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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

Social Gatherings for those with mild cognitive impairment or dementia

Every third Monday from 2 PM to 3:30 PM, the Green Township Branch library hosts The Memory Café. The Memory Café is a social gathering for those with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, and their care partner(s). Each month this provides an opportunity to socialize while enjoying music, games, or other

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 4, 2024

FREE Peer Support Tools for Grieving Children

Supporting grieving children is crucial as they navigate the complex emotions and challenges that come with loss. Providing a safe space for children to express their feelings and fears can help them cope and heal. Tools for care providers, such as grief counseling techniques tailored to children’s developmental stages, storybooks

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 29, 2024

FREE Mental Health First Aid Training for Teens

The Mental Health First Aid Collaborative is offering a FREE Mental Health First Aid Training for Teens in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The trainings teach teens in grades 10 through 12, or ages 15 through 18, how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 23, 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

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

HCDDS hosts weekly social zoom calls

Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services hosts weekly zoom calls for individuals seeking connection. People with disabilities can join and share about their interests and potentially form connections with other people who have disabilities. The goal is for the joining participants to make friendships through conversation.  The zoom calls are hosted

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 1, 2024

For Children of Addiction, Support Resources During the Holidays

For children and young adults of families impacted by addiction, the holidays, substance misuse, and its related stresses may bring on a great deal of additional fear and isolation. Here are some resources and guidance that can be used to help them through the season. The National Association for Children

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 20, 2023

FREE Daily Mindfulness Exercises for Youth

In partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra, there are FREELY available 40+ weeks of daily mindfulness exercises for Children preschool age through 12th grade. The exercises are available as YouTube videos, designed to facilitate youth brain development with music and mindfulness instruction. A sample video is available for those interested. There

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 18, 2023

Disposal of Expired Medications

It is important to dispose of expired medication and there are a number of locations where this can be done safely and in accordance with local laws. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency provides a tool you may use to find Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations, where expired or unneeded medications

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 13, 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