Operation Search and Help

Funded by the Hine Memorial Fund

Providing quality care for a child with special needs can be costly. Operation Search and Help is a grant created solely to help caretakers like you pay for medication, medical equipment and supplies, specialized formulas, and transportation to out-of-town medical appointments.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirement 1

The applicant must be the parent or guardian of a child aged 21 or younger with a special-needs diagnosis

Requirement 2

The applicant must reside in Mahoning County or in Liberty, Girard or Hubbard

Requirement 3

The request must not be eligible for funding from health insurance or any other federal, state or local program.


Referrals are accepted from any community organization, facility or individual.  A home visit is made with the child’s family to investigate all other possible sources of assistance.  Stringent guidelines for income eligibility have not been established since each case is determined on an individual basis.

For more information, please contact:  

Mary Ann Schaper
Monday-Friday (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)