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Resources - Adulthood

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.

HEAP Winter Crisis Program – Mahoning

1325 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44504
Phone: (330) 747-7921 x1126

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.

Mon-Thu 7:30am-6pm
Closed Friday
Appointments: 8am-5:30pm

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.