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Buckeye Community Connect

Welcome to Buckeye Community Connect, our go-to resource for local services and resources that meet our members’ needs.

Search for community-based organizations that can help with food, housing, transportation, jobs and more! Buckeye can also connect members with our network of over 40,000 community partners throughout the state who can provide additional resources and support. 

To search for local programs, all you need to do is enter your zip code below. Please note that by clicking this link, you will be taken to a new Web page not hosted by Buckeye. 

Community Partner Spotlight

The Community Partner Spotlight shares good news about some of the great work being done in local communities. This month, we hope you enjoy learning about our friends at the Cleveland Clinic – Taussig Cancer Institute, serving the Greater Cleveland area, Community for New Direction, serving the Central Ohio area, and Health Care Access Now, serving the Greater Cincinnati area.

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is dedicated to giving young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

ROR partners with more than 185 clinical locations statewide for medical providers to talk with parents about the importance of reading with their children and encourage them to build routines around books. All families with children from infancy through age 5 at participating clinics are automatically enrolled and receive a book at more than 10 routine health checkups. By the end of the program, every participating child has a home library of books — along with the ongoing encouragement to build a lifelong love of reading.

Last year alone, ROR reached about 183,000 children and distributed more than 285,000 books. Buckeye has partnered with ROR for the past two years, donating developmentally and culturally appropriate books to the program.

For more information, contact Lori LeGendre at Lori.LeGendre@utoledo.edu or 419-291-0038, visit reachoutandread.org or follow twitter.com/ReachOutReadOh.

Coleman Professional Services is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health and addiction recovery programs that improve the lives of individuals, families, and businesses throughout Ohio.

The organization provides open-access for services regardless of the ability to pay, offers a safe place to stay for the homeless and mentally ill and helps clients compete for, find and remain employed. Services include:

  • Clinical services to foster recovery
  • Residential services to build independence
  • Supportive services, like guardianship, meditation and pregnancy services, to transform lives

Coleman serves about 30,000 clients every year in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Jefferson, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Summit and Trumbull counties. Buckeye is a proud partner to Coleman, providing access to the behavioral healthcare services its clients need to support their recovery and help them thrive.

For more information, contact (330) 676-6976 or HowToHelp@colemanservices.org or visit colemanservices.org.

OhioGuidestone is dedicated to providing pathways for growth, achievement and lifelong success through behavioral health services that focus on the whole person. Comprehensive services include community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, early childhood services, psychiatric care, workforce development training and more.

Founded in 1864, the organization is now one of the largest behavioral health providers in Ohio. It proudly serves nearly 29,300 individuals from 34 counties, with service locations in 24 Ohio counties.

OhioGuidestone has partnered with Buckeye since 2015 to provide its clients with access to behavioral health services. Buckeye’s Care Managers also serve as an extension to OhioGuidestone’s community mental health workers, connecting clients to community social services to help them thrive.

For more information about the organization, volunteer opportunities and events, visit ohioguidestone.org or call 440-234-2006. You can also follow OhioGuidestone on your favorite social media channel.