WHAT WE DO
SERVICES WE OFFER
Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s a job loss, a health crisis, or the loss of a spouse; other times a natural disaster impacts entire neighborhoods. No matter the cause, the Emergency Assistance program at GMHN stands ready to provide temporary assistance so neighbors can get back on their feet.
Through this program, GMHN provides emergency financial assistance for residents in our school district for rent, utilities, car repair and medical needs. The max on rent is $300 and all others $200. Annual max is $500 and lifetime is $1,000. Money is allotted based on need, when funds are available.
School Supply Distribution
Our school supply distribution takes place in August, two Sundays before the start of school. NBC 4 provides backpacks and a few supplies while community churches “adopt” grades and embellish the school supplies in the back pack while a few churches provide other requested items (Clorox wipes, varying sizes of ziploc bags) and lunch boxes. Eastland-Fairfield cosmetology program and their business partners provide free haircuts.
Summer Lunch Program
Our summer lunch program is funded by Ohio Department of Education and USDA. Lunches are available to any child 18 and below, June-August. There is no registration necessary. We serve meals at five sites: GM Middle School North and Central, and Asbury Elementary.