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Personal Needs Assistance

Love in the Name of Christ – LOVE INC: 740-382-3340 –  Filling to fill a variety of needs that are not being met by other agencies.

Legal Assistance

Legal Aid Society of Columbus: 740-383-2161 –  Simple wills, Powers of Attorneys, survivorship deeds, nursing home issues, Medicaid, Medicare, Housing, Consumer, Public Benefits, and Family Law issues.

Pro Seniors: 1-800-488-6070 Free legal hotline for older Ohioans

Income Tax Preparation

Marion Senior Center: 740-387-6100 During tax season, using volunteers

Salvation Army: 740-382-2156 Free tax preparation through the Ohio Benefits Bank

Marion Public Library: 740-387-0992
Personal reader–magnifies the printed page for those people with low vision.
Book delivery–homebound patrons within the City limits
Large print books–large selection available.
Talking books–selection of Talking Book available to eligible individuals.
Audio books–large selection of fiction and nonfiction titles available on CD.

Employment Assistance:  Experience Works, 740-382-0076  Ext.1083 -  Age and income guidelines apply.

In-Home Salon and Barber Services

Nathan’s Barber Shop: 740-803-2473 Will come to the home to provide barber services

Melissa Akers: 740-751-4706 or 419-310-9583 In-home salon services

Clothing Locker

Life Link Church: 740-387-6822

St. Vincent DePaul Church: 740-386-6422

Handicap Needs Fund: 740-387-6520 -  Promotes the general welfare and recreation of persons of any age with disabilities

Cell Phone Assistance -  Free cell phones and minutes to income eligible Ohioans. Plans vary

Safelink Wireless: 1-800-977-3768 (Local agent Lisa Braden: 614-381-0519)

Assurance Wireless: 1-888-898-4888

ReachOut Wireless: 877-870-9444

www.freegovernmentcellphones.net – web address for additional information on this service

Burial Relief

A local non-profit organization created to help ease the financial burden of families faced with the expense of cremation. Contact local funeral homes in Marion for an appllication, or call 740-382-0200 Financial need will be assessed

Durable Medical Equipment

Semark Rental Company: 740-382-5064 -  Hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, and other health aids.

Lincare: 740-382-1611 -  Provides a wide variety of respiratory services, as well as health aids, and medical equipment.

DASCO Home Medical Equipment: 740-386-5199 -  Oxygen and respiratory services, health aids, and medical equipment.

Ohio Health Home Medical Equipment:  740-383-8095 or 800-300-7075 -  Has a variety of respiratory needs; hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.  bathroom safety equipment; and more

Prescription Assistance

Patient Assistance Services, Inc: 740-223-1501 -  A nationwide patient advocate company, working with pharmaceutical companies to obtain free drugs. This program has a monthly fee and income eligibility.

United Community Prescription Program, through Ohio Heartland CAC: 740-383-2154 ext. 529 -  Medications for those not having private insurance.

Medical Insurance Information

Information on Medicare and supplemental insurance issues.

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center: 740-383-2154

Marion County Job & Family Services: 740-387-8560 -  Medicaid information and certification.

Marion County Council on Aging: 740-387-0401 -  OSHIIP volunteers to assist with Medicare issues