April 15 Non-Profit Seminar at Athens Community Center

26 Mar

April 15 Non-Profit Seminar at Athens Community Center, contact COAD for more info http://ow.ly/KPfoL

April 22 Job Fair at The Work Station, T

25 Mar

April 22 Job Fair at The Work Station, The Plains OH http://ow.ly/KMOYC

April 12 Bowl for Kids Sake 2015

18 Mar

Community members invited to Bowl for Kids’ Sake – The Athens Messenger: Connect http://ow.ly/KtXd5

Recycle Mania, Saturday, March 28 Community Recycling Day, March 28th – 10am to 2pm, Athens County Fairgrounds, Open to everyone!

16 Mar

Recycle Mania, Saturday, March 28 Community Recycling Day, March 28th – 10am to 2pm, Athens County Fairgrounds, Open to everyone!.

You can still dial 2-1-1 with no area code!

26 Feb

unitedappeal:

Call 2-1-1 free anytime for information about community and government services, either to get help or give help. Speak to a professional call specialist trained to help find the appropriate resource for you & your family. Or visit http://www.211athenscounty.org to search the free database of hundreds of local services.

Originally posted on Athens County, Ohio EMA:

740 220 Area Code

Everyone in the 740 area code, which includes more than 30 counties in central and southeastern Ohio, will have to start dialing the area code + phone number for all calls starting March 21, 2015. Callers have been able to use 10 digit or 7 digit telephone numbers since September 2014.

Why is this change necessary? The North American Numbering Plan Administrator, which distributes area codes across the United States, informed PUCO that the 740 area code would run out by mid-2015.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio worked out an overlay area code of 220 to address the problem. Everyone must dial 10 digits for local calls but only new customers would be assigned the new area code, 220.

In addition to dialing the area code + phone number for all calls, you should also complete the following items:

  • Update any preprogrammed 7-digit phone numbers in your mobile device…

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2-1-1 Local Support Group Resource Guide

10 Feb

Find resources for caregivers, recovery and families and more with the Athens County 211 Support Group Resource Guide.

Visit 211athenscounty.org for free downloadable PDF of the guide, and search the site for other community information.

http://tinyurl.com/pr8sofn and click on Informational Materials

Or use the information here…

2015 Support Group Resource Guide
Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1
Call 2-1-1 or visit http://www.211athenscounty.org for updates and additional resources!
It is the intent of this document to list only non-profit or government agencies that provide information or support group services.
Adult Diabetes Support Group 740-566-4877 or 740-566-4872
Athens Community Center, 701 East State Street, Athens, Ohio Meetings: First Tue 6 pm-7 pm
Description: UMA’s Endocrine & Diabetes Center provides a support group for adults with diabetes. Call for information.
AIDS Resource Center
18 North Court Street, Athens, Ohio http://www.arcohio.org 740-331-0407
Description: Provides support services as a primary resource for HIV/AIDS information, testing, and education. Offers
financial assistance for low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS. Call for more information. Office Hours: Hours vary
Al-Anon/AlaTeen http://www.al-anon.alateen.org 888-425-2666
Description: Al-Anon provides a support group for friends and family members of individuals with alcohol dependency
issues. Call or visit the website for more information and meeting locations/times.
Alcoholics Anonymous http://www.ohioaadistrict16.org 614-253-8501 or 740-653-4869
Description: Provides supportive services for people with alcohol dependency issues. Call or visit the website for more
information and meeting locations/times.
Alzheimer’s Association http://www.alz.org/wv 800-272-3900
Description: Provides current information and research for coping with and managing Alzheimer’s.
Athens County Suicide Prevention Coalition Suicide Bereavement Support Group
(Athens-Hocking-Vinton 317 Board) http://www.317board.org/file/suicideprevention.html 740-593-3177
Description: Provides a bereavement support group for individuals who have lost someone to suicide. Call or visit the
website for more information and meeting locations/times.
Athens Mental Health (The Gathering Place)
7 North Congress Street, Athens, Ohio http://www.thegpathens.org 740-594-7337
Description: The Gathering Place provides a drop-in center that offers mental health support services to adults coping with
mental illness. Must be an adult, 18 years or older, and must have a mental illness in order to utilize these services. Call or
walk-in for more information or to begin the enrollment process. Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-8 pm Sun 10 am-6 pm
The Birth Circle 740-652-6262
Description: Offers pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting support, along with play groups for children. Call for information.
Caregivers of the Elderly Support Group
Athens Community Center, 701 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 740-797-3528
Description: Provides support in understanding, coping with and managing Alzheimer’s disease; help in locating and using
community resources; and current information and research. Hours: Second Tue 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery http://www.athenscommunitychurch.org 740-592-0060
Athens Community Church, 217 Columbus Road Suite 101, Athens, Ohio
Description: Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christian-based support group for individuals with addictions, coping with
grief, or facing difficult life situations. Call or visit the website for more information. Hours: Fri 6:30 pm-9 pm
Citizen Circle Hocking Correctional Facility: 740-753-1917 or The Work Station: 877-351-0405 / 740-797-1405
Description: Provides an ex-offender reentry support group meeting on the fourth Monday of each month at the Athens
County Job and Family Services County Home office in Millfield. Includes community members and people who wish to
share community resource information. Call The Work Station to confirm a meeting time and for more information.
HAVAR http://www.havar.org 740-594-3533
Description: Offers day habilitation services for individuals with disabilities. Call for more information.
Dial 2-1-1 from any local phone, (866)784-3132 from any location, or
visit http://www.211athenscounty.org for updates and additional resources.
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2015 Support Group Resource Guide
Prepared by United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1
Call 2-1-1 or visit http://www.211athenscounty.org for updates and additional resources!
It is the intent of this document to list only non-profit or government agencies that provide information or support group services.
NAMI http://www.namiathensohio.org 740-593-7424
Description: Offers Family Support Group meeting for parents, guardians, and family members of individuals with brain
disorders and/or mental health issues. Call for more information and meeting times/locations.
Narcotics Anonymous https://sites.google.com/site/naarea13/home 800-587-4232
Description: Provides supportive services for people with narcotics dependency issues. Call or visit the website for more
information and meeting locations/times.
National Cancer Information Center http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/howwehelpyou/contactus/index 800-227-2345
Description: Trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to
empower people with accurate, up to date information to help make educated health decisions. Connects patients,
caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources or provides information on how to get involved and
support the fight against cancer.
National Parkinson Foundation- Central and Southeast Ohio
55 Hospital Drive Athens, Ohio http://www.centralohioparkinson.org 740-592-5025
Description: Mutual support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers meets at OhioHealth O’Bleness
Hospital. An exercise group also meets Tue and Thu at 3:30 pm. Call for more information. Hours: Second Tue 2 pm
Nicotine Anonymous http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org
Description: Online support groups for people with nicotine dependency issues.
Overeaters Anonymous http://www.centralohiooa.org 614-253-2492
Description: Provides supportive meetings for people with eating-related problems including anorexia, bulimia, obesity and
compulsive eating. Call or visit the website for more information and meeting locations/times.
PFLAG http://community.pflag.org/athensohio 740-593-5659
Meetings at United Campus Ministry, 18 North College Street, Athens, Ohio
Description: Provides information, resources, and a mutual support group for people who are a variety of sexual
orientations, people who are transgender, and their friends and family. Please call to confirm meeting time. Hours: Arranged
Respite Volunteer Program http://www.ohio.edu/chsp/rcs/csd/communityengagement/respite-program.cfm
Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions 740-593-1356
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Grover Center W218, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Description: Free respite services for caregivers of adults with disabilities, with a focus on communication and
socialization. Call or visit the website for more information or to set up a meeting.
Sex Addicts Anonymous http://www.saa-recovery.org 800-477-819
Description: Provides supportive meetings for people who have a desire to recover from sexually compulsive or addictive
behavior. Call or visit the website for more information and meeting locations, times, and formats.
SMART Recovery http://www.ohio.edu/involvement 740-593-4749
OU Campus Involvement Center, Health Promotion, Baker Center 321, Athens, Ohio
Description: SMART Recovery addiction recovery program is founded on a four-point system that offers tools and
techniques for building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and
living a balanced life. The program has a scientific foundation and teaches increasing self-reliance. Please call or visit the
website for more information. Meeting: Wed Noon-1 pm
Southeast Ohio Breast Cancer Survivors Network 740-698-8571
Meetings at The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 North Plains Road, The Plains Ohio Meeting: Second Thu 7 pm
Description: Cancer support group for individuals who have been diagnosed with, or are survivors, of cancer.
Dial 2-1-1 from any local phone, (866)784-3132 from any location, or
visit http://www.211athenscounty.org for updates and additional resources.
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Congratulations to Athens County 9-1-1 on call center renovations

28 Jan

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