We know this pandemic is having a large impact on families, caregivers, and our community at large in so many ways. We are here to help you in any way we can.
Good Neighbor House food pantry has extended hours to meet the needs of our community. Open Monday through Friday 9-6, must be checked in at 5 pm for guaranteed service. Call 937-224-3003 for more info
Help with Food from SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, is designed to act quickly to help families and individuals facing food budget shortfalls. If you’ve experienced a job loss or lost wages, apply for SNAP online at benefits.ohio.gov or over the phone at 1-844-640-6446.
Help with Lost School Meals from Local Districts: With more than 600 school districts, availability of non-congregate school meals will vary from place to place. If you have a K-12 student, you should have received communication from your school about how your child(ren) can continue receiving meals. If you have not, please contact your local school district or building for more information.
Hall Hunger Initiative is providing updates and resources on efforts to help the hungry in our community.
- Click here to view an extensive list of home activity websites for kids.
- Check out our Pinterest Page for some great ideas!
- How to Balance Children’s Screentime during a pandemic
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!
- Special Olympics: School of Strength workouts for people with disabilities
- San Diego Zoo Live Cams
- Georgia Aquarium Whale Cam
- Wump Mucket Puppets – Make your own puppets or watch puppet shows
- Dayton Metro Library Online Solutions
- Virtual Paint Nites
- Play Activities for 12 to 24 months
- Enroll your Children in the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library
- DayByDayOhio Family Literacy Calendar
- Sesame Street
- PBS Kids
- Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- The Cleveland Orchestra Music Explorers Episodes
- Story Online with Your Favorite Celebrities
- Get moving with GoNoodle videos
- Yoga for Children with Cosmic Kids Yoga
- National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour
- 20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with your Kids
- Virtual Disney
- 101+ Virtual Tours of Popular Tourist Attractions Around the World
INFORMATION ON COVID-19:
- Tips for Families: Coronavirus
- Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Resources and Support
- Job & Family Services Resources – Coronavirus & Childcare for Families
- Information on COVID-19 from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter
- Novel Coronavirus “COVID-19”: Special Considerations for Pregnant Women
- Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19): What You Need to Know About its Impact on Moms and Babies
- COVID-19 Factsheet for Pregnant and New Mothers
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- How to apply for unemployment benefits online in Ohio (video)
MENTAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES INFORMATION:
- Mental Health Toolkit: Top 10 Tips for Parents & Caregivers during the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Alzheimer’s Association has gone virtual
- Mindfulness Meditation, Epilepsy Foundation Ohio, Wednesdays, 12-12:30 pm
- Shelter-in-place orders are meant to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus, but what does this mean for people whose home is not a safe place? Tune in to the latest episode of The Brain Architects: Domestic Violence and Shelter-In-Place
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- 10 relaxation techniques that zap stress fast
- Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
- Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now
- Soothing Background Noise: Sometimes having comforting background noise can be helpful and calming.
- Ohio Launches New Mental Health Assistance Hotline – During Governor DeWine’s recent briefing, Ohio Department of Mental Health Director Lori Criss unveiled a new statewide mental health assistance hotline to help people struggling with isolation, stress, addiction or other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This hotline is staffed with licensed, trained counseling professionals, and is designed to provide real-time assistance and connect callers who need it with continuing care in their communities. Those in need of emotional support are encouraged to call 800-720-9616 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. weekdays. After 8 p.m. and on weekends, calls will be routed to a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline.
- Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety – This site offers tools and resources to help people manage their anxiety and mental health: https://www.
- Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook – This resource is written at a level that might be difficult for individuals to understand, but could be of great help to staff, both in their efforts to help individuals and in their personal lives: https://bit.ly/2VNWawN
- Miami Valley Warmline: The Miami Valley Warmline provides free and confidential mental and behavioral health/peer support services. Call 937-528-7777.
- Ohio Crisis Text Line: A free, 24/7 service that connects folks with a trained Crisis Counselor. To use, folks text the word “4HOPE“ to 741 741.