Our social services team has access to valuable resources to provide assistance in areas that include:

  • Information and referral
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Medicaid and Medicare
  • Notary services
  • Connection to community programs and services
  • Emergency funding programs and the completion of applications

Our staff works directly with clients and their families to provide support, direction, and guidance.

Appointments are required. For external referrals please see the form link below.

HEAP Application Updates

If you received funding through the (2021 – 2022) HEAP Winter Assistance Program, you will not receive an application in the mail for this season’s Winter program. It will be your responsibility to obtain an application. LEADS will be processing the applications as the Columbus Office will no longer accept the applications. This year’s HEAP application will include additional documents to complete. 

Applications will be available starting at the following LEADS locations: Newark – 160 Wilson Avenue (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM); Pataskala (Call (740) 927-9861 for hours), Buckeye Lake (Call (740) 928-4481 for hours) or Utica (Call (740) 892-4192 for hours). LCAP will also have available copies for pick up or mailed to you (Call (740) 345-0821 – Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM). If assistance is needed to complete the application, appointments can be scheduled through Social Services (Call (740) 345-0821 to schedule), no walk-ins will be accepted.

If your income, for one person is below $23,728.50 or below $32,042.50 for two persons, you may be eligible to receive HEAP funds to help you with your winter heating bills. Heating sources include electric, gas, propane or wood. Funds are paid directly to the supplier. 

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