Hartville Migrant Ministry


The Hartville Migrant Ministry began in 1952 and was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1962.

The first migrants in the United States to be assisted through the Migrant Health Act of 1962 were treated at the Hartville Migrant Center.  We are the oldest standing free clinic in Ohio.  The Hartville Migrant Council is one of the few remaining ecumenical migrant ministries in the United States.

Every growing season (April through October) the ministry provides a free medical clinic, welcome bags, personal care products, children’s educational summer program, adult education classes, legal clinic, bible studies, and a community center with a bilingual library and computer center.  All of these services are run by volunteers and funded by donations and grants.


We are here to serve the needs of the migrants through our Christian ministry.


The Hartville Migrant Ministry members envision an environment in which migrant farm workers have access to services that increase their quality of life and in which racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity is embraced.


To supply a Christian-based ministry to migrant workers and their families in the Hartville area.

Work in cooperation with other agencies and organizations to assist migrant workers.

Encourage a sense of worth and community belonging among migrant workers and their families.

Build awareness of cultural diversity and advocate for the good of migrant workers.