Caring for People in Crisis

Why it matters…

Helping people in times of need and crisis to meet basic life necessities such as food, clothing, safe shelter, medications, and emotional support is a basic cornerstone of our community’s commitment to caring. These “safety net” services are important in order for a community to be able to readily respond in times of emergency and crisis.

United Way is committed to caring for our neighbors in crisis-to do the hard work that is needed to provide a viable safety net of health and human services to ensure emergency needs of individuals and families are met.


Funded Service Providers in this Area

Click an agency name below to learn more about it.

American Red Cross

Phone: 419-636-3449

Aid to Military Families is the contact between the military and the service person’s family in times of need. Family Disaster Service gives victims of local disasters the basic necessities.

Community Compassion

Phone: 419-636-1125

A ministry of concerned Christians who provide help with food, prescriptions, utilities, rent and other emergency needs.

Comprehensive Crisis Care – 211 Call Center

Phone: 2-1-1 or 1-800-468-4357

Information and Referral Service provides information about resources in Williams County and referrals for services through a toll free number, walk-in, and via the internet.

H.E.L.P., Inc.

Phone: 419-636-7199

Direct assistance program helps individuals with food, utilities, rent, and prescriptions among other needs.

Helping Hands Food Pantry

Phone: 419-485-5575

Christian-based food pantry that provides food and education on nutrition, budgeting and parenting skills.

Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC)

Phone: 419-636-4924

Emergency Relief Fund provides assistance to low income residents with rent, utilities, prescriptions and emergency needs.

Sanctuary of Williams County

Phone: 419-636-2460

Provides temporary housing for families that are in domestic or financial crisis.