Community Outreach Resources and Education

State of Ohio COVID-19 Information Page

COVID-19 in Ohio: Resources & Ways to Help

The Lucas County COVID-19 Emotional Support Line 419-442-0580

Ohio Heroes 419-841-6781 – offers free counseling and support to front-line medical professionals

We share this Community Outreach Resources and Education (C.O.R.E) information because we don’t believe one should have to go to a church to get help when one is struggling. *Note* Not of all of these links have been vetted beyond that the services are either independent of any sectarian church or are government provided. Services can and do vary by agency.

Alcohol and Addiction Recovery

SMART Recovery – science based tools to help with alcohol and drug addiction

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)– a network of autonomous, non-professional local groups, dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety/abstinence from alcohol and drug addiction, food addiction and more.

Secular Alcoholics Anonymous – information and meeting listings for non-theistic verison of AA.

AA Beyond Belief – regular meeting in Toledo based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model without the religious part.


EqualityToledo – works to eliminate discrimination in our region based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression through education, activism, and other anti-defamation efforts. Also has a community food pantry.

TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support, and advocacy, which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.

Health and Human Services

YWCA of Toledo Domestic Violence Shelter
Crisis Line (419) 241-7386 or (888) 341-7386

The Cocoon Shelter – Located in Bowling Green. Exists to provide safety, healing, and justice across the lifespan for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their children, and all of those affected by abuse. 24/7 Help Line 419-373-1730

Safety Net  – the only 24-hour emergency shelter for Runaway Homeless Youth (RHY) in Northwest Ohio  who are between the ages of 12 to 17. Youth and community members can call or text Safety Net 24 hours a day at: 419-206-0926

Neighborhood Health Association – puts health within reach of all community members, regardless of the ability to pay, through equal access to quality medical care and educational and support services essential for well-being of body and mind.

Ohio Job and Family Services – One stop place to find government provided social welfare services.

PathStone – not-for-profit community development and human service organization serving Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Vermont.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

Mental Health

Secular Therapy Project – The purpose of the Secular Therapy Project is to help connect non-religious or secular persons who need mental health services with outstanding mental health professionals, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and others. Using our system is simple and requires very little information from you. Our goal is to protect your confidentiality until you find a therapist to correspond with or to work with.

Nami of Greater Toledo – Promote wellness for individuals and family members in Greater Toledo who are living with mental health issues and illness through education, support, and advocacy. For immediate crises call 419-255-9185. For information about services available in Lucas County call 419-255-3125

Zepf Center– Creating hope & recovery through integrated person-centered services. 419-841-7701 Or 1-866-558-3363

Ohio Guidestone – offers services for mental health, substance use disorder, family care, foster care, juvenile justice, residential treatment, home-based counseling, job training and more. This provider is faith-based but the group has a strong diversity and inclusion statement and a person with the group told us that while they were founded by the Methodists they don’t require people to partake in any religious rituals to obtain services. Use the website link or call 1-844-622-5564

Food Pantries

The Brown Bag Food Project – a local non-profit that seeks to address issues of food insecurity in Wood County, Ohio.

Sylvania Area Family Services – organized to provide support services that strengthen families in the greater community. Limited to certain zip codes – check the website for details.

FOP Food Pantry – The food pantry operates monthly on the third Wednesday of each month. The gate opens at 11:00 a.m. and food distribution starts at 1:00 p.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m. We also provide emergency baskets as needed. Food baskets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

9501 Jerusalem Rd. Curtice, OH 43412
Food Pantry Service Phone:(419) 836-1210

5700 Monroe St. Ste. 307 Sylvania, OH 43560
(567) 585-0095

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) – non-profit regional law firms that provide high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.