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Agency Programs and Services

Clothing Assistance (1) outfit every 30 days provided free of charge for each individual or family member once every quarter. When available, coats, boots, hats and gloves are also provided.

Food Pantry

Every $1.00 donated purchases $11.00 worth of food thru the Mid-Ohio Food Bank! A variety of wholesome, healthy food is available twice a month. Individuals and families receive the basic ingredients for 3 meals for 3 days – a total of 9 meals. Taxable items, when available, are also included. All locations are Customer Choice Pantries.

Financial Aid/Discretionary Fund

Assistance is available a maximum of two times per year for those with disconnect notices on utilities. Rent and deposit assistance is also available.

Medical Assistance

ISS offers assistance for prescriptions, with the exception of pain medications, and gasoline vouchers for out-of-county medical appointments.

Turn the Tide

A Christmas event that includes three programs: holiday food basket distribution, Tree of Sharing, and Adopt-a-Family. Established clients may sign-up for assistance with the holidays beginning the third week of October.  Applications are being taken thru November 14 or until the maximum numbr of households is reached.  To qualify, you must be at or below 185 % of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Please bring a current proof of residency and income.  We will also require a Picture ID for the adults.  If custody is an issue, we may ask for custody papers.  

Other Services

  • Kiwanis "Coats for Kids" distribution point

  • AEP's Neighbor-to-Neighbor Assistance Program Information and Referral

  • We also provide a worksite for court-appointed community service workers and the Work Experience Program (WEP)

All services are dependent on availability; income guidelines apply.

Interchurch Social Services Contributions

Listed below is an area by area breakdown of contributions that have assisted those in need. The services include food and clothing assistance, financial assistance, transportation assistance, medical assistance, and voluntary hours.




                                             2012                    2013

Financial Aid – Utilities                174                      160

Financial Aid – Housing              120                      106

Financial Aid – Medical              115                      107

Financial Aid – Gas Vouchers       194                      186

Total $$ Spent                    $45,215               $47,965


Food Pantry Assistance               6350                    7126

Clothing Assistance                                               2895

Volunteer Transportation – FISH      137                      133

Referrals                                                                171

New Clients                                                          495

Volunteer Hours                                                    5355

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