Programs & Partners

Council on Aging

Provides person-centered services which enhance the quality of life of Allen County residents age 60 and older so that they remain living independently in their own homes with dignity and choice as long as possible.

Location: 700 N. Main Street, Lima, Ohio 45801

Phone: 419-228-5135

Area Agency on Aging

The Find A Ride program provides transportation at no cost to individuals over the age of 60, or under 60 with a disability who have no other community transportation options.

Location: 2423 Allentown Rd., Lima, Ohio 45805

Phone: 419-222-7723

Bluffton Family Recreation

Strives to challenge, improve and develop individual skills and team play in a positive and structured atmosphere. Committed to high quality services in a facility that is safe, self-supporting and family friendly.

Location: 215 Snider Rd., Bluffton, OH 45817

Phone:  419-358-4150 

Bluffton Senior Center

Bluffton Senior Citizens supports purposeful living and personal decision making for every adult that is served.


Location: 132 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Phone: 419-358-8971



Bradfield Community Center

Providing the community access to health education, activities and programs that promote healthy lifestyles and allows people in our community to improve and meet health goals.

Location: 550 S. Collett St, Lima, OH 45805

Phone: 419-228-7766 

Crime Victim Services

Crime Victim Services (CVS), Victim Court Advocacy assists victims of crime with four core needs: safety, healing, justice, and restitution. All services, such as court accompaniment, court hearing notices, safety planning, emergency money, crisis counseling, and information and referral are provided to any victim of crime free of charge.


CVS' Prevention Program provides culturally appropriate educational curriculum to youth and adults in our community with the express purpose of preventing relationship violence and cultivating a culture where consent and respect for one another is a central tenet. CVS partners with local schools and agencies to facilitate the curriculum.

Address: 330 N Elizabeth St 2nd floor, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-222-8666

Coleman Health Services

The We Care Crisis Center serves people battling mental health and addiction diseases, which should be treated not only with traditional counseling and medications but also with a healthy lifestyle! This 3-yr program focuses on wellness education and techniques that can help clients maintain their health after discharge.

Location: 799 S Main St, Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 419-229-2222


Cornerstone of Hope

The Resilient Kids, Teens & Families program provides individual and family counseling, Courageous Parenting workshops, Resilient Kids & Teens groups/workshops at a reduced and affordable rate to those needing mental health services.

Location: 2963 Blue Jacket Ct, Lima, OH 45806

Phone: 419-581-9138

Crossroads Crisis Center

Crossroads Crisis Centers' residential program provides safe confidential shelter to women and men survivors of domestic violence and their children. The residential program provides trauma-informed services that include, on-going safety planning, lethality assessments, domestic violence education, intensive case management, transportation, education on community resources and other support services.

Phone: 419-228-4357


The Mental Health First Aid program is an evidence-based program that is completed through an 8-hour curriculum either virtually or in-person. MHFA instructs non-mental health professionals how to assist a person who may be challenged by a mental health condition or experiencing a crisis and local resources to refer to if needed.

Location: 309 W High St Suite A, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-549-8530

Salvation Army

The Afterschool Program serves Allen County youth grades K – 12 after school, while school is in session. A hot meal is provided. Transportation is provided Tuesday and Thursdays. Monday and Wednesdays are drop-in only. The summer program includes outdoor activities and field trips. Lunch and a snack are provided.

Location:  614 E Market St, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-224-9055

Senior citizens Services

Arthritis Aquatics is a warm water based exercise program that helps manage pain and stiffness due to conditions effecting joints. Classes include a wide range of exercises aimed to improve flexibility, balance, strength and endurance of its participants. The warm water provides a pain free range of motion for participants.


Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) at SCS Lima, is a non-contact boxing inspired fitness program that is designed to attack Parkinson's Disease at its neurological weak points. RSB works to help the brain and body reconnect as well as improve functionally, mobility, balance, cognition, self-worth, and quality of life.

Location: 3400 W Elm St, Lima, OH 45807

Phone: 419-991-8811

Soldiers of Honor

Soldiers of Honor is a faith-based organization reaching the young people of Lima, Ohio. Their priority is the encouragement and transformation of the at-risk children of broken homes. Soldiers of Honor serves these young people through the physical, emotional, and spiritual strengthening through the after-school boxing program.

Location: 117 S. Union Street, Lima, OH 45801 

Phone: 419-204-8859


The Day Camp provides a wide variety of educational and recreational activities designed to stimulate growth in: teamwork, social skills, life skills, and motor skills for special needs children. The campers are engaged in a fun setting where they are free to be themselves not judged by their disability.


The Day Service program is designed to care for children ages 18 months through adult with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities and their families. The program works with the children/adults where they are at whether: Pre-School prep, School Aged, or Adult.

Location: 546 S Collett St, Lima, OH 45805

Phone: 419-225-6285


Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children in 1-to-1 relationships with mentors in community-based and school-based programs to provide those children with the guidance and support they need to achieve their full potential.

Location: 207 W Elm St, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-222-8500

Bluffton Child Development Center

It is the mission of the Bluffton Child Development Center to provide a program that includes a loving, nurturing environment, a professional staff and a developmentally appropriate curriculum that enables every child to grow and learn in their own unique way.

Location: 325 County Line Rd, Bluffton, OH 45817

Phone: 419-358-8222

Bluffton Community Preschool

The purpose for which the corporation is organizated is the conduct of a school for children between the age of three and the entrance of the child into the public school system.

Location: 112 N. Main Street, Bluffton, OH 45817

Phone: 419-58-0268


Bluffton Weekday Christian Education

As one of the longest continually operating educational programs in Bluffton, Bluffton Christian Weekday Education gives children the opportunity to receive religious education during "release time" at school. 

Boy Scouts of America

Scouting programs of Black Swamp Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, are designed to incorporate activities and learning experiences helping strengthen all young people's attitudes and actions toward a religion reverence, family, country and community. Scouting helps develop youth through character building activities, citizenship training, career exploration and community service.

Location:  2100 Broad Ave, Findlay, OH 45840

Phone: 419-422-4356

Bradfield Community Center

The community enrichment program provides educational support to youth in the Lima Community. Joining resources with other agencies and programs to bring forth the national organization of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance to Lima Ohio.

Location: 550 S Collett St, Lima, OH 45805

Phone: 419-228-7766

Children's Developmental Center

The Developmental Preschool Services Program offers educational support to children with areas of identified developmental concerns. Working with children between the ages of eighteen months and kindergarten entry we partner developmental therapy opportunities with classroom programming to help ensure a strong educational foundation for clients.

Location: 1001 Bellefontaine Ave, Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 419-226-5046

City Life

City Life at Rally Point in Lima, OH and in Findlay, OH is a safe haven for youth in these communities that are facing many different challenges that can impact their life choices. We provide these youths with a safe and uplifting environment that addresses their spiritual needs through weekly meetings with a biblical study, educational needs through after-school tutoring, nutritional needs served by local volunteers, and social needs by providing trained professional mentors that engage our students in fun recreational and social skills-building activities. Our program is designed to reflect the character of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, and to guide and disciple youth in these life-changing experiences.

Location: 1698 N Main St, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-229-4444

Girl Scouts

At Girl Scouts, guided by supportive adults and peers, girls develop their leadership potential through age-appropriate activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them, connect with others in a multicultural environments, and take action to make a difference in their world.

Location: 1870 W Robb Ave, Lima, OH 45805 

Phone: 888-350-5090

Lima Family YMCA

The STEM Programming and Youth Development Programs cover a broad spectrum of growth opportunities. The Programming is comprised of the Jr. Lego League, Lego League, FCC Robotics League, summer camp, and Youth in Government These programs work to strengthen the bond between play, science, technology, engineering, math, and civil responsibility.

Location: 345 S Elizabeth St, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-223-6045


Recognizing community has unique characteristics that must be addressed through prevention applications, Lima-UMADAOP a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization that was established in 1993 has developed comprehensive program that links prevention strategies with the needs of the community. Lima UMADAOP addresses the issue of youth effected by poor graduation rates.

Location: 311 E Market St 3rd Floor, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-222-4474

Mary Alice's House

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools Summer program utilizes a research-based, multicultural integrated reading curriculum that supports participants and their families through five essential components to include the following: high quality academic enrichment, parent and family development, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational servant leadership development, nutrition, health and mental health.

Location: 543 West Elm Street

Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-225-9830






Kindergarten Kamp is a 5 week summer school readiness program opened to all students in Allen County that will be entering kindergarten in the fall. Kindergarten Kamp is designed to give students an opportunity to develop new skills in a school environment, while engaging with their peers before school starts.

Location: 540 S Central Ave, Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 419-227-2586


The Family Fun Learning Group offers educational experiences for families with children ages birth-kindergarten entry that encourage and support the understanding of developmental skills needed for school success. Parents receive focused coaching and high-quality learning games, books, and kits to empower them as their child’s first and most important teacher.

Location: 6058 W. High St., Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 800-992-2916

American Red Cross

Disaster Services includes immediate emergency direct client financial assistance to those experiencing a disaster, fire safety education, and the installation of new, ten-year smoke alarms.

Location:  610 S Collett St, Lima, OH 45805

Phone: 419-227-5121

Boy Scouts of America

Exploring collaborates with businesses to offer students invaluable hands-on career experiences, networking opportunities, and mentorships to educate students in their career pursuit. Activities are derived by the corporation and agencies and are career specific, seeking to connect high school students with businesses to begin filling the pipeline with future professionals.

Location: 2100 Broad Ave, Findlay, OH 45840

Phone: 419-422-4356


Goodwill Easterseals' Community Outreach Program is tailored to helping ex-offenders/returning citizens in becoming job ready, finding and applying for jobs, and retaining employment. The program ensures that individuals are prepared to obtain or advance in family-sustaining jobs.

Location: 2350 Allentown Rd, Lima, OH 45805

Phone: 419-228-4821

Our Daily Bread

To serve and be a friend to everyone who enters our doors by providing a safe place, a good meal, and a hope for the future through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Location: 125 S Central Ave, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-224-2086

West Ohio Food Bank

Feeding more children and families program helps alleviate child hunger in Lima City Schools through the school pantry providing nutritious, healthy food to children at risk of hunger during the school day and provides food to take home to prepare and consume at their place of residence.

Location: 1380 E Kibby St, Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 419-222-7946

Activate Allen County

Exists to influence and improve the culture of health and wellbeing for all.

Location: 144 S Main St #203, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-221-5035

Allen County Public Health

The Allen County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) defines where we would like to be as a community, along with our plans to make it happen. We are working on four areas to improve the conditions for everyone to be healthy:

  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Harmful Childhood Conditions
  • Maternal and Infant Health
  • Housing and Public Transportation

Click here to read the full plan:

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

A free book gifting program dedicated to sharing a love of reading with children around the world.

Phone: 865-215-8743


Wheels to Work

Wheels to Work is a car ownership program aimed at eliminating one of the main barriers to employment in our community- transportation. This program does not give cars away. It provides financing to those who might not qualify for a traditional auto loan. To adress this issue in our community, The Superior Foundation, United Way of Greater Lima, OhioMeansJobs- Allen County, and Apollo Career Center have partnered to provide the Wheels to Work Program. 

For more information on eligibility and the enrollment process please contact: OhioMeansJobs- Allen County at 419-999-0360

2-1-1 is a national dialing code for free access to health and human service information and referral.  211 provides individuals with information and referrals to social services for every day needs, as well as in times of crisis. To access our local 211, dial 2-1-1, text 419-273-0300, or visit


Allen Lima Leadership

Allen Lima Leadership adult and youth graduates develop a deeper understanding of their community, and build an increased capacity to serve it. Because of this, classes create and execute community service projects. Each project, like each class, is unique.

Phone: 419-222-2711


The goal of Council is to initiate, build, and maintain collaborative efforts that support, educate and empower all families toward independence.

Location: 204 N. Main St., Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-223-8563

Cornerstone's Anger Management Group is a community resource for self-referral as well as court-mandated, work, school, and other community referrals. The purpose of the group is to equip members with psychoeducation, identifying the source of their anger, and practical skills to manage it well to improve their life overall. 

Address: 2963 Blue Jacket Ct. Lima, OH 45806

Phone: 419-581-9138



The Community Listening Circles for Outreach and Prevention program identifies areas in the Lima community experiencing the highest rates of violence, and then invites key stakeholders to participate in guided discussion to explore the underlying factors contributing to this reality. CVS aims to share this information with community partners to build a comprehensive strategy to reduce harm.

Location: 330 N Elizabeth St 2nd floor, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-222-8666

Guardianship Services Program

The goal of the Guardianship Services Board is to serve in the role of a guardian for persons determined by the Probate Court to be incompetent and for whom there is no willing or available family member or other community member to serve in that role.