The purpose of the Allen County Council on Aging, Inc. is to provide person-centered services which enhance the quality of life of Allen County residents age 60 and older so that they may remain living independently in their own homes with dignity and choice as long as possible.
The American Red Cross Disaster Services encompass Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. All disaster services are delivered at no cost to individuals who need assistance and it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Arc of Allen County was established in 1953, to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities and related developmental disabilities to reach their highest level of independence, achievement, self-esteem and improve their overall quality of life. They offer programs such as day care, educational training, advocacy and information and referral.Continue reading
The Area Agency on Aging 3 has been serving the Lima area since October 21, 1974 with financial support from federal and state governments. They are dedicated to serving local seniors, persons with disabilities and caregivers in a 7 county region.
For nearly 30 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Allen, Hardin and Putnam Counties has partnered children with life-changing mentors. Our agency facilitates mentoring in schools and community-based environments to help children succeed and thrive. Continue reading
The Black Swamp Area Council was founded in 1991. The council consists of 13 Ohio counties in Northwest and West Central Ohio and is comprised of five districts. They also operate two service centers.
Bradfield creates a safe, enriching environment for students K-12 to come to Monday-Friday after school. This program provides homework help, healthy snacks, recreational activities, and a chance to learn social skills. Bradfield provides an environment that fosters good grades, peer & mentor/mentee relationships, and healthy lifestyle choices.
The Children’s Developmental Center is a non-profit agency focused on providing education to young children with disabilities. They offer a unique learning environment that helps children with developmental delays transition into kindergarten.
Crime Victim Services is a United Way-based agency that provides a wealth of essential information and support to victims of crime. Their mission is to help victims prevail over the trauma of their victimization by assisting and advocating for safety, healing, justice, and restitution. They serve as advocates on behalf of victims and provide victims with accurate information about their rights.
Since 1975, Crossroads Crisis Center has been dedicated to providing safety to domestic violence survivors. They work with the Allen County Ministerial Association, the National Organization for Women and the YWCA, to meet the needs of local rape victims. Crossroads was the first safe, confidential emergency shelter in Allen County and the forth in the State of Ohio.
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio (GSWO) has been empowering young girls from coast to coast and across the globe. The Girl Scouts program began in 1912, and is now composed of more than 2.7 million participants —1.9 million girls and 800,000 adult volunteers who believe girls can change the world. GSWO is dedicated to helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.
United Way of Greater Lima is working in collaboration with the city of Lima to assist in the problem of panhandlers in our area while helping those who truly need it.
Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) was founded in 1986. Today, UMADAOP offers services that are responsive to the issues of gender, age, disability, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation and reflect support, acceptance, and understanding of cultural and lifestyle diversity.
The Northwest Ohio Literacy Council seeks to enable adults, whose low level of literacy impedes their progress in society to set and achieve their personal goals through improved literacy skills. They provide tutoring, classes and many other resources to help adults reach their fullest potential.
The Salvation Army is a religious and charitable organization. Their goal is to ‘do the most good’ with the resources they have, in service to all ages, races, creeds and lifestyles. They strive each day to be present for those in our community that need physical, financial, emotional and spiritual support.
Senior Citizens Services provides area seniors with opportunities to interact, exercise and stay healthy. Opportunities include events and activities promoting socialization, medical screenings and group exercise classes. Their programs address the social, physical, intellectual and emotional needs of participants.
Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs (LACCA) was founded in 1993 to serve the needs of both young and old in our community. LACCA provides programs that enhance success in low to moderate-income households and aim to help citizens achieve self-sufficiency.
The West Ohio Food Bank provides food to more than 170 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Western Ohio. Most “pantries” don’t have space to store fresh, frozen or perishable food, the WOFB purchases food and collects donations that are stored in their 35,000 square foot facility.
The Lima Family YMCA nurtures healthy development of children and teens, supports families and strengthens communities. They contribute hours of volunteer time, collect donations and utilize membership fees to respond to community needs and make sure it is accessible to everyone, regardless of income.
The YWCA Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is Northwest Ohio’s premier early education and out-of-school resource and referral agency. They provide resources and training for professionals working with children and parents. They also assist families that are seeking child care services in our community.