For 50 years, HelpLine has provided hope, help and healing in our community. What started 50 years ago around a kitchen table providing support and alternatives for single, pregnant women has now become the only 24/7 resource providing both support in moments of crisis and connections to health and human services, spanning seven counties in North Central Ohio.

Over the last 50 years, we’ve seen a lot from launching 2-1-1 to a once-in-a century health pandemic that required us to discover new ways of thinking, invoking ingenuity and innovation in our service delivery. The agency’s history is a story of growth and innovation, merging the collective strength of two county-wide agencies to expand community reach and pioneering new technologies to assist in accessing health and human service information. Overall, we answered more than 450,000 calls and leveraged 885,953 volunteer hours to be the community’s go-to for supporting and empowering change.

We invite you to celebrate with us as we reflect on some of the most significant moments in our history. From a volunteer-based organization to more than 45 employees across five offices, serving seven Ohio counties, HelpLine continues to look for new ways to address the evolving needs of the community while meeting the moment. We are HelpLine.


HelpLine Milestones