Local Resources

Color Greetings from Youngstown postcardLocal Facts & Trivia (website)
Answers to local frequently asked questions.

Local Notable People (website)
Brief biographies of people connected to the Mahoning Valley.


Abandoned Coal Mines (website)
This site is a where you can locate abandoned mine maps for Ohio.

Area Cinemas & Drive-Ins (website) 

Area Colleges, Universities & Trade Schools (website) 

Area Entertainment (website) 

Area Events (website) 

Area Fairs & Festivals (website) 

Area Farm & Flea Markets (website) 

Area Libraries (website)

Area Museums & Historic Sites (website) 

Area Newspapers (website)

Area Parks (website) 

Area Radio Stations and Radio Frequencies (website) 

Area Schools (website) 

Area Television Stations (website) 

Area Transportation (website) 

HSE (High School Equivalency) Classes & Testing Centers (website)

Jambar (website)
The “student voice of youngstown state university since 1931.”  You can now search and view the entire archives of this student newspaper online.

Metro Monthly Archive (website)
This database provides browsing-only access to past issues of the Metro Monthly and links to the publication’s current website and blog.

Online Schools (website)
Find links to online schools (K-12 and colleges) and homeschooling information.

Proctoring Locations (website)
This is a list of proctoring exam locations in Mahoning County.

Thrive Mahoning Valley (website)
Thrive Mahoning Valley is an organization dedicated to helping people relocate to the Valley from Puerto Rico. The site is written in both English and Spanish.

YSU Oral History Digital Collection (website)
Over 1100 interviews conducted since 1974, many by people from Youngstown and surrounding areas.

Assistance for Individuals-Assistance of Any Type

Help Network of Northeast Ohio (website)
211 Database, found here, is a comprehensive, up-to-date database of local health and social services.  Individuals can access the database, free of charge, to locate resources.

Assistance for Individuals-Burial Assistance

Grants to Help Pay for Funeral Costs (website)
Grants for burial costs.  Includes information from the U.S. department of veteran affairs, FEMA and Social Security.

Funeral-cost-assistance (website)
This caregiver support site provides information on resources to help cover some burial expenses.

Youngstown City Health District, Environmental Health District, Charity Burial Program (website)
A fixed amount provided for indigent individuals who have died in Youngstown, bodies are unclaimed and family is indigent.

Assistance for Individuals-Day Care Programs

Child Care in Ohio (website)
Help in finding affordable daycare for families.

Assistance for Individuals-Entitlement Programs

BenefitsCheckUp (website)
A free service of the National Council on Aging, a nonprofit service and advocacy organization.  Answer some questions that will determine which programs can help you pay for medications and other health care, food, utilities and more.

Government Benefits (website)
Complete a survey to determine benefits you may be eligible to receive.

icanconnect (website)
A free program offering a wide range of hardware, software, applications and training to assist those individuals with hearing and vision loss who qualify.

Ohio Benefit Bank (website)
Resources for individuals in Ohio having difficulty making ends meet.

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (website)
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services will connect you to job openings, news and other helpful links.

Assistance for Individuals-Food

Dorothy Day House (website)
620 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH

Good Shepherd Kitchen (website)
30 W. Front Street, Youngstown, OH

Our Community Kitchen (website)
551 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, OH

Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley (website)
962 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Youngstown, OH

St. John’s Red Door Café (website)
323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH

St. Vincent de Paul Society Soup Kitchen (website)
252 E. Wood Street, Youngstown, OH

Salvation Army Lunch Program (website)
1501 Glenwood Avenue, Youngstown, OH

Second Harvest Food Bank (website)
2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH

SNAP (website)
Formerly called “food stamps”.  Site provides an eligibility tool and contact information for local family service offices.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) (website)
Information provided on food program for low-income mothers and children to age five.

Help Network of Northeast Ohio (website)
Find even more food assistance in the Help Network 211 Database Directory.

Assistance for Individuals-Health

Insure Kids Now (website)
Low or no cost health insurance for children in low income households.

Medicaid (website) 
Health benefits for very-low-income adult citizens, including the disabled.

Medicare Preventive Services (website)
Manage your health, find which preventive services Medicare covers, how often, who is eligible and what you pay.

Ohio Department of Health (website)
Health services to Ohio residents.

Assistance for Individuals-Health-Prescription Medication Assistance

Mahoning County Prescription Drug Assistance Program (website)
A free service to those who qualify, for free or reduced cost drugs.

Medicare Drug Coverage (website)
Find information about drug coverage.

NeedyMeds (website)
This site is an information source that helps low income people find assistance programs to help afford their medications. Additional resources include information on free and low cost clinics.

Ohio’s Best Rx (website)
Prescription drug card to lower drug costs for those who quality.

Prescription Hope (website)
Prescription assistance for low income, uninsured or underinsured people.  Medication comes directly from the manufacturer for $18.00 per prescription per month with a yearly enrollment fee of $20.00.

Assistance for Individuals-Homes

Ohio Housing Finance Agency (website)
Affordable mortgage loans for low to moderate income Ohioans, and affordable rental units.

Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority (YMHA) (website)
The YMHA provides public housing in Youngstown and Mahoning County. Residents also benefit from an extensive set of support services that include self-sufficiency programs, housing counseling, youth after school programs, Youthbuild, and Neighborhood Networks computer centers.

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. (website)
A neighborhood development agency that works to positively transform neighborhoods.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (website)
Provides quality housing for all.

Assistance for Individuals-Transportation

American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley
Provides free, safe and reliable rides for individuals who need transportation to and from life-sustaining medical treatments for persons with illnesses or disabilities.

WRTA (Western Reserve Transist Authority)
Public transportation which is wheelchair/scooter accessible for mobility devices meeting ADA requirements.

Health Insurance Medicaid Plans
Many insurers Medicaid plans include transportation assistance.  Contact your insurance provider to check on transportation assistance and to schedule transportation to dentist/doctor, WIC, and Medicaid redetermination appointments.

Assistance for Individuals-Utilities

Ohio Development Services Agency-Energy Assistance Programs (website)
Explanation of available energy assistance programs and program application.

Office of the Ohio consumers’ Counsel-Utility Assistance (website)
Guidelines for energy assistance programs, including telephone, summer crisis and medical certification.

Winter Heating Resource Center (website)
Information on the various energy assistance programs including application assistance resources for seniors and people with disabilities.