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Ohio State and Local Level Referrals
When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.
Please contact us with questions or corrections.
For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.
For reference, see the full list of disaster recovery service categories covered in the below local resource list.
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Ohio State and Local Level Referrals
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|Category||Entity||Type of Assistance||Telephone Number|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disability||Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities||Information on state and public resources for people with disabilities.||800-282-2695, press "0"|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disability||Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities||Information and resources for people with disabilities and caregivers. Support, housing, case management, and care facilities.||800-617-6733|
|Aging Services||Ohio Department of Aging||Information and resources for older adults. Senior programs and services, contact information for Area Agency on Aging (AAA).||800-266-4346|
TTY Relay: 711 & 614-466-5500
|Agricultural Aid||USDA- Ohio Farm Service Agency||USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.||Visit website|
|Animal Health & Sheltering Assistance||Tri-State County Animal Response Team||This is an emergency animal rescue team who assist in animal healthcare and rescue issues as called into play by state and county Emergency Management Agencies. Serving Ohio counties of Butler, Hamilton, Warren, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, Brown, Adams||513-702-8373|
|Animal Health & Sheltering Assistance||The Pet FBI of Ohio||Information on emergency animal healthcare and sheltering services. Lost and found pets, ID tags, spay and neuter, and pet preparedness||Online report forms|
Online email contact form
|Consumer Services||Ohio Office of Attorney General: Services||Consumer services, includes consumer awareness information, foreclosure resources, scam reporting, and consumer complaint services. Online complaint filing available.||Help Center: 800-282-0515|
Live Online Chat
|Contractors||Ohio Department of Commerce: Licensing||Online Contractor licensing verification, information on contractors, and complaint services.||614-644-2223|
|Crisis Counseling||The Hope Line||Mental health and recovery services for Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties. Crisis counseling, screening and crisis intervention for children and adolescents, emergency diagnostic assessment, and after hours care.||Emergency: 911|
Crisis Line: 800-567-HOPE (4673)
Text 741 741
|Crisis Counseling||Suicide and Crisis Hotlines||Directory of suicide and crisis hotlines, and mental health services in Ohio.||Emergency: 911|
|Crisis Counseling||OHIO Cares||Community based resources available to service members, veterans and their families. OHIOcares is designed to provide seven days a week consultation regarding behavioral health issues or concerns for Ohio National Guard members and their families.||Emergency: 911|
text "4hope" to 741 741
|Disaster Specific Information||TBD|
|Disaster Unemployment||Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Unemployment Insurance||When Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information. This assistance provides weekly beneﬁt payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.||877-644-6562|
|Essential Needs||Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Family Assistance||Information and application assistance for public financial assistance programs such as food, cash, and medical assistance. Online County Directory for local offices.||General: 614-466-4815|
Family Assistance Call Center:
|Essential Needs||Ohio Department of Health: Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program||WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Nutrition evaluation and monthly vouchers to receive free supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, cheese, milk, eggs, peanut butter and dried beans. Online directory of WIC Clinics.||614-644-8006|
|Essential Needs||Ohio United Way 211||Health and human services referral service. Online OHIO 2-1-1 database search for resources by county.||211|
|Essential Needs||Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program: Food Pantry||Serving Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington counties. Information for food assistance programs, nutrition, emergency services, transportation, housing, and community services. Online Southeast Ohio Foodbank food pantry locator.||740-767-4500|
|Family & Protective Services||Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Child Protective Services||Individuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect. To make a report, contact the public children services agency (PCSA) in the county where the child and his or her parent, guardian or custodian reside. Online County Directory.||Emergency: 911|
See county directory for additional offices
|Family & Protective Services||Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Adult Protective Services||Individuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Any concerned citizen should report suspected situations of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation to their County Departments of Job and Family Services. Online County Directory.||Emergency: 911|
24/7 Hotline: 855-644-6277
See county directory
|Financial Assistance||Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Family Assistance||Information and application assistance for public financial assistance programs such as food, cash, and medical assistance. Online County Directory for local offices.||General: 614-466-4815|
Family Assistance Call Center:
|Health Care Services||Ohio Department of Medicaid||Information on the Medicaid health care for low income residents, resources, and provider information. Information on HealthChek Services for children. Online County Directory.||Consumer Hotline:|
|Housing Information||Social Serve Housing Resource Helpline||Socialserve.com is a non-profit organization that assist tenants and agencies in finding affordable housing for callers free of charge. Using a toll-free number, callers work with trained, bilingual call center specialists to find available housing.||877-428-8844|
|Insurance||Ohio Department of Insurance||General insurance information for consumers, consumer protection, insurance agency locator, fraud reporting and online complaint services.||General: 614-644-2658|
Medicare Hotline: 800-686-1578
|Tax Assistance||Ohio Department of Taxation||State tax information for individuals and businesses, online services, tax alerts, and self help resources.||Individual General: |
Business General: 888-405-4039
|Veterans Services||Ohio Department of Veterans Services||Information regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.||Main: 614-644-0898|
|Vital Statistics||Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles||Replacement drivers licenses, identification cards, automobile registration, title services. Online services available.||General: 844-644-6268 |
Live Chat available
|Vital Statistics||Ohio Department of Health: Vital Statistics||Replacement birth/death/marriage certificates and other vital documents.||General: 614-466-3543|
|Volunteer||VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY|
Referrals Last Updated: April 2021