Resource Services

The Thea Bowman Center is an Ohio Benefits Bank host site with staff and volunteers assigned to assist people who call or come to the center to access Ohio Benefit programs and services. In addition, the Thea Bowman Center will provide further assessment for individuals to determine if there are other needs that the center can provide outside of the Ohio Benefits Bank services.  Resource Services is an asset to our Adult Education, Food Support and Youth Programs, ensuring that participants are informed and aware of services that may support their personal goals and development. Please call 216-491-0699 or patricia.douglas@theabowmancenter.org

The Thea Bowman Center will assist participants in accessing the following Ohio Benefits Bank programs and services available to all Ohio citizens. Please contact the www.ohiobenefitsbank.gov  for additional information.

Food and Nutrition Programs:

  • Food Assistance

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

  • USDA Child Nutrition Programs

Healthcare Assistance Programs:

  • Health Care Programs for Families and Children

  • Medicaid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled

  • Medicare Premium Assistance

  • Child and Family Health Services

  • Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)

  • Extra Help for Medicare Part D

  • Ohio’s Best Rx

Taxes and Student Aid Programs:

  • File Your Federal and State Tax Returns

  • Earned Income Tax Credit

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • Veterans Education and Training

Help with Other Programs:

  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

  • Child Care Assistance

  • Ohio Works First Cash Assistance (OWF)

  • Golden Buckeye Program

  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters-Youth Mentoring

  • Voter Registration