Winter Coats, Toys & Food are Available

If your family could use support this holiday season, we encourage you to reach out for more information on how you could receive assistance through Christmas for Kids. Free winter coats are also available through a variety of resources, which are listed below. Download the list.

Defiance County :Ravens Care is taking applications on 11/22/19 at First Church of God, 561 Carter Rd. from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Call 419-782-7141 for questions.

Paulding County: NOCAC is taking applications on 11/11/17 at Paulding Senior Center 401 Jackson from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call NOCAC at 419-399-3650.

Henry County: Applications are available at NOCAC before Nov 1. Call for an application at 419-599-2481, or call Maggie at 419-438-3804.

Van Wert County: Salvation Army does applications. Call the Salvation Army at 419-910-9332 to make an appointment.

Fulton County: Jobs and Family Service sends out applications. Call JFS if you did not receive you application. Christmas food basket for Delta school district households should contact 419-822-4407.

Williams County: Jobs and Family Service sends out applications. Contact them at 419-636-6725 if you did not receive one.

Free Coats

Paulding County: Sign Up October 14. Call NOCAC, Becky Michael, at 419-399-3650.

Defiance County: Coats for Christmas distribution at The First Presbyterian Church, 501 Washington Ave., Defiance. Coat distribution is open to anyone in the Defiance area in need of a coat as winter approaches. For more information, call 419-782-2781.

Henry County Christmas Cheer: Applications are at participating churches, or at the Henry County Department of Job and Family Services, 104 E. Washington St., Napoleon. The final day to make basket reservations is Nov. 15. Questions about the program may be directed to Helberg, president of the board of trustees, at 419-267-3619. Baskets will be distributed December 12. Baskets are to be picked up in local communities at the same places where government food commodities are distributed. Pick-up points are listed on the back of the application.

Community Care Cancer Symposium: Oct. 17, 2019

NSCC President Dr. Michael Thomson will moderate a panel discussion featuring cancer survivors Angelia Foster and Lana Keppeler, and Amy Beck, caregiver.

The day will include:

  • Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Shannon Miller, Olympic gold medalist and ovarian cancer survivor
  • Dermatology and head/neck screenings (appointment required) held all day
  • Cancer-related continuing education for medical professionals
  • Plus: exciting details about cancer care offerings coming to our community!

Learn more and register here.

The Nuts & Bolts of Caregiving: Sept. 26, 2019

Learn more about what caregiving is and resources for caregivers. There will also be a question and answer session. The guest presenter for this program is Kathy J. Keister, PhD, RN, CNE and dean of the Nursing & Allied Health Division at Northwest State.

When: Thursday, September 26, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Montpelier Public Library Meeting Room

The program is free, but sign-up is required. Email or call 419-485-2387. Everyone is welcome.


Combating Human Trafficking: Sept. 17, 2019

Host: Children’s Lantern, Cabin Fever Coffee and Everence
What: Discussion on the impact of human trafficking in Northwest Ohio. What can you do to change it? From investments to supporting foster families to buying fair trade, there’s something everyone can do!
When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Children’s Lantern
312 Clinton St., Suite B
Defiance, OH 43512

Space is limited. RSVP to reserve your seat.