Get the help you need

Van Wert County is fortunate to have many different agencies that exist to help those in need.

We hope you find this list a helpful resource in your time of trouble. If your need is an emergency, dial 911. If you are unsure who to contact or where to start, give our office a call at 419-238-6689 and we will do our best to get you in touch with a service that takes care of your need.

Black Swamp Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Provides character building and recreation for boys.

Career Connections

Career Connections educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives.

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team

CERT is an organization dedicated to preparing and training individuals and their families to help themselves and their community in the event of an emergency situation (natural disaster or other) that can arise. CERT’s goal during such events is to assist the most amount of people in the least amount of time.

CHP – Hospice & Adult Day Care

To provide comprehensive, progressive, community-based health care services to the people of NW Central Ohio and surrounding areas.

Convoy Sports Center

Provides summer recreation for children.

Crestview Latchkey

Provides a safe environment for children before and after school.

Crisis Care Line

Provides shelter, counseling, support, transportation and other related assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to their dependent children.

Delphos Senior Citizens, Inc.

Provides a variety of services for senior citizens.

Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio, Inc.

Provides primary, dental and behavioral health care to individuals in our community who would most likely go without care.

Habitat For Humanity

Aids in construction for a new house for a partner family.

Haven of Hope

The Haven of Hope Shelter of Van Wert County is a community of Christians who have come together to help displaced men in Van Wert County by providing a place to stay and ongoing guidance to obtain the resources necessary to embrace the next chapter of their lives, such as healthcare, substance abuse agency referrals…

Help Me Grow

The Early Intervention program serves children birth to three years old that have a developmental delay, disability, or a medical diagnosis. Early Intervention provides services and supports as early as possible to enhance your family’s ability to meet the developmental needs of your child.

Lincolnview Latchkey

Provides a safe environment for children before and after school.

Love INC

The Love INC Call Center connects community members in need with local church volunteers.

M.A.V. Youth Mentoring

Provide all children facing difficulties a positive, professionally supported 1-on-1 relationship that improves their lives forever.

Middle Point Ballpark

Provides summer recreation for children.

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission

Provides a wide array of programs to low-income residents of Northwestern Ohio. NOCAC is committed to helping clients succeed in becoming self-sufficient members of their communities through the services they provide.

Salvation Army

Practices the love of God and aid in the concern for the needs of humanity.

The Angel Foundation

The Angel Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling wishes for terminally-ill adults in Ohio.

Van Wert at the Goedde

This fund will be used to assist student/student’s family with food, water, electricity, clothing, transportation and programming to support family and student involvement at the school.

Van Wert County Council on Aging

Provides a variety of services for senior citizens.

Van Wert County Family & Children First

Provides emergency services for families.

Van Wert County Humane Society

Advocating for companion pets and focusing on the health/well being of the animals is the primary concern for the Humane Society. Funds help cover veterinarian bills, food, cleaning supplies and medical treatment expenses of the animals housed at the adoption center.

Wee Care Learning Center

The mission of Wee Care Learning Center is to assist all children by providing a consistent, secure and safe atmosphere in which each child can grow and develop at his/her own pace.  Also provides scholarships for at risk children.

West Ohio Food Bank

The mission of the West Ohio Food Bank is to find, rescue, and distribute food to people living in poverty through an efficient network uniting the public and private sectors; to raise awareness of the impact of poverty.

Westwood Behavioral Health Center, Inc.

Provides large and small group therapy, and skill-building activities. The participants receive instruction that help increases their individual living skills including meal preparation and activities of daily living.

Willshire Youth Activities

Provides summer recreation for children.

Wren Ballpark Association

Provides summer recreation for children.

YMCA of Van Wert County

Serves the community with a variety of programs and services with a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.


The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all through programming, victim services and focus on advocacy.