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Assisting Hands Westlake - Serving all Northwest Ohio
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Address:

26202 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44001

Phone:

(440) 534-4109 Ext. 102

Hours:

24 hours a day.

Eligibility:

Private Pay - starting 30$ for 4 Hours minimum and 2 Hour care for flat rate of 80$.

Info:

Assisting Hands specialize in companionship, bathing/dressing, light meal preparation, housekeeping and medication/exercise compliance in your home. Call today for a free consultation.     

Buckeye Affordable Connectivity/ Discount Internet Program
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Address:

774 Crossings Road, Sandusky, OH 44870

Eligibility:

Income at or below 200% FPGL
Participates in SNAP, Medicaid, Public Housing, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline
Receive free or reduced benefits for school lunch program
Received Federal Pell Grant for the current award year

Info:

Your Internet Could be FREE! 100 Mbps internet with a $30/month credit, No equipment fees, $100 tablet for $10.01. Call or Visit the Brainiacs Tech Hub with Buckeye Broadband for more information! Click here to apply. 

CAC of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties
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Address:

908 Seavers Way, Sandusky, OH 44870

Web:
Hours:

M-F 9a-4p

Eligibility:

Photo ID, proof of income, social security card, utility bills

Bus Line:

Green Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Hayes & Pierce

Info:

Provides emergency groceries once within 30 days period

CAC of Erie, Huron, And Richland Counties - Rental Assistance
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Address:

908 Seavers Way, Sandusky, OH 44870

Web:
Hours:

M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Care & Share of Erie County
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Address:

241 Jackson Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M, Th 9-10:45 a.m., 1-2:45 p.m.
T. 9-10:45., 5-6:45
Closed on Wednesday & Friday.

Eligibility:

Picture ID and proof of address required.

Bus Line:

Blue Line (view map); Red Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Jackson & Washington

Info:

Care & Share serves qualifying residents of Erie County, Ohio fairly and with dignity. The agency provides supplemental and emergency food (once per month) through the food pantry, clothing, linens, and housewares as available. Please visit during operating hours for additional information. 

Catholic Charities - Miriam House
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Address:

249 W Main St, Norwalk, OH 44857

Eligibility:

Emergency Housing - Women/Children

Info:

Miriam House is a transitional housing program that offers safe and stable housing to homeless, women, pregnant women and their children. 

Catholic Charities Furniture Ministry
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Address:

428 Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Info:

Furniture available for individuals and families in need. Please reach out via the phone number above for additional information. 

Church of God (Food Pantry)
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Address:

1018 West Bogart Road, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Every 2nd Saturday of the month 10am -2 pm

Eligibility:

Photo ID required

Bus Line:

Blue Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Milan & Bogart

Cinderella's Closet Northeast Ohio
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Address:

5500 Milan Rd Unit 342, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Call for hours.

Compass Point Senior Enrichment Center
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Address:

795 Bardshar Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Monday through Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm. Closed on all Federally observed holidays.

Eligibility:

Generally, participants are those 55 and older. Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

Info:

Compass Point Senior Enrichment Center is an affordable alternative for in-home and long-term care designed to meet the needs of adults who are chronically ill or isolated, need daytime supervision or opportunities for socialization, interaction, medication management and medical monitoring.  

Eagles Nest Church
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Address:

2126 Pipe Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Every other Friday starting January 14th, 2022 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Panera Bread giveaway

Bus Line:

Yellow Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Castaway Bay

Info:

Food Pantry

Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority
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Address:

322 Warren St., Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M-F - 9am - 4pm

Fathers Heart Family Church
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Address:

2211 Mills Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Fresh Produce Giveaway: Every Friday, 8 am - 9 am
Food Box Giveaway: 3rd Sunday, 3 pm - 4 pm

Bus Line:

Purple Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Camp & Buchanan

Info:

Food pantry giveaways, all are welcome. Please bring ID for pick up. See above for schedule. 

Firelands Habitat for Humanity
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Address:

7602 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

T-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Info:

Home purchase planning.  

Food is Medicine: Family Health Services
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Address:

1912 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870

Eligibility:

18 years or older with any of the following chronic health conditions: diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, BMI > 30, chronic kidney disease, COPD, fatty liver, etc.
See a primary care physician at Family Health Services (or looking to establish care with one of our primary care physicians)
Answer yes to one or both of the following questions:
• 1: within the last 12 months, have you been worried about your food running out before you received money to buy more?
• 2: within the last 12 months, did the food you buy not last, and you didn’t have money to buy more?

Info:
Using food for prevention and treatment of disease is an idea that has been around for many years. New information comes out every day showing that a healthy diet can help people achieve and maintain good health. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to purchase healthy foods with today’s increasing grocery prices. Not only can it be expensive, it can also be difficult to know what type of foods to eat and how to prepare them. … (more)

Using food for prevention and treatment of disease is an idea that has been around for many years. New information comes out every day showing that a healthy diet can help people achieve and maintain good health. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to purchase healthy foods with today’s increasing grocery prices. Not only can it be expensive, it can also be difficult to know what type of foods to eat and how to prepare them. 

Food is medicine at Family Health Services is a 12-month program; participants receive 2 boxes of fresh produce each month and work with a dietitian and their primary care providers to address any health conditions where food is part of the management.

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership - GLCAP
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Address:

127 Front St, Fremont, OH 43420

Web:
Eligibility:

To be eligible for housing assistance, participants must:

Have proof of homelessness
Be willing to come in for an eligibility appointment
Be willing to follow program rules and regulations

GLCAP can assist residents of Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood County.

Info:
GLCAP provides assistance to help those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as those who need help with rental payments. Along with housing, GLCAP offers home visits, budgeting help, community support referrals, and other supportive services as needed.
Huron Helping Hands
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Address:

820 Cleveland Road East, Huron, OH 44839

Hours:

W 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

New Day Family Resource Center
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Address:

1135 Warren Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Tuesday - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Wednesday - 11:00 - 12:30
3rd Saturday of each month 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Eligibility:

Erie County residents with incomes 200% poverty level.

Photo ID and proof of Erie County address.

Bus Line:

Blue Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Warren & Scott

OHgo - Mobile Food Services.
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Address:

2304 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870

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Hours:

www.ohgoreach.org for schedule of events, changes to schedule.

Mac Arthur Park (purple bus line)
1607 South Forest Drive
4-4:40 p.m.
Photo I.D.

New Jerusalem Church (purple bus line)
1920 Eddie Henry Way
4:50-5:30 p.m.

Orlando Pace Park (orange bus line)
1130 Wamajo Drive
5:50-6:30 p.m.

Bus Line:

Orange Line (view map); Purple Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Mac Arthur Park Stop: Camp & Buchanan
New Jerusalem Church: Camp & Buchanan
Orlando Pace Park Stop: Cleveland & Farwell

SafeLink Wireless
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Hours:

For Enrollment and Plan Changes Support:
1-800-SafeLink (723-3546)

For Technical Support ONLY:
1-800-378-1684

Hours of Operation
For Enrollments and Plan Changes:
Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST

For Technical Support:
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. EST (7 days a week)

Eligibility:

Services provided through Verizon funded through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Lifeline + ACP Plan

Unlimited Talk & Text
Unlimited High-Speed Data, then 2G‡
Up to 10GB of Hotspot Data**
Voicemail/Caller ID/3-way Calling
911 Access
411 Directory Assistance at No Additional Cost
Nationwide Coverage on America's Best Networks

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Salvation Army Huron
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Address:

820 Cleveland Road E, Huron, OH 44839

Info:

Assistance available for rent, utilities, and other basic needs. For more information please visit the website listed above. Mobile Response Number:  419-366-1721

Salvation Army Milan
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Address:

4 Church St, Milan, OH 44846

Eligibility:

Resident of Milan or Berlin Heights, Ohio

Info:

Food pantry available for residents of Milan or Berlin Heights, Ohio who need assistance with groceries or non-perishable food items. Please call the listed number for additional information. 

Salvation Army Sandusky
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Address:

3333 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Phone:

(419) 626-3862 Iola Jones

Hours:

Sunday 10:00am - 12:00am
M. - Th. 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fri - Sat - Closed

Eligibility:

Photo ID or birth certificate for all household members. Income and expense verification for all adults in household. Utilities emergency assistance available call for an appointment.

Bus Line:

Purple Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Ohio Veterans Home

Salvation Army Vermilion
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Address:

4560 Liberty Avenue, Suite H, Vermilion, OH 44089

Hours:

T-F 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed 3rd Friday

Eligibility:

Vermilion residents only, proof of residency required

Sandusky Library Afterschool Snacks
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Address:

114 W Adams Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Weekdays from 4:00 pm -4:45 pm

Bus Line:

Purple Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Central & Adams (BOE)

Info:

Afternoon snacks provided for school age children as a part of the Children's Hunger Alliance. Please stop in between 4pm and 4:45 pm, weekdays.

St. Vincent De Paul Society of Huron
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Address:

430 Main Street, Huron, OH 44839

Info:

The mission of St. Vincent De Paul Society of Huron is to assist with emergency financial needs. Please use the contact form at the website above to request assistance.

St. Vincent DePaul Society - The Catholic Parishes of Sandusky
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Address:

428 Tiffin Ave, Holy Angels Parish, Sandusky, OH 44870

Eligibility:

Assistance is NOT provided by Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Office, Holy Angels Parish Office, the priests or their personnel. It is provided solely by the St. Vincent De Paul Society on their designated days and times of service:
510 Columbus Ave in Sandusky on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 8:00 PM
428 Tiffin Ave in Sandusky on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday Mornings from 9 until 10:15 AM.
No rental or water bill assistance is provided.

Vermilion United Church of Christ
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Address:

990 State Street, Vermilion, OH 44089

Hours:

3rd Friday 10-11:30 a.m.

Info:

Emergency groceries available

Volunteers of America Greater Ohio
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Address:

1843 Superior St, Sandusky, OH 44870

Web:
Hours:

M-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Must call ahead day before

Bus Line:

Green Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

VOA/Crossroads