In addition to direct services offered by the Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities, alternative services and resources are available in the community.  Click below for additional information.

Help Me Grow
Morrow County Health Department 619 W. Marion Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-4014

Morrow County Hospital Therapy Department
651 W. Marion Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-5015Provides: Occupational, Physical, and Speech TherapyA list of therapy services in surrounding counties is available upon request from SSA or E.I. Service Coordinator.

Ohio Heartland CommunityAction Commission (CAC) Head Start
406 Bank Street
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-7045, Extension #320

Gilead Christian Preschool
3613 Twp. Rd. 115
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-5990

Cardington-Lincoln Local School District
121 Nichols Street
Cardington, OH 43315
419-864-6692

Public preschool and free preschool screening for students in Cardington School District.

Highland Local School District
6506 State Route 229
Sparta, OH 43350
419-768-3040

Public preschool and free preschool screening for students in Highland School District.

Mt. Gilead Preschool
145 1⁄2 North Cherry Street
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-1646
Public preschool and free preschool screening for students in Mt. Gilead School District.

Northmor Local School District (Central Office)
5247 Co. Rd. 29
Galion, OH 44833
419-946-8861

Public preschool and free preschool screening for students in Northmor School District.

Whetstone Industries
440 Douglas Street
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-9222
Fax: 419-947-8195
Email: cleitzy@whetstoneserves.com
Provides: Learning and pre-vocational services, volunteer work, work experiences, life skills and social experiences and many other daily activities.

Angels Home Care LLC
Day Habilitation
4440 OH-61, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-9373

Seniors on Center
Morrow County Services for Older Citizens, Inc.
41 W. Center Street
P.O. Box 214
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-6702
Provides: crafts, workshops, and games each afternoon following meals. Day and overnight trips. (for age 55 and older)

No Limits Outreach Center
4046 Twp. Rd. 246
Edison, OH 43325
419-946-5900

419-946-5912
Provides: crafts, Bridges Training, meals, reading and writing classes, feelings group, medication education class, Payeeship, etc.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
(aka Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission)
800 Park Ave. West, Suite 105
Mansfield, OH 44906
419-747-3000
Fax: 614-985-8370
800-354-6271
Covers: Ashland, Crawford, Know, Morrow and Richland Counties

Experience Works, Inc.
877-265-7876 (OH)
Provides: employment and training for individuals over age 55.

Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA)
614-297-7117
Government benefits analysis and consultation

Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
510 E. North Broadway, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43214
614-263-6020
Fax: 614-263-6094
Office hours: 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. During summer, the building closes at 2:30pm on Fridays.

Autism Society
614-284-6323

OCALI

Central Ohio Mental Health Center
950 Meadow Drive, Suite A
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-4560

Provides: mental health case management services

HelpLine
950 Meadow Drive
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
2-1-1 or 419-946-1350
Toll-free: 1-800-684-2324
Hearing Impaired: 7-1-1
Provides: crisis, information, and referral hotline

Seniors on Center
Morrow County Services for Older Citizens, Inc.
41 W. Center Street
P.O. Box 214
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-6702
Provides: information and referral, telephone reassurance program

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
165 West Center Street
Marion, OH 43302
1-800-374-2806

740-382-5452
Provides: assistance and support for parents dealing with IEP and school-related matters.

Seniors on Center
Morrow County Services for Older Citizens, Inc.
41 W. Center Street
P.O. Box 214
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-6702
Provides: light housekeeping duties, home delivered meals and transportation for qualified persons age 60+

Ohio Home Care
Morrow County Dept. of Job & Family Services (ODJFS)
619 W. Marion Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-9111
The benefit package consists of nursing services, personal care assistance services and/or skilled therapy services plus, one or more waiver specific service such as: home modifications, home delivered meals, adult day health care, respite care, supplemental transportation, adaptive/assistive devices, and emergency response systems. It is designed to meet the needs of consumers eligible for Medicaid who have been assessed to require an intermediate or skilled level of care. Without the services available through the Waiver benefit, these consumers are at risk for hospital or nursing home placement. Consumers approved for the OHC Waiver benefit may receive care and services at home, or they may choose to receive their care in a nursing facility.

Area Agency on Aging
780 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, OH 44906
1-800-860-5799
Administers PASSPORT waiver, Home Repair Program, and funding for essential appliances. Available to financially qualified individuals age 60+.

Seniors on Center
Morrow County Services for Older Citizens, Inc.
41 W. Center Street
P.O. Box 214
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-6702
Provides: transportation to persons over 60 by appointment to Center, grocery, doctor, pharmacy, etc. Available to individuals who use wheelchairs regardless of age.

Morrow County Area Transit
419-864-3500
Provides: transportation by appointment for any purpose, fee-based.

Life Line Medical Ambulance
2615 St. Rt. 314
Chesterville, OH 43317
419-768-4000

Galion: 419-468-9911
Provides: transportation for doctor visits or other medical purposes, fee-based

Morrow County Job & Family Services
619 W. Marion Rd.
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-9111, ext. 2681

Provides: vouchers for free transportation to medical appointments for individuals receiving Medicaid.

Morrow County Dept. of Job & Family Services (ODJFS)
619 W. Marion Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-9111

Provides: cash assistance program

HelpLine
950 Meadow Drive
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 2-1-1 or 419-946-1350 Toll free: 1-800-684-2324 Hearing Impaired: 7-1-1
Text helpline to 898211

Morrow County Society for Crippled Children and Adults
P.O. Box 222
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-362-5112

Provides: equipment loan pool, free to Morrow County residents with prescription. Financial help with medications or other medical needs considered with financial application form.

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission
28 West High Street
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-2009

As funding is available provides: assistance with one month’s heating bill, summer cooling assistance, Emergency Food and Shelter Program, budgeting, diapers and personal care items. Call local office to see what programs are currently available.

Assistive Technology of Ohio 1314 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH 43210 1-800-784-3425 atohio@osu.edu www.atohio.org

Provides: assistive devices, lending library and trading post; adaptive toy lending library; low interest loans to purchase assistive devices, computer refurbish and reuse program.

OSU Medical Center Toy Library Nisonger Center
1581 Dodd Dr., Room 188 McCampbell Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-3431

Provides: adaptive toys for children with special needs, up to age 6.

Book Angel Program
www.seedlings.org

Provides: free braille books to children with vision impairments

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
165 West Center Street
Marion, OH 43302
1-800-374-2806

740-382-5452
Provides: information, training and support.

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC)
800-766-7426

Ohio Department of Education Office for Exceptional Children
614-466-2650

Disability Rights Ohio (fka Ohio Legal Rights)
50 W. Broad St., Suite 1400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5923
800-282-9181
(TTY) 614-728-2553 or 800-858-3542

Legal Aid Society of Columbus
740-383-2161

Morrow Metropolitan Housing Authority
81 N. Rich Street
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-946-5789

Provides: low income rental assistance and home ownership through Federal Housing Voucher Choice (Section 8) Program.

Community Fund Management Foundation
1275 Lakeside Ave. East
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-736-4540

Establishes and administers trust funds for individuals with disabilities

Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio 419-526-6770

YWCA Child Care Resource & Referral 1018 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
(an office will be opening soon in this area) 1-800-922-4453

419-255-5519
Child Care resources and referral

The Disability Foundation
2300 Kettering Tower
Dayton, OH 45423
937-225-9939
www.disability-foundation.org
Establishes and administers pooled trust funds for individuals with disabilities.

American Red Cross
419-946-2811

HelpLine
2-1-1 or 419-946-1350
Toll free: 1-800-684-2324
Text helpline to 898211
Administers Salvation Army funds. Used primarily for assistance with prescription costs.

Office of Ohio Consumer’s Counsel
419-306-0738 – Findlay
1-877-742-5622 – Columbus
Consumer Advocate for Residential Utility Customers

Morrow County Economic Development Office
80 North Walnut Street
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-7535

Assistance with housing costs for homeless/families facing foreclosure. Low interest loans for home repairs.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
419-422-0242 – Findlay
614-255-2400 – Columbus
Home repair loans and grants. Foreclosure assistance.

Heartbeat of Morrow County, Inc.
900 Meadow Drive
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-7730

Clothing for children up to size 7. Maternity clothes.

Clothes Closet Call local schools:

Cardington
419-864-6692

Highland Mt. Gilead Northmor
419-768-3040, 419-946-5736 or 419-947-1900

Clothing for Morrow County school-age children

Marengo United Methodist Church
419-253-5642

No Limits Outreach
Center 419-946-5900 or 419-946-5912

Whetstone Industries

(Adult services)

  • 419.947.9222

Whetstone Center

(Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities)

  • 419.947.1159

Upcoming Schedule

April 28, 2020
  • MCBDD Board Meeting

    April 28, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morrow County Board of Disabilities (Whetstone Center) 406 Bank Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338

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May 26, 2020
  • MCBDD Board Meeting

    May 26, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morrow County Board of Disabilities (Whetstone Center) 406 Bank Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338

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