Location: 136 East Main Street Newark, OH 43055

About Us

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Civic Engagement Center of Licking County is a charitable organization in Newark, Ohio. It received its exempt organization status from the IRS in 1994, and has been serving the community for 25 years . The Civic Engagement Center of Licking County holds the belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked, in that it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life. Our mission is to pursue “Individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern, and engage with other entities that are working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. This will be accomplished by promoting the quality of life in our community, through both political and non-political processes.

East Mound Community Development Corporation is funded primarily through program service revenue. The organization is highly dependent on this type of funding, as it accounts for 88% of total income. This is atypical for its peer group – Charitable Organizations of this size are generally funded through contributions.

Our current project is to provide assistance for the homeless population of Licking County. We currently operate 4 transitional units and 4 low income units designed to assist residents in changing the overall structure of their lives from one of dependency on the system to one of self sufficiency.

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Transitional Housing

The Transitional Housing Program allows homeless families to enjoy clean, stable housing while they work toward independence. Housed clients participate in intensive case management, educational, career, and financial goals during their stay. All activities are aimed at self-determination and eventual self-sufficiency. Families live in 1 or 2-bedroom efficiency apartments that are completely furnished with donated furniture and housewares.

Veterans Advocacy Services

The Veteran Advocacy Services was created to ensure veterans and their dependents have access to every service to which they are entitled. It is not intended to compete with the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign War), the American Legion or veterans service agencies, but to complete them. What we do is help veterans make connections with service agencies.”

Community Activism

The Civic Engagement Center Of Licking County is dedicated to creating partnerships with different organizations to address a common goal. We encourage and support the efforts of civic, community, education, and faith-based organizations to solve local problems.

Head Of The Home

Head of the Home is a faith based support group.
If you choose to integrate spiritual care into your transition, we offer a variety of services:
Individual and group prayer
Counseling with a faith representative
Weekly worship and communion services and Bible studies.
Individual and group opportunities for spiritual support.
After you have completed your treatment, our spiritual support services are available to you any time you choose, even after you have returned home.