Ohio AIRS is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to ensuring quality information and referral (I&R) services throughout Ohio. Information and referral, commonly referred to as I&R, is a unique process of assessment and information-giving that enables people to make informed decisions about accessing community resources.
Information and referral services have been available in Ohio since 1963. Many I&R services were started in the early 1970s as a grassroots movement to connect citizens with the various human services available and to assist citizens in navigating the often confusing and complex choices. Today, most of Ohio’s 88 counties have some form of information & referral service.