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Community Resources

Below is a list of resources within the community. For a more comprehensive list of resources, both on-campus and in the community, please visit the Aviso Engage Resource List.

  • The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services offers a wide range of assistance for Ohioans. This includes employment and training assistance, unemployment benefits, cash assistance, food assistance, child care, child and adult protective services, adoption, and child support.

    For more information, or to sign up for benefits, you can visit their website: https://jfs.ohio.gov/

  • Richland County Transit

    Richland County Transit offers free transportation to students who have a “paid” sticker on the back of their student ID. The buses transport students across Mansfield, Ontario, Shelby, and portions of Madison township. To learn more information, or to schedule a ride, please go to http://www.rctbuses.com/ or call 419-522-4504.

    Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation

    Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation’s mission is to serve the public of Seneca and Crawford Counites by providing a safe, reliable, affordable and efficient public transportation system. To learn more, you can visit their webpage here: https://senecascat.org/

    C&D Taxi Service

    C&D Taxi offers 24-hour services to those in Mansfield. There are no pick-up fees or rate per mile, prices depend on Mansfield zone. For more information, you can call (419) 756-3333.

  • Richland County Health Department

    Our vision is to have the healthiest community possible where residents can enjoy optimal physical, emotional, and environmental health. Our mission is to assess, maintain, and improve the health and safety of the environment and community through quality public health services. Our goal is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promote preventative health care and healthy behaviors, and protect against injuries and environmental hazards. For more information, please visit https://richlandhealth.org/ or call 419-774-4500.

    Crawford County Health Department

    The role of public health is very widespread and we are a staff dedicated to providing services that improve the health of our communities, promote healthy living, and protect against public health threats through education, program delivery, policies, and community partnerships. To learn more, you can visit their website http://crawfordhealth.org/ or call 419-562-5871.

    Ashland County Health Department

    Ashland County Health Department strives to promote 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. You can learn more by calling 419-282-4231 or by visiting their website https://www.ashlandhealth.com/

    Huron County Health Department 

    Huron County Public Health Services provides various medical services to individuals of all ages, all incomes, and those who are with or without insurance.  To learn more, please call 419-668-1652 or visit https://www.huroncohealth.com/

  • Student Assistance Program

    This is a free service to currently enrolled North Central State students that provides evaluation, brief counseling, and referral services for a wide range of problems and/or concerns. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) services are confidential and provided by New Directions, a Mansfield, Ohio counseling agency. To make an appointment, you can call New Directions at 419-529-9941.

    Appleseed Community Mental Health Center

    Sometimes life can be difficult. You may be struggling with things that make it hard to get up each day and feel normal. Whether you feel alone, depressed, stressed, or a family member seems out of control, we have caring staff and services available to help you. The first step to rising above whatever has you down is to seek the help that you or your family needs. Our comprehensive services for residents of Ashland County include mental health services, co-occurring substance use programs, community programs, youth services, and crisis intervention. Our staff are fully trained and include licensed counselors, social workers, nurses, and psychiatrists. Being a client of Appleseed means having access to individualized services tailored to your needs. We aim to offer the least restrictive environment possible so that you feel safe and comfortable during your time in our care.

    To learn more, please visit https://www.ashlandmhrb.org/ or call 419-289-6111

    Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services

    We are here to serve you and your family with counseling services that make a positive difference. Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services provides mental health and addiction services to children, teens, and adults in your community. Whether you need someone to listen, or you’re looking for a program to help you through addiction, abuse, or mental illness, we can help! We are proud to serve seven North Central Ohio counties. To make an appointment, visit https://www.flcps.com/ or call 419-774-9969.

  • Domestic Violence Shelter of Richland County

    The Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization that opened its doors in 1979 as one of the first three domestic violence shelters in the state of Ohio.  The Shelter was founded by a group of concerned citizens who were moved to provide much needed assistance to victims of domestic violence who found themselves in danger and no options for safety. The 24-hour hotline for the Domestic Violence Shelter is 800-931-7233.

    Ohio Domestic Violence Network

    ODVN’s purpose is to support and strengthen Ohio’s response to domestic violence through training, public awareness, and technical assistance and to promote social change through the implementation of public policy. ODVN maintains a commitment to the empowerment of battered women and children as well as to the elimination of personal, institutional, and cultural violence. For more information, call 614-781-9651 or visit https://www.odvn.org/

    Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter

    Turning Point has the social responsibility to respond to the needs of domestic violence victims by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and general support services and to identify and confront the causes of domestic violence.  

    All of Turning Point’s services are free of charge and confidential. Services are available to any victim regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, including victims of federal crimes. Turning Point is committed to being a Safe Zone, part of the visible network of LGBTQI allies. LEP/Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services are available.

    To learn more, call or text 740-382-8988.

  • Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

    The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio and is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed to five-year terms by local elected officials.

    The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority operates and administers subsidized housing mostly with funding provided by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development. Currently, Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority provides:

    1,816 Housing Choice Vouchers

    75 Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing (VASH) Housing Vouchers

    Other programs funded through the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership

    Our mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

    To learn more, visit http://www.mansfieldmha.org/ or call 419-524-0029

    Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority

    The Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio and is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed to five-year terms by local elected officials.

    The Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority operates and administers subsidized housing mostly with funding provided by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development. Currently, Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority provides:

    372 Housing Choice Vouchers

    Other programs funded through the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership

    Our mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

    To learn more, please call 419-462-5521 or visit http://crawfordmha.org/

    Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority

    The Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio and is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed to five-year terms by local elected officials.

    The Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority operates and administers subsidized housing mostly with funding provided by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development. Currently, Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority provides:

    612 Housing Choice Vouchers

    Other programs funded through the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership

    Our mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

    For more information, call 419-668-3956 or visit http://huronmha.org/

    Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority

    The mission of the Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority is to assist low-income families and individuals from Ashland, Wayne, and Holmes counties with safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to improve the quality of their lives. The Housing Authority is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical and professional manner by adhering to its own Core Values and fostering partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies.

    The Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

    For more information, you can visit https://waynemha.org/?page_id=89 or call 330-264-2727.