The Emergency Assistance Center

9433 Olde 8 Rd, Ste B

Northfield, OH 44067



This page includes information about additional resources.


You don't need to be a client of The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) to take advantage of these three resources. The following organizations have representatives near our Center every month.

Please call 330-467-7945 to make an appointment.


A VA representative will be at The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) in Northfield on the third Friday of every month from 11am to 3:30pm to help veterans enroll for benefits and to answer questions about the process. You don't need to be a TEAC client to meet with the representative. Appointments are not necessary but are recommended for shorter wait times. Please call 330-467-7945 to schedule or for more information.


Portage Path Behavioral Health provides life-changing services to people who live in greater Summit County. Their work creates healthier people, healthier families, a healthier local economy and a stronger community.  Counseling services are open to everyone, not just TEAC clients. Appointments are available by contacting Portage Path directly at 330-253-3100 x1130.  


A Job & Family Services case manager is at The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) in Northfield on most Wednesdays and Thursdays of the month from 9am to 3pm and can help people apply for or renew food benefits & Medicaid. You do not need to be a TEAC client. Please call 330-467-7945 to schedule an in-person appointment.  Those unable to appear in person should call 844-640-6446.


For the following resources, please contact the organizations directly

for more information.


2-1-1 Summit County Resources

Dial 2-1-1 or visit their website


2-1-1 Top 25 Resources

  • Food Pantries
  • Rent Payment Assistance
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance
  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Water Service Payment Assistance
  • Emergency Food Line
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Legal Aid
  • Homeless Hotline
  • Hot Meal Sites
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Holiday Gifts/Toys
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Federal Tax Collection Agencies
  • Low Income Private Rental Housing
  • Housing Locator
  • Rental Deposit Assistance

Community Action Akron Summit

Visit their website


Rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to eligible Summit County residents impacted by COVID-19.
Assisting low-income households that are threatened with the loss of basic utilities. For HEAP/PIPP applications and renewal, call 330-436-0261 to schedule an appointment or go to to apply online.
Representing a network of care coordination agencies focused on reaching those at greatest risk.
Providing high-quality early childhood education in nurturing learning environments.
Providing volunteer opportunities for low-income people aged 55 and older to serve children and teenagers who have special needs.
A free tax preparation service for low and moderate income families.

Community Resources

Nordonia Hills

Please visit for information about various resources compiled by counselors for the Nordonia Hills School District.


Free Community Meals


Faith United Methodist Church (2560 Post Rd)

  • 2nd Sunday 4:00 - 5:30pm

Good Shepherd Christian Church (9571 Shepard Rd)

  • 3rd Sunday 2:00 - 3:30pm

First Congregational Church UCC (9050 Church St)

  • 4th Sunday 4:00 - 5:30pm


Furniture/Household Goods

The following organizations accept donations of certain furniture and household goods and are also a resource for those in need. Please call and/or check their websites for details.


Core Furniture Bank

Cuyahoga Falls

330-208-6948 (for furniture pick-up)

330-379-3188 (for assistance)


Habitat for Humanity ReStore




Humble Design






The following church has free monthly clothing distributions: 


Hope Community Church

4th Saturday 9 am - 12 pm (noon)

3033 Middleton Rd, Hudson


Other Support Services


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Ohio Means Jobs Summit County

Need help finding a job? Ohio Mean Jobs can help you with the search, completing applications, creating a resume, and preparing for interviews. They can also help you find training and apprenticeship resources.


Contact: Dawn Lavensky at 330-630-4606


Energy Assistance

Ohio Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program



The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program (HEAP Summer Crisis Program) provides a one-time benefit to eligible Ohioans with cooling assistance during the summer months. The focus of the Summer Crisis Program is to provide assistance with electric utility bills, central air conditioning repairs, and air conditioning unit and/or fan purchases. Households with a household member who is either 60 years of age and older, has a certified medical condition, and households who have a disconnect notice, have been shut off, or are trying to establish new electric service may be eligible for assistance.

For more information or to register for the program go to:
The program runs from July 1, 2024 until September 30, 2024. Ohioans enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP) Program are eligible for assistance towards their default PIPP payment, first PIPP payment, central air conditioning repairs, or may receive an air conditioning unit and/or fan.


Legal Assistance

Ohio Legal Help



Need legal information, forms, or a lawyer? This will be a resource that can help with family, housing, money and debt, health and public benefits, education, seniors, veterans and service members, immigration, crime and traffic, and going to court.


 Addition Recovery, Human Trafficking, & Incarceration Reentry Assistance

Connecting to those in need. 
1755 Enterprise Parkway, Ste 400
Twinsburg, OH  44087

Anonymously find available resources for addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry services in your local area in just 3 clicks!


Retirement & Medicare Assistance




RetireGuide is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and accurate information about financial decisions that affect your retirement.


This free resource highlights coverage, costs, eligibility, and enrollment information for Medicare.


Medical Alert Assistance


 is a world leading organization that was created to help aging adults and those who need medical alert systems navigate the large, confusing industry.
According to the CDC, an estimated 2.5 million older adults are treated for fall injuries each year. An estimated 25,000 of those fall injuries result in death. Although not completely preventable, there are ways to avoid or minimize serious medical emergencies when a fall occurs.
A medical alert device is a valuable tool to help aging veterans receive the help they need. Our resource helps senior veterans and their caregivers better understand the benefits of medical alert devices and the companies that provide them free of charge. 


Click HERE for more information.



 offers comprehensive senior living and senior care directories with information about independent living, assisted living, memory care, in-home care, skilled nursing, and other senior care services (as well as how to pay for these options).


At, they want caregivers to feel less alone and less stressed when navigating the world of difficult senior care decisions.



Assisted Living


Memory Care Facilities


In-Home Care





Pet Food & Care

Helping pet owners in need get resources to veterinary care and food across Northeast Ohio.



At One Health Organization, they know that healthy pets make your home a happier place to be.  Their mission is to nurture healthy bonds between people and their pets by keeping the dogs and cats of Northeast Ohio healthy with their humans at home.


Their programs help struggling pet parents with vet bills. This financial assistance means the pets get quality care — and the animals get to stay healthy at home with their families.


Northeast Ohio Pet Food Resources


Where to Donate Non-Food Items

Furniture, Clothing, Electronics, Appliances, Books, Cars, and Construction Materials



At, they get that many of you don't want to throw everything in a dumpster. To help you keep reusable items out of local landfills, they are building a grass-roots directory list of the best charities in the U.S. Click the links below to see the Akron or Cleveland locations within Ohio.


Akron, OH


Cleveland, OH


You Can Trust TEAC!

The Emergency Assistance Center is a Network Partner of the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, and has received the Candid GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.


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Contact Us

9433 Olde 8 Rd, Suite B
Northfield, OH 44067


Open Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm