Compassion Ministries
(Ways we can help you.)

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The Union County Emergency Assistance Program offers confidential and compassionate assessment of the client’s unique situation and the resources available to meet their needs.

We work in close partnership with our local churches and agencies to meet the varied needs of our community. Walk-Ins are welcome.

You can call 303-4209 to schedule an appointment during our EAP Operating hours.

HOURS:

Call for an appointment, Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


SERVICES:

  • Referrals to community resources.

  • Housing, furniture and transportation.

  • Employment, work boots, utilities and clothes.

  • Prescriptions, clothing and shelter.

  • IDs & Birth Certificates.

  • Teaching Of life skills, mentoring and prayer.

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The Hope Center  Community Kitchen serves free meals to anyone that comes to us, no questions asked.

Our goal is that no one in Union County goes hungry, by serving good, nutritious meals in a safe, comfortable environment. 

HOURS:

Monday through Friday 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NOTE: All meals are currently carryout.

ADDRESS:

Community Kitchen  - Drive-Thru and Walk-Up Free Meals

 

STARTING 8/9/2022

Meals can be picked up at 

Church of Nazarene

1126, N. Maple St.,

Marysville, OH 43040

MORE INFORMATION: emergencyassistance@hopecenterohio.org.

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Restored 61 Clothing Ministry

Welcome to Restored 61 clothing store. We are here to provide for all and any clothing needs. As temperatures are getting colder we have put out are warm clothes. Stop by and get your sweaters, jackets and more, plus we have a section for OSU wear. Go Bucks.

 

Mommas are going to start looking for holiday attire for thanksgiving and Christmas for the kids, we have allot of festive children's clothing for church and pictures.

 

Clothing is new or gently used for all ages including baby items and accessories.

 

The store is staffed entirely with volunteers. 

HOURS: 

Monday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Family to Family Furniture Bank

Whether you need one item like a dresser or kitchen table or a household full of items we are here for you.   We can help you with anything that you would need to move into a new home.
 

This is a one- time-emergency-service.  To receive assistance, you will need to speak to the Hope Center’s receptionist (937-309-4209) to schedule an EAP interview.  During this interview, the EAP specialist will help you fill out an application for the items that you need from The Furniture Bank. You will then be called by a volunteer from The Furniture Bank, to schedule an appointment at which time you will choose and take home the items that you have chosen.


Furniture Pick-up for donations is not available at this time. 

 

Donations can be dropped off on Saturdays between 10 & noon.

WE CAN ACCEPT:

  • Clean sofas, chairs, tables, desks, bookcases, dressers, rockers, ottomans

  • Working TV’s -No tube TV’s PLEASE!

  • Nightstands

  • Bed linens, blankets, towels, comforters

  • Table & Floor Lamps

  • Functional large appliances: washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, microwave ovens

  • Functional small appliances: toasters, coffeepots, blenders, mixers, crockpots, & electric skillets

  • Dishes, serving pieces, pots and pans, utensils, silverware

  • Working clocks

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT:

  • No Beds

  • Broken or dirty items

  • Clothes, shoes (Will be accepted by ReStore 61 at Hope Center)

  • Console TV’s

  • Knick knacks

  • No Electronics

  • Stereo/Speaker

  • Exercise equipment

  • Cribs

  • Car seats of any kind

  • Toys

  • Motor vehicles or machines of any kind

  • Tools, small lawn and garden items

  • Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bedside commodes, other handicapped items (these can be taken to the VFW)

  • Luggage

  • Games/Books/DVD’s

  • Entertainment Centers or Hutches

  • Bed Frames

  • Head/Foot Boards (Good Will accepts these)

  • Sewing Machines/Sewing Machine Table

  • Futons Decorative functional items: clocks, pictures (16”x20” or smaller), throw pillows, mirrors

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Hope Mobile Food Market

 

Free Fresh Food!

 

Distributed on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 30 Magnetic Street, Magnetic Springs, Ohio. Bring bags and state I.D. 

Distributed on the 4th Friday of the month at 77 W. Center St. Milford Center, OH 43045. Bring bags and state I.D. 

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Hope Legal Clinic


Hope Legal Clinic is available by appointment only on the first Tuesday of each month. Call and make an EAP appointment to schedule.

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The Union County Personal Needs Pantry (PNP) is one of the compassion ministries  run by one of our partner agencies and housed at the Hope Center. The mission of the PNP is to assist economically disadvantaged members of the community by providing them with limited products and goods for which they are not generally eligible through other assistance programs. These goods include hygiene and cleaning products. Families may visit the PNP once per month as long as a current referral is on file (must be renewed annually). Referrals are made through social service agencies, or professional agencies/individuals qualified to verify the family’s state of need (for example, the Emergency Assistance Program at the Hope Center).

HOURS:

Monday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. to Noon

First Wednesday of Each Month from Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Residents of Union County may use the Personal Needs Pantry one time per month when there is a current referral form on file. A referral is current if it has been completed within the past 12 months and there have been no changes in household membership. Seniors do not need an annual referral once they reach the age of 70, as long as there is a referral on file.
Families living in the same household will be considered one client.
Proof of residency is also required when submitting this form. A recent utility bill or driver’s license can be used to show residency. Verification of household members may be required. 


HOW YOU CAN HELP
The PNP is always seeking volunteers and donations of the following products:

  • Diapers / Wipes

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Fabric Softener

  • Dish Soap

  • Bar Soap

  • Sponges

  • Cleaning Products

  • Deodorant

  • Feminine Products

  • Paper Towels

  • Adult Disposable Underwear

  • Shaving Cream/Razors

  • Boost / Ensure

  • Facial Tissue

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Toothpaste

  • Baby Care Products (Shampoo, Powder, Diaper Ointment)

  • Band-Aids

  • Q-Tips

  • Kitchen / 30 Gallon Trash Bags

  • Denture Products

  • Toilet Paper

TO DONATE
We appreciate your monetary donations. You may give online through the Columbus Foundation’s “Giving Store” at this link:

columbusfoundation.org/the-giving-store/nonprofit-directory-listing/UnionCountyPersonalNeedsPantry/12269

 

HOW THE PNP RECEIVES FUNDING

 

The Personal Needs Pantry is a United Way Agency and a Mid-Ohio Food Bank Agency. We receive funding from United Way, Senior Services, area churches, schools, fraternal organizations, civic groups, businesses, and private donations. We also receive products through drives conducted by local schools, churches and private groups. The PNP is staffed entirely with volunteers.

 

CONTACT THE PNP -  Questions may be directed to Carol Reed at cnreed1962@gmail.com.

“Let your light so shine before men, so that they see your good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.”   Matthew 5:16

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