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Continuum of Care

c/o Woodland Centers
3086 State Rt. 160 Gallipolis, OH 45631
Phone: 740 446-5500
Fax: 740 441-4402



The chart below lists the agencies currently participating in the Continuum of Care.  On the chart you will find the name of the agency, a description of the services provided by each agency, any eligibility requirements, and contact information.

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The majority of homeless persons in our catchment area are single adult males, followed closely by single adult females.*

*Point-in-Time Homeless Count conducted in January 2005

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Name of Agency

Description of Housing Program

Eligibility Criteria

Contact Information


Area Agency on Aging District , Inc. Accessibility and handicap modifications.

Emergency health & safety issues, such as  potable water,  electrical, heating, plumbing, roof repair/replacement

Homeowners age 60 & older that meet 35% of the median income requirements and are residents of Gallia and Jackson counties.

P.O. Box 500, F-32, URG
Rio Grande, Ohio 45674

Kristy Bowman

handicapped accessibility emergency home repair health & safety

Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center



McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program is a grant-funded non-profit program. Services are free and voluntary to qualifying students pre-school through age 18 (21 in certain circumstances) in Eastern, Meigs and Southern Local School Districts.

Children and Youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including: sharing housing, living in motels, shelters, campsites or other inadequate places; or an unaccompanied youth (not in the physical custody of a parent or legal guardian).



Thomas Dannis

State Coordinator



Linda Michael

Meigs County

Homeless Liaison




McKinney-Vento Program

Buckeye Hills-HVRDD Area Agency on Aging, District 8


Accessibility and handicap modifications. Ramps, accessible bathrooms, kitchen modifications, door and hallway widening, modifications for hearing and vision impaired Homeowners 60 and older that meet 35% median income requirements and are residents of Meigs County.


P O Box 370

Reno, Ohio 45773



Joe Gage





handicap accessibility


Children’s Center of Ohio, The

The Center houses boys who aged 8 to 18 who have been abused, neglected, and have engaged in unhealthy behavior. The children are referred by counties within the State of Ohio and are from social service agencies or the juvenile court system. 


Nikki Thomas 740-646-6911



- or -

Robert Boggs 740-646-0873

boys’ shelter

Christ United Methodist Church
Jacskon, OH


In cooperation with the Jackson Ministerial Association provides for one night at an area hotel Transient (traveling through the area) or a specific crisis situation (determined case by case)

150 Portsmouth St.

Jackson, OH 45640



Dale Lykins



Gallia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) 





C. Michael Null, Director

(740) 441-2036


Jill Simpkins, Grants Manager

(740) 441-2036




Declaration of Disaster

emergency flooding

Gallia County Commissioners Fair Housing Program

Gallia County Fair Housing Brochures are available on the www.gallianet.net website – topics include:

•  Residential
Senior Citizens
•  Repairs to Rentals
•  Landlord/Tenant Rights
Mobile Home Parks

Not Applicable

Karen Sprague, Gallia County Administrator
(740) 446-4374

Fair Housing Web Page

Fair Housing Laws in Ohio

Gallia County Commissioners

Administered by Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency

Community Housing Improvement Program

•  Home Repair 

•  Home Repair Septic

•  Private Owner Rehab

•  Homeownership – assists with purchase  and renovation

Additional criteria apply; 
contact GCC for more detail

Limited to low income persons;
2007 income limits:

•  1 person=$29,000

•  2 persons=$33,150

•  3 persons=$37,300

•  4 persons=$41,450

•  5 persons=$44,750

•  6 persons=$48,100

•  7 persons=$51,400

•  8 persons=$54,700

Karen Sprague, Gallia County Administrator

(740) 446-4374





Diana Roush, Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency Housing Assistant

(740) 446-1018


home repair

home rehab

home renovation

home purchase


Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency


•  Weatherization will perform an energy assessment of the home and insulate and seal the home against energy loss.

•  In some cases, we will replace water heaters and/or heating equipment, such as furnaces, stoves, etc.

•  We will provide the customer with “Client Education” thus conserving energy

Must meet the federal eligibility poverty income guidelines of 150%

•  1 – 15,315

•  2 – 20,535

•  3 – 25,755

•  4 – 30,975

•  5 – 36,195

•  6 – 41,415

•  7 – 46,635

•  8 – 51,855

Add $5,220 for each member for units with more than 8 members.

Sandra Edwards, Program Director

(740) 367-7341 or



home weatherization 

home insulation


Gallia County Council on Aging

Transportation to medical appointments, pharmacy, shopping, adult day services, and congregate meal site. Wheelchair accessible. Senior citizens age 60 and older that are residents of Gallia Co. There are exceptions for individuals between 50 and 60 years of age.

Contact  Dee McCullough @

446-7000 Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00 pm



Gallia County Council on Aging


We provide in home care for individuals such as bathing personal care, housekeeping and laundry. Senior citizens age 60 and older that are residents of Gallia Co. There are exceptions for individuals between 50 and 60 years of age.

Contact  Marcella Taylor @ 446-7000 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM


Gallia County Council on Aging


Hot meal delivered daily with 2 frozens delivered to be reheated for the weekends. All meals meet the RDA guidelines with no added salt. Senior citizens age 60 and older that are residents of Gallia Co. There are exceptions for individuals between 50 and 60 years of age.

Contact  Tina Crews or Dee MCullough @

446-7000 Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm


home delivered meals

Gallia County Council on Aging


Hot meal provided at the Senior Citizens Center in a pleasant environment. Meal is served at 12:00pm and transportation may be provided. Senior citizens age 60 and older that are residents of Gallia Co. There are exceptions for individuals between 50 and 60 years of age.

Contact  Tina Crews or Dee MCullough @

446-7000 Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00 pm


congregate meals

Gallia County Council on Aging


A 5 hour program that provides socialization, activities, snacks, hot lunch and outings. Transportation provided.  Senior citizens age 60 and older that are residents of Gallia Co. There are exceptions for individuals between 50 and 60 years of age.

Contact  Judy Rejonis @ 446-7000 Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00 pm

adult day services

Gallia County Department of Job and Family Services

Dana L. Glassburn, Director







Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC)

Contingency Services

Home repairs affecting basic structure (roof, plumbing, walls)
Repair or purchase of furnace or water tank

Cap: $1500 per 12 month
(Proof of home ownership required)


Security deposit
Cap: equal to 1 month rent per 12 month

Emergency shelter or temporary housing
Cap: equal to 1 month rent per 12 month

Rent or mortgage payment
Cap: equal to 4 months rent per 12 month

Utility shutoff  or bulk fuel purchase
Cap: $300 per 12 month

•  Assistance Group (AG) must consist of a family group including at least one minor child

•  Income below 200% FPG

•  At least one adult AG member must be an under-employed individual or

•  The children must be at risk of abuse or neglect or

•  AG must be victims of domestic violence

Additional criteria may apply; please contact PRC worker for information.

Debbie Fisher,


(740) 446-3222




Gallia Metropolitan Housing Authority

Public Housing – 139 units

Section 8 Vouchers – 175

Homeownership – 5



Zac Fosler, Executive Director

zfosler@galliamha.org or

rental assistance

home ownership


Holzer Assisted Living Communities;

Jackson And Gallipolis
Supportive home for seniors in a comfortable, homelike environment, along with security, independence, privacy, companionship, and physical and social well-being. Seniors whose ability to care for themselves may have diminished due to illness, injury or aging http://www.holzer.org/services/
available housing 
senior housing

short term stay

Jackson County Job & Family Services

•  Shelter Expense
  Mortgage or rent
  Temporary housing for
   homeless families
  Emergency shelter
  Uninhabitable conditions
  Security Deposit

Limited to:
  Court-ordered eviction
  Uninhabitable conditions
  For permanent housing
   when homeless
  To gain HUD housing


Eligible PRC AG may only receive one payment per year for emergency shelter; same for other shelter

Parents or specified relatives with minor
child(ren) living in the home

(Sanction/ineligibility status applicable to service)




Gwen Hollback
740-286-4181, ext. 319

shelter expense

security deposit


Jackson Metropolitan Housing Authority

Low Income Housing


•  Public Housing

•  Section 8 or HCV

Contact us.



Gary Keller, (740) 384-5627, x22


low income housing
Jackson Vinton Community Action, Inc.

Housing Trust Funds

Emergency Rent/Deposits assistance and utility assistance will target low-income renters with incomes at or below 35% of area median income. Mortgage assistance will target low-income at or below 50% of area median income


Must meet the income guidelines 35% of AMI for rental assistance, utility assistance, deposits. (family of 4 $18,134 and Mortgage assistance  income guidelines 50% of AMI (family of 4, $25,900.00.)

Must have or be hooked up to sanitary sewer system safe operating heating system, running water and indoor plumbing.

Pamela Cox, Emergency Program Director (740)384-6421 or 384-3722 ext.20



housing trust funds

homelessness prevention

Meigs County Council on Aging Home & center-based services for older adults an their families. (home delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day care, transportation, wellness center, volunteer program, homemaker, personal care respite, kinship navigator and laundry)

Primarily serve the 60+ population

Meigs Co Residents

Some programs for people under 60





Meigs seniors

Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services 

Michael Swisher, Director

Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC)

Assistance with rent, deposits & utilities

Income below 200% of poverty

Meigs County Department of Job & Family Services 




emergency relief
Meigs Health Recovery Services, Inc. Outpatient programming

Limited to Meigs County

Sliding scale fees

Accepts all funding – no services are denied

Some board funding available


138 N. 2nd Avenue
Middleport, Ohio 45760

Google – HealthRecServ


OP Facility – AOD Counseling


Offers education – awareness

Relapse prevention

Case management services

Individual counseling

Group counseling

Meigs Housing Authority Provide rental assistance to LMI households for safe, decent, sanitary housing & encourage homeownership

Section 8 Income Limits

Participant on current waiting list

Jean Trussell

Andi Cullums



HUD housing

NAMI Southeast Ohio (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)



Jill Simpkins, President

(740) 441-0852



Amanda Brumfield, Board Member

(740) 446-4707

support group education advocacy mental illness

Serenity House, Inc.


Safe shelter and supportive services for domestic violence victims and homeless women and children for up to 30 days

Women and children only.  No males over 17 years of age. 

(740) 446-6752

emergency shelter

Sojourners Transitional Living Program provides housing for those 18-21 years old; participants required to have employment OR enroll in an education program.

Between 18-21

Working or enrolled in education program (Sojourners offers one)

Must not be threat to self or others


Sojourners Transitional Living
P.O. Box 312
McArthur, OH 45651




age out


Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Athens Area Office

1005 E. State St.
Suite 10
Athens, Ohio 45701

Legal Representation:
•  Defending Eviction,
•  Affirmative Conditions
•  Home Ownership
•  Foreclosure Defense,
•  Mobile Home Cases,
•  Predatory Lending


125% FPL Except
250% FPL for Homeownership Protection



Email to


legal services
USDA Rural Development

Housing Loan Program 502

No down payment required home loans as low as 1% for up to 38 years. 
Limited to persons within the income range and who have a credit score of at least 620.  Please call for income guidelines.

Julia Wood, Loan Specialist

(740) 373-7113, ext. 210



502 home loans
USDA Rural Development

Home Repair Program 504

Home repair loans up to $20,000 at a fixed rate of 1% and grants up to $7,500 for those who qualify.
Loans limited to persons within the income range and who have a good credit standing.  Grants for those who are at least 62 years old and who qualify.  Please call for income guidelines.

Julia Wood, Loan Specialist

(740) 373-7113, ext. 210


504 home loans and grants
Veterans Affairs

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program -

Various types of assistance and linkage to residential treatment
Individuals with history of active military duty and discharged other than dishonorably



Jim Kennelly, Homeless Coordinator, Chillicothe VA




Woodland Centers, Inc.

Supportive Housing

Temporary housing with supportive services. Rent subsidy for up to six months.

•  Active clients of Woodland Centers.

•  Single adults only.

•  Income at or below 35% AMI

•  Homeless or at risk of homelessness

Jamie Knapp, Housing Specialist

(740) 446-5500, ext. 474


rent subsidy

Woodland Centers, Inc. 



Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing

Rental assistance up to six months, security and utility deposits, payment of back rent and/or back utilities to prevent eviction.

•  Active clients of Woodland Centers

•  Income at or below 35% AMI

•  Homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness

Jamie Knapp, Housing Specialist

(740) 446-5500, ext. 474


rent assistance

Woodland Centers, Inc. 

HUD Housing
Carr Street Apartments, Jackson, OH;
River Heights Apartments,
Racine, OH

•  Limited to persons with disabilities as certified by caregiver and who are income eligible

Jamie Knapp, Housing Specialist

(740) 446-5500, ext. 411



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