Community Action, Inc.

Since 1965

"Helping People. Changing Lives."

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Mission Statement

Utilizing our vast knowledge of community resources and networking capabilities, Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. provides a wide range of quality services in a fair, equitable and compassionate manner.


Values Statement

By providing quality community services in a compassionate, respectful manner, Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. strives to empower individuals and families to become self-sufficient, thereby enriching the quality of their lives.




Outreach Services

Emergency Heap/Winter Crisis

The Emergency HEAP Program is designed to assist low-income families who are facing an emergency situation and have a 10-day supply of fuel or less, or a heating utility shut-off notice. This program is operated in conjunction with the State HEAP Program.

The maximum amount of assistance per household is $175 for Utility Assistance and $750 for Bulk Fuel. An application and face-to-face interview is required to apply for Emergency HEAP. Verification requirements include income for all members of the household for the past twelve months and a copy of fuel bill.

Summer Crisis

The Summer Cooling program provides assistance to eligible families to offset high electricity costs associated with the summer cooling season.

Customers may receive assistance with their electric bills. A disconnect notice is required unless there is a household member 60 years of age or older, in which case the current bill can be paid. The maximum assistance is $250 per household.

All applicants must have household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines according to household size.

Ohio Benefit Bank

The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a

web-based computer program to

connect low and moderate-income

Ohioans with access to work supports

such as tax credits and public benefits.


The OBB is offered through a public-private

partnership between the

Governor's Office of Faith-Based

and Community Initiatives,

the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks and more than 900 faith-based,

nonprofit, governmental and

private-sector partners.


Trained counselors staff Benefit Bank sites 

in all of Ohio's 88 counties where they help

prepare and file federal and Ohio income tax

returns at no cost to eligible Ohioans.

Free income tax assistance is also available

through an online, self-service program. 


Ohioans can also check potential eligibility

for other work support benefits such as

health care coverage, home energy assistance, child care subsidies, and food stamps.

Link: www.obb.ohio.gov

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* Agency hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

* Call Toll FREE!!! 1-800-686-4339

* 2014 Winter Crisis Program begins November 3. Call (740) 384-6421 Ext. 10 for more info.

*2013 Agency Report Card



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