Helpful Information

Community Resources – easy to navigate system, hit blue “locate help” button to show contact information for assistance with housing, transportation, food, etc.  At the very bottom there is a brown “master list” button, which lists all the agencies alphabetically, showing what services that agency provides.  Please contact each agency directly for more information.

Additional Resources:

Emergency mental health assistance:  Local Crisis Line 888-936-7116;
Mobile Response and Stabilization Services 888-936-7116  Tues/Thurs/Fri  11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Family and Children First Council:  Prioritize and evaluate services, coordinate and implement processes to address gaps and promote the strength of families.  They offer Service Coordination and Wraparound Services for families of multi-system youth 419-424-7073

Transportation:  HATS  419-423-7261  Free rides to FDA lab; need to schedule in advance

Employment:  Ohio Means Jobs/CCMEP program for teens/young adults  419-429-8083

Medical:  Caughman Clinic  419-427-0809; Dental Center of NW Ohio  419-422-7664;
Medical benefits 800-324-8680 or go to Benefits.Ohio.Gov

Utility assistance:  Community Action HEAP Program  419-423-3755

Young parents:  WIC program  419-424-0720 provides free infant formula, nutritious food for expecting mothers and young children

Kinship/Adoption services:  1-844-OH-10-KAN


Additional Information

Children who meet the Federal definite of “homeless” will be provided a free and appropriate public education in the same manner as all other students.

To learn more about the rights of homeless children, download this informational brochure:
A Parents Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Another topic to be aware of:
Human Trafficking: What Schools Need to Know

Legal Notice to Families

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit. Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), families of students may object to the release of their child’s information by following the instructions outlined in the accompanying notice. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.