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Resources--Knox County Local Access

ADULT DAY CARE

Box 251, 2004 Campus Dr 393-6255 Serving adults over 18 who need assistance and care during day. Provides respite care for caregiver.

ADVENTIST CENTER

474 Wooster Road 397-1085 After Hours 397-8812 Emergency food and clothing; Thursdays 1 PM to 4 PM.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

A.A. Hotline 393-2439 A.A. meeting places listed in Mount Vernon News or call the A.A. Hotline.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREEDOM CENTER OF KNOX COUNTY

106 East Gambier Street 397-2660 After hours 392-2828Treatment and prevention of alcohol and drug abuse. Outpatient counseling, assessments, therapy, drug screens and IOP.

AMERICAN RED CROSS

300 North Mulberry Street 397-6300Free assistance in case of disaster; assistance to families of military personnel, and blood mobiles. Offers courses in CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, babysitting.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, KNOX COUNTY BRANCH

310-B Coshocton Avenue 393-5065 Sponsors aquatic program and support groups.

AUNTIE ALICE'S CORNER CUPBOARD

69 North Main Street, Fredericktown 694-8110 Interchurch Social Services Thrift Store. 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday thru Friday.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS ASSOCIATION OF KNOX COUNTY

8868 Columbus Road, P.O. Box 616 397-8733Adult mentoring to youth, one-to-one, fun activities, programs, tutoring, team activities.

CARE NET PREGNANCY SERVICES OF KNOX COUNTY

11 Woodlake Trail, P.O. Box 606 393-037024-hour helpline, free pregnancy tests, information. Monday and Wednesday 2 to 5 PM; Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM - 1 PM and 5 to 8 PM.

CENTRAL OHIO DIABETES ASSOCIATION, KNOX COUNTY CHAPTER

Box 702, Mount Vernon 393-9970 Monthly support group meetings, education and limited medical assistance.

CHAP -- Community Health Access Project

418 South Market Street, P.O. Box 746, Danville 599-7921Provides model to improve basic health and social outcomes for EASTERN KNOX COUNTY (Danville and East Knox Schools) by linking individuals and families to available services. Monday thru Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

CHURCH MOUSE

302 South Market Street, Danville 599-5673Interchurch Social Services Thrift Store. 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

CLOTHES 'N COUNTER

17 East Vine Street 397-2407 Interchurch Social Services Thrift Shop, Monday thru Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

First Congregational Church 397-1769 Support group for parents and families who have had a child die. Meetings first Monday of each month, 7 to 9 PM.

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING

For appointment call 1-800-686-2756 8402 Blackjack Road, Moundbuilders Guidance CenterA service to assist families and individuals experiencing financial difficulties. Mount Vernon office hours by appointment.

EMERGENCY/ENERGY SERVICES

Kno-Ho-Co Ashland 397-0378 Rental, utility assistance; HEAP; Weatherization Referral

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Kno-Ho-Co Ashland 393-3545 Emergency Housing for the Homeless

ECHO TALKLINE

If busy/no answer, call the Medical Bureau 392-28285 to 11 PM Monday thru Friday; 8 AM to 11 PM Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Listening and supportive conversations, information and referral.

FISH

114 East Gambier Street, Box 1052 397-4825 Free transportation, as available by volunteers, for medical appointments. Trips out of town require three work days notice.

FIUMERA, CHRISTOPHER, PH.D., PSYCHOLOGIST

204 South Gay Street 392-5399 Emergency 397-9339 A private psychological practice.

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM

Mount Vernon Developmental Center 392-6251 Stipend volunteer opportunities for low-income adults 60 years or older.

GOLDEN BUCKEYE CARD PROGRAM

Station Break, 501 South Main Street 397-2417 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For adults 60 years or older. Must provide identification

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF LICKING-KNOX

855 Coshocton Avenue 392-9991 Thrift store.

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

KNO-HO-CO ASHLAND, 71 Sychar Road. 397-0378 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday.

HOSPICE OF KNOX COUNTY

302 East High Street 397-5188Offering end-of-life care. Providing comfort, physical, spiritual and emotional support and guidance utilizing team approach.

INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER OF NCO, INC.

Box 136, Fredericktown, OH 43019 392-3191Working with individuals of all ages with disabilities. Information, referral and personal advocacy. Assistance with purchase of rehabilitative devices, ramps, and small home modifications.

INTERCHURCH SOCIAL SERVICES

114 East Gambier Street, Box 1052 397-2407 Centerburg Office 625-5940 Fredericktown Office 694-8110 Danville Branch Office 599-5673 Information, referral and emergency hel4p with food, clothing, financial aid, etc.

KC'S HOUSE OF CONSIGNMENT

400 West High Street 392-6082 Gently used women's clothing. Call for days and times.

KNO-HO-CO ASHLAND COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION

WWW.KNOHOCO.ORG Emergency/Energy Service 397-0378 Emergency Shelter 393-3545 Adult Day Care 393-6255 Foster Grandparents 392-6251 Health Services 397-0145 Retired Senior Volunteers 393-3633 Housing (Centerburg Courts) 625-5735

KNO-HO-CO-HEALTH SERVICES

71 Sychar Road 397-0145Birth control supplies, pap smears, breast and pelvic examinations, pregnancy tests, STD screening, anonymous HIV testing, education program. Monday thru Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. HIV testing anytime.

KNOX COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

1330 Coshocton Road 393-9000 Administration 393-9601Volunteer Manager 393-9621 Adverse Drug Reaction Hotline 393-9009 Birthing Center 393-9846 Cancer Clinic 393-9763 Cardiac Support Group 393-9695 Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness 393-9670 Coumadin Support Group 393-9008 Diabetes Clinic 393-997 0Electromyography Clinic 393-9864 Emergency Services 393-9711 Heart Center 393-9690 Meals on Wheels 393-9643 Mid-Ohio Corporate Care (Occupational Health) 393-9675 Ostomy/Wound Clinic 393-9835 Parkinson's Support Group 393-9063 Plastic/Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic 393-9864 Sleep Lab 393-9915 Special Clinics Information 393-9864 The Heart Center 393-9890 Vascular Lab 393-9864 Neurology Clinic 393-9864 Nutrition Counseling 393-9797 Physician Referral 393-5669

KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

11700 Upper Gilchrist Road 397-4656 Emergency 393-6161 Programs, services and support to individuals and familities with developmental disabilities including New Hope Early Education Center, New Hope Industries, and related supports and residential supports.

KNOX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES

117 East High Street 397-7177 Public Assistance (Ohio Works First) Ext. 1261 Children and Family Services Division Ext. 264 Abuse and Neglect Hot Line (24 hours/7 days) 392-5437 Child Support Enforcement Division Ext. 100 1-800-298-2223 Workforce Development 392-9675

KNOX COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

117 East High Street 393-6772

KNOX COUNTY HEAD START

71 Sychar Road 397-1344 Early childhood education and childcare services to preschool age children, infants and toddlers.

KNOX COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

11660 Upper Gilchrist Road 392-2200 Monday thru Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Extended hours until 7 PM on third Tuesday of month. Daily medical clinic for children and adults. Medicare and Medicaid accepted.

KNOX METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY

205 North Gay Street 397-87878 AM to Noon; 1 to 4 PM, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. By appointment only Wednesday and Friday. Provides rental assistance directly to landlords for income eligible families.

MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

392-2828 If busy/no answer, call the Medical Bureau 397-9339

MOTA -- MID OHIO TRANSIT AUTHORITY

25 Columbus Road 392-7433 Transportation. Shuttle and taxi service.

MOUNDBUILDERS GUIDANCE CENTER

8402 Blackjack Road 397-0442 After hours emergency 392-2828 Warm Line 397-9878Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center serving Knox and Licking Counties. 24-hour emergency services. Open weekdays and evenings. All ages.

MOUNT VERNON PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

102 East Gambier Street 392-5416 Comprehensive private out-patient mental health services.

MOUNT VERNON WELLNESS GROUP

999 Harcourt Road, Suites D and I. 397-3880 Office hours vary but generally open 9 AM to 4 PM and by appointment.Nutritional counseling, vitamins and supplements to enhance health, message, and life coach counseling.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL OF LICKING AND KNOX COUNTIES

11 West Gambier Street 397-3088 Information and referral. 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday thru Friday

NEW DIRECTIONS

Box 453, Mount Vernon 397-4357 Safe housing and support services for battered women and rape survivors. 24-hour hotline.

OHIO BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Knox County Customer Service Center 397-7717 945 Coshocton Avenue, Box 912.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION (THE)- KNOX COUNTY

1025 Harcourt Road, Box 1268 397-0401Educational programs and individual inquiries related to agriculture, community development, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, family budget education and horticulture.

OPPORTUNITY KNOX EMPLOYMENT CENTER

17604 Coshocton Road 393-9675 Open to the public, complete resume service, employment resource library, job leads and referrals. GED preparation.

PATEL, CHANDRAVADAN, M.D. (Psychiatry)

126 East Vine Street 397-1900 Emergency 397-9339 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 AM to Noon.

PUBLIC DEFENDER

114 Chestnut Street 393-6734

RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)

Mount Vernon Developmental Center 397-3306 Develop volunteer opportunities in community, assist senior citizen in maintaining feeling of productivity. Minimum age 55. 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday.

THE SALVATION ARMY

206 East Ohio Avenue, P.O. Box 1204 392-8716

THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE

14 East Gambier Street 392-8002 Thrift store. Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM; Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

STATION BREAK SENIOR CENTER

501 South Main Street 397-3841 Services for those over 60.

TWICE TREASURED THRIFT SHOP

40 North Clayton Street, Centerburg 625-5940 Interchurch Social Services Thrift Store. 9 AM to 2 PM, Monday thru Friday.

UNITED WAY OF KNOX COUNTY

106 West Ohio Avenue 397-5721

VETERAN'S SERVICE OFFICE

117 East High Street, Room 257 393-6742 Military veterans. Monday thru Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM.

YMCA

103 North Main Street 392-9622 200 West Chestnut Street 397-6245