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:
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 Wednesday, 1 – 3 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)
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
Please note, we are operating a modified INDOOR model. You will have to park your car and enter the building. Masks are REQUIRED to enter the pantry and receive your groceries. Driver’s License and state ID are required at registration. No zip code restrictions.
If picking up groceries for someone else:
limit of 2 additional orders per customer.
If you are not listed in the recipient file as a person allowed to pick up their groceries you MUST supply the following: a COPY of the clients driver’s license or state ID that we can keep, and a note from the client allowing you (by name) to pick up the groceries.
Good Neighbor House
627 E 1st St, Dayton, OH 45402 | 937-224-3003 | http://goodneighborhouse.org/services/
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)
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.
– 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.
- Click here to view an extensive list of home activity websites for kids.
- Check out our Pinterest Page for some great ideas!
- Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari Facebook Lives, every day, 3 PM EST
- Boonshoft at Home, every day, 9 AM & 2 PM, EST
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!
- Teaching COVID-19/Social Distancing
- Special Olympics: School of Strength workouts for people with disabilities
- Home OT/PT Activities
- 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
- 30 Great Educational Netflix Shows
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- The Cleveland Orchestra Music Explorers Episodes
- Story Online with Your Favorite Celebrities
- Get moving with GoNoodle videos
- 10 Prop Box Ideas: Mini Learning Centers at Home
- At-Home Activity Guide
- Yoga for Children with Cosmic Kids Yoga
- National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour
- 20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with your Kids
- Virtual Tour of the The Louve
- Virtual Yellowstone National Park
- Virtual Yosemite Tour
- 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.
- 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.