Helpful Resources

 

  Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services:

Provides statewide leadership of a high quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans. 

   SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems

COHHIO: Coalition on Homelessness and Housing and Ohio

A coalition of organizations and individuals committed to ending homelessness and to promoting decent, safe, fair, affordable housing for all, with a focus on assisting low-income and special needs populations

Ohio Attorney General's Office, Crime Victims Compensation:

If you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, financial assistance may be available. 

VINE: 

VINE is the nation's most reliable and confidential source for updated custody status and criminal case information. Register and stay informed.

Guide Star Platinum:

GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Click here to see Appleseed's Guide Star Profile and donate.

 

Local Resources

    Mental Health and Recovery Board: 

Ensures the availability and accessibility of quality services that support recovery for individuals with trauma, mental health challenges and/or drug/alcohol abuse and addictions

     United Way of Ashland County

Unites the caring power of our community to improve lives in Ashland County by providing connections that turn generosity into large scale good

Ashland County Job & Family Services:

Investigates and resolves issues, offers assistance, and links people to community resources that can guide them to a place of greater stability and self-support

     University Hospital Samaritan Medical Center:

A 55-staffed-bed acute care facility providing  state-of-the-art, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)-accredited facilities with equally advanced technology and equipment  “To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.” and  advance the Science of Health & the Art of Compassion

Ashland County Health Department:

Promotes optimal health for individuals and families of the Ashland Community through public health education, prevention of disease and injury, and response to public health challenges 

    Kroc Center:

Seeks to fulfill Joan Kroc’s vision by providing easy access to the arts, music, sports, and educational programming for each and every member of our community. The facility currently features a worship center, field house, classrooms, a fun zone, and a community room.  The Kroc Center also serves as the Coordinated Entry Access Point for Ashland for those in our community who are experiencing homelessness. 

    Associated Charities

Provides the peace of mind necessary to help when you find yourself in an emergency situation including short-term utility, shelter, clothing, medication, and food assistance

Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven:

Provides prevention, intervention, support, and advocacy, with emphasis on empowerment, to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking in Ashland County 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

 

Recent Updates

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Human Trafficking can happen to anyone, but some people are more vulnerable than others. Become aware of the warning signs and determine to be an advocate for those experiencing this horrible crime by visiting https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, we appropriately set aside time to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His Letter from a Birmingham Jail is one of the most moving reads I have encountered.  Many things he said over the course of his life can help us all live more fulfilling and resilient lives.  He said related to the power of love and forgiveness, We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”. Let us all remember the life, legacy, and enduring wisdom of Dr. King. 

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Celebrating the Deeper Message of the Holidays this Season

COVID-19 has changed how we celebrate this year. I encourage you to think of ways to use the technology available to make these holidays special. Use a social media app to get family together and make a craft. Send out the list of needed supplies and let everyone get what they need before the meeting. Read stories to your grandchildren over the phone or computer. Use the same to Share stories of Christmases past. Use the Netflix party app to remotely watch a holiday movie together and chat. There are still ways to celebrate this season. Find creative ways to adapt. It will help manage the loneliness you may be dealing with this year.

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