Ashland County Programs & Services


Closets & Cupboards

Free store providing clothing and kitchen items to those in need. The store also has a Career Closet that provides one interview outfit and 3 to 4 days of either casual or office attire. New 2 U Formals has that prom dress that you are looking for but can not afford.  Dresses are in a variety of sizes and available free of charge. Open during office hours or through appointment.  Donations must be cleared through RSVP before being drop off.


Assists in providing and processing applications for free legal services.  Applications are available at all office locations.


Utilize your experience by volunteering to strengthen our communities at various non-profits or health care facilities to help improve lives through working towards critical community needs..

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a free, IRS-sponsored program to help low and middle income individuals who make less than $60,000 to file their federal and state taxes. Program runs year around.


Emergency Assistance

Provides assistance with utility disconnects and rent or mortgage assistance.

Emergency Shelter

Assists families and single individuals who are homeless in becoming self sufficient through finding suitable employment and a permanent residence. Facilities in Superior and Ashland.


Affordable Housing

Provides affordable non-subsidized rental units at a “capped rent” lower than the fair market rent.  Tenants must meet income guidelines.

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

Provides financial assistance to either prevent or to help those who are experiencing homelessness. Those who qualify for the rental assistance must be either homeless or facing eviction. Those who qualify for the utility assistance must be responsible for the utilities in their lease agreement and facing eviction, or unable to get housing due to an outstanding balance.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.