It’s OK if you struggle with mental and emotional health. And it’s OK to ask for help. Call the Ohio CareLine at 1-800-720-9616, 24/7 for free, confidential support.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. In a crisis, call or text 988.
Toll Free Bridge Line
The OhioMHAS Consumer and Family Toll-Free Bridge (TFB) line provides referral and resource information for callers regarding addiction and mental health services, supports and organizations statewide. TFB staff members are peers who often work to help callers find the resources they need, learn about the referral process to access those resources, and understand consumer rights and responsibilities. The goal of this free telephone service is to promote advocacy, independence and recovery for Ohioans with addiction and mental health issues.
NAMI Support Groups
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NAMI HelpLine is available M-F 10 am – 10 pm, ET. Connect by phone 800-950-6264 or text “Helpline” to 62640, or chat.
Get Free Naloxone
If you are in Ohio, you can get naloxone for you, someone you know, or your organization. Help save lives! https://naloxone.ohio.gov/get-naloxone/individual
Search for treatment facilities near you and filter the results based on your specific needs.
Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available. confidential and anonymous resource for persons seeking treatment for mental and substance use disorders in the United States and its territories.
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) believes that ending violence against all people—regardless of gender—and their children requires a connection with organizations and individuals to create a clear vision and collective voice for social and systemic change.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
If you are in immediate need of assistance for domestic violence and it is outside of business hours, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.SAFE (7233) or live chat at https://www.thehotline.org/.
The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with professional crisis counselors who have access to a database of tens of thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. The service is available to anyone with a telephone: children who face confusion, parents in despair, mandatory reporters and other adults who are uncertain about the next best step when faced with questions related to abuse and neglect.
All calls are anonymous. Contact them at 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453).
COHHIO supports Ohio residents and organizations seeking guidance on a variety of housing issues: landlord-tenant law, the Fair Housing Act, tenant organization and affordable housing preservation. If you are seeking advice on how to deal with a specific issue, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Housing Information Line: 888-485-7999.
Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA).
Subsidized and Affordable Housing
Find an affordable place to call home.
Receive $1 for every $1 you spend when you shop with your SNAP/EBT Ohio Direction Card.
Food Access/ Foodbanks
If you need help finding food, visit the Feeding America website for more information.
Ohio Summer Food Service Program
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.
For more information call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479) or visit https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Food-and-Nutrition/Summer-Food-Service-Program to find a food site near you.
Public Benefit Information
Access Benefits for You and for Your Family. Explore food, cash, medical, and childcare assistance.
If you or your spouse have served in the U.S. military, you may be eligible for veteran benefits.
Energy Assistance Programs
If you’re having trouble managing your home energy costs, Energy Assistance Programs can help. Energy Assistance Programs can help you manage your utility bills and improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Low-Cost Phones and Internet Services
Get Connected to Phone or Internet Service
Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service.