Partner Agencies



Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence.

OOD does this through these areas:

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) helps Ohioans with physical, mental and emotional disabilities through programs designed to help them find meaningful work or retain their career. Click here to locate the BVR Regional Office closest to you.

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired
The Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) helps Ohioans with low vision and blindness through programs designed to help them find meaningful work or retain their career. Click here to locate the BSVI Regional Office closest to you.

Independence for Ohioans with physical or mental disabilities is the mission that unites all aspects of the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD). OOD works with partners in business, education and non-profits to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities.

OOD's trained and professional staff help Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities. Referrals can be made at OODWorks.com or by contacting the local Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities' office at 1-800-207-6047 at 924 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

Child Support

The Ohio child support program provides services that focus on ensuring children receive the financial and medical support they are legally entitled to, and deserve. More than one million children in Ohio are involved in the program. By working with both parents, the program seeks to establish support orders and maintain reliable and consistent support payments. Research has shown that when support payments are ongoing, non-custodial parents are more involved in the lives of their children. Having both parents involved in a child's life results in a healthier and more responsible child. ODJFS establishes policies and guidelines for the program based on the rules and requirements of federal and state laws and provides leadership and guidance to county child support enforcement agencies. A variety of services are offered including paternity establishment, enforcement of financial and medical obligations, collections and disbursements of support payments. Ohio's child support program consistently ranks as one of the best in the nation. This achievement reflects a joint, dedicated effort involving federal, state and county agencies.

At the local level, services are provided by county child support enforcement agencies. In some counties, child support is a division within the county department of job and family services, but it can also be associated with a county prosecutor's office, a court of common pleas, or a county commissioners office. Services offered by local child support enforcement agencies include location of non-custodial parents, paternity establishment, establishment and enforcement of child support and medical support orders, and review and modification of support orders.

The child support program is available to any family that needs services. If an unmarried individual with a child receives public assistance, he or she is automatically referred to the county child support office to establish a support case. If a participant is not on public assistance and chooses not to complete an application for the program, some services such as the offset of federal tax refunds and the withholding of Unemployment Compensation benefits will not be available.

In Hardin County the Child Support Enforcement Agency may be contacted at:
Hardin County Child Support Enforcement Agency 175 West Franklin Street, Suite 200 Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-674-2269

Counseling Services

Crisis Intervention

The Hope Hotline: 800-567-4673: Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Emergency Assistance is available for anyone with a problem or crisis. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Situations dealt with include: suicide intervention, severe emotional crises, instructions on how to obtain assessment for hospitalization if a person may harm themselves or others Serving Allen, Auglaize, & Hardin Counties 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) (419) 227-8443 TDD

Mental Health & Recovery Services Board

The We Care Center Kenton Site: 419-675-2243 775 Eliza, Kenton, OH, 43326. One Stop Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are available at this site from the ASTOP Substance Abuse Program, Family Resource Centers and Lutheran Social Services. Services include Psychological Assessments, Counseling, Substance Abuse Services, Psychiatric Assessment and Monitoring, Medication Management, and a variety of Mental Wellness educational programs.

The We Care Center Kenton Site 775 Eliza, Kenton, OH, 43326. 419-675-2243

Dental Services

The dental services of the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio are provided by full-time and part-time licensed dentists, dental hygienists and support staff employed by the Dental Center. Services are provided to both children and adults. Routine dental services include examinations, prophylaxis, fluoride application, sealants, space maintainers, restorations, root canal therapy, prosthedontics and extractions. In addition to dental treatment, the Dental Center staff educates its patients about the importance of routine professional dental care and good oral hygiene habits. Educational programs are offered throughout the community at schools, daycares, community organizations and health fairs. Programs emphasize proper brushing and flossing techniques with a nutritional emphasis in oral health.

ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES
A resident of the Dental Center service area living at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level or receiving health benefits from Medicaid or a Medicaid HMO is eligible for dental care through the Dental Center. Children not receiving Medicaid benefits are seen for $20 per visit regardless of treatment. Adults not receiving Medicaid benefits are charged a reduced fixed rate fee based on Medicaid. Payment plans are available. No one is denied emergency dental care because of an inability to pay.

PATIENT RECRUITMENT
Patients are referred to the Dental Center by city and county health and human service departments, school nurses, school personnel, social service agencies and by past and present Dental Center patients. New to the referral list is our new case management program: the Dental Resource Center!

CLINIC LOCATION AND REFERRAL SITES
The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio operates three fixed site clinics, two in Toledo and one in Findlay. The Toledo facility houses 22 operatories and administrative offices for Mobile Services, OPTIONS and the Agency. The Blanchard Valley Clinic has 8 operatories with space for related activities.

DENTAL SERVICES
The dental services of the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio are provided by full-time and part-time licensed dentists, dental hygienists and support staff employed by the Dental Center. Services are provided to both children and adults. Routine dental services include examinations, prophylaxis, fluoride application, sealants, space maintainers, restorations, root canal therapy, prosthedontics and extractions. In addition to dental treatment, the Dental Center staff educates its patients about the importance of routine professional dental care and good oral hygiene habits. Educational programs are offered throughout the community at schools, daycares, community organizations and health fairs. Programs emphasize proper brushing and flossing techniques with a nutritional emphasis in oral health.

ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES
A resident of the Dental Center service area living at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level or receiving health benefits from Medicaid or a Medicaid HMO is eligible for dental care through the Dental Center. Children not receiving Medicaid benefits are seen for $20 per visit regardless of treatment. Adults not receiving Medicaid benefits are charged a reduced fixed rate fee based on Medicaid. Payment plans are available. No one is denied emergency dental care because of an inability to pay.

CLINIC LOCATION AND REFERRAL SITES
The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio operates three fixed site clinics, two in Toledo and one in Findlay. The Toledo facility houses 22 operatories and administrative offices for Mobile Services, OPTIONS and the Agency. The Blanchard Valley Clinic has 8 operatories with space for related activities Blanchard Valley Clinic 1800 N Blanchard Ste 122 Findlay, OH 45840 PH 419-422-7664 FX 419-422-7665 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Findlay Dental Clinic

Developmental Disability Services / Education

Simon Kenton School & Adult Workshop: Early Intervention services for children ages 0 to 3 years of age. Pre-school classes for both special needs children and typically developing children. Educational services available to special needs school age children. Adult services include sheltered workshop, scattered site living settings. Case management services available for all ages.

Simon Kenton, 705 Ida Street, Kenton, OH 43326 Phone:419-674-4158 Hours: 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Shelter / Food / Clothing

Ada Food Pantry: Call 419-634-5661

Alger Home Mission Food Pantry: Alger 1st United Methodist Church, 307 N. Main Street, Alger, OH 45812 Telephone 419-757-3771

American Red Cross: Emergency shelter, food, and clothing to victims of disaster. First Aid Training. 1025 South Main Street, Kenton, OH 43326 419-674-2295

God's Lifeline: Food Pantry open Monday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Thrift Store open Tuesday through Thursday 12:00 to 4:00 PM 113 S. Main street, Mt. Victory, OH 43340

Habitat for Humanity: Houses constructed or rehabilitated for low income buyers. Call for information or appointment. Telephone: 419-673-0894

Goodwill Department Store: Good discount clothing and household items. 916 East Columbus Street, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-673-0086

Hardin County Job and Family Services: Food Stamps, public assistance, emergency assistance, Medicaid and children's health insurance program. Open Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Friday 8:30 AM to 2:30PM. 175 West Franklin Street, Suite 150, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419 675-1130 or 800-4HARDIN

Helen Mabry Shoe Fund: pays $20.00 toward children's shoes (ages 5 - 16) Must show proof of need. Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-673-0280

Helping Hands: School supplies for school age children; groceries, furniture, and clothing for families and individuals with income limitations. 100 Cleveland Ave, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-673-8650

Metropolitan Housing for Hardin County: Subsidized assistance for rental housing and home ownership. Call or write for application. c/o of Metropolitan Housing Authority, 90 Delaware County, M.H.A. Telephone: 419-673-0280

Neighborhood Opportunity Center: Food, clothing, medication, disaster victim assistance and Christmas Food Boxes. Commodities available third Wednesday of each month. Open 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 115 E. Walnut Street, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-673-0729

Salvation Army: Emergency food vouchers, some assistance with utilities, gas, prescriptions. Call 419-673-1082 ask for Salvation Army Representative.

St. Vincent DePaul Society: Meals for transients, help with prescriptions and temporary lodging. Open 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. Immaculate Conception Church, 215 E. North Street, Kenton, OH

Employment Services

See also the employment section on our home page.

Area 8 One Stop Employment Services 1021 West Lima Street Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-674-2364

ADDECCO Employment Services 800-589-4587

Manpower 1706 S. Main Bellefontaine, OH 43111 800-647-3513

Acloché Ph: 937-644-3822 Ph: (888) 608-0889 Email

Spherion 216 N. Elizabeth Street Lima, OH 45801 419-224-8367

Medical & Health Services

Ada Area Family Practice: P.O. Box 308, Ada, OH 45810 Telephone: 419-634-4085

Ada Medical Diagnostic Center: 520 W. Lincoln Avenue, Ada, OH 45810 Telephone: 419-634-0641

Belle Center Health Service: 102 E. Main Street, Belle Center, OH 43310 Telephone:937-464-2190

Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center: 145 West Wallace, Findlay, OH Telephone: 419-423-4500

Children's Hospital of Columbus: 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43215 Telephone: 614-722-2000

Forest Community Health Center: 216 East Lima, street, Forest OH 45843 Telephone: 419-273-2553

Hardin General Surgical Associates: 75 Washington Blvd Suite 102, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-675-7110

Hardin Memorial Hospital: 921 East Franklin Street, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-673-0761

Katherine Johnson, MD: 60 Washington Blvd, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-673-8689

Lima Memorial Hospital: 1001 Bellefontaine Avenue, Lima, OH 45804 Telephone: 419-228-3335

Lima Memorial Professional Corp: 75 Washington Blvd, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-675-5280

Mary Rutan Hospital: 205 Palmer Avenue, Bellefontaine, OH Telephone: 937-592-4015

Jay Pfeiffer, MD: 15230 State Route 309 East, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-673-0597

Donald Reed MD: 75 Washington Blvd, Suite 102, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-675-7110

Leonard Smith MD: 900 East Franklin Street, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-674-4036

St. Rita's Medical Center: 730 West Market Street, Lima, OH 45801 Telephone: 419-227-33361 or 800-232-7762

Valley Center Family Practice: 75 Washington Blvd, Suite 104, Kenton, OH 419-673-5257

Paul Wesson, MD: 75 Washinton Blve, Kenton, OH 43329 Telephone:m 419-675-1962

Wyandot Memorial Hospital: 885 N. Sandusky Avenue, upper Sandusky, OH 43351 Telephone: 419-294-4991

Transportation Services

Hardin County Council on Aging: 100 Memorial Avenue, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone: 419-673-1102. Transportation services provided to seniors (those over age 60 to and from agency activities, and for activities of daily living, donations are accepted to help defray the cost. Council on aging also provides county wide transportation on a contract basis to Medicaid clients going to and from Medicaid eligible appointments with adequate advance notice. Developmentally Disabled adults going to and from employment also receive transportation services through the Council.

Hardin County Job and Family Services: 175 West Franklin Street, Suite 150, Kenton, OH 43326 Telephone 419-675-1130. The agency purchases transportation services from Hardin County Council on Aging and other providers for Medicaid eligible to and from Medicaid eligible services, and women in need of pre-natal services. Must have three days (3 days) notice.