The Ohio State University at Lima


Students with Children: Off-Campus Resources

Allen County Child Support Enforcement Agency
Offers assistance in establishing the parent/child relationship, child support, medical support orders, and enforcement of the orders.

Allen County Children Services
Provides supportive services to children and families.

Allen County Health Department
Services include pregnancy testing and prenatal services, family planning, breast and cervical cancer screening, and immunization clinics for children.

Allen County Job and Family Services
Provides a number of services including food assistance and child care assistance.

Community Center Child Care at the Lima YMCA (Rhodes State College)
Serves children 6 weeks to 6 years old at the Lima YMCA. Any student or employee of OSU Lima or Rhodes State College is eligible for a discounted rate.

Crossroads Crisis Center
24-Hour crisis shelter for female victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or dating violence. Provides children’s programs and a Children Exposed to Domestic Violence program.

Family Promise of Lima-Allen County
A faith-based agency dedicated to helping homeless families achieve & sustain independence by providing help, hope, & a safe haven as they seek suitable employment & housing

Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Provides legal assistance including family law (e.g., child custody, visitation, child support, parental rights, divorce).

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY)
Provides a continuum of services for children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

WIC Supplemental Food Program
Provides nutrition information for women and their families, breastfeeding advice and support, access to healthy foods.