Helpful InformationCommunity Resources
Hancockhelps.org – 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.
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.
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
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.