About Us

The Family Center mission is to provide a shared, safe facility that promotes collaboration among nonprofit agencies.

The Family Center houses a wide array of nonprofit organizations and offers them mission-enhancing workplace at a reasonable rent that is efficient, well-maintained, and secure. For visitors, it provides a safe, centrally-located place where needs are met, solutions to problems are found, and hope is restored. The Family Center is unique, one of only a few hundred similar facilities nationwide.

How We Can Help

The Family Center offers many resources under one roof. Whether you need a doctor, housing, food or legal assistance, the organizations at The Family Center are here to support you. The agencies work together to make sure you receive the care you need as soon as possible.

Services Include (but are not limited to):

• Clothing
• Dental
• Financial
• Food
• Housing
• Immunizations
• Legal

• Medical
• Medical Equipment
• Ohio Benefits Bank
• Pregnancy
• Prescription Medication
• Transportation
• Utility Assistance

Our History

In 2002, The Community Foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The board dreamed of celebrating by making a notable impact in the way human services were delivered in Hancock County. Many local agencies were struggling with an increased demand for services, reduced funding, and inadequate facilities, which hindered them in effectively providing services to individuals and families.

Hancock Properties Foundation

A separate organization called Hancock Properties Foundation was formed as an extension of The Community Foundation to manage The Family Center and other real estate. The Board purchased a vacant grocery store in May 2005 and planning for The Family Center began.

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The Family Center opened its doors May 1, 2006 with 17 agencies housed in the building. Eleven of the original agencies remain. Since then, several agencies have outgrown The Family Center and the building has been renovated to meet the changing needs of tenant agencies.

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