WHIRE : Wayne Holmes Information Referral Exchange

Knowing that you need help is one thing…finding someone who can help you is another. United Way’s WHIRE can link you to resources such as rent and utility assistance, food, health related services, homeless services, foreclosure information, senior services, family counseling, support groups and parenting resource information. WHIRE - Wayne Holmes Information Referral Exchange is designed to provide you with information and referrals using an extensive database of community resources. Use the Search to find the resources and help you need. If you have any questions or problems using the search please reach out to us at:


Thank you to MCTV for their generous sponsorship of this service!

Crisis Or Emergency Help

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If you are experiencing an emergency or a crisis and are in need of
immediate help, please call our Crisis Intervention line.

Crisis Text Line
Red Phone

The United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties is here to Help...

Although the United way does not provide any support services directly, we provide accurate and timely information and service navigation to help people understand their options, resolve problems and improve their lives. Please dial 330-263-6363 to GET HELP.

Holmes and Wayne
Street Card

Holmes and Wayne County
Older Adults Services Directory

Other Resources

Wayne County Committee for Crippled Children and Adults

WCCCCA is an all-volunteer committee formed in 1949 to help meet the needs of indigent crippled individuals of Wayne County. Over the years, we have continued our mission to provide wheelchairs, canes, braces, and equipment while expanding our scope to provide necessary medication and other means of support. In most cases, we are the last resort for financial assistance for at-risk individuals.

WCCCCA Application

Employment Resource Fund

The Employment Resource Fund (formerly HOPE Fund) is a local, self-sustaining work and education fund. It’s mission is to build a skilled workforce in Wayne County by providing grants to local non-profits with employment programs that increase the success of their students, clients or employees. In turn, the non-profit spends small amounts of money on hard-working adults to help them get jobs or better jobs.

ERF Application

Lion’s Club

The Wooster Noon Lions Club provides assistance to a number of charities and individuals; including assistance obtaining eye glasses for individuals unable to afford purchasing eye glasses themselves. The Wooster Noon Lions Club has partnered with the Wooster- Madisonburg Evening Lions Club to sponsor a joint sight fund to help meet the needs of Wooster area residents.

Lion's Club Application

Contact Us


215 South Walnut Street,
Wooster, OH 44691

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