Fairfield County


1.)  Ohio Home Relief Program
Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency
1743 E Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 653-4146

They provide financial support to income-eligible, COVID-impacted renters in Fairfield County, Ohio with past due rent and utilities.

2.) Neighbors in Need Program
St. Vincent de Paul Society
424 Locust Street, Lancaster OH 43130
(740) 653-6037

They offer limited assistance for utilities, car repair and other needs. Assistance is provided based on need and one a case-by-case basis. They also offer emergency lodging at Pearl House and can provide half the deposit for the Pearl House and Rutherford House. This assistance requires one-on-one interviews to establish need. This financial assistance is usually limited to one time per year. For assistance, please call (740) 653-6037, ext. 12.


1.) Aftercare
(740) 652 – 7889

Foster youth between ages 18-21 who are not currently enrolled in Bridges can call Fairfield County Children Services and ask for aftercare support. This is called a voluntary post-emancipation case. Caseworkers refer to it as PEY: Post-Emancipated Youth.

2.) Bridges
Central Region, c.region@cfhcohio.org
(614) 568-9428

Former foster youth who “age out” of the system between 18-21 years old can apply for extended supports. Youth must meet at least one of the following criteria: a.) Enrolled in college or other post-secondary school b.) Participating in a program or activity designed to promote, or remove barriers to, employment c. Employed at least 80 hours a month d.) Incapable of doing any of the above activities due to a physical or mental health condition.


1.) Canal Winchester Food Pantry
80 Covenant Way, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110

To receive help, individuals must call to make an appointment. Appointments are available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Wednesday hours alternate between 1:00 – 3:00 pm and 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Community members are allowed to use the pantry twice each month and to receive five days of food for each documented member of their household.

2.) Fairfield County SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
239 West Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 687-7889

Applications can be submitted by calling 1-844-640-6446 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.) to complete an application over the phone, or by completing and submitting the application in-person or online.

3.) We Care Program
St. Vincent de Paul Society
424 Locust Street, Lancaster OH 43130
(740) 653-6037

They provide monthly food boxes for individuals and families in need. For those who are not able to pick up food boxes at the pantry, arrangements can be made for home delivery. For assistance, please call (740) 653-6037, ext. 13.


The Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) provides high quality services for youth and young adults, ages 16 – 24. Eligible youth can access a variety of career and educational services through WIOA funded programs. Contact the CCMEP Career Advisor at 740-652-7643 to schedule an appointment.

2.) Ohio Means Jobs Fairfield County Center
Government Services Building, 239 W. Main St. in Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 652 – 7889

They are located on the third floor, and their office hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. After hours appointments can be made available by calling to schedule them ahead of time.

Other Needs

1.) Fairfield County 211
(740) 687-0500

They provide referrals for services including food pantries, gas cards

2.) Fair Housing Issues
There are three agencies that help with fair housing questions in Fairfield County:

a.) City of Lancaster Community Development Block Grant Agency
104 E. Main Street, 2nd Floor, Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 687-6663

b.) Fairfield County Regional Planning
210 E. Main Street, Lancaster OH 43130
(740) 652-7110

c.) City of Lancaster Code Enforcement
104 E. Main Street, Lancaster OH 43130
(740) 652-2699

3.) Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
73 East Water Street Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
(740) 773-0012

Their Chillicothe office handles cases for people with legal issues in Fairfield, Fayette, Hocking, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, and Ross Counties. They are open Monday – Friday, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Their mission is to provide civil legal aid and advocacy to combat unfairness and injustice and to help people rise out of poverty.

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