Social Services

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.

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). You can also print out an application by clicking on the button below. 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. 

Medicare for Beginners Classes

Needing assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans, Senior housing, Social Security, Living Wills, or Passport services? Our Social Service Case Managers have an invaluable amount of resources and information to assist you. In addition, our Social Workers have resources through the LCAP Hearing Aide Fund, LCAP Emergency Response Fund, the Utility Assistance Program.

Armed with these valuable resources, our Social Services Case Managers work diligently to ensure a safe, more rewarding quality of life for our clients.

2024 Classes


January 16, 6-7:30 PM – Newark


February 21, 6-7:30 PM – Pataskala


March 19, 6-7:30 PM – Newark


April 17, 6-7:30 PM – Pataskala

Medicare 101

Social workers will continue to provide education and assistance for Licking County residents preparing to celebrate their 65th birthday. We encourage you to register for a monthly Medicare 101 educational session approximately two months prior to your 65th birthday month.

By attending a Medicare 101 session, you can expect to learn what Medicare covers and does not cover. In addition, we will outline the decisions you will need to ensure that you have the health insurance coverage needed to meet your future financial needs. 

By the end of the session, you will be able to decide if you plan to enroll in a Medigap (Supplemental) insurance or an HMO/PPO (Advantage) plan. Personalized assistance will be provided for attendees that plan to sign up for a Medigap (Supplemental) plan to ensure that they also choose a Part D plan that meets their individual prescription needs. 

To register, call Licking County Aging Partners at (740) 345-0821.

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