Community Resources

The mission of the School-Community Partnership Program is to connect community agencies with school resources to enrich the educational experience and increase student achievement.

The following are agencies and programs that are located in the East Palestine City School District:

City of East Palestine
P.O. Box 231
East Palestine, Ohio 44413
Phone: 330-426-4367
Emergency: 911
Fire and Police - Non Emergency: 330-426-4341

The Health Department is located at 75 East Main Street. The phone number is 330-426-1200.

East Palestine Memorial Public Library
309 North Market Street
East Palestine, Ohio 44413
Phone: 330-426-3778
Fax: 330-426-4950

East Palestine Social Concerns
Centenary Methodist Church
40 South Market Street
East Palestine, OH 44413

Social Concern provides emergency assistance to residents of the East Palestine School District. Assistance includes food, utility, rent and medical needs.

East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 329
187 North Market Street
East Palestine, Ohio 44413
Phone: 330-426-2128

The following are agencies and programs that are located in Columbiana County:

Community Action Agency of Columbiana County, Inc.
7880 Lincoln Place
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Phone: 330-424-7221
Fax: 330-424-3731

The mission of the Community Action Agency is to help low-income and disadvantaged Columbiana County residents achieve self-sufficiency and enjoy a better quality of life.

  • Transportation: Community Action Rural Transit System (CARTS)

    Public transportation services for anyone. CARTS offers fixed routes in some communities and demand/response elsewhere. Passengers pay a fare and elderly and handicapped individuals ride for half fare rates. Call 330-424-4015, a two-day advance notice is preferred

  • Medical: East Liverpool and Lisbon Community Health Centers and Lisbon Community Dental Center

    Comprehensive health and dental care for everyone including pediatric, prenatal, adult and geriatric health care. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. The physicians and dentists are board certified. Call 330-424-5686 for the Lisbon Community Health Center, 330-386-7777 for the East Liverpool Community Health Center, and 330-424-4192 for the Lisbon Dental Center

  • Child Care: Columbiana County Head Start Preschool Program

    Provides classroom instruction, nutritious meals, health and dental screenings and opportunities for parent involvement for low-income children aged 3-5 at multiple locations in Columbiana County. Call 330-424-7221. Parents may register their children for classes beginning in September.

  • Housing: Community Action Agency Community Development Division 330-424-4013 or 330-424-4014

    Provides home weatherization services, utility assistance, home repairs for senior citizens, 1st Time Homebuyer counseling and down payment assistance, Individual Development Savings Accounts, Consumer Credit Counseling, and services to the County’s homeless population including emergency shelter.

  • Food: CAA Emergency Food Pantry

    Provides emergency food for 3-4 days up to 4 times per year with no income documentation required. Call 330-424-4013

  • Utility Assistance: Heating Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
    Call 330-424-4013
    (E-HEAP) is the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program .

Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services
110 North Nelson Avenue
Lisbon Ohio 44432
Phone: 330-424-1471
Fax: 330-424-0925

The Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) is committed to working with the community to identify, develop, and provide supportive services necessary to empower all residents of Columbiana County to achieve self-sufficiency. Programs and services administered by the CCDJFS include: adoption, child care, child support, Seek Work, Food Stamps, foster care, Medicaid, Ohio Works First, the Prevention, Retention and Contingency program, protective services and workforce development.

  • Child Care:
    This program is designed for parents and custodial care-givers that are found eligible for child care assistance based on family size and gross monthly income. If the family meets the income guidelines, the county pays a portion of child care while the parents are at work, attending school or training.

  • Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA):
    This program works to ensure that children receive the financial support non-residential parents are legally obligated to provide. The program provides a variety of services, ranging from the enforcement of financial and medical obligations to legally identifying the father of the child.

  • CSEA Seek Work Program:
    In addition, the CSEA provides job search assistance through the Seek Work program. This service is offered to non-custodial parents who are unable to pay their obligated child support due to unemployment or other employment situations. Though participation is usually court ordered, non-custodial parents could volunteer to participate. Assistance could include referral to job fairs, educational information, and other supportive services to assist the parent in obtaining gainful employment. A Seek Work coordinator works with the participant to develop a job search plan and monitor compliance.

  • Medical: Medicaid
    Medicaid provides health coverage to a number of different groups of people who meet financial requirements. There are two major groups, Covered Families and Children; and People who are Aged, Blind or have a Disability (ABD). Each major group has several programs. Food:

  • Food: Food Stamps
    This program helps people with low incomes obtain nutritious food. Food Stamps are used to purchase specific staples and grocery items at participating grocery stores. Eligibility is based on federal guidelines including income, resources and household size.

The Counseling Center
40722 State Route 154
P.O. Box 429
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Phone: 330-424-9573
Fax: 330-424-7140

With locations in Lisbon, East Liverpool and Salem as well as the Juvenile Justice Center in downtown Lisbon, The Counseling Center works with all local social service agencies, law enforcement and the courts. It provides services for a number of groups and serves individuals, parents, teachers and families. It also provides an intensive outpatient program.

  • Children & Families:
    The Counseling Center programs/services begin at birth to help provide a healthy start, and continue on throughout their school years. Programs also provide support for parents, siblings and care-givers.

  • Adult Services:
    Serves individuals who are 18 years of age or older and their families. Services include counseling/psychotherapy, diagnostic assessment, community support, and jail diversion/outreach.

  • Substance Abuse:
    The Substance Abuse Services Program serves adolescents 13 years of age and older and chemically dependent adults.

  • Residential Services:
    The goal of the service is to assist these individuals in locating and obtaining safe, decent, and affordable housing in the Columbiana County area.

  • Vocational Services:
    The goal of Vocational Services is to help you quickly find a job. Services Include: job coaching, placement, counseling, assessment, and job shadowing.

  • Medical/ Somatic Services:
    This service constitutes medical treatment which can include the provision, prescription, or supervision of psychotropic medication or medication required in outpatient treatment of substance abuse addiction.

  • Crisis Intervention:
    Services include emergency intervention, assessment and linkage to necessary inpatient or outpatient services. Crisis services can be accessed by calling our main switchboard at 330-424-9573 and asking to speak to a crisis worker immediately. Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Mental Health Education:
    Provides education to the public regarding all aspects of mental health including mental health needs, problems and services.

  • Peer support Services:
    The target population for this service are adult and youth consumers who desire support from other consumers. Priority is given to adults with severe mental disabilities or youth with serious emotional disturbances. Support and encouragement are provided through reassurance, information, referral and networking.

Family Recovery Center
964 North Market Street
P.O. Box 464
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Phone: 330-424-1468
Fax: 330-424-9844

Family Recovery Center is dedicated to providing affordable, holistic services. Programs address substance use and abuse, mental health, education, prevention, and stable living environments. All services promote individual, family and community wellness by creating healthy lifestyle choices.

  • Individual, Family, and Group Programs:
    These programs are designed for individuals and families needing support in facing everyday challenges. Assessments, evaluations, counseling and aftercare programs will help people manage their lives in a positive way so as to be a gainful member of the workforce.

  • Housing:
    Fleming House is a transitional supportive housing option for homeless women with a substance abuse/dependency problem and their children. Oxford House is a three-quarter way house for recovering men.

  • Court Intervention:
    Steering Clear is an option for individuals needing DUI diversion programming.

Mahoning & Columbiana Training Association (MCTA)

Columbiana County Office:
7860 Lincole Place Suite 3
P. O. Box 314
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Phone: 330-424-7722
Fax: 330-424-3422

MCTA administers the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) which serves as its main funding source. MCTA, a Regional Council of Government, is the workforce development agency and One Stop Operator for Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

  • Training:
    Classroom training is financially supported at training locations listed under Eligible Training Providers. Training can also be contracted in an on-the-job-training setting with an employer. Eligibility is determined by the Workforce Investment Act.

Columbiana County Juvenile Court
Charles A. Pike Center
260 W. Lincoln Way
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Phone: (330) 424-4071
Fax: (330) 424-6670

The Juvenile Court has exclusive jurisdiction concerning any person under eighteen years old who is alleged to be a juvenile traffic offender, delinquent, unruly, abused, neglected, or dependent. The Juvenile Court also has jurisdiction in adult cases involving paternity, child abuse, non-support, contributing to the delinquency of minors, and failure to send children to school.

Family and Children First Council (FCFC) of Columbiana County
27 Vista Drive
P.O. Box 315
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Phone: 330-424-0195
Fax: 330-424-8033

Family and Children First Council is a state mandated intersystem collaborative group concerned with streamlining and coordinating services between systems to help families seeking assistance for their children. The Columbiana County FCFC has 26 member agencies and individuals representing education, parents and family advocates, county and state agencies, and private nonprofit organizations that serve families.

  • Wraparound
    Wraparound supports children and their families who are experiencing complex problems by organizing a team that assists the family in creating a plan that identifies their family’s individual strengths and needs. The wraparound plan identifies, mobilizes, and coordinates an array of community services and supports.

Columbiana County Help Me Grow
7360 State Route 45
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Phone: (330) 424-0288
Fax: (330) 424-1733
Statewide Phone Number: 1-800-755-GROW (4769)

Help Me Grow is a program for Ohio’s expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers that provide health and developmental services so children start school healthy and ready to learn. Help Me Grow provides the building blocks for success for Ohio’s families.

The Way Station
Columbiana-Main Office
42131 St. Rte 14
Columbiana, Ohio 44408
Telephone: 330-482-5072
Fax: 330-482-5074

The Way Station is a ministry that provides food, clothing and temporary shelter to those in need.