BASIC NEEDS

Food

Coshocton County Senior Center
201 Brown’s Lane
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-4852
A hot, nutritious meal is served at the center noon daily M-F for ages 60 and older, a $2 voluntary contribution is suggested.  Lunch for those under 60 is a charge of $4.50. Home delivered meals can be delivered M-F, call April to enroll and register, no income guidelines and a $2 voluntary contribution per meal is suggested.
Produce Day, the first Tuesday of the month at 1p.m., free for those 60 and over who live in Coshocton County. Commodity Supplemental Food Program, for Coshocton County residents, age and income guidelines must be met. Application is required. Frozen food is the third Wednesday of the month dependent on availability and a $2 voluntary contribution is suggested.

Helping Hands
Conesville United Methodist Church
196 State Street
Conesville, Ohio 43811
Phone: 740-680-5605
Open the third Thursday of each month to help people get through the rest of the month. Food and misc. items are given out to those in need.

Journey’s End Ministries
205 River Street
Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832
Phone: 740-498-5772
Open to Coshocton County residents. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 – 11 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m. They are closed if local schools close due to weather.

Martha’s Cupboard
54233 White Eyes Township Road 172
Fresno, Ohio 43824
Phone: 740-545-6422
The third Saturday of every month at the Fresno United Methodist church from 10 – 11:30 a.m. This cupboard provides cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies and baby diapers to those who have a financial need. To sign up and participate, a driver’s license, a current bill with name and address on it, and birth certificates for any children under 18 is required.

New Life Ministries
727 S 7th St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Contact: Mark Granger
Phone: 740-622-2181
Open the third Thursday of each month. Participants must sign up any Thursday of the month from 9 – 11 a.m. at the church.
No sign up on the third Thursday due to food distribution happening at that time. They offer staple foods.

Salvation Army
219 North Fourth Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-0971
Captains Tom and Victoria Clark
Food pantry Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Thursdays 10 a.m. – noon). The food pantry is by appointment. Walk-ins welcome for the shareable table. Features bread, pastries and produce.

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank
3960 Brookham Dr.
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Phone: 614-277-FOOD
Website: midohiofoodbank.org
Email: info@midohiofoodbank.org
A refrigerated truck brings items such as fresh produce, eggs, milk, bread, etc. Distribution site changes from month to month in the county. Participants are invited to shop for free and will need to bring their own bags to carry items home. It is open to individuals and families who live in Coshocton County and meet income guidelines.

The Upper Room Assembly and Worship Center
331 Main Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-610-0082
Website: theupperroomag.org
They have a food pantry and produce on the third Wednesday of each month. They also have an emergency food pantry all month.

Housing

Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority
(Income-based)
823 Magnolia St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-6300
Hours: Monday through Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Provides housing and housing assistance for those who qualify in Coshocton County. Applications can be obtained at the office.

Heritage Apartments
In cooperation with Kno-Ho-Co Ashland’s Affordable Housing Program
1520 North St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-1412
Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland’s Affordable Housing Program offers housing opportunities for low to moderate
income individuals and families and seeks to provide decent, safe, and affordable permanent housing to those in need.

Hope House (Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse)
Office Phone: 740-622-8504
Helpline: 740-622-9533
E-mail: firststepcosh@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.firststepcoshocton.org
Temporary housing for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. An outdoor pet shelter is also available and the service is free. The shelter is at an undisclosed location.

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission
120 N 4th St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-9801
Website: www.knohoco.org
Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland’s Emergency Services provides assistance to those in a crisis situation with rental assistance or utility assistance.  The Emergency Shelter Program provides emergency housing to the homeless through emergency shelters. The Homelessness Crisis Response Program assists with homelessness prevention assistance to at-risk individual or families.

Clothing

Church of Christ
1800 Chestnut Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-5461
Features a clothing room every Thursday from 9 – 11 a.m.

Journey’s End Ministries
205 River Street
Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832
Phone: 740-498-5772
Open to Coshocton County residents. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 – 11 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m. They are closed if local schools close due to weather.

Salvation Army
219 North Fourth Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-0971
Captains Tom and Victoria Clark
Clothing room is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Thursdays 10 a.m. – noon.)

Other Services

American Red Cross
416 Main Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-844-2017
Executive Director: Matt Riddle
E-mail: matthew.riddle@redcross.org
The American Red Cross helps to provide relief and safety to disaster victims and to also help residents prevent and prepare for all emergencies. They also help victims of disaster by providing blood from around the country. To schedule a blood donation, go to www.redcross.org. Call their 800 number for scheduling a blood appointment, finding a class, or emergency messaging for military families. Offers Safety City, Lifeguard certification, and learn to swim classes.

Coshocton Community Center
201 Brown’s Lane
Coshocton, Ohio, 43812
Phone: 740-502-8452
Their mission is to provide a community learning, support, and recovery center. In order to serve and engage individuals with dignity, compassion, and respect, by sharing our community strengths through collaboration to resolve life’s challenges together.

Coshocton County Department of Job and Family Services
725 Pine St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-1020
Director: Danny Brenneman
Website: www.coshoctonjfs.org
Hours: Monday – Friday  7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Their mission is to provide individuals and families with the respect, encouragement, support, and assistance necessary to achieve an improved quality of life. See their website for all of their programs offered.

HEAP (Assistance with Utility Bills)
120 N. 4th St.
Coshocton, OH, 43812
Phone: 740-622-9801
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to income eligible households that are threatened with disconnection from their heating source, or have already had service disconnected.  The Winter Crisis Programs operates November – March each heating season.  Those households serviced by a PUCO-regulated utility are encouraged to sign up for the Percentage of Income Payment Plus Plan (PIPP Plus) as an alternative method of home heating assistance. A Summer Crisis Program is also offered in the summer months to assist with helping vulnerable populations with their cooling needs.

MAD (Make a Difference)
Contact: Karen Casey
1547 Adams St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-610-0983
E-mail: makeadifferencecoshocton@yahoo.com
Assistance available includes: Baby formula, baby cereal, baby food, diapers, used clothes of all sizes, home furnishings and appliances when donated, food, Veteran’s baskets on Veteran’s Day, care packages to local soldiers serving outside of the country, and help for homeless.

Salvation Army
219 North Fourth Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-0971
Captains Tom and Victoria Clark
Offers gas bill and electric bill assistance when funding is available. Please make appointment for assistance.

United Way of Coshocton County
402 Main St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-4567
Executive Director: Lyn Mizer
E-mail: director@coshoctonunitedway.org
Website: www.coshoctonunitedway.org
The mission of the United Way is to unite neighbors and resources to positively impact lives in Coshocton County. They currently support 14 agencies and four Community Impact Initiatives.

Transportation

Coshocton County Coordinated Transportation Agency
401 Main St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-7139
E-mail: transportation@coshoctoncounty.net
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/transportation
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Requests 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Pick-up times: 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Director: Valerie Shaw
Available to county residents who are affiliated with local social service agencies, senior citizens who have medical needs, and private pay individuals. Their mission is to ensure that county residents have access to transportation for health care, employment, and daily living needs.

High Caliber Cab
552 Wilson Ave.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-575-6564

Shelly’s Taxi
1715 South Lawn Ave.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-4203

Child Care

Childcare Central
619 Main St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-623-0443
Hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Accepts infant through school-aged children.

Coshocton County Head Start Inc.
3201 CR 16
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-9537
Director: Susan Craddock
Email: scraddock@ccheadstart.org
Part day, early head start, and home-based early head start

Kids Campus
468 Browns Lane
Coshocton, OH, 43812
Phone: 740-622-3542
Hours: 5:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Accepts infant through school-aged children and preschool.

Learning Garden
231 Pine St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-9797
Hours: 5:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Accepts infant (6 weeks) through school-aged children

Precious Treasures
Located in the West Lafayette United Methodist Church
122 W Union Ave.
West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: 740-545-6082
Website: westlafayetteumc.org/precious-treasures
Director: Francie Shuck
Hours: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. M-F
Accepts infant through school-aged children.

Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers

Parent and Child Resources

Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. College Access Program
405 W. Russell Ave.
West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: 740-502-6345
Executive Director: Brian Crilow
E-mail: bcrilow@columbus.rr.com
Advisors: Coshocton: Nancy Hatem; Ridgewood: Brian Crilow; River View: Lynn Hill
The Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. Career and College Access Program provides FREE career and college assistance to all schools, students and parents in Coshocton County to help students reach their career goals.  Programs in grades K-12 include both individual and group assistance.  A few of the programs include the Coshocton Kiwanis Club Coshocton C.A.R.E.S College Fair each October, College Financial Aid Workshops, FAFSA assistance, college and industry visits, career days featuring various career professionals to share information with students and Reading Buddies in grades K-1.

Coshocton ASPIRE Program
Adult Basic and Literacy Education
Coshocton County Job and Family Services
725 Pine St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-295-7411
Located in the lower level of the building. Offered Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Assists area adults without their high school diploma with improving skills and GED test preparation. Students must be 19 years old or older or 16 – 18 with a withdrawal form approved and signed by the home school district.

Creative Options
Located at Family & Children First Council
724 S. 7th St Rm 135
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Multi-System Youth Coordinator: Amy Boal
Phone: 740-295-7325
Email: amyboal@coshoctoncounty.net
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/family
Creative Options works with families, agencies and schools to help youth achieve success at home and school.

Teacher Resources

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
Zanesville Office
205 N. 7th St.
Zanesville, OH, 43701
Phone: 740-452-4518
Website: www.mvesc.org
Superintendent: David Branch
A nationally-accredited regional resource center for schools in Coshocton and surrounding counties. Operates 27 preschool classrooms and 54 special education and at-risk classrooms for their client school districts. They serve nearly 2,000 teachers in 17 school districts as well as nearly 31,000 students.

Employment

Workforce Development
Coshocton Job and Family Services
725 Pine St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Contact: Lynn R. Jacobs
Phone: 740-295-7516
Website: www.coshoctonjfs.org
Provides job training and academic services to eligible county residents ages 16 and up and to those affected by permanent lay-off or plant closings.

Health Services

Coshocton City Health Department
400 Browns Lane
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-1736
City Health Commissioner: Dr. Wendy Redmond, MD
Website: www.cityofcoshocton.com
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The mission of the Coshocton City Health Department is to ensure the optimal health status of all Coshocton City residents. Serves residents in the city and those within a 10-mile radius of city limits.

Coshocton County Health Department
724 S 7th St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-1426
Health Commissioner: Steve Lonsinger
Phone: 740-622-1426
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/health
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The mission of the Coshocton County General Health District is to protect, promote, and improve the health of Coshocton County residents. They offer a variety of programs. More information available on their website.

Parenting and Pregnancy Resources

Coshocton County Family & Children First Council
724 S. 7th St Rm 135
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-3760
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Director: Leane Rohr
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/family
Comprised of public and private agencies who provide services to families, children, and the community which include health and safety, family enrichment, parent education, mental health, child and youth services, and substance abuse prevention.

Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative
324 Chestnut St.
Coshocton, OH, 43812
Chairman: William Johnson
E-mail: info@coshoctonfathers.org
Website: www.coshoctonfathers.org
Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative believes fathers are an essential piece in their child’s life. Their goal is to strengthen the family unit through engaging and empowering fathers and father figures to be involved in their children’s life. To see various programs offered by CCFI, visit their website.

Coshocton County Help Me Grow
23720 Airport Road
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-1552
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/family/help-me-grow or helpmegrow.ohio.gov
A program for expectant parents, newborns, infants, and toddlers providing health and developmental services so that children can start school healthy. All newborns and their families are eligible from birth to three years old.

Coshocton County WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
Coshocton County Health Department
724 S 7th St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-2929
E-mail: WICCoshocton@odh.ohio.gov
Hours: Monday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Provides nutrition education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals for income-eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, non-breastfeeding mothers up to six months postpartum, bereaved mothers up to six months postpartum, and infants and children up to age five.

Family PACT
324 Chestnut St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-6208
Website: www.coshoctonfathers.org/family_pact
Email: familypact@yahoo.com
PACT’s goal is to help improve family relationships by providing safe and comfortable environments for resolving differences. They are committed to support children and families who have been affected by divorce, separation, abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.

Maternal/Child Health Center
Coshocton County Health Department
724 S Seventh St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-2999
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/mchc
Their goal is to eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes, and improve the health of women, infants, and children served by the center by providing immunizations and well child physicals.

Nurturing Families of Coshocton
Located at Family & Children First Council
724 S. 7th St Rm 135
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Director: Suzanne Tupper
Phone: 740-295-7322
Email: Suzietupper@coshoctoncounty.net
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/family
A family-centered initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills in families of Coshocton County. Programs feature activities to build parenting skills and family nurturing time. Each program is designed to correspond with the developmental age level of children.

Pregnancy Distress Center
819 Main St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-3808
Offers free maternity/baby clothing and baby items. Open Tuesday nights from 6–8 p.m. Or by appointment if needed.

Prenatal Clinic
Coshocton County Health Department
724 S 7th St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-2999
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/mchc/prenatal-care
They offer care for pregnant women. Postpartum exams and contraception is also provided as well nutritional counseling, education, and referrals to community resources.

Special Needs and Disability Assistance

Coshocton Community Housing Inc.
CEO: Steve Champagne
646 Chestnut St.
Coshocton, OH, 43812
Phone: 740-622-2674
Email: schampagne@roadrunner.com
Provides traditional housing for individuals with disabilities and are specifically designed to meet their needs. Individuals can choose to live with one or two others and share the costs of the home. To be eligible, an individual must qualify for services from the Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities. They are a nonprofit housing corp. that helps persons with developmental disabilities.

Coshocton County Board of DD (Disability service to all ages)
23720 Airport Road
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Superintendent: Steve Oster
Phone: 740-622-2032
Website: www.coshdd.org
Their mission is to embrace individuals with disabilities and incorporate them into the community. They have been enriching lives of those with disabilities and their families with a variety of programs since 1965. See their website for information on the programs they offer.

Coshocton County Handicapped Society
1005 Main St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-623-8001
Contact: President Candy Angle
Their mission is to help individuals with certain handicaps realize and maximize their full potential. They assist these residents in living a quality life in and with their community. Has free equipment rentals and ramp building.

Echoing Hills Residential Center
36272 CR 79
Warsaw, Ohio 43844
Phone: 740-327-3325
They are a residential home that provides beds for 24 individuals with disabilities. Services include adult day support, habilitation/active treatment, medical/health care supports, transportation, and financial matters.

Hopewell Industries
637 Chestnut St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-3563
Website: hopewellindustries.org
Their mission is to support integrated services in the community through empowering individuals to reach their full potential by providing employment, social, and recreational opportunities.

Hopewell School
23720 County Road 202
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-2032
Their mission is to provide an equal and appropriate education to the children of Coshocton County with disabilities so that they may grow into adults who have goals and dreams that are within their reach. The staff strives through education and other services and support to provide children with the opportunity to share their gift and to contribute to their community.

Society for Equal Access
1458 Fifth St NW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Phone: 330-343-9292
Website: seailc.org
Their mission is to serve people with disabilities in all age groups. They offer a five core service: advocacy, peer support, referral, transition, and independent living skills. They are a non-profit organization operated by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Serves Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas County.

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