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The services provided specifically at the Henry and Betty Egner Memorial Center in Galion, Crawford County include:

▪              The Summer Crisis Program (also referred to as Summer HEAP) is available at the Center during the months of July and August.  Income eligible customers over the age of 60 can qualify for assistance towards their electric bill and possibly receive fans.  Those ages 59 or younger may also receive assistance if they have an appropriate physician’s authorization of need.  To schedule an appointment for the office during the cooling season (July, August) customers should call 1-866-861-6421.

▪              The Winter Crisis Program (Emergency HEAP) is provided at the Galion location during the months of November through March of each year.  The program provides assistance with primary heating sources for customers at or below 200% of the poverty level and facing a shut-off situation.  The program also assists customers who are on bulk fuel with less than a 10-day supply of fuel on hand.  Appointments for assistance during the program operation period can be obtained by call 1-866-861-6421. The Center Staff can also assist customers of regulated utilities with Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) re-verification as needed.   Additional information regarding this program can be found by referencing the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) at this website.

▪              The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus) can assist customers of regulated utilities. This program helps lower-income households maintain gas and electric service by paying a percentage of their household income instead of their actual energy bill(s).  Additional information regarding this program can be found by referencing the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) at this website.  For an appointment please call 1-866-861-6421.

▪              The Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) and additional energy conservation programs operated for Columbia Gas Customers and Ohio Edison customers are operated by OHCAC at a Marion location.  Center staff can assist with applications and information regarding program guidelines, services and time frames.  Services provided for eligible households can include appliance replacement and home insulation.  To contact the Marion Housing and Weatherization Office directly call 740-387-9703.

▪              The Emergency Food Pantry is a client choice food pantry including summer produce markets for Galion residents in times of crisis. Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and customers must present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency and photo identification.

▪              The Clothing Outlet offers gently-used clothing and small household items available for purchase for $.25 per item. Household income must be at or below 125% of the federal poverty level.

▪              Holiday Assistance may be available to provide families with provide gifts and necessities during the holiday seasons.  Customers must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency and photo identification.

▪              The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program provides temporary shelter and assists with obtaining permanent housing.  Household income must be at or below 100% of the federal poverty level and customers must present the last 13 weeks of income, and photo identification.

▪              The Adult Tutoring Program provides assistance with preparation for the G.E.D. examination for Crawford County residents.

▪              The Ohio Benefit Bank Program provides help with pre-registration for food stamps, medical benefits, taxes, voter registration, and other services

▪              The Backpack Program provides Galion school-aged children with enough nutritional, kid-friendly food to last each weekend during the school year

▪              The CHIP Program provides home rehabilitation and repair to eligible residents of the city of Galion.

The Galion Unit of the Salvation Army offers the following services based upon available funding:

▪              Emergency Prescription Program – provides for assistance with life sustaining medications for those who have no insurance and are in crisis (Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency, prescription, cost of medication on pharmacy letterhead and photo I.D.)

▪              School Assistance – provides necessary school supplies and school uniforms (Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency and photo I.D.)

▪              Transportation Assistance – provides assistance with transportation of children to out of town medical appointments (Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and present the last 30 days of income, proof of Galion residency, valid driver’s license, proof of appointment and proof of current insurance.)

▪              Emergency Lodging – provides for short-term shelter for those in crisis (Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and present the last 30 days of income and photo I.D.)