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Help – Where & How

Apply for Cash, Food, and Medcaid Benefits

Phone: 1-844-640-6446

Online: Apply for cash, food, or health care online.

Print a form: Job and Family Services Request for Cash, Food, and Medical Assistance Form

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Tuscarawas County United Way Resource Directory

Help with Food

Help with Baby Formula and Diapers

Help with your Health

Help with Child Support

Help with Employment

Help with Transportation

Help with Phone Service

  • Frontier Communications – Call: 1-800-683-9793

Includes the Dover, New Philadelphia, Bolivar, Strasburg, and Sugarcreek areas.

  • AT&T – Call: 1-800-377-9450

Includes the Uhrichsville, Dennison, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas, and Newcomerstown areas.


Eligible customers receive:

  1. Discount on monthly basic telephone service rate.
  2. A waiver of all charges for telephone service connection.
  3. Not required to pay deposit or up-front charges for establishing telephone service.
  4. Free toll blocking and 900 or 976 blocking.

Eligibility includes:

  1. Household income at/below 135 or 150 percent of poverty (depending on telephone company), or participate in other state or federal low-income programs (Medicaid, Food Stamps, General Assistance, OWF, SSI, Section 8, HEAP, or National School Free Lunch Program).
  2. Customers should contact their local telephone service provider to apply for participation in the Lifeline program. More info about Lifeline available at or; OR call PUCO at 1-800-686-7826 or the OCC at 1-877-742-5622.