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.