The City of Franklin & Warren County has numerous resources available to assist individuals needing help. While Franklin First is pleased to be part of the network that offers help, we are only a tiny piece of the services available. Explore some of the services available below.
The below link will take you to the Warren County community resource directory. The directory includes a wide variety of services and contact information.
Free Medical Clinic for the uninsured and underinsured every Tuesday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at 303 South Main St., Franklin, OH
1st, 4th, & 5th Tuesdays of the month a Community Dinner is hosted by Hope UMC & Red Lion UMC at Franklin First at 303 S. Main St. from 4:30 - 5:30 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church at 500 E. Second St. hosts a Community Dinner at 6:00 pm on the 2nd & 3rd Tuesday each month.
Every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, St. Mary's Knights of Columbus hosts a Community Dinner for anyone in need of a meal at Franklin First at 303 S. Main St.
Box lunch is available each Wednesday from 9 am - 1 pm at the New Vine Help Center at 8 East 5th St.,
The New Vine Help Center is open for services on Saturdays from 9 am - 1 pm and serves a meal during that period. They are located at 8 E. Fifth Street.
4Life invites all to Worship with them at 6 pm and a meal will be served following the service.
The Pantry provides groceries once a month to families along with many other emergency services.
SharedHarvestt is a food bank. The primary purpose of Food Banks, like Shared Harvest, is to serve as a Distribution Center for Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in the area that they serve.
If you live in Butler, Waren, Miami, Preble, or Darke County Ohio, you are in our service area. Please click below for a list of services and pantries in each county.
The link below will direct you to other Warren County Resources for food assistance.
The Angel Shop is open during the Homecoming and Prom season. Students can shop for formal wear at no charge. Watch our website and social media for upcoming shopping dates.
Donations of gently-used and clean formal wear are accepted.
The resale shop is open on the following days:
The shop is located at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 500 E. Second St, Franklin.
First Baptist Chruch offers a free clothing ministry each Thursday from 11 am - 1 pm located at 16 West Second St., Franklin
Tinkerbell’s Closet is open to the public during the school year (August–May) on most Thursday evenings from 6 pm-8 pm. Our specific hours and other information can be found on Tinkerbell's Closet's Facebook page. Every girl may choose one dress, a pair of shoes, and up to 2 accessory items for their formal event. There is never a charge for anything received. However, the teen wearing the dress must be present to receive it.
Click the link below for additional resources.
Is someone you know in need of household furniture but doesn’t know where to turn? Planting Seeds may be able to help.
After receiving the request, a Planting Seeds volunteer will contact you to discuss the needs and see what household items are available. Almost all items are gently used and have been donated by local families looking to bless others.
Check out their website to learn more or donate furniture.
The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP) assists low-income households with their energy needs. E-HEAP’s two programs – the Winter Crisis Program and the Summer Crisis Program each have their own set of specific guidelines for assistance.
Required Paperwork and Application Information can be found on the link below. As well as the required appointment information. Contact number: 513-970-6737
The HEAP Mobile Unit will be available starting July 11, 2023
The schedule is as follows -- please confirm with Warren County Community Services with the link below or call 513-970-6737 to confirm the schedule and make an appointment.
9-11:30 am Tuesdays
Dollar General, 1056 E. 2nd St, Franklin, OH
10 am - 12 pm Wednesdays
Salem Township Library, 535 W. Pike St., Morrow, OH,
9 am - 1 pm Saturdays (July 15 - Aug. 5)
Franklin Farmer's Market, 1 Benjamin Franklin Way, Franklin, OH
Warren County Community Services - Adult New Readers
Adult New Readers is an adult literacy program training volunteers to tutor adults, age 18 and older, who live and work in Warren and nearby counties. Tutoring is individualized one-on-one instruction at no charge. Adults with literacy challenges are tutored to increase their reading and writing skills. Tutors may also work with pre-GED students. Legal immigrants are taught English as a second language.
All tutor training and student materials are free.
For the Christian job seeker, finding a career or company that shares your religious values or beliefs may seem difficult. This resource lists job boards examples of job boards (linked for your convenience) that post open roles daily, examples of Christian-owned companies and companies that practice Christian values in their work, and resources for unemployed Christian workers or those who are looking to make a career transition into a field that better suits their religious beliefs and values.
If you offer a service or resource to the Franklin community or Warren County, drop us a line and let us know we would be happy to add the information and/or link to the above resources!
303 South Main Street, Franklin, Ohio 45005, United States