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FREE Assistance with Medicaid & SNAP Enrollment

HealthSource of Ohio provides FREE over-the-phone insurance application help. Assistance includes help with applications for Medicaid, Emergency Medicaid, Medicaid renewals, and SNAP food benefit applications and renewals. This assistance is provide to anyone who is an Ohio resident and U.S. citizen. People who receive this assistance are not required to be,

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 20, 2024

Senior Home Repair and Utility Assistance through the Council on Aging

A Utility and Home Repair Assistance Program has been developed by the Hamilton County Commissioners to provide eligible older adults with assistance paying their Duke Energy or Greater Cincinnati Water Works utility bills, as well as assistance with home repairs or modifications that enable them to age in place. Home

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 16, 2024

Information Sessions on Criminal Record Expungement, hosted by Center for Social Justice

The Holloman Center for Social Justice is hosting information sessions on the process of criminal record expungement. The sessions are meant to answer questions about record expungement, and help connect individuals in to the relevant resources. The dates and times are February 29th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, and

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 15, 2024

Public Defender’s Office Offers Fresh Start Expungement Clinic

Having a juvenile criminal record can impact your ability to obtain employment, housing, and other benefits, even decades later. Since 2013 the Public Defender’s office of Hamilton County has provided legal assistance to get criminal and juvenile records sealed and expunged. If you or someone you know has a criminal

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 15, 2024

Two Medicare Enrollment Periods Open Through March 31

Medicare.gov is accepting enrollment for individuals eligible for Parts A (Hospital Insurance) & B (Medical Insurance). Individuals who have a Medicare Advantage plan may also use this time period to switch back to Original Medicare, or to change to a different Medicare Advantage plan. You can only join, switch, or

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 9, 2024

Library Resources Celebrating Black History Month

The Cincinnati Hamilton County Library has a number of resources and events Celebrating Black History. The Forest Park Branch Library is hosting two events in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum. There is a February 15th event for youth and a February 26th event for adults. Attendees will explore works by Black artists

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 8, 2024

Young Child Institute at Central Clinic

The Young Child Institute at Central Clinic Behavioral Health is accepting new clients. The program offers individual play-based therapy for children ages 0 to 6. Play-based therapy uses the therapeutic power of play to help children achieve growth and development. Family members are included to support the child’s progress. Appointments

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 7, 2024

NAMI Support Group Calendar Available Online

Every month the National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI) of Southwest Ohio, hosts several different types of support groups at various locations around the Greater Cincinnati area. Information on the locations and times of these groups is available on their online event calendar. The different types of groups available are as

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 3, 2024

Sesame Street Child Development Resources Available Online

Sesame Street (dot) org has a number of developmental resources on multiple topics ranging from asthma and autism, to daily routines, dealing with divorce, traumatic experiences, and parental addiction. These resources can be helpful inside or outside of clinical settings to support children dealing with difficult circumstances. One can search

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 2, 2024

The Significance of Black History Month

This Month is Black History Month, which is officially recognized by the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and the Netherlands. Black History Month originated in the U.S., where it is also known as African-American History Month. The precursor to Black History Month was Black History Week which was first

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 1, 2024

Resources on Social Security Gov Website

The Social Security Administration website provides direct access to do things like: Check eligibility for benefits, Plan for retirement, Apply for benefits, Sign up for Medicare, Appeal a decision, and/or Check application or appeal status. They offer four portals on their website to accomplish these tasks: there’s a “Documents” portal,

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 26, 2024

Free Print and Fax Services at Hamilton County Public Libraries

The Library offers free printing services at all of the Hamilton County locations.  You may print 20 pages per day for free.  Additional pages can be printed at a cost of $0.15 per page in black and white and $0.25 per page in color. You do not need a library card to use

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 26, 2024

Free Online Course for Mental Health of Teens

Yale Psychology Professor, Dr. Laurie Santos, is offering an online 6-week course designed to help teens make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. In this course, teens explore what the field of psychology teaches about how to be happier, how to feel less stressed, and

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 25, 2024