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What is Open Gate?

Open Gate is held every month, in Allen, Auglaize and Harding Counties. During Open Gate 15 to 35 or more social services agencies in the community come together to share a brief summary of services offered by their specific agency and are there to also provide FIRST-STEP SERVICES for individuals who have needs in their lives. 
Funded by the MHRSB.  Beth Joyner is the Open Gate Coordinator.


Why Open Gate? 

Open Gate was designed to be customer friendly. Open Gate allows for a central location for anyone to come and access service(s). Open Gate eliminates multiple barriers (no license, gas, etc.) so any individual can come to 1 spot, a central location, and connect with multiple services to allow individuals to take a hand up towards living stability, not a hand out to solve a temporary need.

What Services are available? 

FIRST STEP services at Open Gate include:  apply for food stamps, medical assistance, employment, education and training, transitional / supportive housing for folks whose lives have been impacted by drugs, alcohol, mental illness, incarceration and other life crises, child support issues, support groups, small business assistance, transportation needs, housing, rent deposits, services for veterans, childrens services, mental health programs, legal aid for civil matters, disability filings, utility assistance, special assistance available for disabilities such as autism, services for elderly family members, assistance to help you resolve your driver’s license issues, literacy assistance and more and more opportunities for help for YOU to begin your journey to make needed changes in your life.

Who Can Attend? 

Open Gate services are provided to anyone in the community.


Allen County

Our Daily Bread

125 S. Central Ave, Lima


Come and have lunch!

Open Gate 10:00 AM-12:00 PM


January 29th

February 26th

March 26th

April 30th

May 28th

June 18th

July 30th

August 27th

September 24th

October 29th

November 19th

December 17th

Auglaize County

Hardin County

Agape Client Services Building

1220 E. Spring St., St. Marys


3:00 PM-5:00 PM

January 23rd

February 27th

March 27th

April 24th

May 22nd

June 19th

July 24th

August 28th

September 25th

October 23rd

November 20th

St. Johns Church Of Christ

211 E. Carrol St., Kenton


11:30 AM-1:30 PM


January 31st

February 28th

March 28th

April 25th

May 30th

June 27th

July 25th

August 29th

September 26th

October 31st

November 28th​

If you are in crisis call 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) or text 741 741.

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