The Winter Crisis Program starts November 1st. Please make your appointments at 866-861-6421.

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

 

  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program designed to help low-income Ohioans with their winter heating bills.  The program runs from June 1 to May 31.

 

  • Winter Crisis Program (WCP) is a component that was created to provide financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with disconnection of their heating source; have already had service disconnected; need to establish new service or pay to transfer service; or have 25% or less of the fuel capacity in their tank.  The WCP program year runs from November 1 to March 31.  OHCAC will have until April 15 to finish any incomplete or pending applications.

 

  • Summer Crisis Program (SCP) was created to provide assistance with electric sources for customers determined eligible by the current SCP State Issued Grant agreement.  The SCP typically runs from July 1 to August 31.  OHCAC will have until September 15 to finish any incomplete or pending applications.

 

  • Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus) – To be eligible for the PIPP Plus program, a customer must receive their electric or gas service from a company regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), must have a total household income which is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level and must apply for all energy assistance programs for which they may be eligible.

 

  • 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.)