Local Events and Resources

-See below for helpful resources and upcoming events. Check back often for updated event and information.-

(Upcoming events and informational flyers are listed at the top of the page. Additional information and helpful resources are at the bottom of the page.)

Upcoming Events and Programming


Kiwanis Shoe Program


Summer Crisis Program: Summer electric assistance available for low-income households

Mom Collective

CARES Seneca County: Mom Collective


Women Empowering Women: Summer Schedule

Summer Read

summer read

Kaubisch Library Summer Programs


Path Finders Camp: multi-day camp for grieving children and teens



The LOFT: Summer hours


SUN Meals: Find no-cost healthy meals near you for children 18 or younger

Basic Needs and Essential Services and Supports


No Wrong Door Ohio: A continuously growing collection of resources, prevention & early intervention tools



Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) : Mission- "We create partnerships and opportunities to help individuals, families and communities thrive." Vision- "To make hope, ability, and opportunity possible for all whom we serve."

St. Vincent

St. Vincent DePaul : "Helping others during their time of need." "No problem is too big or too small."

Moved to 131 W Center St (The Lutheran Center)

Hancock Health

Hancock Health

Hancock Public Health (Health Department)




Seneca County JFS : Mission- to improve the well-being of Ohio's workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency and ensuring the safety of Ohio's most vulnerable citizens. Vision- Ohio's children, youth and vulnerable adults have a safe and permanent family that nurtures and promotes their overall well-being.


Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) - Ohio Works First (OWF)

Ohio Works First is the financial assistance portion of the state’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, which provides cash benefits to needy families for up to 36 months.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) SNAP reduces poverty and food insecurity while stimulating economic growth.

Little pantry/blessing box behind High Street United Methodist Church's storage shed

Blessings Boxes located at:

  • Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St.

  • High Street Methodist Church, 243 W. High St.

  • The First Church of the Nazarene, 339 Sandusky St.

  • Fostoria Townhomes (Community Room), 1204 Beier Drive

  • Kaubisch Public Library, 205 Perry St.

  • Fostoria Green Apartments, 1013 Carrie Lane

  • Saint Wendelin Catholic Church, 323 N. Wood St.

Be Kind, Life Matters information

Be Kind, Life Matters

Be Kind, Life Matters Facebook : "Be kind and pay it forward."



OSU Extension: "The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension’s hallmark is programming delivered by professionals to address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information."

Transformation Life Center - Shelter Tiffin

Transformation Life Center - Shelter Tiffin

Serves women & children who are Seneca County residents. Reach out to 567-804-9284


The Morrison House picture

The Morrison House - Transitional Living

For referrals or more information, call the Tiffin New Housing Office

Phone: 513-967-4139 - Email: holliday@newhousingohio.org

Morrison House


First Step - Center for Domestic Violence Services poster

First Step - Center for Domestic Violence Services

The Cocoon - Domestic Violence Agency poster

The Cocoon - Domestic Violence Agency



Sister's In Shelter : Trafficking victim and survivor assistance



Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel: Residential utility consumer advocate


HUD Exchange: Housing Assistance

Resources and assistance to support HUD's community partners


USA Gov - Making government services easier to find

USA.gov helps you locate and understand government benefits, programs, and information.



Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides federally funded assistance to reduce the costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and minor energy-related home repairs.


Traded Treasures

"This is a safe, clean, secure donation station for any usable, working goodwill or restore type of secondhand items, furniture, antiques, and more. We help community members connect with everything you'd find at a thrift shop absolutely free of charge. Every donation of used or not needed but still good items are put through a thorough cleaning process before being offered/rehomed back to the community for free."

Traded Treasures

Pay it Forward - "Free Store" picture of front

Pay it Forward - "Free Store"

Open Select Days

419-447-2515 | 224 S Monroe St, Tiffin (Behind Admin Building) - Bring ID and Shopping Bag

Shuttle Bus


Seneca County Transportation Guide

Seneca County Transportation Guide



Get Covered Ohio : If you need health insurance or are confused about your options- free, unbiased local help available to help you find the right coverage for your needs and budget.



Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB: Free program to connect you to medical and social services in the community.


Wood County Hospital Community Health Workers - assist patients and the community by improving access to health coverage, connecting with community resources, health education and eliminating barriers.

Social, Emotional and Mental Wellness Programs, Resources and Supports

Hidden Heros

Hidden Heroes : Support for Military Caregivers

Women Empowering Women logo

Women Empowering Women Group- The second Wednesday of each month at NCOESC from 6-7:30PM


NAMI Family Support Groups



Firelands Seneca County Community Acceptance Respect Empathy (CARE) Youth Group



Firelands Seneca County Resilience Inspiration Support Empowerment (RISE) Youth Group

Serenity Christian Counseling information sheet

Serenity Christian Counseling: Mental Health and Substance Abuse services

Family Resource Center Services at Fostoria Schools flyer

Family Resource Center : Mental Health and Behavioral Health services

Parenting, Family, Youth and Student Services and Supports

Caring Hands

Caring Hands Pregnancy & Parenting Support :Provides resources on pregnancy & parenting, free pregnancy tests, baby & toddler items.

help me grow poster


Help Me Grow : Parental Supports

Embrace Grace poster

Embrace Grace - Unplanned Pregnancy Support

Embrace Grace Website

Zo Redman 419-618-7284, Email Embrace Grace


Child Care Aware - Tools and resources for child care



Heartbeat Hope Parenting Classes

Heartbeat Hope Medical Pregnancy Center : Parenting classes and resources

Triple P Parenting

Free Online Parenting Program for parents of children 12 and under and teens



Seneca County FCFC : empowers families and children to proactively affect their lives, resulting in enhanced family stability




FCFC Wraparound : Coordination to help families who have multiple needs




Coordination Aimed at Reducing the Effects of Substances prenatally (CARES) Seneca County Facebook Page



OhioRISE (Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence) : specialized Medicaid managed care plan with tailored services to meet the needs of youth with complex needs



NCOESC Parent Mentor : provide information and support to families of children with disabilities and their school districts



NAMI Parent Advocacy Connection : empower, educate, encourage, and equip families to partner with professionals in promoting access to services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, and culturally competent




Kaubisch Library

Snacks available Monday-Thursday from 3:30-4:30

Tutoring available Mondays and Thursday 3:30-5:30

Dig Library

Dig Library


Kaubisch Library Digital Library Apps

Mango Languages via Kaubisch Library


Exploring Program : exciting activities and mentorship for youth looking to discover their future

Foster and Kinship Care Resources



Ohio KAN : Kinship & Adoption Navigator

#grandunderstandings information sheet

#grandunderstandings information sheet

Family Engagement Center - Grand Understandings : provide resources to assist grandfamilies and the educators who support them



Youth Navigator Network: Connecting youth and young adults who have had an open case with children services, are in foster care, or have aged out of care to key resources

Customized Services for Medical, Mental, and Developmental Health Conditions

Project Life

Project Life

NCOESC : Project LIFE - combined education and work experience opportunity for students (interns) with disabilities ages 16-21.



Children with Medical Handicaps : health care program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). CMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.



Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment : serves cancer patients and their families



Epilepsy Alliance Ohio: Providing unique, person-centered services that help you overcome the challenges of living with Epilepsy



Epilepsy Alliance Ohio - Camp Flame Catcher: Designed to give children with epilepsy the typical camping experience that their peers enjoy with the added guidance of trained epilepsy specialists to care for their specific needs.

Additional Services, Agencies and Information




North Central Ohio Red Cross : provides compassionate care to those in need



Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children : "A voice for a child in court"



HOPE : Community Prevention Coalition

Local Resources Within Fostoria

First Call for Help : 105 S Main St - 419-435-2555 - First Call for Help
Information and referral service

Caring Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Support : 131 W Center St - 419-721-8302 - Caring Hands
Pregnancy tests, Help with baby item needs, Counseling and parenting resources

Community Health Service : 502 Van Buren St - 419-436-7281 - CHS
Healthcare Services: Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health
Sliding fee scale for those who qualify

First Step : 1099 Columbus Ave - 419-435-7300 - info@firststepweb.org - First Step
Emergency Hotline - 1-800-799-7233

Domestic violence shelter for women and children
Case Management services, Advocacy for DV survivors

Fostoria Baptist Church : 524 W Lytle St - 419-435-4158 - Fostoria Baptist
Once a month distribution (call for information: Clothing, Food)

Fostoria Learning Center : 342 Perry St - 419-408-5540 - Fostoria Learning Center
Varying classes and career training, Different events and opportunities at scheduled times.

GLCAP : 801 Kirk St Suite 1 - 419-435-4884 - GLCAP
Early Childhood programs, Housing assistance, Home repair needs, Utility payment assistance

Habitat for Humanity : 131 W Center St - 419-435-2844 - Fostoria Habitat
Potential housing rehabilitation or new builds for qualifying families.
A Brush with Kindness program for qualifying families in designated areas

High Street United Methodist Church : 243 W High St - 419-435-1869 - High Street UMC
Drive Thru Meals 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month at 4:30p

Kaubisch Public Library: 205 Perry St - 419-435-2813 - Kaubisch Library
Various programming and events
After school snack program for students

Neighbor to Neighbor: For referral call First Call for Help 419-435-4484
Provides eligible AEP customers with utility assistance

Pantry Plus : 4481 N US 23 - 419-619-0183 - stacy@pantry-plus.org - Pantry Plus
Food distribution

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital : 501 Van Buren St- 419-435-7734 - ProMedica Fostoria
Clinical care in various specialties.
Inpatient and Outpatient services.

Serenity Christian Counseling: 125 South Main Street, Suite #305 - 567-429-1000 - Serenity Christian Counseling
Outpatient, individualized psychological counseling from a Christian worldview. Professionally Licensed to treat Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
Evidence-Based Treatment for Anger Management, Sex Offenses, Parenting, and Domestic Violence Offenses in a Group and/or Individual settings
Parenting Groups

Sharing Kitchen : 321 N. Main St - 419-436-1667 - Sharing Kitchen
Offering food to those in need.
Currently serving carryout meals - Check Facebook for dates and times

St. Vincent DePaul :131 W Center St - 419-435-7259 - St. Vincent de Paul
Client Hours - Thursdays: 9a-11a

Thursday by appointment only
Vouchers for transportation to work and medical appointments, Utility assistance to avoid shut offs, Furniture and household items (as donated), Assistance getting replacement legal documents, Hotel vouchers

West Independence United Methodist Church (Garage of Hope): 22876 US-224 - 419-894-6239 - Garage of Hope
Used furniture and small appliances

211 : Dial 211 - 211
Information and referral services
Dial 211 from a phone while in the location of need to be connected to services
May not work in all areas

Helpful Resources Outside of Fostoria

Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services : 419-447-5011 - Seneca JFS

Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services : 419-422-0182 - Hancock JFS

Wood County Department of Job and Family Services : 419-352-7566 - Wood JFS

-Helps families to get services to help themselves

Seneca County Family and Children First Council: 419-447-2927 - Seneca FCFC

Hancock County Family and Children First Council: 419-424-7073 - Hancock FCFC

Wood County Family and Children First Council: 419-353-2311 - Wood FCFC

-Enhances the well-being of children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families.

Seneca County General Health District: 419-447-3691 - Seneca Health

Hancock County Public Health: 419-424-7105 - Hancock Health

Wood County Health Department: 419-352-8402 - Wood Health

-Offers a range of public health information, tools, and resources.

Seneca County Salvation Army: No longer services outside of Tiffin

Hancock County Salvation Army: 419-442-8238 - Hancock Salvation Army

Wood County Salvation Army: 419-352-5918 - Wood Salvation Army

-Potential food, clothing, utility, rent or holiday assistance depending on county

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services:

-Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties (MHRSB): 419-448-0640 | https://mhsosw.org/

-Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS): 419-424-1985 | https://www.yourpathtohealth.org/

-Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS): 419-352-8475 | https://www.wcadamh.org/

Crisis Services

  • Seneca County Crisis Hotline: 1-800-826-1306

  • Hancock County Crisis Hotline: 1-888-936-7116

  • Wood County Crisis Hotline: 419-502-4673

  • Ohio Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 | Ohio Crisis Text Line: Text '4HOPE' to 741-741

  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline: call or text 988

  • SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990

  • ChildHelp Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-CHILD

  • National Parent Helpline: 1-855-427-2736 (1-800-4A PARENT)


Who to Call

911: Emergencies- 24/7; 988: Crisis- 24/7; HOPE Line (567-867-4673): Support, 8am-Midnight

If you have helpful resources, information or an event you would like to share please email District School Caseworker Tonya Hinke thinke@fostoriaschools.org