Community Organizations

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United Appeal For Athens County

United Appeal for Athens County helps people meet their basic needs. Donors’ gifts provide much needed financial assistance to health and human service programs throughout the county.

Athens Farmers Market

Put the faces to your favorite local foods! Meet and support those that devote their time, resources and land to feeding us. Ask them about the varieties of tomatoes they are selling, how to roast that chicken, or how long you can expect that bag of lettuce to last.

The Chesterhill Produce Auction

Hundreds of growers utilize the auction as a place to sell their locally grown produce at wholesale to other businesses in the region, including restaurants, schools, hospitals, pop-up markets in rural areas with limited fresh food access, plus individual buyers who can and preserve.

Athens Makerspace

Athens Makers and Upcyclers have their own home in ReUse Industries’ Makerspace Makerspaces provide workspace, tools, skilled instruction and other types of support to help people learn new skills, explore their creative passions, start new businesses and grow existing businesses. There are over 300 existing and planned makerspaces in the United States, helping drive a View

Stuart’s Opera House After School Music Program

Stuart’s Opera House After School Music Program is Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017! Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio is now accepting applications for students interested in becoming a part of the Stuart’s Afterschool Music Program (AMP) starting in September 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year! Students will learn to play instruments (guitar, drums, bass, View

Young Life of Athens County

Young Life is for everyone who wants to get the most out of life. Whether you are in middle school, high school or college; whatever your interests or abilities; no matter who you hang out with — Young Life welcomes you.

Young Athens Professionals

The mission is to provide local career minded young adults the opportunity to connect with area business leaders, entrepreneurs, and each other.

Village Productions

Village Productions reaches out to the Appalachian Community providing classes and programs in Amesville and surrounding areas with the goal of teaching from the inside-out.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9893 | Albany

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7174 |The Plains

The Veterans of Foreign Wars mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3477 | Athens

The Veterans of Foreign Wars mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

United Campus Ministry

United Campus Ministry’s mission is to engage the Ohio University and Athens communities in spiritual growth, community service and work for justice, guided by socially progressive and interfaith values.

Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services

Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services, Inc. seeks to promote the well-being of its constituents and the quality of life in its communities by providing high quality, cost effective behavioral healthcare services.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place supports the recovery of persons with mental illness by enhancing personal development and wellbeing, while fostering community involvement.

Solid Ground Farm

Specializing in outdoor education and sustainable/alternative living, Solid Ground Farm offers a unique outdoor experience that is at once exciting, edifying, and beautiful.

Rising Appalachian Warriors

Rising Appalachian Warriors (RAW) is not only an alternative outdoor education provider offering youth summer camps, sustainable living workshops..

Retired Senior Volunteers

Retired Senior Volunteers works to give senior citizens an opportunity to stay active in their community involvement through volunteering.

Raccoon Creek Partnership

The Raccoon Creek Partnership is a watershed group that works on remediation and promoting water recreation activities.

Ohio Fair Schools Campaign

Ohio Fair Schools Campaign works diligently to provide schools throughout Ohio with fair and equal opportunities for students and teachers alike.

Ohio Bicycle Federation

The Ohio Bicycle Federation is Ohio’s statewide advocacy organization dedicated to improving Ohio bicycling through legislation, education, and sharing ideas.

My Sister’s Place

My Sister’s Place (MSP) recognizes that the domestic violence movement was initiated by women who were abused and remains grounded in this history. Women and children remain vulnerable to violence because of their unequal social, economic, and political status in society.

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action

HAPCAP mobilizes resources to empower individuals and communities through advocacy and services that promote self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

Havar Inc.

Connecting People to People in order to build an inclusive community in which all citizens with disabilities can reach their full potential, realize their dreams and contribute to others-based on their own unique gifts.

Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio

Athens County Habitat for Humanity partners with hard working families in need of decent housing, and with local churches, businesses, service groups and individuals.

Good Works Inc.

The vision of Good Works is to create a community of hope with and for people who are struggling with poverty and homelessness in rural Appalachia.

Girl Scout Center

The Girl Scout Center provides young girls and children to get involved and begin learning about the community.

Elks Lodge 973 | Athens

Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.

Elks Lodge 543 | Nelsonville

Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.

Elder Care of the Ohio Valley

Elder Care Of The Ohio Valley provides geriatric care management services in Athens. Geriatric care managers can help organize and manage an elderly loved one’s total care needs.

Community Food Initiatives

Community Food Initiatives (CFI) is a membership based, grassroots organization in Appalachian Ohio. The mission of CFI is to support a local food movement that expands fair access to fresh and nutritious foods for all people in our region.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens County

They have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.

Athens Head Start

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 from low-income families. If your child qualifies they will be offered the opportunity to attend preschool for free.

Athens County WIC Program

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.

Athens County Senior Center

A Multipurpose Senior Center is a community or neighborhood facility established for the organization and provision of a broad spectrum of supportive services..

Athens County Humane Society

The Athens County Humane Society is committed to promoting better care and compassion for animals, providing permanent homes with responsible caregivers for our companion animals..

Athens County Children Services

Athens County Children Services is a child-focused, family-centered agency protecting children at risk of physical and emotional harm by strengthening families through innovative services.

Athens Aero Club

The Athens Aero Club, Inc., was founded in May of 1968, to provide members with enjoyable, safe, economical flying, for pleasure and business. Members get together to share the enjoyment of flight.

Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging’s (AAA8) mission is to advocate for and educate older adults and their caregivers and promote long-term care choices and consumer protection so they can take advantage of opportunities that enable them to maintain wellness, independence and dignity.

Appalachian Peace & Justice Network

The Appalachian Peace and Justice Network (APJN) is a non-profit organization that empowers and challenges groups and individuals to work for peace and social justice.

Appalachian Center for Economic Networks Inc

ACEnet was incorporated in 1985 by a small group of community members committed to building a healthy regional economy in southeastern Ohio through the growth of locally owned businesses, especially those operated by lower income residents.

Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare Hospital provides inpatient care for acutely mentally ill adults from southeastern Ohio. They are accredited by The Joint Commission.

Amvets Post 93

Working diligently to better the lives and benefits of our military veterans and present day servicemen and women.

Amvets Post 76

Working diligently to better the lives and benefits of our military veterans and present day servicemen and women.

Amvets Post 53

Working diligently to better the lives and benefits of our military veterans and present day servicemen and women.

American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio

Beyond disaster relief, the chapter delivers community disaster education, first aid/CPR training and other types of life-saving health and safety training to hundreds/thousands of people across our region to help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies

American Legion

The American Legion is a social and mutual-aid veterans’ organization including members of the United States armed forces.

Athens CASA/GAL Program

Athens CASA is a court-based, non-profit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates in cases where children come to the attention of Juvenile Court because of abuse or neglect.