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.

Click here to view our latest communications about the actions URS is taking to help our community during this difficult time.

Below is a collective list of resources:

FOOD:

Help with Food from Foodbanks: Click to lookup the best way in your county to locate emergency food assistance from our network.

The Foodbank, 56 Armor Place, Dayton 45417 |  (937)461-0265 | https://thefoodbankdayton.org

(Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 12 pm)

Eligibility Criteria for Drive Thru at The Dayton Foodbank:

If you are in need of food, you are welcome to visit The Foodbank’s Mobile Farmer’s Market or our Drive-Thru Pantry.

  • We only ask that you bring a picture ID and fill out an ODJFS Eligibility to Take Food Home Form.
  • Food will be given out according to household size.

**If you are in need of food assistance, call us at (937)238-5132 and we will connect you to a food pantry or hot meal near you in Greene, Montgomery, or Preble counties.

If you are 60 years of age or older, you may qualify to be part of our monthly food box program called Commodity Supplemental Food Program. To see if you may qualify for the Senior Box Program, please click here (https://thefoodbankdayton.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CSFP_FactSheet_2020.pdf)

With God’s Grace- Mobile Food Pantry, 622 Springfield St. Dayton, OH 45403

937-397-4124 – Text for appointment | https://withgodsgracepantry.org/

Eligibility Criteria for With God’s Grace:

With God’s Grace will be offering emergency food on Wednesdays.  Please Text name to 937-397-4124, and we will text you appt time back. We have appt available from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm and then 4:00 pm to 8 pm for Wed at 622 Springfield St Dayton, Ohio 45403. We will have walk-in open appt from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. *Our families MUST park in the empty field lot at 612 Springfield St. If lot full please circle around until parking space is available. *No Parking is allowed on Jersey St or in front of our building. No Loading or unloading on Jersey St.

*MUST bring an ID and laundry basket, wagon or cart to carry your food in. Make sure you can carry your food, due to walking to the open field parking lot. If you are unable to take your food to your car, please bring someone to help you.

***Other Calendar Days Available are on their website with different times and locations: https://withgodsgracepantry.org/events/

The Hearth Community Place

3415 Linden Ave, Dayton, OH 45410 | (937) 903-9791 | https://www.thehearthdayton.org/

We provide meat, dairy, bread, non-perishable items, and (in the summer months) fresh produce. Through our partnership with East Dayton Christian Church, the Food Bank of Dayton, Schwebel’s Bakery, and the Dayton Phoenix Group, we serve individuals and families eligible for the Federal Emergency Food Assistant Program.

CLOSED THE FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH.

-All other Tuesdays open from 2:00pm-7:00pm

Eligibility Criteria:

The Hearth will be doing an outdoor pantry service at EDCC. Please follow all signage and the directions of Hearth Pantry volunteers. If you arrive by car, STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE and our volunteers will bring your groceries out to you.  A maximum of THREE HOUSEHOLDS can be served per car. Ensure your car has space for groceries as

The Hearth Community Place

3415 Linden Ave, Dayton, OH 45410 | (937) 903-9791 | https://www.thehearthdayton.org/

We provide meat, dairy, bread, non-perishable items, and (in the summer months) fresh produce. Through our partnership with East Dayton Christian Church, the Food Bank of Dayton, Schwebel’s Bakery, and the Dayton Phoenix Group, we serve individuals and families eligible for the Federal Emergency Food Assistant Program.

CLOSED THE FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH. All other Tuesdays open from 2:00pm-7:00pm

Eligibility Criteria:

The Hearth will be doing an outdoor pantry service at EDCC. Please follow all signage and the directions of Hearth Pantry volunteers. If you arrive by car, STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE and our volunteers will bring your groceries out to you.  A maximum of THREE HOUSEHOLDS can be served per car. Ensure your car has space for groceries as our volunteers cannot move personal items. Pedestrians and bus riders will be served on the side of the church.

Good Neighbor House

627 E 1st St, Dayton, OH 45402 | 937-224-3003 | http://goodneighborhouse.org/services/

Food Pantry Hours:

Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Arrive by 1:30 pm for guaranteed service)

Friday CLOSED

Dental Clinic Hours: Open ONLY for emergencies. Please call 937-224-3442 for an appointment. Emergency appointments are available only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Medical Clinic & Eye Clinic: Both are closed due to the pandemic.

Eligibility Criteria:

The purpose of Good Neighbor House is to provide help for under-served individuals and families, clients must meet certain eligibility requirements to qualify for our services. If eligible, clients are able to receive groceries every 30 days.

Good Neighbor House provisional participants must:

  • present photo ID and Social Security cards for all family members
  • 211 Card (If you have received one in the past from GNH or any other organization)

Items available at the food pantry:

Food Pantry (Dry & Canned Goods, Meats, Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables)

Special Dietary Needs Pantry (For individuals w/Chronic Health Issues)

Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

3317 Hoover Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45402 | 937-268-6729 | https://www.waymandayton.org/

**Our Food Pantry currently remains open on Thursdays. Call for eligibility criteria.

St. Vincent De Paul

945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd Dayton, OH 45417 | (937) 425-0592 | https://stvincentdayton.org/help/

St. Vincent de Paul is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the Greater Dayton Area. We aid the homeless and impoverished by providing emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, food, clothing and household items, and guidance on the path to leading a self-sustaining life.

Food Pantry hours:

-Food Pantries are open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 9:00-11:00 am.

Eligibility Criteria:

– During the COVID-19 Crisis, our Food Pantry will be providing curbside distribution, whether you have a vehicle or not

-St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry serves anyone who comes to our door, regardless of ZIP code. All clients must present identification for each household member. Adults should bring a picture ID. For children, a birth certificate, social security card, or insurance card is sufficient.

– If you need further food assistance, call the local Catholic Church in your area and leave a message that includes your name, address, phone number and the best time to return your call

– A St. Vincent de Paul volunteer will return your call, usually within 24-48 hours,and you can discuss your needs in detail. If you are unable to find a church in your area, call the St. Vincent de Paul Administration Office at (937) 222-7349 for assistance.

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.

UTILITIES:

Utility payments including DP&L & Water Services is suspending disconnections for nonpayment. DP&L is suspending disconnections until further notice or a minimum of 30 days, Montgomery County Environmental Services will suspend water shutoffs for non-payments until April 30, Springfield, OH has suspended disconnections until April 15. However, DP&L suggests “Make [the] payments now so that the bill does not add up because you are responsible for the energy usage that you have,” said Mary Ann Kable, director of corporate communications with DP&L.

Comcast: The cable giant is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the 60 days. It’s also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers.

AT&T: The cable, phone and media giant is suspending the termination of wireless, home phone or broadband service when customers can’t pay their bills because of coronavirus disruptions. The company is also waiving related late fees. Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data.

Verizon: Verizon said it is waiving late fees and suspending service termination for customers “negatively impacted by the global crisis.”

T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.

UNEMPLOYMENT:

Applying for Unemployment Benefits: By Executive Order, Governor DeWine announced changes and flexibility to Ohio’s Unemployment Insurance Program to provide support to impacted workers during this crisis. Learn more and apply for Unemployment Benefits at this website or by calling 1-877-644-6562, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES:

INFORMATION ON COVID-19:

MENTAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES INFORMATION:

CARESOURCE:

  • Due to the high demand of Ohioans applying for Medicaid, Medicaid renewals are not being processed at this time. Medicaid coverage will not be lostbecause you have not been able to complete the renewal process. Further communication will be made available in the coming weeks as this health emergency stabilizes.
  • Our Nurse Advice Line is still open 24/7. You can speak to a registered nurse by calling 1-866-206-9599 (TTY: 711).
  • Our member services lines are also open:

Medicaid: 1-800-488-0134 (TTY:711) Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Friday

Medicare: 1-844-607-2827 (TTY: 711) Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, seven days a week from October 1 to March 31, and Monday – Friday the rest of the year

Marketplace: 1-800-479-9502 (TTY: 711) Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Friday

MyCare: 1-855-475-3163 (TTY: 711) Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday – Friday

If you want to know more, visit CareSource.com.