BASIC NEEDS

Food

Coshocton County Senior Center
201 Brown’s Lane, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-4852
Sponsors a food commodity program where eligible seniors may receive a 30 – 35 lbs food box each month filled with a variety of dry and canned foods. The program has an income guideline. Contact the Senior Center for more information.  

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, thru Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
WIC is a nutrition educational program that provides nutritious supplemental foods which promote good health for income eligible to pregnant, postpartum women, nursing mothers, infants, and children up to five years of age.

Helping Hands
Conesville United Methodist Church; 196 State Street, Conesville, Ohio 43811
Phone: (740) 829-2219
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.

Meadows Outreach
(Children’s Breakfast and Summer Lunch Program)
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Contact: Mike Bryant or Elizabeth Warschauer
E-mail: mikemohican@yahoo.com or meadowsoutreach@yahoo.com
Phone: (740) 622- 6269
Located at 823 Magnolia Street. Kids Program: Serving juice for kids waiting for school bus Monday through Friday
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.; Adult program: Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. After school program is 4 – 6 p.m.

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. They offer staple foods such as peanut butter, jelly, eggs, cereal, hamburger, etc.

Salvation Army
219 North Fourth Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-0971
Majors Steven and Hermas Pearl
Food pantry Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment.

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank
3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City, Ohio 43123
Phone: (614) 277-FOOD
Website: 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: theupperoomag.org
They have a produce market the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Their food pantry is open the third Wednesday of each month.

Housing

Coshocton Community Housing Inc.
CEO: Steve Champagne
Phone: (740) 622-3563
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.

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.
Website: coshoctonmha.org
Executive Director: Gregory J. Darr
Provides housing and housing assistance for those who qualify in Coshocton County. They have three independent programs that assist people with federal funds in renting an apartment or home. Applications can be obtained at the office or online. Birth certificates and social security numbers must be presented at time of application.

Emergency Services and Shelter
120 N 4th St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-9801
Website: www.knohoco.org
Provides assistance to those in a crisis situation with rental assistance, utility assistance, and emergency shelter for the homeless.

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)
First Step Office; 604 Walnut St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
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 (Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program)
120 N 4th St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-9801
Website: www.knohoco.org
A federally-funded program to provide homelessness prevention assistance to at-risk individuals or families with a household income at or below 30 percent of AMI and to re-house those who are currently homeless.

Salvation Army
219 North Fourth Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-0971
Majors Steven H. and Hermas R. Pearl
Helps with rent assistance.

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.

Jacob’s Closet
Warsaw United Methodist Church; 130 E. Church St., Warsaw, Ohio 43844
Phone: (740) 824-3228
Open every Thursday from 9 a.m. – Noon. Drop off donations every weekday from 9 a.m. – Noon. They accept infant through adult clothing.

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.

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 necessary.

Salvation Army
219 North Fourth Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-0971
Majors Steven H. and Hermas R. Pearl
Clothing room open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment.

Other Services

American Red Cross
245 N Fourth St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-0228
Executive Director: Marlene Henderson
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.givelife.org.

Coshocton County Department of Job and Family Services
725 Pine St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-1020
Director: Mindy Fehrman
Website: www.coshoctonjfs.org
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 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.

Coshocton County Family & Children First Council
724 S. 7th St Rm 135, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-3760
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Director: Chad Hibbs
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/family
They are 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 Public Library
655 Main St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m; Thursday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: (740) 622-0956
Director: Eric Taggart
Website: www.coshoctonlibrary.org
Their mission is to provide Coshocton County residents with books and materials for information, entertainment, intellectual development and enrichment. They offer a wide-variety of activities for everyone from infant to senior citizens.

HEAP (Assistance with Utility Bills)
Kno-Ho-Co Ashland
120 N 4th St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-9801 x1031 or 1033
Website: www.knohoco.org
HEAP is a federally-funded program designed to help eligible households who are disconnected or threatened with disconnection from their heating source. In-home application assistance is available for individuals unable to stop in or you can make an appointment for assistance at the center.

MAD (Make a Difference)
Contact: Karen Casey
1547 Adams Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 202-1024
Email: karencasey@makeadifferencecoshocton.com
Website: makeadifferencecoshocton.com
Formed on May 28, 2013 and have since sponsored many events and programs. They are a faith-based charitable community group and is operated by a board of directors.

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 organization has six main principles: to provide leadership on urgent needs, supporting self-sufficiency, building coalitions, exploring new forms of access, empowering people with knowledge and providing knowledge. It currently supports 19 agencies.

West Lafayette Branch Library
601 E. Main Street, West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: (740) 545-6672
Branch Manager: Andrea Schweitzer Smith
Hours: Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday Noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The West Lafayette Library offers a wide-variety of activities for everyone from infants to senior citizens.

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/agency/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.
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.

Child Care

Childcare Central
619 Main St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 623-0443
Hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

Coshocton County Head Start Inc.
3201 CR 16, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-9537
Director: Steve Troendly
Email: stroendly@ccheadstart.org
Part day, early head start, and home-based early head start

Learning Garden
231 Pine St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-9797
Hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

Precious Treasures
120 W Union Ave., West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: (740) 545-6082
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. M-F
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

Counseling/Behavioral & Emotional Support

Autism Support Group
Located at Roscoe United Methodist Church; 475 High St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Contact: Cheri McCullough
Phone: (740) 622-2924
Contact: Lillie Corder
Phone: (740) 623-0100
The first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Open to anyone with autistic needs or anyone who has an interest in learning about autism.

Coshocton Behavioral Health Choice
610 Walnut St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-0033
Website: coshoctonbhc.org
Executive Director: Beth Cormack
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment offered. Prevention services are also offered for those who think their loved ones may have a drug or alcohol problem.

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: Chad Hibbs
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/family
They are 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.

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/agency/family
Creative Options works with families, agencies and schools to help youth achieve success at home and school.

First Step Family Violence Intervention
604 Walnut St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Office Phone: (740) 622-8504
Helpline: (740) 622-9533
E-mail: firststepcosh@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.firststepcoshocton.org
First Step is a United Way agency whose goal is to help families who are dealing with violence. They offer many services and resources to the public.

MADD Coshocton County Chapter
Contact: Jill Hammersley
Phone: (740) 623-0359
Hotline: 1-800-552-8641
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) The local chapter can assist or direct victims as to where they can get more assistance and resources through the state office.

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Coshocton County
Thompkins Child and Adolescent Services; 1199 S. 2nd St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Contact: Tom Wilson
Phone: (740) 622-4470
Committed to raising suicide prevention awareness in the county. Has a Suicide Memorial Program each year.

Thompkins Child and Adolescent Services
1199 S 2nd St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-4470
Contact: Chris Gallagher, LSW/PCC-S
Website: www.thompkinstreatment.org
Offers group, individual and family counseling, psychiatric service and diagnostic assessments.

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
Website: ridgewood.k12.oh.us/hsCARES.aspx
Executive Director: Brian Crilow
E-mail: bcrilow@columbus.rr.com
Advisors: Coshocton: Nancy Hatem; Ridgewood: Brian Crilow; River View: Lynn Hill
Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. provides free career and college assistance to all Coshocton County students to help them reach their career goals.  Programming includes both individual and group advisory sessions at all high schools, a county-wide College Fair each October, College Financial Aid Workshops at each school, a FAFSA Assistance night each February, and College Campus Visits to area colleges.

Coshocton ABLE
Adult Basic and Literacy Education

Coshocton County Job and Family Services
725 Pine St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 295-7411
Program Coordinator: Nate Hackenbracht
Located in the lower level of the building. Offers one-on-one and small group instruction with individualized learning plans and GED test preparation. Improve reading, writing, math, science, social studies, or computer skills. Open to adults throughout the year Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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/agency/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
23640 Airport Road, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-2924
Website: www.mvesc.org
Superintendent: David Branch
A nationally-accredited regional resource center for school is 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 16 school districts as well as 30,897 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
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
E-mail: coshcohd@odh.ohio.gov
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/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. The Board of Health meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the County Service Building room 145. The public is encouraged to attend.

Coshocton County Help Me Grow (Families with children 0-3)
23720 Airport Road, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-1552
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Project Director: Seth Orban
E-mail: sorban@coshdd.org
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/helpmegrow
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.

Maternal/Child Health Center
Coshocton County Health Department; 724 S Seventh St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-2999
Contact: Leanne Rohr
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/health/mchprogram
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. For children age newborn to 12 years old.

Prenatal Clinic
Coshocton County Health Department; 724 S 7th St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-2999
Contact: Cindy Abood
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/health/prenatal
They offer care to pregnant women. Social services are provided and an obstetrician and registered nurse provide prenatal care.

PARENTING AND PREGNANCY RESOURCES

Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative
Coshocton Family and Children First Council
724 S 7th Street Room 135, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-3760 opt. 3
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 (Families with children 0-3)
23720 Airport Road, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-1552
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Project Director: Seth Orban
E-mail: sorban@coshdd.org
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/helpmegrow
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, thru Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
WIC is a nutrition educational program that provides nutritious supplemental foods which promote good health for income eligible to pregnant, postpartum women, nursing mothers, infants, and children up to five years of age.

Coshocton Fathers Resource Center
Coshocton Head Start – Lower Level; 3201 County Rd 16, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Hours: WTH: 6 – 9 p.m.; Sat: Noon – 3 p.m.
E-mail: resources@coshoctonfathers.org

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.

Nurturing Families of Coshocton
Located at Family & Children First Council
724 S. 7th St Rm 135, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Program Coordinator: Amy Boal
Phone: (740) 295-7325
Email: amyboal@coshoctoncounty.net
Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/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 necessary.

Thompkins Child and Adolescent Services
1199 S 2nd St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-4470
Contact: Chris Gallagher, LSW/PCC-S
Website: www.thompkinstreatment.org
Offers group, individual and family counseling, psychiatric service and diagnostic assessments. See their website for all services offered through their office.

SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE

Coshocton County Board of DD (Disability service to all ages)
23720 Airport Rd., 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 Linda Ames
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.

Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center
23839 County Road 17, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 824-4183
Contact: Tom Roahrig
Website: www.higherhopestrc.com
The Center provides therapeutic horse riding for children and adults with disabilities.

Hopewell Industries
637 Chestnut St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-3563
Website: www.coshdd.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
For enrollment, contact:
Coshocton City: France Berg (740) 622-5547
Ridgewood: Brian Rentsch (740) 545-5312
River View: Jeff Vickers
(740) 824-3523
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: 888-213-4452
Executive Director: Dianne Renicker
Website: seailc.org
Their mission is to serve people with disabilities in all age groups. They offer a four-course service: advocacy, peer support, referral, 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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