The Adams County Shelter for the Homeless - was founded in 1995 by Imogene Kidder and a group of concerned supporters.The first shelter buildings were located at Blue Creek, Ohio on Blue Creek Road, next to the Jefferson School (erected in 1925.)As the years went by changes occurred and in July of 2000 the shelter gained a new Director (Robert Boldman.)Then in 2010 the old Jefferson School building was scheduled to be torn down.Due to this change the shelter was granted an allocation through the county to purchase property in West, Union, Ohio.On November 1, 2010, the shelter re-opened and an open house was held on November 29.A new chapter has started for the shelter with hopes of a bright future in service to the Homeless.
Adams County Shelter endeavors to provide services to all citizens in need. A house is the basis for a home, it's the structure inside where our lives unfold; where we nurture our children, face our challenges and celebrate our milestones. For a house to become a home it must be safe, decent, affordable - and available. In Ohio, more affordable housing is badly needed. Last year, approximately 150,000 Ohioans were homeless. More than 40 percent of Ohio renters cannot afford the fair-market rent of a two-bedroom unit; and foreclosures totaled nearly 90,000 in 2009. It was the 14th consecutive year of record breaking foreclosure numbers.
At Adams County Homeless Shelter (ACSH) we believe that everybody should have a home.ACSH supports a range of housing assistance services in Ohio, including homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, and finding permanent affordable housing with linkages to supportive services, as needed. Since 1995, ACSH has worked on behalf of the homeless in need of emergency shelter; hoping that someday they will find shelter that can become lasting homes filled with life's possibilities.
Scope of Services:
For homeless individuals within our geographic area.
ACSH is dependent on grants and donations for the day to day operation ofthe shelter.
Accepting financial, volunteer and donation support(clothing, furniture and personal.)
Emergency Shelter - accommodations for Families and Single Females & Males.
Limited to 30 day stay - Benefit Bank Site - HPRP Site - Office Hours 9 - 4 - (Monday thru Friday.)
Application required for admission to shelter - (not a drop off shelter.)
Our mission is to provide needed shelter for the homeless and those experiencing loss of affordable and safe housing.Emergency shelter for families and individual adults.
Director Phone: 937-544-8251 Fax: 937-5448251 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Job and Family Services County partner or private-sector
The Adams County Department of Job and Family Services offers help with Cash Assistance (OWF), child care, child support, food assistance, health care (Medicaid), work support services through the Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program, disability assistance, Learning, Earning, and Parenting (LEAP) services for teenage parents, adult protective services, and Medicaid transportation (NET).
You can apply on line anytime at http://jfs.ohio.gov/OFam/index.stm or fill out a "Request for Cash, Food, and Medical Assistance" (JFS7200) form and submit to the county agency.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or political beliefs.
To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice or TSS.) The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
To get Child Support case information instantly go to: http://jfs.ohio.gov/OCS
An additional email address for JFS: ADAMS_COUNTY_CHILD_CARE_NET@odjfs.state.oh.us
Veterans Services County partner or private-sector
Are you a veteran living in Ohio?
Then you may be eligible for educational, employment, financial, health care, home loans, and many other benefits. The best way to get connected to your veterans benefits is to visit your county veterans service office.
Ohio's 88 county veterans service offices are trained to advise you about available benefits and help you apply for these benefits.
Tom Hughes- Pres., AL
William Conn - Vice Pres., DAV
Terry Himes - Secretary, VFW
Marvin Green - Marine Corps League
Garry Mitchell - AMVETS
Need more info? Visit the Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services at dvs.ohio.gov or call 1-877-OHIO-VET (1-877-644-6838).