When you need information about these resources in northwest Ohio, but don't know where to look, just ask us.
  • Food, clothing and housing
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Medical care, including pregnancy
  • Sexual abuse or rape
  • Legal assistance and victim services
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Employment, training and financial aid
  • Mental illness
  • Self-help support groups
  • Outpatient Psych Services
  • Teen Line Support Group
  • Who do I call?
  • What do I do now?
  • I need help!

Relax! First Call For Help's free computerized listing of more than 2500 resources is at your service here on this web site.

The information can be found either:

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If you need someone to talk to - We will listen - We are here for YOU 24 hours a day - Confidential and anonymous.

Calls are answered by professionals trained to listen to your problems and give you information about resources available.

Our Information & Referral (I&R) service is the core of our services. We are the central clearinghouse for callers who need help "finding a way"  to contact the appropriate human service, basic needs and governmental agencies. Utilizing a fully computerized resource data base with over 2500 resources and public service agencies, our staff is able to connect individuals in need with the appropriate agency or services. Updated daily, this database is the most current and comprehensive in the area. Click here to access it.

- First Call For Help’s free services also include our Hotline -- a telephone counseling service. Our hotline at 1-800-468-4357 is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by trained staff.

All calls are confidential. Our Hotline may be reached from anywhere in the 419 area code toll free. All telephone services are offered free of charge. The Hotline is also available to people who:

  • Are in crisis situations
  • Who need a word of encouragement
  • Who just need someone to listen
  • Who need help "finding a way" to cope.

The Hotline also provides telephone counseling to help callers through:

  • Personal problems
  • Emotional stress
  • Emergencies such as attempted suicides and drug overdoses.

First Call for Help provides easy, around-the-clock access to all types of resources that the residents of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Williams counties may need.

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