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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

Shelter Facilities for Homeless Single Adults

Hamilton County provides 5 shelters for single adults struggling with homelessness. The shelters were built using funds provided by the Hamilton County Indigent Care Levy, and are operated in coordination with the City Gospel Mission, Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, Shelterhouse, and Talbert House. Each of the five facilities provide day-time

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 26, 2023

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, 2023

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 30, 2023

Individuals with Lived Homeless Experience Needed for Paid Work Groups

Cincinnati’s Continuum of Care is seeking individuals or persons in families who are currently or formerly homeless to provide input and policy recommendations on local efforts to ensure the homelessness system is effective and equitable. Qualifying applicants must commit to attending monthly Work Group meetings and enter into a Consulting

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Shared by Strategies to End Homelessness March 16, 2023

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 January 2, 2023

Resources for Extreme Cold Weather

Extreme cold and dangerous wind chills are expected to impact the region beginning Thursday night and through the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service in Wilmington is currently predicting highs in the single digits, lows near zero, and wind chills below -20 degrees. Updates on the projected temperature timelines, winds

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 21, 2022

Homeless & Low-Income Resource Guide, 9th Edition

The Community Outreach Division of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center has released the 9th Edition of the Homeless & Low-Income Resource Guide. The directory was originally compiled by Sharon Coate, LISW-S, and most recently updated by Bruce James, BSW. If you discover corrections or additions, please contact Bruce James. The

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 21, 2022

Developmental Disabilities Services

There are many resources available in Hamilton County for those with developmental disabilities. The Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services agency is the largest. There are a number of services they provide, and they can also help make connections to additional providers. The agency provides services for children, including early intervention

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 2, 2022