Resources for those in need


No Wrong Door Directory - Wood County Directory of Services 

United WayOhio 211 Community Resource 

Abuse

Cocoon Shelter

419-373-1730 - Non-emergencies

419-352-1545, 800-472-9411 - Emergency safe housing through the Link

A shelter for battered women and children needing support


First Step - shelter and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence

419-435-7300; 800-466-6228 crisis line

P.O. Box 1103

Fostoria, OH 44830

Offers a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal advocacy, educational services, father mentoring, support groups, individual counseling, residential shelter services, community education and more.

Christmas  

Each year volunteers work tirelessly to provide assistance to families in our community. In conjunction with Perrysburg Christian's United, The Salvation Army, and Toys for Tots, the Perrysburg Township Fire Department provides one day for families to receive food and hygiene essentials, clothing, toys, etc. Donations are accepted throughout the year and preparation for the event begins in the fall. Please contact Bob Warnimont for more information 419.250.2870


Clothing

Clothesline  

419-874-5704 

871 E Boundary 

Perrysburg, Oh 43551

Hours: 9:30 -11:30 am Every Friday. Closed on holidays. Check  calendar

This special ministry opens its doors to everyone each Friday of the month, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and by appointment. This timing coincides with the local food pantry at Grace United Methodist Church, and free lunch program at Zoar Lutheran Church. We accept clean, gently used, seasonal clothing and shoes that are distributed free-of-charge to men, women, and children in our community. Donations may be left in the marked donation bin to the right of the church's back entrance, off the parking lot. Clothesline Brochure


Education

Penta Career Center                                                                                                        9301 Buck RD

Perrysburg, OH 43551

Career services

 

Emergency

 

The Salvation Army

419-352-5918

1045 North Main Street Suite 8,

Bowling Green, OH 43402

 

Offers utility and emergency assistance, as well as offers programs such as Angel Tree, Warm the Children, Thanksgiving Baskets, Tools for School. WIC Program (Women, Infants & Children)


Food Pantries/Nutrition

Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry

419-353-5174

541 W Wooster ST

Bowling Green, OH 43402 (corner of Wooster and Gorrell)

Hours: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

or

1505 E Wooster ST

Bowling Green, OH 43402 (St. John's Episcopal Church)

Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Saturday

Please note: Before visiting the food pantry, you will need an assessment from a social service agency, The Link, your affliated church, or The Salvation Army (call first).


Free Dinner 

First Presbyterian Church

419-874-4119

200 E Second ST

Perrysburg, OH 43551

Hours: - Every 3rd Wednesday of the of month at 5:30 PM

 

Perrysburg Christians United, Inc. Food Bank and Free Breckfast

419-874-4365

601 E. Boundary ST

Perrysburg, OH 43551 (behind Grace United Methodist Church)

Hours: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Monday; 9:00 am - 11:00 am Friday Food Bank

             8:00 am  - 10:00 am 3rd Friday of every month.Free Breckfast

Please note: You must live in Northern Wood County North of RT 582 to receive assistance, bring a bill or another form of proof of your residency. Assistance is limited to 1 time per month for an adult or 2 times per month for a family. (They do not require referrals but ask that those coming for assistance really need it.)


 

Wood County Health Department

419-352-8402

1840 East Gypsy Lane, Bowling Green, OH 43402

WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants and children up to 5 years who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.


 

Furniture 

Epworth Furniture Ministry

The Epworth Furniture Ministry continues in the same spirit of compassion, concern and connection.  This ministry was created to provide quality, used furniture and basic household items to families in our community who are in need.  Only those who receice a referral from the following agencies are eligible:

  • YWCA Shelter
  • Family Outreach Community United Service (FOCUS)
  • Mercy/St. Vincent's Healthy Connections
  • TASC of Northwest Ohio
  • Cocoon Shelter
  • The Friendly Center
  • Bethany House
  • Harbor 
  • Family House
  • Zepf


 Legal


ABLE  Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, INC

OUR MISSION: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) is a non-profit regional law firm that provides high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.


Community Christian Legal Clinic

Monthly Clinic

Third Thursday of every month
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

BOWLING GREEN ALLIANCE CHURCH
1161 Napoleon Road
Bowling Green, Ohio

 

Please arrive by 6:00 pm so that you will have sufficient opportunity to meet with an attorney.

For immediate help:

Weekly Office Hours
541 West Wooster Street, 1st Floor
Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

If you have legal questions and are unable to afford attorney fees, the monthly clinic may be able to help.  This clinic is meant to provide legal help to those who cannot afford an attorney, in any area of the law except criminal matters.

 

Mental Health

Children's Resource Center

888-466-5437

1045 Klotz Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Crisis intervention services, therapy & pyschiatric services, mental health & substance abuse support.

 

The Link

419-352-1545; 800-472-9411

1022 North Prospect ST

Bowling Green, OH 43402

A program of Behavioral Connections specializing in providing information, referrals, crisis intervention and basic needs assistance.


Transportation

Perrysburg Transit                                                                                       419-872-8430

Monday through Friday: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM                                                 Saturday: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM                                                                       Sunday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

$1 for a ride and it is preferred that rides are called in and scheduled at least the day before the ride.


 

Utilities


Columbia Gas of Ohio

800-282-0880 - Call to set up a payment plan


Toledo Edison

800-447-3333 - Call to set up a payment plan


AEP Electric

800-277-2177 - Call to set up a payment plan


Vehicle


Sockman Automotive

 419-352-3607

425 Grant ST

Bowling Green, OH 43402

 

Please note: Mention you're a CMC, Century, DayMark or NovaVision employee and receive 10% off parts. Must have a referral from the GAH Committee to receive discount.