Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Happy August

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  I'm sad to say that it is nearly back to school time and our School Supply resources has been posted.

I have updated the mobile food pantry for August.

Quick reminder: HEAP's Summer Crisis Program is still available through Aug. 31st.  See article below!

Please let me know if there is anything you would like to add on here!

Otherwise, have a great week:)

School Supplies 2016

Clark Co.
Saturday, July 30th, Noon-3:00 PM, “School Rocks Backpack Giveaway”. The Cellular Connection (TCC) at 3463 E. National Rd. Springfield.   A backpack with school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be present

Saturday, August 6th, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM (or until everything is distributed).  Restored Life Ministries, at Fulton Elementary School, 631 S. Yellow Springs St. Springfield.  “Takin’ it to the Streets” festival will feature food, clothing, school supplies, free haircuts and health screenings.

Thursday, August 11th, 4:00 PM – 7:00PM at Tecumseh High School, 9830 W. National Road.  Safety Day celebration “"Honoring those First Responders Who Keep Us Safe".  All are welcome to Safety day.   Free backpacks, school supplies and bike helmets will be distributed as long as supplies last for Bethel Township residents only.   Children must be present with adult.

Saturday, August 13th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (or until everything is distributed)-“Operation Give Back”, St. John’s Missionary Baptist, 34 W. Pleasant.  Free clothing & school supplies.  Children must be present.

Saturday, August 13th, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM (or until everything is distributed)-Greater Grace “Operation Backpack”, at Virgil Mabra Park (formerly Rose St. Park), 1314 Oakleaf Ave.  Fun, food, games, clothing & school Supplies.  Children must be present.

Champaign Co.
Saturday, July 30th, Noon-3:00 PM, “School Rocks Backpack Giveaway”. The Cellular Connection at 679 Scioto St. Urbana.  A backpack with school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be present

Saturday, August 20th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Messiah Lutheran Church, 1013 E. Lawn Street, Urbana. Must be a Champaign County resident, school supplies & clothing on a first-come, first-served basis.

Madison Co.
Saturday, July 30th, Noon-3:00 PM, “School Rocks Backpack Giveaway”, The Cellular Connection at1080 Eagleton Place, London.  A backpack with school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be present

Saturday, August 6th, 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM – West Jefferson United Methodist 36 S. Center, West Jefferson.  Backpacks with school supplies, new socks & underwear.  Children must be present for backpacks, parents may pick up school supplies.  Grades K-12. Must live in 43162 or 43119 zips

Saturday, August 13th   9:00am – 11:00am Help House 122 E. Center St. London.  Free school supplies & backpacks for children grades K-8th

Catholic Charities Mobile Pantry Schedule- August

Clark County 

Thursday, August 4th, 5pm-7pm: Second Harvest Food Bank, 701 E. Columbia St. 
Friday, August 5th, 1pm-3pm:  Restored Life Ministries, Taking it to the Streets, 1117 Innisfallen St.
Friday, August 5th, 4pm-6pm: Rocking Horse, 651 S. Limestone St. 
Wednesday, August 10th, 2-3:30pm:  Roses, 2960 Derr Rd. Spfd
Thursday, August 11th, 4-6pm: Tecumseh Safety Day, 9830 W. National Rd.
Saturday, August 13th, 10am-12noon:  Clifton Avenue Church School Give Away, 1408 Clifton Ave
Saturday, August 13th, 3pm-5pm: Greater Grace Backpack Event, Rose Park,1413 Oakleaf Ave.

Friday, August 19th, 12 Noon-1pm:  United Church of South Vienna, 227 E. Main St. S. Vienna
Saturday, August 20th, 9am-11am: St. John's Church Back to School, 34 W. Pleasant
Friday, August 26th, 1-2 pm: Christ Chapel Church of God, 2404 Troy Road, Spfd

Saturday, August 27th, 10-11am: St. Charles Borromeo, 31 N. Chillicothe St., South Charleston
Monday, August 29th, 9-10:30am: Sunset Ave., Across from Southern Village Shopping Center

Champaign County

Saturday, August 6th, 11am-1pm: Champaign County Community Center, 1512 S. St. Hwy 68
Tuesday, August 16th, 10-11am:  St. Mary's Catholic Church, 231 Washington Ave. Urbana
Thursday, August 25th, 3:30-4:15pm:  Cherry Arbors, 125 Cherry St. N. Lewisburg
Thursday, August 25th, 4:45-5:45pm:  St. Michael's Church, 40 Walnut St. Mechanicsburg

Monday, July 4, 2016

HEAP- Summer Crisis Programs Currently Available

July 1st-August 31st, 2016
Utility payment assistance

To be eligible:
Must have an income under 175% FPL
Someone in the household must:
have a medical illness verified by a Physician OR be over age 60

Clark County:  1-844-356-8135
Champaign County: 937-772-9164
Madison County: 740-852-3511

Monday, June 27, 2016

Emergency Assistance Available

Clark County Emergency Assistance
Salvation Army (322-3434) no assistance currently available
St. Vincent De Paul (322-0838) can help with rent, utilities, and other various emergency financial assistance. Taking phone calls Tuesday or Friday at 10:00 am.
HEAP (844-356-8135) SUMMER CRISIS - Call for PIPP
PRC through DJFS (327-1700) can help with various emergency financial assistance, you must have an income and children to qualify.
Champaign County Emergency Assistance
Community Action (772-9164) various assistance and Summer Crisis currently available
PRC through DJFS (484-1500) can help with various emergency financial assistance, you must be working and have children to qualify.
Madison County Emergency Assistance
Community Action (740-852-3511)  Summer Crisis currently available

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2016 Summer Food Programs

Clark County

Available June 8-August 15th,  Monday- Friday:  Children ages 1-18 and an adult that accompanies them:
  • Lunch, Noon-1:00pm, Ronez Manor Apartments, 1948 Wilkes Dr. (off of Home Road)
  • Lunch, Noon-1:00pm, Sunset Hills Apartments, 924 Sunset Ave. (corner of John & Sunset)
  • Dinner, 4:30pm-5:30pm,  Inside Out, 501 Wittenberg
New Carlisle (Tecumseh School District)
Available June 6th-August 5th, Monday-Friday (not on July 4th)
  • Lunch, 11:30am-Noon at Smith Park in New Carlisle
  • Lunch, 11:30am-Noon at Park Layne Raynor Park (off Weinland St.)

Champaign County

Urbana City Schools Summer Feed Program
Children ages 1-18 can enjoy a meal at NO COST; Adult meals are $2.50

May 26th-August 19th:
  • Breakfast, 8:30am-9:30am, East Elementary, 630 Washington Ave.
  • Lunch 12:15-1:15pm, East Elementary, 630 Washington Ave.
May 26th-August 22nd:
  • Breakfast, 8:30am-9:30am,  YMCA, 191 Community Drive
  • Lunch, 11:30am-12:30pm
May 31st-August 19th (Lunch delivered by the "Climber Café"
  • Lunch, 10:30am-11:00am, Gwynne Village Apt, 719 Mosgrove Street
  • Lunch 10:30am-12noon, South Elementary, 725 S. Main St.
  • Lunch 12:15pm-1:00pm, Rolling Hills Mobile Home Park, 5579 Springfield Urbana Pk.

Madison County

London:  Available June 6th-Aug. 5th, children 1-18 yrs.
  • Lunch, 11:30am-12:30pm, London Pool, 205 Park Ave.
  • Lunch, 11:30am-12:30pm, Nazarene Church, 224 Elm St.
  • Lunch 11:00am-12:30pm, Vineyard Church, 106 Olive St.  
Mt. Sterling: Starts June 13th-August 5th, children 1-18 yrs.
  • Lunch 11:30-12:30pm, Mt. Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St.

Summer Opportunities for Children now Available!

Good Morning!
We have finalized our Annual Summer Opportunities for Children resource guide.   This shares information about local camps, recreational ideas and more for children this summer.  Click on the county you would like to view.  Feel free to print and share!!

Clark County
Champaign County
Madison County

Monday, May 9, 2016

Food Pantry Resources

We have updated our Food Pantry List for 2016, make sure you are using an accurate list as things change rapidly :)

Click Here for Clark County Food Pantries

Click Here for Champaign County Food Pantries

Click Here for Madison County Food Pantries

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities

Tis' the Season! Does the holiday spirit have you in the mood to volunteer? Does your employment allow you volunteer hours? There are many places looking for volunteers- please see below.  Or you can call 2-1-1 for more information :) If you are an agency that needs volunteers, let us know by emailing us at!

Project Woman- Clark County:
An array of opportunities, including painting, snow shoveling, childcare and after school/ weekend activities.  Call Andrea @ 328-5308

American Cancer Society- Multiple Locations:
Road to Recovery Drivers needed.  Help cancer patients travel to and from their cancer treatments.  Call 1-800-227-2345. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mary Rutan Hospital to open new clinic

URBANA CITIZEN - The Mary Rutan Hospital Urbana Clinic will open May 11 with six new providers in the community. The clinic’s focus will be on adult primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology.

“Over the past year, Mary Rutan Hospital has worked hard to recruit the right providers,” said Tom Denbow, vice president of Physician Integration at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. “Both our new and established providers understand our commitment to the health of the Champaign County community and we are pleased to help members of the community establish a relationship with a provider through the opening of our new clinic.”

The Urbana location will offer many services including:

  • Treatment of minor illness and injuries
  • Diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric conditions
  • Flu shots and other immunizations
  • General medical evaluations and wellness exams for newborns, children and adults
  • Sports and occupational physicals
  • Comprehensive obstetric services
  • Annual wellness and gynecology exams

Mary Rutan Hospital’s decision to open a location in Urbana was based on the significant increase in visits seen from the Champaign County community to their Bellefontaine locations. Increases have been seen in the emergency department, general surgery, inpatient and outpatient services, and at all physician locations in the Bellefontaine area.

“We are very excited to bring these health care services to the community,” said Laura Miller, vice president of Marketing at Mary Rutan Hospital. “Mary Rutan Hospital continues to evaluate the increasing needs of our patients from the Champaign County area and expand our services so residents do not have to travel far to receive Mary Rutan Hospital’s high-quality care.”

Located at 848 Scioto St., the new clinic will initially be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Appointments for all providers can be made by calling 937-887-0164.

Mary Rutan Hospital is a full-service, community hospital in Bellefontaine. In addition to hospital-based services, Mary Rutan Hospital operates offsite facilities for imaging, therapy, audiology, laboratory and eight physician practices.

Hospital and physician service lines include Emergency Care; General Surgery; Cardiovascular Services; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Family Birth Center; Orthopedics; Neurology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Laboratory Services; Radiology; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Sleep Disorders Center; Audiology; Urology; Nutritional Counseling; Pediatrics; Physical & Occupational Therapy; Speech; Feeding, Swallowing & Voice; Respiratory Therapy; Internal Medicine; Coumadin Clinic; Mammography; Sports Enhancement Training; Corporate Health Services; General Inpatient & Intensive Care.

Learn more by visiting

Submitted by Mary Rutan Hospital.