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Wellness Program

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) appointment line: 330-778-2992

January Update Winter Crisis Press Release

Winter Crisis Continues at MYCAP by calling the NEW Appointment Line Number 330-778-2992

(Jan. 9, 2020) YOUNGSTOWN, OH: The Ohio Development Services Agency and Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) will help eligible Ohioans stay warm during the cold winter months. The Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans heating assistance if they are disconnected with their gas or electric, threatened with disconnection with the gas or the electric or if they have less than 25 percent supply of bulk fuel or repair of a non-heating furnace. The program runs from November 2019 until March 31, 2020.

Walk-ins who are those needing assistance to transfer service, new service or reconnect, or those whose PIPP reverification has passed can schedule limited appointments at the same number at 2pm for our next business day. Electric reconnect customers would need to pay the $35.00 reconnect fee and bring in the receipt or confirmation number.


Individuals interested in receiving Winter Crisis assistance must have a face-to-face interview at the local HEAP provider. Customers must bring the following items to their appointment:

    • copies of their most recent energy bills, pending account numbers, bulk fuel bill
    • proof of all household income for the past 30 days and 12 months for everyone self-employed, seasonal workers, such as teachers, construction workers and those doing odd jobs. Those requiring 12 months of income must also bring their most recently filed 1040 with all schedules, if self-prepared will need a tax transcript (obtain these by contacting the IRS at 1-800-908-9946)
    • photo ID
    • Social Security numbers for all household members
    • proof of U.S. citizenship/legal residency for all household members
    • Proof of disability (if disabled)

Proof of citizenship/legal residency include: Social Security Card, birth certificate, U.S. Passport, naturalization paper/certification of citizenship, permanent VISA, and INS ID Card


Reminder: A ONE time hold can be placed per utility with a Winter Crisis Appointment provided the Winter Reconnect Order has not been used with that utility

Last year more than 3,300. families in Mahoning County were assisted through the Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program. The Winter Crisis Program can assist those at or below 175% of the poverty level with up to $175.00 to restore service, transfer service, new service or to stop a disconnection. Bulk fuel customers with a 25% percent supply or less are eligible to receive a benefit and can also provide a payment to or towards repair or replacement of a furnace.

For more information about the features of the Winter Crisis Program, contact MYCAP at 330-747-7921. For more information about energy assistance programs call (800)282-0880, Monday through Friday (hearing impaired customers may dial 711 for assistance) and for a list of energy assistance providers select option 2, or visit


 MYCAP Contact:

Joan Trgovac 330-747-7921 ext.1126   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ohio Development Services Agency Contact:

Penny Martin (614) 644-8774

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2019 Summer Crisis Program runs July 1 through August 31, 2019, at MYCAP. The program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. To apply for the program, customers must schedule an appointment by calling 330-778-1133. For more information, please click on this link. Notice posted: 6/19/19

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MYCAP is an Ohio Benefit Bank site which gives the public the opportunity to use computers so they are able to access benefit programs through Mahoning County Department of Jobs and Family Services. The programs are available to individuals or families who are having a difficult time meeting all of their financial responsibilities. This program also helps with veteran education and training. 

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This gives eligible households an extended payment arrangement that requires gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income. Income 150%. 

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MYCAP will offer bi-weekly activities and the program is designed to promote health, wellness, and financial literacy to eligible low-income age 60 or older. Transportation may be available to qualifying seniors living in Mahoning County to attend the activities. Income 125%. 




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This component of HEAP assists eligible families with their electric bills and/or purchase of air conditioners during the summer months. Income 175%

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This component of HEAP provides assistance once per heating season to eligible households that are disconnected, threatened with disconnection, or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel. Income 175%

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Aims to help people learn the basic use of how to operate a computer and how to find information over the internet. This is available to adults. Income 125%

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A 6 week employment skills training program geared towards initiating low-income individuals into the workforce. Eligible participants receive soft skills training, resume writing and job application assistance, job placement counseling, and supportive services to find and maintain employment or continue on to post-secondary education or vocational training. Income 125%

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Amber Landsman

Amber Landsman, MYCAP’ Wellness Program Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning trainer, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, blogger (, workout connoisseur, meditator, Yogi, proponent of eating only real, unadulterated food and wearing minimalist shoes, breast cancer survivor, former competitive athlete and never, ever without my organic lip gloss.

She holds a MSc in Exercise Physiology, a Personal Training certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Level 3 YogaFit - Yoga/Meditation Instructor, and a certified Speed and Agility athletic trainer through the House of Speed; also a certified C.H.E.K. Institute-Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Finally, along with working at MYCAP as a Employee Wellness Program Coordinator, she is the owner of a Tactical Training business called, Fit To Protect, LLC.

In 2009, Amber moved from her home state of S.C. to attend Graduate School at Akron and joined Creekside Fitness as a trainer. In 2014, she joined MYCAP as their employee wellness coordinator. Her goal is to make getting healthy and living well as fun a prospect as possible, and to teach her clients/employees new skills and habits that will improve their quality of life.

In her spare time, she meditates each morning, journals her gratitude list for the day, practices yoga, sleeps hard, tries to get sunshine, travels the world with her amazing biomechanist husband, Dr. Michael Butcher, visits “Triple Ds”- AKA, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (visited over 89 locations across USA), cooks the meanest protein powered breakfast, and she listens to podcasts on a full spectrum of fitness and holistic wellness topics. Amber says, "I love being a triple SSS girl!" What’s that? SMART, STRONG and SPIRITED!

Amber's Wellness Editorials

  1. 2016 Quarter 1 - Editorial (PDF)
  2. 2016 Quarter 2 - Editorial (PDF)

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Job Postings

Energy Services Representative – Local non-profit seeking an experienced customer service individual that enjoys working with diverse population and delivers excellent customer services by taking program applications and performing accurate data entry functions into web-based state software. Must have actual work experience with excellent telephone and in person etiquette; computer savvy, efficient and effective working in a high volume, fast paced work environment. Must be proficient in written and verbal communication, multi-tasker and willingness to learn and accurately apply program guidelines. Must have a minimum of 2 years-experience in a non-profit work environment. Must have reliable transportation and an insurable driver’s license. Position is through a temporary staffing agency; $12.50 an hour/FT, Monday-Thursday,10 hour days. DFWP, EEOE .

Send resume and 3 references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: June 5, 2019

To view external job openings, click here

EEO Policy

It is the policy of MYCAP to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). MYCAP will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges or conditions of employment because of a person's physical or mental disability. MYCAP will also make reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with disabilities provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not impose an undue hardship on MYCAP.

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