Welcome to Associated Charities. We’re so glad you’re here!

Associated Charities Ashland OhioOur mission is to provide short-term emergency financial assistance to the people in Ashland County in the way of utilities, shelter, medication, and pre-approved doctor and dental visits. We’re also pleased to serve as the clearing house for the Ashland County Food Bank, allowing us to assist with financial help as well as food.

We receive 56% of our funding from United Way funds. The other remaining dollars come from area churches, organizations, and generous individuals working together to make our community a stronger place.

In 2010, Associated Charities celebrated 100 years of service to the residents of Ashland County. With continued support from our caring community, we plan to keep making history–one life at a time.

Learn more about how we can help you or how YOU can help others:


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Meet the Associated Charities Board Members 

Brett Mesenburg

Howard Walters


Vice President

Greg Emmons

Teri Williams


Immediate Past President

Shirley Bonfiglio

Rosemarie Donley


Executive Director




Additional Members:

Pastor John Ballinger

Jennifer Barlow

Stephen Knowlton

Matt Laughlin

John Barnes

Pastor Jeff Coggins

Joe Reep

Tyler Smith

Kim Tanner



We have coats for kids! Our "KIds Closet" has coats, hats and gloves for our Ashland County youth through high school. Call the office or stop in with your child during regular business hours. Donations of new coats for kids are always appreciated!