Caring Connection


NOTICE: We only work with people on the phone or through the Internet until further notice.

The Caring Connection can assist families with utility disconnect notices and deposits for electric, gas, and water. Assistance requires presentation of proof of need, proof of all household income, and proof of identity of all household members.

Contact Us

411 Scammel St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Caring Connection can assist Washington County residents who have no insurance coverage and are not eligible for State or Federal assistance.

Emergency Prescriptions: Caring Connection may pay for up to a 30-day supply of medication upon presentation of a valid perscription and proof of identity, and proof of need.

On-Going Prescriptions: For those who need medication every month, Caring Connection will work with your doctor to apply to the manufacurer for free or low-cost prescriptions.
The Caring Connection is now an approved site of The Benefit Bank, which is designed to support the following:

  • Federal Taxes, including
  • Earned Income Tac Credit (EITC)
  • Child & Dependent Care Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Additional Child Tax Credit
  • Hope Education Credit
  • Life Time Learning Credit

Ohio State Taxes

Ohio Benefits

  • Food Stamps
  • Medical Benefits, including
  • Healthy Start (Children’s Health Insurance
  • Healthy Families (Medicaid for Pregnant Women)
  • Medicaid for Aged, Blind, and Disabled
  • WIC
  • Cash Assistance (TANF)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Child Care subsidy
The Caring Connection is a not-for-profit organization that provides direct delivery of basic human services, as well as referral to, and coordination with, other programs and agencies. Our organization administers a human resource system that ensures effective, timely, impartial, and non-judgmental service to individuals who may not be receiving services from traditional or existing human service organizations.

A Brief History

For several years, churches and social organization throughout Washington County had recognized the need to organize the emergency assistance given to families in need of basic human servicers.

In early 1991, led by the initiative of the Greater Marietta Ministerial Association, a task force of citizens was formed with this purpose in mind.

With a volunteer Director and office space and furniture donated by the American Red Cross, telephone referral and coordination services began in May, 1992.

In February, 1994, with necessary funding acquired and procedures established, The Caring Connection opened its doors to assist citizens of Washington County.

Caring Connection is the only authorized Neighbor To Neighbor program in Washington County.

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