This page has resources for those seeking help with health, wellness, support, hunger and food access, parenting and other topics.

  • Al-Anon: Help for families and friends of problem drinkers. Virtual meetings 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Info:
  • Bread Box Food Pantry: 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Oak Park Pentecostals, 1920 Chester Blvd., Richmond.
  • Connection Cafe, 635 N. Central Ave., Connersville. Harm reduction and recovery services, support groups, transportation assistance, HIV/HCV testing, shower facilities, computer access, and more. Free. 765-309-5094.
  • Diabetes Support Group, 5-6 p.m. Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, Reid Health’s Lingle Hall, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond. 765-983-3423 or
  • Gateway Hunger Relief Center: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays. 711 Sheridan St., Richmond. Open to Richmond residents; ID & current mail required. 765-939-7100.
  • Gleaners food distribution: 9:30-11 a.m., fourth Monday each month, First Christian Church parking area, 100 S. 10th St., Richmond. Drive thru or walk up. No ID required.
  • Grocery giveaway, 10-11 a.m., Thursdays. Richmond High School, Door #36, Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond. Free groceries for anyone. No ID or paperwork required. 765-973-3424.
  • Grief support group: 10-11:30 a.m., Thursdays, through Nov. 9, First English Lutheran Church, 2727 E. Main St., Richmond. 765-962-5773.
  • Food Pantry: Cambridge City Christian Church, 106 W. Church St., Cambridge City, 9-10:30 a.m. third Saturdays. Proof of Western Wayne residency and income required.
  • Food Pantry: 314 S. Green St., Fountain City. 9 a.m.-noon, Photo ID with current address and SS cards for household required.
  • Food Pantry: Jefferson Township Trustee, 37 E. Main St., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday. Nettle Creek residents may visit weekly, outside areas once a month. 765-489-4824
  • Food Pantry: Nettle Creek Ministerial Assoc., 752 W. Main St., Hagerstown. 9-11a.m., fourth Saturdays. Proof of Nettle Creek residency required.
  • Food Pantry: Go Ministries International, 5125 U.S. 40 W., New Paris, Ohio. 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Tuesdays. Photo ID or utility bill with current address and SS cards for household required. 937-670-8739
  • Free laundry days: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, Coin A Matic, 400 S. Fifth St., Richmond. Last loads at 1:30 p.m. Load restrictions by household size. 765-914-7070
  • Harm reduction resources: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday. 711 S. Ninth St., Richmond. Free emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, naloxone, menstrual products and fentanyl testing strips.
  • Harm reduction services and resources: Free safer use kits, Narcan and naloxone, cases of water, masks, HIV tests, COVID tests, and more. Free delivery in Richmond.
  • Heroin Anonymous: 6 p.m. Sundays at 228 Club, 228 S. Sixth St., Richmond.
  • Home-cooked meals: 6 p.m. Fridays, First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. 10th St., Richmond. Bridges for Life’s Dinner at the Lamp. Food, fun, guests, music. Free.
  • Library laps: 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Cambridge City Public Library, 600 W. Main St., Cambridge City. Walk the stacks to peppy music, find your stride for good health. All ages. Free.
  • Mobile health services, 2-6 p.m., first Wednesdays, Jefferson Township Trustee’s Office, 37 E. Main St., Hagerstown; second Wednesdays, Golay Center, 1007 E. Main St., Cambridge City; fourth Wednesdays, Early Learning Center, 314 W. Main St., Fountain City, Cholesterol, blood pressure, childhood lead, tuberculosis and STI screenings and child and adult vaccinations. Provided by Wayne County Health Department. 765-973-9245
  • Shared Beginnings: Various locations, Reid Health, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond. Breastfeeding and parenting classes and more. In-person and virtual options available. Registration required. 765-983-3380.
  • Siloam Free Medical Clinic: 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Enter back of Rock Solid Ministries, 1024 E. Main St., Richmond. No-cost immediate medical care. (Injuries, flu, colds and job physicals). 765-962-5099 or
  • Walking group, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cardinal Greenway Trailhead on North D Street, Richmond. Meridian Walking Group; open to all.
  • Women’s Support Group: We Are Not Alone, 5:45 p.m. Thursdays, 228 Club, 228 S. Sixth St., Richmond. Addressing codependency, domestic violence, addiction. 765-935-9801.

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