Akron, OH
Financial Assistance

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Whether you need some free food, diapers for your baby, a quick cash loan, assistance with your rent and utilities, some fresh clothing or a homeless shelter, you'll find the resources in and near Akron, OH here to help you now.

Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 201 food pantries in the Akron, OH area.

Utility & Rental Assistance

When you need money to pay your rent, utility bills or get through a difficult time, there are 55 utility payment and rental assistance programs in the Akron, OH area.

Homeless Shelters

Temporary free housing for people in need. There are 23 homeless shelters in the Akron, Ohio area.


Programs for free and reduced cost clothes and household goods. There are 51 programs in the Akron area that offer clothing and other necessities.

Child Care

Free diapers, clothing and free or reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 12 child care programs in Akron, Ohio.

Payday Loans

Payday Loans are quick easy loans for people in financial distress. There are 8 cash loan programs available to residents in the Akron, Ohio area.

The question is not whether the system works, but whether we like the way it works. Just because something works doesn't mean it is desirable. Concentration camps work, if your purpose is to enslave people. Stealing works, if all you care about is money. Lying works, if you don't give a damn about your personal integrity. Literally anything, no matter how monstrously immoral will work, depending on your desires and how you define the term work,.
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Akron, OH: 3 miles away
Posted: August 18, 2018

I just successfully completed the Oriana House FAA Program, and was placed into Springtime Of Hope Housing Program. I am in between employment and need help paying my $250 rent for this month. I recei...

Akron, OH: 3 miles away
Posted: August 18, 2018

I am in dire need of help with rent for June. Need by June 1st. I have just recently gotten an apartment after being homeless for 2 years. I ended up having to leave my job because I am having issues...

Mogadore, OH: 7 miles away
Posted: August 18, 2018

Single parent in dire need of help I have had a lot of health problems and have been in and out of work falling behind trying to get by with our rent and utilities....

Kent, OH: 11 miles away
Posted: August 18, 2018

You have incorrect information regarding Riverwood Community Chapel's food pantry. We are open on Fridays between 11 am and 2 pm....

North Canton, OH: 19 miles away
Posted: August 18, 2018

I need help with my electric bill, I was on a payment plan pipp for 6 years and then I went to turn in my pay stub and they lost it .... I am so upset and now they want me to pay the back $ that I ow...

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