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Healing Center provides food, clothing, personal care, and health services.

The Healing Center, located in Springdale at 11345 Century Circle, provides a number of services to struggling individuals and families. The services are freely available on a walk-in basis regardless of the county, city or state of one’s residence. Services include a food pantry and clothing closet, as well as

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Shared by United Resource Connection April 9, 2024

Hamilton County’s 5 1 3 Relief Bus Services

Hamilton County has a bus that visits local neighborhoods to provide health screenings, mobile healthcare, and enrollment assistance for a wide variety of social services and economic relief programs. The bus is called the “5 1 3 Relief Bus”. The 5 1 3 Relief bus schedules visits with municipalities throughout

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Shared by United Resource Connection April 5, 2024

Apply Online for Job & Family Services

The Hamilton County Department of Job & Family Services has an online portal that allows individuals and families to apply for services completely online. The portal allows applicants to sign electronically when submitting their application for services. The Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services offers a number of

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 20, 2024

FREE Pack-and-Plays Available for Eligible Families through the Health Department

The Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health partners with Cribs for Kids and local organizations throughout Ohio to provide free pack-and-plays and safe sleep education to eligible families.  Many homes lack safe sleeping spaces for babies. Sleeping in a bed with a baby or placing

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Shared by Hamilton County Public Health December 27, 2023

Free Christmas Meals

Good Plates Eatery near the University of Cincinnati is serving a Christmas Eve meal at noon, at their location on 235 W McMillan Street, in Clifton. Anyone is welcome to either pick up a meal, or stay and eat. On Christmas day, the Parish Kitchen in Covington is offering a

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 23, 2023

Free Thanksgiving Meals

Good Plates Eatery near the University of Cincinnati is serving hot, single-serve meals with roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans and bread, to anyone in need. People are welcome to pick up as many meals as needed, on Wednesday November 22nd, the day before Thanksgiving. They will start

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 21, 2023

2023 Holiday Meal Distributions

A number of local organizations are providing FREE meals during the holidays. Several of these organizations are providing “holiday specific meals”. These holiday specific meals include frozen turkeys and other familiar holiday foodstuffs. The addresses, dates, and times, where these meals can be picked up are as follows: On Thursday

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 9, 2023

Freestore Opens Bea Taylor Market in Lower Price Hill

The Freestore Foodbank has opened an additional location of its food market services, to serve the Del hi, Lower Price Hill, and Sedamsville communities. The location is called the Bea Taylor Market, and is located at 3401 Rosenthal Way. The market is similar to downtown’s Liberty Street location, but with

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 1, 2023

Map of Local Food Pantries

The Cincinnati Freestore compiles a list of local food pantries with addresses and contact information. This is a great resource if you know someone or a family in need of food assistance. It is also a great resource if you are financially able to support your local food pantry. You

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 10, 2023

What Happens to Health Programs if the Federal Government Shuts Down?

U.S. Congressional gridlock can temporarily shut down big parts of the federal government — including many health programs. If it happens, some government functions would stop completely and some in part, while others wouldn’t be immediately affected — including Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act.

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Shared by Kaiser Health News September 27, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

Uber Eats will start accepting food stamps for grocery delivery in 2024

Starting in 2024, recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will gain the ability to utilize their benefits for grocery deliveries through Uber Eats. Uber Eats is an online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014. Couriers deliver meals using cars, scooters, bikes, or on foot. Instructions for

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 21, 2023

Free Afterschool Meals for Kids and Teens Available at Select Branch Libraries

Free afterschool meals for kids and teens are available at select library branches throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In partnership with United Methodist Church Food Ministry, kids ages 1 through 18 can enjoy free meals Mondays through Fridays at the Library throughout the school year. There are 15 participating branches

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 8, 2023