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Copyright 2012, Wadsworth FISH - All rights reserved
Celebrating over 40 years of service to The Wadsworth Community
No money is ever given directly to the client, rather all payments are paid to landlords, businesses, or utilities directly.
Wadsworth FISH can assist residents of Wadsworth or Wadsworth Township (Ohio), by providing emergency and short-term financial assistance regardless of income level.
Individuals and families may also receive assistance with budgeting and money management.
Services provided include, but are not limited to, rent, utility & heating assistance, prescriptions, food vouchers, temporary lodging, minor car repairs, limited gasoline vouchers, and Christmas gifts for children.
Direction is also given to clients on how to contact other agencies in surrounding counties who can further service their emergency needs.
Services Provided
Adopt a Family Christmas Program
The Wadsworth FISH Organization provides Christmas assistance for approximately 100 families each year in Wadsworth and Wadsworth Township.
This assistance includes gifts for the children and either a food voucher or a food basket for the family in need.
Many of these families are adopted by groups in the community. For families not adopted by a group, FISH volunteers will pack and deliver donated gifts.
If you or your organization would like to learn more about how to adopt a family, purchase gifts for un-adopted families, collect, pack, or deliver gifts, please contact us over on the Contact Us page.
How Are We Funded?
All services to our clients are free of charge.
We carry no overhead, so 100% of the donations that we receive are distributed to meet the needs of our clients.
The Wadsworth FISH Organization's income is received through donations from businesses, churches, civic organizations, foundations, and caring individuals like you.
Monies are also received through various fund raising activities.
Coordination of Assistance Efforts
Wadsworth FISH works in conjunction with many of the surrounding county agencies in order to coordinate as much assistance for our clients as possible. The following are links to some of these agencies.
Links to Partnering Churches
Northside Christian Church
Freshwater Community Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
First Christian Church
Key To My Father's House
Wadsworth First Mennonite Church
Mount Zwingli United Church of Christ
Wadsworth Church of the Nazarene
Wadsworth United Methodist Church