FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Cards are being distributed by UWPC. This card could lower the cost of medicine by an average of 35%. United Way of Paulding County is providing these cards free of charge to everyone in the community. There are no age restrictions, no income restrictions, no limit on how many times you can use it and no waiting to get a card. Contact us to receive your card, with no questions asked.
CPC Women’s Health Resource
Earn While You Learn:
Provides classes to their clients in order to help them learn how to care for themselves and their unborn child. Then after birth, the care for their newborn babies. This program seeks to establish long-term relationships with their clients and help them with their material needs.
Project Respect is a program that educates students on healthy relationships, abstinence, and dangers of having premarital sex.
Website: CPC Women’s Health Resource
Facebook: CPC Women’s Health Resource
West Ohio Food Bank
Food insecurity is one factor in an exceedingly complex equation. A family experiencing food insecurity is often struggling to pay for rent, utilities, medical care and other essential needs—and making difficult trade offs that compromise their health while perpetuating a vicious cycle of instability.
The true face of hunger is a mother working two jobs, children struggling to learn on an empty stomach, a father skipping a meal so his children can eat. Hunger is not a problem that we can easily see, perhaps because its stigma causes people to hide their need. But research shows that many hardworking individuals are increasingly relying on food banks as a part of their long-term strategies to put food on the table. Food-insecure individuals do not have regular access to enough nutritious food for a healthy, active life. These families, employees, veterans, students, children and senior citizens are the people the West Ohio Food Bank serves. West Ohio Food Bank
Paulding County Senior Center
Senior Meal Program:
Provides meals to seniors citizens five days a week in a formal dining room setting so seniors can socialize and interact with other seniors. A senior can also receive a meal at home if homebound. Monthly evening activities are planned along with scheduled activities that are entertaining or health and education related.
Address: 401 E Jackson St, Paulding, OH
Phone: (419) 399-3650
Facebook: Paulding County Senior Center
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
This program supports early literacy. It provides one free book a month to any child in Paulding county that are 0 to 5 years of age. The age appropriate book gets mailed to the child’s home and is addressed to them each month.
Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission
Summer Food Service Program:
Serves a free healthy lunch for all children 1-18 years old, five days a week for ten weeks during the summer. Each day fun activities are also scheduled. With a large number of students eligible for free or reduced school lunches in our community there is huge need to provide this service when the kids are out of school.
This programs provides classes, coaching, and matched savings to help individuals meet their goals.
Address: 401 E. Jackson Street, Paulding, OH 45879
Paulding County Juvenile Court - Mentors for Paulding County
Mentors for Paulding County is a non-profit mentoring program that will give youth in our community the opportunity to connect with positive role models. The program will provide youth with support, guidance, structure, and will give the youth someone they can depend on. It will help bridge the generational gap by linking youth to community members that are committed to helping them reach their goals.
Community Health Professionals
Community Health Professionals is available 24/7 to provide healthcare for hospice patients in the comfort of their own home, diminishing the number of readmits to the hospital and giving the patients quality of life with their loved ones. CHP cares for patients, even if they are unable to pay.
Skilled Patient Care:
Provides skilled nursing, personal care aides, social services, as well as speech, occupational and physical therapy under the direction of the patient’s physician. CHP provides home health services so clients can remain safely in their home and achieve improved independence and health.
Address: 250 Dooley Drive, Suite A, Paulding, Ohio 45879
Women, Infant & Children
The WIC program of Paulding County services its participants by providing supplemental nutrition through specified highly nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to appropriate medical professionals and healthcare providers. The WIC program supports families by promoting positive pregnancy outcomes and giving infants and children a healthy start in life.
The WIC program has been shown to improve pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies and reduce infant mortality by reducing the incidence of low birth weight (infants under 5 ½ pounds are at greater risk of breathing problems, brain injuries and physical abnormalities).
The WIC Program of Paulding County has been above projected caseload since June 2020, with a caseload percentage of 105.6% most recently in June 2021, one of only a few counties above caseload in the state of Ohio. We have been very excited about the participation in our program in the last year, but we also know there are a lot more families that we could help, and we are continuing to work on reaching them!