Local Resources

This page offers information and links to a wide range of services available to Putnam County residents that you may not have known were available.

The mission of the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the enhancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

We provide Early Stage support groups and programming, Caregiver Support groups. Safe Return, Care Consultation, 24/7 Helpline, Education and Speaker's Bureau , Professional Training and TrialMatch service. For more information call us at 1-800-272-3900 or visit our website: http://alz.org/nwohio/

Baby Needs is a parenting program offered at various locations throughout the county for parents that focuses on education to support the healthy growth and development of their children. Dates and topics are located on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Baby-Needs-of-Putnam-County-326797380863265/.  Families that sign up will receive diapers once a month.  Call 419-890-5114 for details.

Crime Victim Services’ (CVS) mission is to help victims prevail over the trauma of their victimization by assisting, and advocating for safety, healing, justice, and restitution. CVS opened in Putnam County in1990, after the murder of Jeff Schumacher near Vaughnsville. Each we year we assist approximately 1000 victims and family members. CVS has 5 staff in Ottawa, including Social Workers and Counselors, and an Attorney in the Lima office. Our office is handicap accessible and family friendly. CVS partners with prosecutors, law enforcement, judges, probation officers, Children Services, Adult Protective Services, MADD, developmental disabilities investigators, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, volunteers, mental health providers, social service agencies, and clergy to advocate for victim’s rights, safety, emotional and spiritual healing, and financial recovery. Some of our services include 24-hour domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking response, court advocacy in juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony crimes, Elder Victim Ministry for individuals aged 60+, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Child Advocacy Center (CAC), victim-offender dialogue, and violence prevention. Please call us at 419-523-1111 or visit our website: http://www.crimevictimservices.org/ to find out more information about any of our programs and how we can be of assistance to you.

WrapAround-this is a research based process which coordinates services for families and children who have multiple needs. WrapAround is a strength based, family driven, planning process to address the family’s unmet needs and to help them meet their goals. It is implemented with the involvement of those people who are important to the success of the family. WrapAround improves the lives of families by building on their strengths. It encourages them to make helpful, caring connections in the community.

Putnam County Task Force for Youth-this is a grassroots effort to work towards the elimination of substance abuse and promotion of positive behavioral health and safety among Putnam County youth. The Task Force is composed of concerned individuals from the county who are volunteering their time for this effort. The goal of the Task Force is to provide prevention and educational awareness activities for students, parents and community agencies.

For more information on any of these programs please call Beth Tobe at 419-523-5951

The mission of the Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission (HHWP CAC) is to reduce the conditions of poverty by providing comprehensive services to improve lives. The Putnam County office of HHWP CAC is located at 1205 East Third Street in Ottawa. That location houses HHWP CAC’s Head Start preschool, Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) programming, and a Community Services Department which offers the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and some funding for prescriptions. Other services such as free tax assistance, home weatherization, and a small business development program may be available from HHWP CAC. For more information, call 800-423-4304 or visit http://www.hhwpcac.org

WIC – A local program of HHWP Community Action Commission. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, and referrals to other agencies for women, infants, and children. In Putnam County, WIC can be reached at 419-523-5080 or visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HHPWIC/. The office is located at 1025 East Third St., Ottawa, OH 45875

The Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) was established to reduce some of the financial burden of cancer treatments by providing reimbursement for the following: Prescription expenses related to treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer related medications not covered by insurance Mileage to and from treatments, mileage for testing related to cancer Financial assistance for supplies associated with having cancer, such as nutritional supplements, wigs and medical supplies.

What is CAP?

  • The CAP program was established in 2004 for residents in Putnam County, Ohio only.
  • All money raised by the CAP program stays here in Putnam County, Ohio.
  • The CAP program is completely volunteer based and all money raised and donated goes toward helping those with cancer.
  • Assistance from CAP is simple to apply for, completely confidential and there are NO INCOME GUIDELINES.
  • The CAP program is a 501C3 non-profit organization that is funded through donations, fundraisers, memorials, the United Way, and our annual Auction & Dance Benefit.
  • In 2016 CAP assisted 94 cancer patients in Putnam County, paying out over $87,000 in financial assistance.
  • CAP assists cancer patients with prescription expenses related to treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer related medications not covered by Insurance.
  • CAP also assists with mileage expenses to and from treatments and mileage for testing related to cancer and supply reimbursement for items such as wigs, nutritional supplements, medical supplies, etc.

For more information please contact Ruth Gerding at 419-538-6482 or visit our website: http://www.pccap.org

The Putnam County Council on Aging, Inc. (PCCOA) provides services to Putnam County residents, age 60 and better, in order to help them remain independent in their home for as long as possible. All services are free and offered regardless of income. Donations are graciously accepted. Services include: transportation for medical appointments and personal business, chore assistance, outreach services, fall prevention classes, a medical equipment loan closet, telephone reassurance, caregiver support and information and referral services. For more information on the PCCOA, please call 419-523-4121 or toll-free 1-800-589-8508 or visit our website: http://www.putnamcouncilonaging.org

Since 1966, Putnam County HomeCare & Hospice has delivered high quality health care and other services to our area's recovering, disabled and chronically ill. Our services can allow our patients to remain in the security of their own homes. We provide skilled nursing, aide assistance, therapy, and specialty care to residents in Putnam County and the surrounding areas.

At Putnam County HomeCare & Hospice, it is our mission, honor, and privilege to provide hope, care and education to our patients so they can achieve an optimal level of independence and control in their lives. We are Medicare/Medicaid certified and CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) accredited. We are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Putnam County HomeCare & Hospice is a 501C3 agency.

If someone in your family or someone you know is in need of HomeCare, Hospice, or Palliative Care, call us at 419-523-4449 or for more information visit our website http://www.pchh.net.

The mission of Putnam County Job and Family Services is to protect children, nurture families and develop job opportunities for our customers which lead to family stability and self-sufficiency, as we believe children and families are Putnam County’s most valuable resource. The Putnam County Job and Family Services office is located at 575 Ottawa-Glandorf Road, Suite 1, Ottawa. Our agency is quadruple combined housing Income Maintenance, Children Services, Child Support and Workforce Development. We are also an Ohio Means Jobs American Job Center.

For more information, call 419.538.4580 or visit:

Putnam County EMS can provide non-emergency transportation to any and all Putnam County residents. If the resident can walk, it is a private pay bill. If the resident is wheelchair bound and on Medicaid, it is a covered service. Medicare does not reimburse for any wheelchair transports. We can provide this service upon request when drivers are available. We also transport FAR and PASSPORT clients. For more information or if you have any questions, please call Putnam County Office of Public Safety at 419-538-7315 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 to 4:30.

The Thrift Store provides food, clothing and household items to those in need in Putnam County. This is a retail store, selling used items at garage sale prices.  Profits from the store help purchase food for the food pantry located inside the store. For more information visit us at 101 West Main Street in Ottawa or call us at 419-523-3032. You can also visit our Facebook page as well: www.facebook.com/pccts .

The Veterans Service Commission is a county agency dedicated to aiding veterans in times of need. There are three services the agency provides.

  • Emergency financial assistance to eligible veterans and family members who have demonstrated a need
  • Financial assistance for transportation to VA Medical Centers for scheduled appointments
  • Assistance when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The Veterans Service Officer represents and assists veterans, spouses, dependent children, surviving widows, and parents of deceased veterans entitled to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), when they apply to the VA for benefits. Ohio is the only state that provides such comprehensive support and services to its veterans. Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has a board of five appointed commissioners who administer the program for their respective county. For more information please visit our website: http://www.pcvsc.org

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