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Community Resources

First Call 211

Free confidential community service that assist in finding help for individuals and families.  First Call maintains an extensive community information database from which they can refer to an appropriate services provider. 211 or 419-522-4636


Abuse and Assault

  • Adult Protective Services: 419-774-5473
  • Richland County Children Services: 419-774-4100
  • Domestic Violence Shelter/Rape crisis hotline: 1-800-931-(SAFE) or 419-774-5840



  • American Red Cross: 419-524-0311
  • Catholic Charities: 419-524-0733
  • Mental Health Crisis Help Line: 419-522-4357
  • Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services: 419-774-5400
  • Salvation Army: 419-525-2912
  • Volunteers of America: 419-525-4589
  • Community Action: 419-589-2520
  • United Way; 419-525-2816
  • Law Enforcement: 911 for EMERGENCIES
  • Police non-emergency: 419-522-1234
  • Richland county Sheriff; 419-774-5675
  • Humane Society for Animals: 419-774-4795



Food Stamps/SNAP

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services: 419-774-5400


Volunteers of America:

280 N Main St, Mansfield: (419) 525-4589



food supplement for women with children: 419-774-4560


Salvation Army

Community services/non-profits-47 S Main St, Mansfield:

(419) 525-2912 Hours: Walk-In Monday through Friday 11am-2pm Eligibility 18 or older Intake proof of Richland County residency required for each adult. (clients should seek assistance from the salvation army chapter closest to their residence).


Catholic Charities

Community services/non-profits-2 Smith Ave, Mansfield:

(419) 524-0733 HOPE pantry Hours Monday 10am-3:30pm Tuesday 8:30am-3:30pm, Thursday 12:30pm-5:30, Friday 8:30-3:30pm Closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Eligibility: Walk-in, food once every 30 days Intake: Photo ID and proof of Richland County residency (current piece of mail accepted as proof


Grace Episcopal Church

41 Bowman St, Mansfield: (419) 524-2661 Our pantry is open every Thursday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. and on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 4-6pm Intake: Photo ID, proof of residence if different from ID, NOTE! During Thanksgiving week, the pantry will operate Monday from 4-6pm and Tuesday 9-11am


Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center: (419) 886-8395

Serves: Clear Fork Valley in Richland County Hours:Monday10:00am - 6:00pmTuesday - Friday10:00am - 4:00pmSaturday10:00am - 2:00pmOur outreach center offers clothing, food, fresh produce, and a variety of community activities (games, cards, computer training, job search and preparation, household budgeting, and more). For more information, please call. ...


C.A.M.P. (Crestline Assistance and Ministries Program): (419) 689-2702

Provides a food pantry. The C.A.M.P Hours Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Serves: Is a Crawford County based food pantry. We service the area with food, pool passes, school vouchers, holiday dinners, and a Christmas program. For more information, please call. ...


Crestline Church of the Nazarene: (419) 683-1700

Serves: Crawford County. Pantry Hours: The 3rd Saturday of the month 9:00am - 11:00amRequirements: Bring I.D. We provide food and meat. We have a Farmers market which is opened to everybody. For more information, please call....


Plymouth Shiloh Food Pantry - The Ripley Church: (419) 933-2568

Hours: Tuesday 10:00am to 12:00pmThursday 4:00pm to 6:00pm The Pantry is closed when there are five Tuesdays in the month, on Thanksgiving and on Thursday (Holy Thursday) during Holy Week. For more information, please call. ...


Matthew 25 Outreach Center: (419) 961-0110

While our Ashland and Richland County distributions are on-site distributions, our Wayne County distribution is a home delivery distribution to select communities in Wayne County. All 3 distributions typically occur on select Saturdays throughout the year. Richland County Mansfield Senior High School124 North Linden Rd. Mansfield OH 44906Wayne County Home Delivery Call 330-641-9008For more information, please call....


Mosaic Church

296 Park Ave. W. Mansfield 419-524-3802 Hours: 3rd Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am and 2nd and last Fridays 5-7pm each month Intake: Photo ID Eligibility: Free to anyone in need of food.


Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

275 Grace St. Mansfield 419-526-3871 Hours: 3rd Saturday of each month 1-3pm Intake: Photo ID with proof of Richland County residency certificate or grade card for children under 18 years of age.


New Liberty Baptist Church

2705 Lexington Ave. Lexington, OH 419-989-8765 Hours 3rd Saturday each month 9:30-10:30 Eligibility: Anyone in need, up to six times per year Intake: Photo ID, proof of residency and information


Providence Baptist Church

112 W. 6th St. Mansfield OH 419-524-9032 Hours 3rd Saturday from 1-2pm Intake: Driver’s license/photo ID


 - Self-Service Food Pantriesm -


Heartland Church

2505 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd. Lexington OH Intake Walk-up, Self-serve, Hours 24hours/7days a week Eligibility Free and open to all in the service area, serving Lexington, Bellville, butler and Lucas Ohio


Fish Pantry Satellite Locations (Marvin Memorial Library)

29 Whitney Ave. Library hours Monday-Thursday 9a-8p, Friday 9a-5p, Saturday 9a-2p, serving the Shelby School District and (Shelby Police Department) (in entryway) 31 Mack Ave. 24 hours.



Amvets: Thrift Shops (419) 529-6026

1100 W 4th St. Ontario, OH 44906


Goodwill Stores- Thrift Shops (567) 215-0200 

1280 Lexington Ave. Mansfield, OH 44907


Mid-Ohio Made-Thrift Shops (419) 522-2300

1356 Lexington Ave. Mansfield, OH 44907


Pumphouse Thrift Store- (419) 521-4726

1399 Ashland Rd. Mansfield, OH 44905


What Goes 'Round-Thrift Shops-(419) 522-2890

113 N Main St. Mansfield, OH 44902


D & S Thrift Shop-(419) 709-9216

405 Ashland Rd. Mansfield, OH 44905


Salvation Army-Thrift Shops-(419) 525-2912

47 S Main St. Mansfield, OH 44902


Catalyst Life Services-Charities-(419) 756-1717

741 Scholl Rd. Mansfield, OH 44907


American Red Cross-(419) 524-0311

39 Park St N Ste. 100 Mansfield, OH 44902


Harmony House-Social Service Organizations-(419) 522-2283

124 W 3rd St. Mansfield, OH 44902


Oasis Charity-Charities-(419) 524-0400

445 Bowman St. Mansfield, OH 44903


Catholic Charities-(419) 524-0733

2 Smith Ave. Mansfield, OH 44905


Habitat for Humanity-Social Service Organizations-(419) 524-8416

785 Lexington Ave Ste. 210 Mansfield, OH 44907


Bargain Hunters Thrift Store-Thrift Shops-(419) 522-2900

2076 W 4th St. Ontario, OH 44906


Salvation Army Thrift Store-Thrift Shops-(419) 747-9939

1070 N Lexington Springmill Rd. Ontario, OH 44906


Plato's Closet-Thrift Shops: (419) 709-9514

787 N Lexington Springmill Rd. Ontario, OH 44906


Clothes Mentor-Thrift Shops: (567) 560-5393

800 N Lexington Springmill Rd. Ontario, OH 44906


Richland Pregnancy Services-(419) 522-8862

1560 W 4th St Ontario, OH 44906


Love Our Heroes-Thrift Shops-(567) 772-0001

24 Bell St. Bellville, OH 44813


Revivals Thrift Store- (419) 903-0303

345 Orange St. Ashland, OH 44805


St Vincent DePaul Society-Thrift Shops-(419) 281-1195

147 Pleasant St. Ashland, OH 44805


Shelby Thrift Store-Thrift Shops-(567) 844-0600

42 W Main St Shelby, OH 44875


Love Inc. (Love in the Name of Christ) Fresh Start Resale store 567-333-2198

115 Park Ave. W. Mansfield, OH Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm


Car Seat Safety Seat Program-419-774-4544


Help with Utilities (Gas, Electric, Water)

Community Action/PIPP/HEAP- 419-589-2520

Salvation Army- 419-525-2912

Catholic Charities- 419-524-0733

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (PRC) for people with dependent children- 419-774-5443


Help with Rent/Eviction Notices

Catholic Charities- 419-524-0733; appointment line 1-866-861-6360

Volunteers of America- 419-525-4589

Salvation Army- 419-525-2912

Community Action- 419-589-2520



Metro- 419-524-0029 or 419-524-6533

1st Friday of the month 8-11am to sign up located at 88 W 3rd St.


Habitat for Humanity- 419-524-8361

Homeless Shelter-Male and Female-Harmony House- 419-522-2273 or 419-522-2283

Domestic Violence Shelter-The Shelter- 419 774-5840

Volunteers of America transitional homeless shelter- Males- 419-525-4589 ext. 1272


Help with Household Items (furniture, bedding, etc.)

Catholic charities- 419-524-0733

St. Vincent De Paul

Must call Catholic Charities; leave a voice message for St. Vincent’s and they will call you back-done through volunteers


Volunteers of America- 419-525-4589

Salvation Army- 419-525-2912


Help with Phone

First Call; 10am-4pm, 419-522-4636- government issued phones

Life Line/Safe Link- 1-800-977-3768

Assurance Wireless -1-800-392-3842



The Health Department 419-774-4700

Third Street Family Health Services 419-522-6191 (doctor, dental, behavioral health, help with prescriptions)


The Center- 419-756-1717 for mental health and substance use

Mental Health Crisis Help Line – 419-522-4357

Suicide – 800-999-9999 National 800-784-2433

UMADOP- substance use- 419-522-3525

Three C Counseling-substance use- 419-522-5015

Catholic Charities- 419-524-0733- assistance with prescriptions


Area Agency On Aging

Assists those who are age 60 or older with meals, training, Passport waiver services, home modifications, housing, personal care services, emergency response systems, and wellness programs.

For those under 60 who need support there is the Ohio Home Care Waiver and Project Lifesaver.


Ground Level Solutions (419) 774-0457

for insulation or energy efficiency for those who use HEAP, PIPP, or have AEP and live in Richland County.