmE1Vk2c

MYCAP Employment Skills and Training Program

A 6 week employment skills training program geared towards initiating low-income individuals into the workforce. Eligible participants receive soft skills training, resume writing and job application assistance, job placement counseling, and supportive services to find and maintain employment or continue on to post-secondary education or vocational training.

1325 Fifth Ave Youngstown 44504

http://www.mycaphelp.com

Diane Kohler 330-747-7921 ext 1754

dkohler@my-cap.org

Goodwill Youngstown Area Industries

Offers workforce development, computer training and job placement.

https://goodwillyoungstown.org/

2747 Belmont Ave. #1864 Youngstown, Oh 44505

Alyssa Italiano (330)759-0677

A.Italiano@goodwillyoungstown.org

Ohio Means Jobs

https://vimeo.com/97572627

https://jobseeker.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/

Employment First enhances lives by creating greater opportunities for all people to advance their careers. People with developmental disabilities can use their strengths and talents in order to obtain employment.

https://ohioemploymentfirst.org/

The Community Life Guide is just the start to begin talking about how to be safe when living and working in the community. The Community Life Guide includes two important training areas. One is the Speak Up, Stay Safe Training.  The second training area is the Job Seekers Guide. This is training about community employment. It provides step by step instructions and resources on how to get on the path to community employment and find a job that you enjoy.

Please click here to view the Community Life Guide.

https://jobguide.ohioemploymentfirst.org/

Dress to Succeed

St. John Episcopal church

323 Wick Ave Youngstown, Oh 44503

www.dresstosucceed.org

Rose Carter (234)207-4475

mailto:taulen@aol.com

 Provides free professional attire to men/women entering the job market, college, vocational training, schools or just in need. Need to bring ID and referral form.

Mahoning County Probate Court

Phone: 330-740-2310

Fax: 330-740-2325

Hours

Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. * (closed all legal holidays)

120 Market Street

1st Floor

Youngstown, OH 44503

https://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/447/Guardianships---Alternatives

Informational brochure:

https://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DocumentCenter/View/202/Guardianship-PDF

Understanding your role as a Guardian (PDF)

If you feel you or a loved one might be eligible Contact MCBDD to get started:

Patti Cearfoss, Intake & Eligibility

Phone: 330-797-2926

Email: pcearfoss@mahoningcountyoh.gov

Watch this video from DODD that explains eligibility:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVCdxjfUTmQ&feature=youtu.be

Legal Aid Ohio

http://www.communitylegalaid.org

Non-profit law firm serving the civil legal Community.

Legal Aid Ohio

One building 25 E. Boardman St. Suite 520

Youngstown, Ohio 44503 (330)744-3196

Legal services for low-income families and individuals in Northeast Ohio. Screening process to include income and assets, family income and the legal problem. Helpline hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00 to noon, Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 4:00.

HELP Network of Northeast Ohio

261 E. Wood St. Youngstown

Michelle Generro (330)747-5111ext. 207

Mgennaro@HelpNetworkNEO.org

211 assistance/ text HELPNETWOK to 898211 for food pantries/hot meals

https://www.helpnetworkneo.org/

Learn more about Help Network of Northeast Ohio's many services.

https://youtu.be/45UCEuMXA90?list=PLVewGbNuTDxgW8QFLnz1bWCu7ZhgDAfxL

American Red Cross

Emergency assistance, disaster relief and disaster preparedness education

3530 Belmont Ave Suite 7

Yo. Ohio 44505

www.redcross.org

Mike Parks (330)392-2551

mike.parks@redcross.org

Eagle's Nest

Offers help for pregnant woman move from homelessness to safe housing. Serves up to 12 women at a time with 24 hour staffing.

115 Illinois Ave. Youngstown, Oh 44505

Gary Frost (917)817-6287

gary@missionamerica.org

Beatitude House

Beatitude House is committed to all disadvantaged women and children by offering three programs: Housing, Ursuline Sisters Scholars and Immigrant Outreach.

To learn more visit the website:

www.beatitudehouse.com

238 Tod Lane

Youngstown, OH 44504

(330)744-3147

Autism Ability Advocates, Inc.

Denice Stout (803)215-7593

dsautismadvocate@att.net

Promoting the independence, health and happiness of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Community classes to include yoga. Application needs completed with payment.

On Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Autism-Ability-Advocates-Inc-140379359822/

We Thrive Together

https://wethrivetogether.org/

 Alyssa Colvert (330)727-9452

Alyssa@WeThriveTogether.org 

Promote socialization among adults over 50 in Mahoning county and Trumbull County by  developing a yearly calendar with social activities.  Must register to participate.

Youngstown Radio Reading Services

2747 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, Oh 44505

www.goodwillyoungstown.org/sponsor-youngstown-radio-reading-service-program/

Reading Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) has enabled people who are blind, have difficulty reading to remain in touch with their community through broadcasts of in-depth newspaper readings and more. Operating as a side band of WYSU and housed at Youngstown Goodwill, this station reaches over 1,200 people through its special radio receivers, provided free to qualified listeners. Please call to get more information.

Mike (330)759-0100

Arc of Ohio Northeast Branch

3040 Center Rd.

Poland, Ohio 44514

(330)707-1134

Jennifer Bionci

jbionci@att.net

https://www.thearcofohio.org/

Jewish Community Center

Is launching its new state-of the-art E-Sports Arena, which will offer online tournaments, clinics, and open play most evenings.

For a schedule of opportunities, visit:

https://www.jccyoungstown.org/esports

Contact Zach Gagliardi at zgagliardi@jewishyoungstown.org

with any questions.

505 Gypsy Lane

Youngstown

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Throughout Mahoning County, there are free and anonymous boxes to drop off unused, unwanted medication. These drop off boxes are intended to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in resident’s homes and decrease prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers.

These drop off boxes are available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week unless otherwise noted and will accept prescription pills and medication patches. No needles, syringes, inhalers, creams or liquids please.

  • Akron Childrens Hospital

6505 Market Street, Building A

Boardman, OH 44512

  • Mahoning County Sheriff's Office

110 Fifth Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44503

  • Austintown Township Police Department

92 Ohltown Road

Austintown, OH 44515

  • Milton Township Police Department

15992 Milton Avenue

Lake Milton, OH 44429

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

*does not accept patches

  • Beaver Township Police Department

601 West South Range Road

North Lima, OH 44452

  • New Middletown Police Department

10711 Main Street

New Middletown, OH 44442

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

  • Boardman Township Police Department

8299 Market Street

Boardman, OH 44512

  • Poland Government Center

3339 Dobbins Road

Poland, OH 44514

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

  • Canfield Police Department

104 Lisbon Street

Canfield, OH 44406

  • Sebring Police Department

135 E. Ohio Avenue #1

Sebring, OH 44672

  • CVS Pharmacy

2846 Mahoning Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44509

Available during store hours

  • Springfield Township Police Department

3475 E. South Range Road

New Springfield, OH 44443

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

  • CVS Pharmacy

601 East Main Street

Canfield, OH 44406

Available during store hours

  • Struthers City Hall

6 Elm Street

Struthers, OH 44471

  • Giant Eagle Pharmacy

525 East Main Street

Canfield, OH 44406

  • Youngstown State University Police Dept.

266 West Wood Street

Youngstown, OH 44555

  • Goshen Police District

14003 South Range Road

Salem, OH 44460

  • St. Elizabeth Hospital – Boardman

8401 Market Street

Boardman, OH 44512

Located in Emergency Department by Public Entrance

  • Lowellville City Hall

140 E. Liberty Street

Lowellville, OH 44436

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

  • St. Elizabeth Hospital – Youngstown

1044 Belmont Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44501

Located in Emergency Department by Public Entrance

  • Walgreens Pharmacy

7295 Market Street

Boardman, OH 44512

Register to vote or update your voter registration online:

To register or update your registration online you will need to provide the following:

•Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number

•Name

•Date of Birth

•Address

•Last four digits of your Social Security number

https://ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/site/residents/resources/register-to-vote-or-update-your-registration

To get started:

https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/

Waivers are one way to pay for services that support someone with developmental disabilities living on their own, with family, with a roommate, or with a provider through Ohio Shared Living. The department administers three different waivers: the Individual Options Waiver, the Level One Waiver, and Self-Empowered Life Funding Waiver.

See how DODD waivers differ from one another

https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/waivers-and-services/waivers/waiver-comparison

The Individual Options is often called the IO Waiver for short. The IO Waiver is a more comprehensive waiver. It can be a good fit for people who may need a lot of help in their home, or for people who need many different kinds of services.

https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/waivers-and-services/waivers/0-io-waiver

The Level One Waiver is a good fit for people who do not need many paid support staff to provide services.

https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/waivers-and-services/waivers/2-level-one-waiver

The Self-Empowered Life Funding Waiver is usually called the SELF Waiver for short. The SELF Waiver is good fit for people who want to be in charge of some of their services.

https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/waivers-and-services/waivers/1-self-waiver

Western Reserve Independent Living Center

Services the needs of persons with any disabilities and any age in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull County through advocacy, information referral, monthly activities, peer support, emergency preparedness. Need to fill-out application.

http://www.wrilc.org/core_services.aspx

Contact:

Debbie Morris (330)372-3325

debbie@wrilc.org

These free apps are incredibly helpful resources for people living with disabilities. Check them out:

•SwiftBraille. A free soft keyboard app that allows visually impaired users to type using braille.

https://en.swiftbraille.com/

•Be My Eyes. A free app that connects visually impaired people with sighted folks who can act as their eyes when they have a question about something.

https://www.bemyeyes.com/

•Access Earth. A free website being developed into an app that shows you accessible places in your neighborhood.

https://www.bemyeyes.com/

•Toilet Finder. A free app that lets you search for accessible, free toilets near you.

•Roger Voice. A free app that turns speech to text and text to speech in real time to allow you to make and receive phone calls.

https://rogervoice.com/en/

•Dragon Anywhere. A free mobile dictation app that turns your speech to text.

https://www.nuance.com/dragon/dragon-anywhere.html

•Autism Apps. A free app that provides a list of apps for people with autism, Down Syndrome, and other special needs.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/autism-apps/id441600681

Home Energy assistance program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded grant that is administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency. It is designed to help income-qualified consumers with their home energy bills. To use HEAP, your total household income must be at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level. The program is currently available through June 1. You can access additional information on the HEAP program here.

Also, a consumer can apply for the program here.

The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel website provides additional information regarding the suspension of utility disconnections here. Also, the OCC offers virtual presentations on utilities during the COVID crisis, consumer protections, or energy efficiency.

HEAP Winter Crisis Program - Mahoning

1325 Fifth Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44504

(330) 747-7921 x1126

www.mycaphelp.com

Component of HEAP provides assistance once per heating season to eligible households that are disconnected, threatened with disconnection, or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel. Winter Crisis is Nov 1-Mar 31, Summer Crisis is July 1-August 31.

Summer Crisis Cooling Program - Mahoning

1325 Fifth Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44503

(330) 747-7921

www.mycaphelp.com

Assists eligible families with their electric bills and/or purchase of air conditioners during the summer months

PIPP Plus - Mahoning County

1325 Fifth Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44503

(330) 747-7921

www.mycaphelp.com

Provides eligible households an extended payment arrangement that requires gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income.

Energy Efficiency kits:

Fellow Customers of FirstEnergy’s Ohio Utilities can receive a free energy efficiency kit.

Order by calling 866-768-9789 or online at

www.OhioKit.com/share

Protestant Family Services

Assistance with

◦Utility bills to prevent disconnection or to restore service

◦Life-sustaining medication

•Major appliances & furniture (if available)

496 Glenwood Ave. Suite 115

Youngstown, Oh 44502

Jackie Burley (330)746-4600

pfsjib@gmail.com

by appointment only call first M-Th 9-4, closed 12-1.

https://protestantfamilyservice.com

General

Youngstown State University Dental Clinic

Cushwa Hall 1226

Call for appointment (330)941-3342

Dental oral exams, teeth cleaning, x-rays if needed, sealants free of charge. Parking is $5.00  Appointments take about 3 hours and are scheduled M-F at 8:00 am, M, W, F at 12:30pm, T, Th at 1:00 pm. Program runs from September to April.

Mercy Health Youngstown Dental Clinic

1001 Covington Street

Youngstown, Ohio 44510

www.mercy.com

Provide dental care, preventative care, fillings, extractions.