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A Book and A Hug
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This website was made by a team of librarians in schools around the world dedicated to looking through children's books and bringing them to this website. On this site you can take a personality quiz and get recommendations of books based on the things YOU like! Take the quiz here: Book Quiz

Boys & Girls Club Erie County Kid's Club
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Address:

135 East Washington Row, Suite D, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

M-F 2:30-7 p.m. School in session
M-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Summer

Bus Line:

Red Line (view map)

Bus Stop:

Washington & Wayne

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Youth meals provided.

Breastfeeding and Return-to-Work Class Firelands
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South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

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Intended for women returning to work or resuming activities that make infant nursing difficult. Topics include pumping and storing breast milk, introducing a bottle, supplementing, weaning, and other tips to make a smooth transition. These are done in a small group or individual as needed. Call 419-557-7596 to register

Breastfeeding Basics class/clinics Firelands South Campus
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Address:

1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

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This class helps moms develop confidence in learning the skills needed for breastfeeding. Topics include breast care and preparation, breastfeeding techniques, maternal nutrition. Call 419-557-7840 to register

Breastfeeding Mom-Baby Group Firelands
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Address:

South Campus 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Mondays, 11:30 am 12:30 pm (Registration is NOT required)

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Free clinic to answer breastfeeding questions or concerns and to offer breastfeeding support. Certified lactation consultants are available to address questions and weigh infants. Call 419-557-7596 for more information

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

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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. 

CCAMPIS BGSU
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Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools program is a federal grant that provides low-income BGSU students who are parents with financial assistance for child care.

Celebrating Families Program
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Families affected by substance/alcohol use disorder who have an active Children Services (JFS) case. Referrals can be completed by clicking the confidential contact form located in website address link above or families can call directly with interest.

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Designed to strengthen families who may be struggling with addiction concerns. The group is highly interactive and will focus on education about addictions, family relationships, communication, healthy living skills, as well as having fun! The group will meet for 16 weeks which includes a dinner meal, a group for parents, children, and then a combined parent/child group for a total of 2.5 hours each week. 

Child Abuse Reporting: Erie County
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24/7 reporting hotline

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Information reported in the electronic form available in the link above is protected by law; however, it allows us to reach out to you for additional information as necessary. … (more)

Information reported in the electronic form available in the link above is protected by law; however, it allows us to reach out to you for additional information as necessary.

*Please do not hesitate to report if you do not have all the information. Any uncertainty you have regarding whether to report should be resolved in favor of the child’s protection.

Child Care Resource Center
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Address:

5350 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053

Hours:

M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Child Support Replacement Card
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Children with Medical Handicaps
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800-755-4769

Cribs for Kids
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420 Superior Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

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Eligibility:

Must be at least 32 weeks pregnant and an Erie County resident. If you are eligible for WIC, SNAP, Medicaid, or do not have a safe sleep environment for your child. Participation in an educational meeting is a requirement to receive a free portable crib and sheet set.

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Assisting parents/guardians with providing a safe sleep environment for children. Provides cribs, safe sleep education, and additional items. 

Dolly Parton Imagination Library
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No income requirements. Open to all Ohio children, birth to 5 years old.

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Book gifting program encouraging the love of reading and early childhood literacy. This program is financially sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Sandusky in partnership with the City of Sandusky and Erie County Commissioners. If you are interested in signing up, please use the website listed above. If you are an existing participant and need to change your address, please log-in to the website or call the Sandusky Library at 419-625-3834 for updates. 

Erie County Childcare Centers
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Listings for all centers registered in Erie County.

Firelands Breastfeeding Education & Lactation Support
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Firelands Center for Women & Newborns
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Address:

1111 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870

First United Methodist (Bellevue)
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Address:

901 Northwest Street, Bellevue, OH 44811

Foster Parenting: Erie County Children Services
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Address:

221 West Parish Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

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Foster parents provide a loving, secure, caring, and safe place for children to live. Children do best when they can stay in their own school, keep their friends, and see birth parents often, and priority is placed on neighborhoods and schools. Foster parents are part of a team including the child’s therapists, juvenile court, and additional resources working with the children and birth family.

Harbor OhioRISE
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Address:

Toledo, OH 43606

Hours:

CME Referral Hotline: 8AM - 7PM.
Call 419-352-6033
Online Referrals

Eligibility:

Harbor provides Care Coordination for youth ages 0-21 with significant mental and behavioral health needs.

Heartbeat of Sandusky Pregnancy Center
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Address:

3423 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870

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info: to offer services to help families during crisis and non-crisis pregnancies and beyond. 

Help Me Grow Erie County
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Address:

4405 Galloway Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

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info: the help me grow system offers two early childhood programs for families with children age birth-three, home visiting and early intervention. 

Job & Family Services - Childcare Payment Support
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Address:

221 W Parish St., Sandusky, OH 440870

Journeys to Success Services LLC.
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Address:

416 Braeburn Ct., Amherst, OH 44001

Hours:

By Appointment. - Please call or submit a request online via Journey's website.
Journeys to Success Speech Services is located in Amherst, Ohio and serves clients in Lorain County, Cuyahoga County, Erie County and the Greater Cleveland areas.

Eligibility:

Serving a pediatric clientele, Journeys to Success Speech Services is a residential practice that exists to remove barriers and facilitate communication in the areas of both speech and language. Currently, Journeys to Success Speech Services is a private pay facility that does not bill insurance directly. We can provide a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement as an out-of-network provider. Recommend inquiring into HSA/FSA account reimbursement as well. If you plan to submit for reimbursement, it is advised that you contact your insurance company directly to ensure you have an understanding of their policies and procedures.

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Cindy Anthony, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a seasoned Speech Language Pathologist with years of experience working with children with many different abilities and needs. Her experience began with working in school systems, where she had the opportunity to treat a variety of student needs in speech and language, including children with Autism and Down Syndrome, giving her solid experience with a variety of treatment methods.

Life's Little Lessons (Sandusky)
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1614 Sherman Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Little Free Library
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You can use this website to find locations of the "Little Free Libraries" near you.

Little Me Learning Center -- School Age
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Address:

12306 State Route 113, Milan, OH 44826

Little Wonders Presbyterian Pre-School (Huron)
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Address:

225 William Street, Huron, OH 44839

Nehemiah Center (Sandusky)
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1215 Campbell Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

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Nehemiah Partners was established as a non-profit in 2007 by a handful of local churches. The vision was to provide a safe, bully-free place for Sandusky children.

A faith-based non-profit, Nehemiah Partners offers age-appropriate activities, mentoring, and guidance aimed at spiritual, physical, and relational well being to the kids of Sandusky.

Ohio Buckles Buckeyes
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Address:

420 Superior Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

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Eligibility:

WIC guidelines for income eligibility, but does not need to be enrolled in WIC. Call for more information.

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Free car seats provided to qualifying parents/guardians after attending a mandatory educational car seat training to ensure proper installation knowledge and usage.

Ohio Connectivity Champions
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8am-8pm Mon-Fri

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The Ohio Connectivity Champions are a statewide resource dedicated to helping people with internet connectivity challenges. $30 discount on internet and phone plans available. Champions are available to walk callers through the application process. If you are unable to access a phone, you can reach the connectivity champion via the website link listed above. 

Playland Daycare (Castalia)
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Address:

314 Lucas Street East, Castalia, OH 44824

Premier Christian (Bellevue)
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Address:

770 Killbourne Street, Bellevue, OH 44811

Project Lifesaver
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Hours:

419-625-7951 ext. 6141
[email protected]

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Alert Device for elderly and children who have wandered away from home and for those whom family have safety concerns.

Project Strength
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Address:

247 Columbus Avenue, Suite 37, Sandusky, OH 44870

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Works with school districts to identify families at risk of truancy charges before formal charges are filed. Also works with families who are at risk of neglect cases filed to prevent out-of-home removals with a goal of decreasing childhood trauma.

Sandusky Library
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Address:

114 W Adams Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Hours:

Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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)

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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.

Shelly's Day Care
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Address:

1209 West Jefferson Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

St. Paul Christian Daycare (Bellevue)
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Address:

428 Killbourne Street, Bellevue, OH 44811

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St. Vincent De Paul Society of Huron
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Address:

430 Main Street, Huron, OH 44839

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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.

The Kinship House
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Address:

3924 Perkins Ave, Located in Osborne Park, Huron, OH 44839

Hours:

contact for arrangements.

Eligibility:

Providing for supervised visitation and exchanges in Erie County
and the surrounding areas

Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Erie County
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Address:

420 Superior Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

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Provides individualized nutrition education, electronic benefit cards to purchase nutritious foods from the grocery store, breastfeeding education and support, and/or manual or electric breast pumps for those who qualify,

YMCA Learning & Enrichment Center (Vermilion)
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Address:

1230 Beachview Drive, Vermilion, OH 44089