Akron, Ohio Community Resources

Akron Ohio Community Resources

When life hits you hard and you need some kind of assistance, the last thing you need is the frustration of trying to find the right place for help. It happens to everyone, especially in this unstable economy. There are many resources in Akron, Ohio and Summit County that can help those in need. The following table offers a list of resources in Akron and Summit County for food, health clinic, dental, financial assistance, housing assistance, help with heating bills, tutoring, legal help, foreclosure assistance, and more. Feel free to comment below if you know of other resources.

Organization Address Phone Site Area of Assistance
ADM Board  1867 W. Market Street, Suite B2
Akron, OH
330-434-9144  http://www.admboard.org/ Treatment for alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services
Adventist Community Services 223 Second Street NW
Barberton, OH 44203
330-848-3225 Emergency food, household goods and furniture assistance
Akron Bible Church Hope Cafe 335 South Street 330-235-4673 Voice 330-235-HOPE  https://www.facebook.com/Hope-Cafe-195235402903/ Get a meal and groceries to take home.
Akron Healthy Department – Child Healthy Clinic 66 Merriman Road Akron, OH 44303 330-375-2361  http://scphoh.org/CLINIC/DIV-CLIN.html Child health clinics, alcohol & drug counseling, WIC, health screening for refugees
Akron Urban League and Community Service Center 440 Vernon Odom Boulevard , Akron 44307 330-434-3101  https://www.akronurbanleague.org/ food clearing house- referral services
American Cancer Society – NE Regional Office 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406 888-227-6446 or 800-227-2345  https://www.cancer.org/about-us/online-help/contact-us.html temp financial assistance for people w/ cancer
American Kidney Fund 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852 800) 638-8299  http://www.kidneyfund.org/ Support and resources with kidney disease
American Red Cross – Summit County Chapter 501 West Market Street 330-535-6131  http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast/northeast-ohio-region/locations Medical transportation assistance

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA)

100 W. Cedar St Akron 330-762-9631 https://www.akronhousing.org/ Housing assistance for quality housing options
Assistive Technology of Ohio 445 E Dublin-Granville Road, Building L, Columbus, OH 43085 800) 784-3425  https://atohio.engineering.osu.edu/ Personal loans for people w/ disabilities, device rental program, sell or donate used A.T. devices
Access Step II  230 West Market St
Akron, OH
330-535-2999  http://www.access-shelter.org/shelter-and-housing/transitional-housing Transitional housing assistance for single homeless women
Akron Area YMCA: Membership: Financial Assistance http://www.akronymca.org/Membership/Financial_Assistance/ Membership financial assistance
Akron Catholic Social Services 640 N. Main St Akron 330-762-7481  http://ccdocle.org/summit-county Emergency water & electric assistance, food pantry, counseling, parenting classes, hot meals.
Akron Chapter of the NAACP 230 W Center St
Akron, OH
330-865-6801  akron.naacp-oh.org/
Akron Children’s Hospital : Public Assistance Programs One Perkins Square Akron, OH 44308-1062 330) 543-1000 Toll-Free in Ohio: 800-262-0333 https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/content/financial-services/index.htm public assistance for child care
Akron Community Foundation 345 West Cedar St. Akron, OH 44307-2407 330-376-8522 https://www.akroncommunityfdn.org/home/ awards grants to area nonprofits based on eligibility and need.
Akron Community Health Center 725 E. Market St M&W 7am-7:45pm 330-434-4141 http://www.commhealthcenter.org/ Permanent & Transitional Housing for single mothers
Akron Community Health Resources 1400 S. Arlington St 330-785-2044 http://www.achrhealth.com Medical, dental, women’s health, behavioral health and a reduced-rate pharmacy based on current income & family size
Akron Employment Services 570 East Waterloo Road Akron, Oh (330) 786-2501 http://jfs.ohio.gov/ ODJFS has joined forces with other employment and training service partners to ensure that in person assistance will continue to be provided to employers and job seekers at the following location
Akron Generals Women’s Health Clinic 676 S Broadway Suite 203, Akron 44311 330-344-6800  www.AkronGeneral.org Birth control, pregnancy care, female exams
Akron Great Food For All Trinity Church 915 N. Main St Akron 44310 330-376-7186  Email David Brown GreatFoodTUCC@aol.com Food Co-op – Approx 24 LBS of food for $30 discount food program available to all. No income guidelines
 Children with Medical Handicaps – (BCMH)  246 North High Street
P.O. Box 1603
Columbus, OH 43216-1603
 800-755-4769  https://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/cmh/cwmh/bcmh1.aspx Health care and assistance for services for children with special needs (including Type 1 Diabetes)
Akron Pregnancy Services 105 E. Market St, Akron 330-434-2221  http://www.akronpregnancyservices.com/  Free pregnancy test, free ultrasounds, free counseling, 24 hour helpline, Adoption referral, Rape counseling, Grief counseling, After-abortion support, material goods help (maternity clothing, baby clothes, diapers)
Akron Senior Info Line 330-374-0333 Everything for Senior Citizens only. They even help with meds for those that could not meet their  spend down
Akron Summit Community Action (HEAP) 670 W. Exchange St 1-866-504-7400 http://www.ascainc.org/energy.html Home energy assistance program for low-income households threatened with utility shut-off. Winter Crisis Program (WCP), Summer Crisis Program (SCP), Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)
Akron Summit County Job & Family Services (PRC) 37 N. High St 330-643-7811  https://www.summitdjfs.org/services/prevention-retention-and-contingency.html Weekdays 7:00am – 4:00 pm Help with employment related transportation, to purchase bus passes, gas vouchers or car repairs, employment related expenses like special tools or work related clothing and foreclosure assistance
Akron- Housing Division: Housing Assistance 177 South Broadway Street, Room 314 Akron, OH 44308 330-375-2366 http://www.ci.akron.oh.us/health04/Housing/index.htm Environmental Health Housing Code
Mold and Mildew Info
Tenant / Landlord Issues
Fair Housing Contact Services
DNA Housing Complaint Form
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron OH 44307 330-535-6900 http://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/index.cfm Apply for emergency food benefits over the phone including Summer food program
AkronReads 330-761-2809 www.akronreads.com/default.htm Tutoring resources
Alcoholics Anonymous – Akron 775 N Main St Akron, OH 44310 (330) 253-8181 www.akronaa.org  Men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism
Alzheimers Association 70 W Streetsboro St Suite 201, Hudson, (330) 650-0552  http://www.alz.org/akroncantonyoungstown/

Greater East Ohio Area Chapter

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio: Legal Assistance Links 4506 Chester Avenue : Cleveland, OH 44103 (216) 472-2200 http://www.acluohio.org/ Low income and need legal help for those with civil liberties violated
American Heart Association – Akron 3505 Embassy Pkwy, Suite 100
Akron
330-664-1930  Heart.org
Area Agency on Aging 1550 Corporate Woods Pkwy Uniontown, OH 800-421-7277  www.dhad.org/ aka: passport Helps the elderly get meals on Wheels, medical svc and supplies, nurses aids, etc
Arthritis Foundation 2542 S Arlington Rd
Akron, OH
330-644-3390  www.arthritis.org/ohio/ Arthritis
Barberton Area Community Ministries 939 Norton Ave Barberton, OH 44203 (330) 745-3693  www.bacm.org/ Provides food assistance, Ohio Benefit Bank services
Barberton Health Dept-Child Health/Pregnancy Care/Senior Care 330-861-7269 http://www.cityofbarberton.com/oc/health.shtml Residents of Barberton and Norton Immunizations 330-861-7269 Senior Prescription Assistance 330-861-7268 Flu Shots 330-861-7183
Battered Women’s Shelter 888-395-4357 330-374-1111 women’s shelter
Big Brothers and Big Sisters 780 E Exchange St
Akron, OH
330-376-6503  bbbssmc.org/ Mentoring children program
Bridging the Gap 1-888-643-4562 www.summitdjfs.org/bridgingthegap/ Cash Benefits,Child Care, KinshipProgram ,Repairs & Expenses ,Support Services , Employment Resource Center
Center for Nursing – ALPHA PHI ALPHA Village Clinic 730 Callis Drive, Room 104, Akron, OH 44311  330-972-6969 x 1  https://www.uakron.edu/nursing/community-engagement/nursing-center-for-community-health.dot Community clinic for non emergency, episodic, and primary care.
CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION 87 Broad Street , Akron 44305 330-535-4141 Help w/ furniture
COMMUNITY OUTREACH RESOURCES EXCHANGE – CORE FURNITURE BANK 2900 State Road, Unit 3 CF OH 44221 330) 379-3188 Voice – Answering Machine Only web: www.corehelp. org/ email: core.donation@ gmail.com Operates an all-volunteer furniture bank. Collects and distributes good, reusable furniture, household goods and bedding to people in need.furniture
CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICE – SUMMIT COUNTY 2569 Romig Road , Akron, OH 330) 861-0980 or (800) 355-2227  https://www.apprisen.com/ Bankruptcy Assistance
Copley Outreach Center 1502 South Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley, OH 44321 (330) 665-3335 Temp financial aid for medical expenses, Christmas assistance for residents
CYO and Community Services – Catholic Charities 812 Biruta St. Akron, OH 44307-1104 330.762.2961 http://ccdocle.org/summit-county Athletics, Camp Christopher, Youth Ministry, and Youth Enrichment, Adult Day Services, Home Service Project, & programs for individuals with mental and physical disabilities
Care Alliance 2227 Payne Ave Cleveland 216-781-6724  www.carealliance.org Medical care for the homeless
Catholic Social Services of Summit 640 N. Main St
Akron
(330) 762-7481 http://ccdocle.org/facility/catholic-charities-summit-county Hot meals, Food Pantries, Financial Planning, Housing assistance
Child Abuse Hotline 264 S Arlington Rd
Akron, OH
330-434-5437  www.summitkids.org/ 24 hour Child Abuse and Neglect hotline
Child Care Connection 703 S. Main Street, Suite 211, Akron, OH 44311 800-407-5437 330-376-7706 www.childcare-connection.org/

info@childcare-connection.org

Connecting families with child care
Child Guidance & Family Solutions 330-762-0591  https://www.cgfs.org/

Text 4HOPE to 741741

24 hr crisis line
City Mission 5310 Carnegie Cleveland 216-431-3510 www.thecitymission.org shelter, housing, clothing for homeless women , children & men
Cleveland Dept. Of Aging-Senior homeowner assistance 216-664-2187 homeowner assistance w/ repairs, loans & grants
Cleveland Housing Network 216-574-7100 furnace repairs, tool loans etc.
Community AIDS Network 330-375-2134 AIDS/HIV
Community Aids Network 1950 McTaggart # 105 330-375-2000 M-F 8:30 am- 5:00 pm Housing for HIV+ persons
Community Health Center  725 E. Market Street Akron, Ohio 44305 330-434-4141 www.commhealthcenter.org reduced rates on Health Care Jason Rich MD
Community Legal Aid 50 S. Main St Akron 800-998-9454 www.communitylegalaid.org Legal services
Community Legal Aid 330-535-4191 Foreclosure assistance
Community Supportive Services 630 Wolf Ledges 330-762-4663 M-F 8:30 am- 5:00 pm Housing assistance
Community Supportive Services 150 Cross St, Akron, OH 44311 (330) 253-9388 http://www.cssbh.org/ Provides comprehensive, high quality, cost effective treatment, rehabilitation, advocacy and support for recovery, primarily to persons most in need
Corrective Contacts Inexpensive www.coastalcontacts.com/ Contacts. Must have current RX < less than 2 yrs old> accepts photocopies
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 944 Wye Dr, Akron 330-867-0080 Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes Prescription Assistance – Insurance – Advocacy & Legal Resources … http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/health-insurance/prescription-assistance.html Tries to help w/ insurance and prescription coverage
Easter Seal Society 3085 W Market St Suite 124, Fairlawn 330-836-9741
FALLS CANCER CLUB PO Box 3244, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 (330) 929-2796 Medical expense assistance for cancer
FAMILY PRACTICE, ADOLESCENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION 702 East Market Street (330) 315-3706 Community health center
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 292 East Market Street akron 44308 (330) 253-5109 Food Cupboard – Tuesdays 9:30-11:30AM
Falls Cancer Club 330-929-2796 Community for those with cancer
GOOD SAMARITAN – MARIAN HALL /EDGEWOOD Marion Hall/Edgewood Community Center 760 Edgewood Avenue Akron, 44307 (330) 864-8520 Soup kitchen
GREEN WELFARE AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION 6233 Redbird Terrace , Clinton 44216 (330) 882-3396 Utility Bill Assistance
GREEN WELFARE AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION 330) 882-3396 Prescription expense assistance
GREENLEAF FAMILY CENTER 212 East Exchange Street, Akron (800) 277-9494 or(330) 376-9494 or (330) 376-9351 TTY COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR AND OF THE DEAF
Goggles 4u < Inexpensive Eyewear www.goggles4u.com/ Inexpensive eyewear. 1000’s to choose from bi& tri focals less than $50. Must have current RX. ( 2yrs or less) accepts photocopies.
Good Neighbors Inc 1456 Bingham Path Akron 44305 330-794-8832 Food center/clothing assistance CF residence 330-928-8057
Greater Cleveland Access to Benefits Coalition 216-421-1350 ext. 185 Find out what benefits you qualify for
HAVEN OF REST MINISTRIES 175 East Market Street (330) 535-1563  www.havenofrest.org/ Shelter and food for men and women, families
HEALTHY CONNECTIONS NETWORK-ACCESS TO CARE 1100 Graham Road Circle , Summit County Health District, Stow, OH 44224 (866) 706-0209 Access to healthcare
HEAP Program https://www.development.ohio.gov/is/is_heap.htm Online application for HEAP
HM Life Opportunity Services 321 W. Exchange St 330-376-5600 2 year transitional housing for single parent families
Habitat For Humanity 1177 Rosemary Blvd
Akron, OH
330-785-2700  www.habitat.org/ Housing program
Habitat For Humanity – Cleveland 6920 Union Ave
Cleveland, OH
216-429-3631  www.habitat.org/ Housing
Habitat for Humanity – ReStore 1400 Raff Road SW Ste. B, Canton, OH 44710 (330) 915-5888 Recycles & sells household & building materials
Healthy Start/ Healthy Families 330-643-7811 www.co.summit.oh.us/jafs Reduced/free health care
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK OF SUMMIT COUNTY 77 West Miller , Akron 44301 330) 253-8081 Homeless shelter for families
Info Line, Inc. 703 S Main St Akron 44311 211 or 330-762-5627 211Summit.org Free online database of local health and human services
JC’s Place 963 Wooster Road, West , Barberton 44203 330.706.9005 www.johnsonumc.org/ Free clothes toys household items
Just Think Twice http://www.justthinktwice.com Drug and substance abuse help
Juvenile Justice Clearing House 800-851-3420 Gang info
KAREN P. NAKON BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION 35765 Chester Road , Avon, OH 44011 (440) 933-7621 Temp. financial assistance for breast cancer patients
KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF OHIO 2831 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 771-2700 Prescription assistance for kidney disease
LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY – NORTHERN OHIO CHAPTER 23297 Commerce Park Road, Cleveland, OH 44122 800) 589-5721 or(216) 910-1200 Medical expense assistance
 Recovery Village Columbus  3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard Groveport, OH 43125  855-404-9666  https://www.columbusrecoverycenter.com/ Ohio drug and alcohol rehab center offers comprehensive addiction treatment led by specialists with heart and know-how
Legacy III Inc. 777 W. Market St, Akron, OH 330-375-0071 Homeless shelter
Lifeline 1-800-LIFELINE www.lifelinesys.com Elderly or home bound a personal emergency alarm response system
Light House of Hope Mission 77 Dudley Ave, Akron 330-784-7174 Missions for homeless
Love Inc of Greater Akron 330-762-1200 Household items, Christmas support and food baskets
Lupus Foundation of America Akron Chapter 2769 Front St CF 330-945-6767
MUSTARD SEED DEVELOPMENT CENTER 1357 Home Avenue, Akron, OH 44310 (330) 631-0350 Bankruptcy Assistance
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 5410 Transportation Blvd, Cleveland 800-686-2323 Birth defects
Med Assist 703 South Main Street # 211 Akron OH 44311 330.762.5627 https://infolineinc.org/ Connected you to community services to meet your needs for Summit County Residents
Medassist 330-762-0609 Emergency prescription assistance programs for uninsured Summit County residents
Mercy Medical Center Dental Clinic 330-471-5950 Dental care on sliding scale
Minute Clinic-CVS http://www.minuteclinic.com/en/USA/ Reduced rates on Health Care
Muscular Dystrophy Association 411 Wolf Ledges Pkwy, Akron 330-374-0464 330-374-0816 MS
NEON Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services 216-231-7700 Adult medicine, Pediatrics & Dental Services
NEW DESTINY TREATMENT CENTER 6694 Taylor Road , Clinton, OH 44216 330) 825-5202 Homeless shelter for men
National Association for Gifted Children 202-785-4268 www.nagc.org Info on gifted children and education (ESSA)
National Association of Health Underwriters 703-276-0220. Cheryl Powell http://www.nahu.org Helps finding health care providers
National Committee for Quality Assurance http://www.ncqa.org Report cards on health providers
National Youth Gang Center 800-446-0912 Gang info
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT 77 South High Street, 25th Floor Columbus, OH 43215-1001 (800) 848-1300 (800) 282-0880 Toll Free Energy Assistance/HEAP Hotline Utility bill payment assistance PIPP-PERCENTAGE OF INCOME PAYMENT PLAN
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 800) 332-2437 Medical expense assistance for HIV
OHIO TREASURER 30 East Broad Street, 9th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 466-2160 Personal loans for ppl w/ disabilities
Ohio Dental Options Program 1-888-765-6789 Reduced fee dental program
Open M ministry 941 Princeton St Akron 330-434-0110 http://www.openm.org/ household items, food
PORTAGE LAKES COMMUNITY COUNCIL Akron, OH 44319 (330) 376-6660 utility bill payment assistance
PRIDE THROUGH EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION 157 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard , Akron, OH 44304 (330) 761-2294 Bankruptcy Assistance
Parent Coalition For Persons With Disabilities 701 S Main St Akron 330-376-7273
Parents w/o Partners 330-258-1001 single parents support group
Portage Path Behavioral Health Clinic 340 S Broadway 330-253-3100 mental help care and assistance
Pregnancy Care 195 E Tallmadge Ave, Akron 44310 330-253-4071 Help w/ diapers, formula, clothes up to size 6T, toy exchange, help w/ Christmas
Rex’s Salvage Store 1201 S Arlington St , Akron, 44306 330) 773-8605 discounts on home remodeling supplies
Ronald McDonald House of Akron 245 Locust St, Akron 330-253-5400 help if your kids are at Children’s Hospital
SALVATION ARMY – BOOTH MANOR confidential (330) 996-4255 homeless shelter
SALVATION ARMY – SUMMIT COUNTY 190 South Maple Street , Akron 44302 (330) 762-8481 Voice (330) 996-4255 Voice Social Services Helpline, (330) 376-4850 Voice Emergency Food Line (330) 434-7423 Voice Learning Zone – School Age(330) 434-7430 Voice Learning Zone – Preschool and Child Care
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY FUND 2094 Portage Line Road, Mogadore, OH 44260view 330) 699-4124 Voice Contact Person – Dale Fraley 330) 784-3990 Voice Contact Person – Bonnie Juhasz Utitilty Assistance
SUMMIT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES 37 North High Street 330) 643-8200 330) 643-7811 Voice Customer Service
Safe Link www.safelinkwireless.com Here’s a place that will give you a cellphone with 68 minutes/month.
Save the Dream 888-404-4674 www.savethedream.ohio.gov foreclosure assistance
Social Security Administration – Ohio Federal Bldg Downtown on Main St 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov apply for benefits. To get proof of income must go in person downtown take drivers license
State Children’s Health Insurance Program in Ohio 877-852-0010 job and family svcs http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/bcps/schip/ Medicaid health insurance for families and children
Sudden Infant Death Network of OH 421 Graham Rd CF 330-929-9911 SIDS
Summit County Health Dept 330-926-5713 or 877-687-0002 www.schd.org clinic appt/immunizations/adult ahild or prenatal health/ flu shots
Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs 330-643-2879 foreclosure assistance
Summit Missions International 2569 Romig Rd, Akron, OH 330-848-9812 Missions for homeless
The Ohio Department of Insurance http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx which answers insurance questions
The U.S. Department of Labor : COBRA 866-444-3272. http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/cobra.htm Continuation of Health insurance
The University of Akron Center for Nursing 330-972-6968 medical care for low income uninsured
The Way Out Prison Ministry 2569 Romig Rd, akron, OH 330-848-0454 Missions for homeless
Toys for Tots contact Salvation Army as well for locations http://www.toysfortots.org helps with Christmas collecting and distributing toys
Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act 866-444-3272 http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/ Health insurance : which might help pay
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 877-222-8387 http://www1.va.gov/health/index.asp veterans health care
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS – AKRON COMMUNITY BASED OUTPATIENT CLINIC 55 West Waterloo, Akron, OH 44319 330) 724-7715 community clinic for veterans
US Dept of Veterans Outpatient Clinic-Akron 330-724-7715 eligible veterans
United Way 90 N Prospect St Akron 44304 211 or 330-762-7601 help w/ utility bills, getting food baskets, basic needs
VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION 148 Park Street (330) 643-2830 Basic Needs – Transportation – Automobile Payment Assistance in Summit County
VIOLET’S CUPBOARD 655 North Main Street, Akron, OH 44310 330) 375-2159 RYAN WHITE PROGRAM- temp financial assistance for AIDS/HIV
Victim Assistance Program 150 Furnace St Akron 330-376-0040 victim assistance

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