COVID-19 and Community Resources

For Butler, Hamilton and Warren Counties*

*As of 3/24/2020; availability of resources is subject to change. Please contact Miami University Regionals Center for Social Impact with questions, concerns or to share a resource.

The following is only a resource guide; we highly recommend that you use your best judgment and research all resources before utilizing a service. Miami University resources are followed by **.

The resources provided are focused on Butler, Hamilton, and Warren counties. If you live in an area outside of these counties or need assistance that is not listed, be sure to complete the Student Resource Center intake form below.

Miami University Regionals Student Resource Center

In collaboration with Ohio Campus Compact’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center program, Miami University Regionals is excited to be able to offer assistance to our students who need extra support during this global public health issue. To request support, complete this form.

The purpose of the Student Resource Center is to identify and provide much-needed resources to students who may be experiencing barriers to their academic success. During this time, the Center is operating in a virtual capacity and will connect Regionals students with campus and community collaborators that are able to provide the access to resources that students need to address the issues they are facing. 

Becca Helton, a recent Miami University graduate, is serving as the AmeriCorps member for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are not able to complete the form, she can be reached at 513-217-4300.

COVID-19 Information Updates*

*Double-check the dates and sources for information you consume to ensure it is accurate and reliable!

Miami University Regionals**

Miami University**

Ohio Department of Health

COVID-19 Hotlines

  • Ohio: Department of Health COVID-19 hotline: 833-4-ASK-ODH
  • Kentucky: State COVID-19 hotline: 800-722-5725
  • Indiana: SDH Epidemiology Resource Center: (317) 233-7125 or (317) 233-1325 after hours or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization-COVID-19 Updates

Kids and COVID-19

Resource Directories

United Way Dial 211

Public Libraries*

*Note: While libraries are currently closed to the public, they are still incredible resources for our community. Consider utilizing information that is accessible electronically.

Miami University Regionals Libraries**

Use of the physical libraries is currently limited to MU affiliated users. Our community users can request items from our collections and pick them up using our curbside pickup service. They can also contact us for reference assistance using any of the methods available (phone, text, email, online chat) on our library websites. 

Midpointe Library

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
E-Card application for all Ohio residents

The Lane Libraries

Franklin-Springboro Public Library

Lebanon Public Library

Mason Public Library

Food/Other Assistance*

*Many private businesses, restaurants, churches and various community groups are offering free food/lunches to children and others in their immediate area. Please check with local websites, news sources, etc., to see what is available in your area.

Miami University Regionals Foodboxes**

  • If you are struggling to afford groceries or to have enough food to eat in a day, please fill out the intake form for assistance.

TOPPS-Summer Harvest Program

Saving Lives in Ministry (S.L.I.M.)

Freestore Foodbank

St. Vincent De Paul

Cincinnati Public Libraries

Shared Harvest Foodbank

Feeding American Local Foodbank Search

Public Transportation*

*Be sure to check each site for the most recent changes impacting public transportation in your area.

BCRTA

Go-Metro

Warren County Transit Service

Emergency Housing

CAP Intake Line: 513-381-SAFE (7233)

  • Call to get the latest updates about shelter availability and safety recommendations; news story about the city of Cincinnati’s plans to provide housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness 
    OTR Recreation Center: (513) 381-1893 

Lighthouse Youth Services

Haven House: (513) 863-8866 

Hope House Rescue Mission Inc.: 513.424.4673 (HOPE) 

WMHA/Transitions Program

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County

Financial*

As our nation moves through this crisis, many local governments, courts, businesses and organizations are banding together to support individuals. These supports include and are not limited to:

  • Suspension of eviction hearings
  • Suspension of disconnection for utilities
  • Emergency employee assistance for specific industries
  • Credit card companies offering assistance

*Be sure to check resources in your area for up-to-date information on what is being offered. If you are seeking specific financial support, please complete the Student Resource Center intake form.

SELF COVID Resources

Unemployment

  • Individuals quarantined by a health professional or by their employer are considered to be unemployed and will not be subject to the requirement to actively seek work.
  • Companies that determine it necessary to temporarily shut down operations will also be eligible to seek unemployment.
  • The one-week waiting period prior to receiving benefits is being waived.
  • Outlines changes made due to COVID-19
  • Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley has partnered with Montgomery County Jobs and Family Services to offer assistance to individuals who have lost their jobs and need to file unemployment claims. Please call (937) 528-6430 for more information.
  • If you need assistance applying for unemployment, one of our AmeriCorps Members would be happy to assist you. Please reserve an appointment slot, and include your question in the description box. Please also be sure to fill out our intake form.

Employment

Miami University Regionals Career Services and Professional Development**

work+**

Ohio Means Jobs: County Workforce Development Centers

Snag-a-Job

The following businesses are currently hiring at high volumes:

COVID-19 Job Search

Utilities*

*This list is not comprehensive. If you have questions about assistance available from your utility company, be sure to check their website and/ or reach out to them directly.

Duke Energy

Greater Cincinnati Water Works

  • Service will not be disconnected during this time; customers will still be billed.

City of Oxford

Internet Access/Technology

Miami University Regionals IT - Remote Help**

  • Email regit@miamioh.edu to create a ticket; Middletown: 513-727-3356; Hamilton: 513-785-3279

Internet Connectivity Provider Links via Miami University Website**

Comcast

  • Two months of free service to new customers; no term contract, no credit check, no shipping fee; 855-846-8376 (English), 855-765-6995 (Spanish); Xfinity hotspots open for public use

AT&T

  • Will waive internet data overage fees for customers with capped data plans; will not terminate service due to inability to pay; public wifi hotspots open for public use

Verizon

  • Will waive late fees; will not terminate service due to inability to pay

Spectrum

  • Free internet access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students, call 844-488-8395 to enroll in the program; installation fees are waived for new student households, other eligibility requirements are applied; public wifi hotspots open for public use 

PCs for People

EveryoneOn

Mental Health*

*Mental health resources specifically for children are included in the Resources for School-Aged Children tab.

If you are having a mental health emergency, call the Butler County Mobile Crisis number at 844-427-4747. Other options are to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Miami University Regionals Student Counseling Services**

  •  Remote counseling services are now being offered.

Coping with Covid-19 Anxiety

Butler Behavioral Health

  • Telehealth appointments only, no walk-ins or face-to-face interactions; 513-881-7189 (Hamilton), 513-896-7887 (Middletown & Oxford)

CDC Mental Health Services

  • Medicaid or CareSource insurance only; telehealth appointments only, no walk-ins or face-to-face interactions; 513-868-1562 (Hamilton), 513-737-1247 (Middletown)

Community Behavioral Health

  • Walk-in hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.;  call first to make sure walk-ins are still available, 513-887-8500

Cornerstone Counseling

Access Counseling

  • Walk-in hours Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; call first to make sure walk-ins are still available, 513-649-8008

CCare Counseling

  • Telehealth appointments only, no walk-ins or face-to-face interactions; 513-895-9246 (Oxford)

Beckett Springs

Modern Psychiatry and Wellness LLC 

  • Now offering telehealth services. Walk-in treatment for addiction remains open at Hamilton locations; contact 513-299-4053 or info@modernpsych.com for more information.

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) COVID-19 Information and Resources

CDC Stress and Coping during COVID-19

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Lifeline

Substance Use/Recovery

Modern Psychiatry and Wellness LLC of Hamilton

  • Walk-in hours Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 513-299-4053

Sojourner Recovery Services

Smart Recovery

AA Online Options for pre-recorded recovery speakers and tapes

Mental Health Recovery Board of Warren County

Nonprofit Pharmacies/Prescriptions

Community First Pharmacy

St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy

Pharmacy Over the Rhine

Physical Health/Wellness

Medicaid

Warren County Health District

Butler County Health Department

Hamilton County Public Health

During this time of social isolation, we understand the importance of daily exercise. The links shared are not an endorsement for any of the businesses listed. Use these resources at your discretion.

Planet Fitness (via Facebook Live)

  • Free, nightly streaming workouts regardless of membership; 7 p.m.

OrangeTheory

  • Releasing daily workout videos that can be done from home.

Blink Fitness

  • Live streaming at-home workouts on Facebook daily 8 p.m.

Gold's Gym

  • Free Gold’s AMP on their app until May 31; has over 600 audio and video workouts

Life Time

305 Fitness

  • Streaming cardio dance on YouTube, twice daily, noon and 6 p.m. 

Core Power Yoga

DoYogaWithMe

  • Offers 2 free months with access to beginner videos and premium content.

Jobs and Family Services

Hamilton County Job and Family Services Updates

  • Info about unemployment benefits, Child Protective Services (family visits, child support, foster services), assistance programs (SNAP, Cash Assistance, PRC funds) and general resources
Butler County Department of Jobs and Family Services

Division of Human Services, Warren County

Warren County EMA

Warren County Community Resource Directory "First Call for Help"

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership 

Medicaid

Resources for Spanish Speakers

Catholic Charities SW OH (includes Su Casa Hispanic Center and AccuracyNow Language Services) 

  • Interpretation for people whose first language isn’t English, bilingual mental health counseling, emergency assistance for those who are Spanish speaking; services are being adjusted to accommodate as many people as possible while also working to protect public health; (513) 241-7745
Access Counseling Services
  • A full service mental health and drug and alcohol treatment center; staff provide services to Spanish speakers  

Butler County Community Resource Card

 

Mental Health-Children & Families

Children’s Hospital/Psychiatric Intake Response Center

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Parenting Skills/Psychoeducation About Mental Health Issues in Children

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caretaker Guide to Helping Families Cope

Child Mind Institute-Coping with Stress and Anxiety, Behavior Management Strategies

Envision Partnerships

Educational/Fun Things to Keep Kids Occupied

Public libraries are an amazing resource for a wide variety of resources for children. All of the links for our regional libraries are located under the Resource Directory tab above.

Online Learning Schedule with clickable links to fun/educational online activities for kids

List of education companies offering free subscriptions to online learning

Scholastic: free online learning

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Museum Tours

Virtual Art

Cincinnati Zoo

  • Home Safaris via Facebook Live, weekdays at 3 p.m.

Story Online

Indigo Hippo

Online Learning Options

Kanopy (free movie streaming service through the library; need a library card)

Public Library Online Resources

  • Digital Library
  • CreativeBug offers online video DIY tutorials (for adults, too!); access for free with your Cincinnati Public Library card

#operationstorytime

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Webcams

GoNoodle

Disney Parks "How-to-draw" Series

NASA Media Library (free and copyright free)

List of Things to Do During COVID-19 Closures (created by a School Principal)

Middletown City Schools

JoVE

Cincinnati Museum Center

Breezy Special Ed.

Google Classroom

  • Google classroom works on the PS4 and Xbox One browsers for kids with no computers; there are several how-to videos on youtube for assistance

Freedom Homeschooling Virtual Field Trips

Center for Puppetry Arts

Virtual Concerts and Programming

Great Schools

PBS Virtual Learning & Programming

NASA STEM Activities for Kids

EVERFI K-12 Futuresmart

InfoOhio

Resources for the Aging*

*Many stores are now offering special shopping times for seniors and individuals with compromised immune systems. Check your local grocery and retail stores’ websites for more information.

Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio

Stores with Dedicated Shopping Hours for Seniors

Tutorials for Online Grocery & Supply Ordering

Ohio’s Staying Connected Check-in Service offers help for older Ohioans who feel isolated from the world around them. Go online or call 1-833-ODA-CHAT

Resources for People with Disabilities

Miami University Regionals Student Disability Services

Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Hamilton County Board of Developmental Disabilities

American Association on Health and Disability Covid-19 resources

CDC Covid-19 Toolkit for People with Disabilities

Resources for Veterans

Miami University Regionals Center for Veterans Services**