Services Provided

Regardless of family income Wadsworth FISH assists residents of Wadsworth and Wadsworth Township (Ohio) by providing emergency and short-term financial assistance and support primarily with food, rent, and utilities. 

* All of FISH’s services are provided free of charge.

*No money is ever given to the client, rather all payments are made directly to vendors.

Additionally, individuals and clients may receive assistance with budgeting and money management.  Direction can also be given to clients on accessing emergency services from other agencies located in the surrounding area.

Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program

Each year the Wadsworth FISH Organization provides Christmas assistance to families from Wadsworth and Wadsworth Township.

This assistance includes gifts for the children and a food gift card for the family in need.

 FISH’s families are adopted by individuals or groups from the community.

If you or your organization would like to learn more about adopting a family, purchasing gifts for un-adopted families, or helping distribute gifts, please contact FISH.

Funding for FISH

Wadsworth FISH is funded through generous donations received from individuals, churches, civic organizations, and local businesses and corporations.

Employees may also designate Wadsworth FISH as a recipient of United Way contributions.  However, Wadsworth FISH is not directly affiliated with the United Way.

FISH maintains low overhead.  Monies needed for operation are attained primarily through fund-raising or grants.

Coordination of Assistance Efforts

Wadsworth FISH works in conjunction with many of the surrounding county agencies in order to coordinate as much assistance for clients as possible.  The following are links to some of these agencies

Helping the Wadsworth Community since 1969