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The Marysville Area Ministerial Association has served the Union county area since 1990. Since its inception, MAMA strives to nurture partnerships with many of the local compassion-based agencies. With the creation of the Hope Center, several local agencies and ministries will co-exist in one location, allowing agencies to expand and service a wider population.

The Hope Center will also facilitate groups and individuals who have a vision to develop services and ministries where gaps may currently exist in our community. MAMA is partnering with several other compassion services organizations and agencies to provide care for the whole person; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. MAMA partner agencies and ministries include:
 
 
The Union County Emergency Assistance Program offers confidential and compassionate assessment of the client’s unique situation and the resources available to meet their needs.

We work in close partnership with our local churches and agencies to meet the varied needs of our community. Walk-Ins are welcome.

You can call 303-4209 to schedule an appointment during our EAP Operating hours.

HOURS:
Monday10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SERVICES:
  • Over 5,400 referrals in 2015.
  • $37,000+ of assistance provided.
  • Temporary Hotel Shelter for 62 household.
  • Wrap Around Support to remove barriers.
Assistance takes many forms:
  • Referrals to community resources.
  • Housing, furniture and transportation.
  • Employment, work boots, utilities and clothes.
  • Prescriptions, clothing and shelter.
  • IDs & Birth Certificates.
  • Teaching Of life skills, mentoring and prayer.

Lorie Spain is the Hope Center’s Director of Compassion Ministries.
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The Community Kitchen serves free meals to anyone that comes to us, no questions asked. We are a ministry arm of the Union County Outreach Taskforce.

Our goal is that no one in Union County goes hungry, by serving good, nutritious meals in a safe, comfortable environment. We need to involve more volunteers, so we can continue to serve our neighbors and friends in Union County.

HOURS:
Monday4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
Pray for us as we serve and for those that we are serving, to Godís glory.

Volunteer your time. Even a couple of hours a month would be of great benefit to this ministry.

Make food donations: We would love to share the bounties from your garden! However we can NOT use home canned food.

We can always use: canned (store bought) fruit and vegetables, pasta, mac & cheese, jello, fruit drink mixes, store bought cookies, spaghetti sauce, american or provolone cheese slices, shredded cheddar, mexican blend or mozzarella cheese. Also coffee(reg & decaf)
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The newly remodeled Clothing Ministry is ready to serve families with gently used clothing, baby items and accessories with dignity, great customer service and life-giving exchange of resources to meet ends.

To provide for those who grieve -- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. -- Isaiah 61
HOURS:
Monday4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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The mission of the Union County Personal Needs Pantry is to assist economically disadvantaged members of the community by providing them with limited products and goods for which they are not generally eligible through other assistance programs in the community.

The Personal Needs Pantry (PNP) is one of the compassion ministries at the Hope Center. The PNP services low income families who reside in Union County by assisting in supplying costly hygienic and cleaning products that cannot be purchased with food stamps. Families may visit the PNP once a month as long as they have a current referral, which is renewed annually. Referral are made through social service agencies or other professional positions (the Emergency Assistance Program, through the Hope Center) that are qualified to verify the family’s state of need.

HOURS:
Monday and Thursday4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m. to Noon
First Wednesday of each monthNoon to 2:00 p.m.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
The PNP is always seeking volunteers and donations of the following products:
  • Diapers of any size / Wipes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Dish Soap
  • Bar Soap
  • Sponges
  • Cleaning Products
  • Deodorant For men and Women
  • Feminine Products
  • Paper Towels
  • Sponges
  • Adult Disposable Underwear
  • Shaving Cream/Razors
  • Boost or Ensure
  • Facial Tissue
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Baby care items (shampoo, powder, diaper ointment, etc.)
  • Ban-Aids
  • Q-Tips
  • Kitchen and 30 Gallon Trash bags
  • Denture Products
  • Toilet Paper
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Our purpose is to extend help to the people of Union County who have household needs whether from a temporary situation such as a fire or natural disaster or from long term financial distress.

We offer living room, dining room, bedroom, and kitchen furniture, appliances, and accessories. It is our hope that the community will donate their used furniture and businesses will donate returned, discontinued, or (minimally) damaged items for us to dispense to those in need.

HOURS FOR PICK UP AND DROP OFF:
Saturday10 a.m. to Noon


Requests for furniture are made by appointment ONLY. Call 937-303-4209 to make an appointment.

If you need furniture:
You will need to make an EAP (Emergency Assistance Program) appointment with The Hope Center’s recptionist. During this appointment, you will fill out an application for the items needed from The Furniture Bank.

You will be called by a volunteer from The Furniture Bank when items that you’ve requested are available

Pick up for these items will be on a Saturday morning.

Furniture Pick-up (with completed Request Form):
Saturday from 10 am to noon.

Volunteers Needed
Family to Family Furniture Bank is in need of individuals to receive furniture from 10 am to noon on Saturdays. Tasks will include lifting, organizing the furniture and cataloging what is brought in. If you have any questions, please contact Lorie Spain.

Do You Have Items to Donate?
ITEMS (in good working condition) WE CAN ACCEPT:
  • Sofas, chairs, tables, desks, bookcases, dressers, rockers, ottomans
  • Working TVís
  • Beds and bed frames, nightstands, clean (unstained) mattresses
  • Bed linens, blankets, towels, comforters
  • Lamps: table and floor
  • Large appliances: washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, microwave ovens
  • Small appliances: toasters, toaster ovens, coffeepots, blenders, mixers, crockpots, electric skillets, roasters
  • Dishes, serving pieces, pots and pans, utensils, silverware
  • Decorative functional items: clocks, pictures, wall shelves, throw pillows, mirrors, baskets
  • Tools, small lawn and garden items
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bedside commodes, other handicapped items
ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT:
  • Clothes, shoes (Will be accepted by the Clothes Closet at Hope Center)
  • Console TVís
  • Knick knacks
  • Computers and other electronic equipment
  • Exercise equipment
  • Cribs with bars far apart or drop down sides
  • Car seats of any kind
  • Broken or dirty items (will do minor repairs)
  • Motor vehicles
* Hours to receive donations ar 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
* For more information call the Hope Center at 937-303-4209.
* Limited pick/up available for large quantities.
* Tax deductible receipts will be provided at time of delivery.
  • 207 families served in 2015.
  • Over 1000 household items distributed.
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Hope Legal Clinic is available by appointment only on the first Tuesday of each month. Call and make an EAP appointment to schedule.
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One of the many barriers to finding or keeping a job for those who are homeless is having a place to shower. The Hope Center has partnered with the YMCA to offer showering facilities in addition to towels and personal items.
  • In 2015, 11 individuals utilized this service.
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The Hope Center offers to receive and hold mail for those who do not have consistent housing. No funding is needed for this ministry.
  • 14 Participants utilized this ministry in 2015.
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The Marysville Area Ministerial Association is a 501c-3 Status in good standing with the Ohio Secretary of State. A number of the local programs MAMA oversees as well as many other programs would join forces at Hope Center.

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