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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

The ReStore, for Used Furniture, Appliances, and more.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a home improvement store selling low cost gently used furniture, lighting fixtures, doors, windows, appliances, building materials and more. Low cost appliances like refrigerators and stoves, and furniture like kitchen tables, chairs, couches, beds and dressers, are very helpful when you are on a

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 21, 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

FREE P.O. Box for Homeless Individuals

The United States Postal Service provides a pathway for homeless individuals to have a P.O. Box at no cost. A free P.O. box can be incredibly useful for homeless individuals as it provides them with a secure mailing address. This allows them to receive important documents, apply for job opportunities,

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 16, 2024

Cincinnati Rec Centers Used as Emergency Warming Shelters

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission will be opening up warming centers for those who need shelter during what is going to be a dangerously cold weekend. A total of 18 Rec Centers around the city will open their doors Saturday morning to people who need to warm up. You do not

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 12, 2024

Resources for Extreme Cold Weather

There are a number of resources available in the Greater Cincinnati area, to help address the risks present from extreme cold and dangerous wind chill. The National Weather Service in Wilmington is one resource for monitoring extreme cold emergency weather news. Updates on the projected temperature timelines, winds and associated

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 11, 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

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Information on Local Services & Shelters

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed every October, serves as a crucial reminder of the pervasive issue of domestic violence and its lasting impact on individuals, families, and communities. This month-long campaign aims to raise public awareness about the signs, effects, and prevention of domestic abuse, including resources for individuals

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 23, 2023

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Bed bugs have an international presence, causing distress and inconvenience in modest homes to even the most luxurious hotels. Despite their global prevalence, victims of bed bug infestations are often subjected to unfair stereotypes that they are unclean or negligent. While scientific evidence does not show that bed bugs directly

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 8, 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

Homeless Resources for Families with Children

Families comprise 40% of the homeless population. Children in these families typically change schools 7 to 8 times per year, significantly disrupting their peer relationships and education. Cincinnati Public Schools provides a program which works with several local agencies to help connect students and families experiencing homelessness with resources to

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 6, 2023

Financial Assistance for Furniture

New Life Furniture Bank provides financial assistance to individuals and families in need of furniture items. There is a large selection of furniture items available including new mattresses, dressers, sofas, chairs, coffee tables and more. Those seeking furniture assistance from the Furniture Bank must be referred by partner social service

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 16, 2023

Homeless to Homes Plan

Strategies to End Homelessness leads the Homeless to Homes Plan which is the community’s coordinated response to homelessness among single adults. The Hamilton County Indigent Care Levy funds the Plan. In 2008, more than 90 key stakeholders representing the top leadership of City and County government, service providers, funders, the faith

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 26, 2023