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How to Obtain FREE Fentanyl Test Strips

Fentanyl test strips are a low-cost method of helping prevent drug overdoses and reducing harm. Fentanyl test strips are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of fentanyl in different kinds of drugs, like cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, as well as other substances. The test strips can be

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 13, 2024

The Significance of Juneteenth, Freedom Day

In Fredrick Douglass’s most famous speech on the hypocrisy of American slavery, he pointed out the paradox of Independence Day: America declared every man had a right to liberty while at the same time enslaving millions of people. More than nine years after this speech, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 12, 2024

CRC Hosting Teen Recreation Nights Saturdays Starting June 8th

Recreational events provide teenagers with opportunities to socialize and make new friends, promoting a sense of community and belonging. They also offer a healthy outlet for stress relief and relaxation, helping teenagers maintain a positive mental health and well-being. Engaging in recreational activities can also help teens develop important life

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 11, 2024

Council On Aging Offers FREE Exercise Program June 17th Through August 26th

As we age, maintaining a regular exercise routine becomes increasingly important for our overall health and well-being. For elderly adults, staying physically active can help prevent illness, improve mobility and flexibility, and enhance overall quality of life. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 7, 2024

FREE Fruits & Vegetables Using SNAP E B T at Participating Locations throughout Ohio

Access to fruits and vegetables is essential for maintaining good health and overall well-being. For low-income individuals and families, limited access to affordable and fresh produce can pose a significant barrier to achieving a balanced and nutritious diet. This can lead to an increased risk of chronic health conditions such

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 5, 2024

Cincinnati Recreation Commission 2024 Summer Pool Openings

Summer recreational facilities, such as swimming pools, play a vital role in the development of youth, particularly for those from low-income backgrounds. Swimming pools provide an opportunity for children to engage in physical activity, socialize with peers, and learn important life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship. For many low-income

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 4, 2024

Kids 2024 Summer Sports Camps available through the Cincinnati Recreation Commission

Summer sports camps are an essential part of childhood development, providing an opportunity for children to learn new skills, make new friends, and stay active during the summer months. For low-income families, these camps offer an affordable way to engage their children in structured physical activities that enhance their physical

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 31, 2024

2024 Summer Meal Finder Map

All children under the age of 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months through a program offered by the Ohio Department of Education. Individuals ages 19 through 21 are also eligible for this program, if they have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities, and

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 31, 2024

FREE Summer Learning Program & Prizes for Kids at Local Libraries

Research shows that kids who practice reading and math skills over the summer can keep and even improve upon the progress they made during the school year. Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Libraries are committed to helping kids do this, and have fun with it. With these objectives, the “Discover

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 30, 2024

Block Parties with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, June through August, FREE admission.

The cost of tickets often make classical music inaccessible to people of lower income status. This summer there are a number of opportunities to bring social recreational activities and classical music together, and available to all people regardless of their financial situation. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be playing at

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 29, 2024

Online Monthly Education & Support for Adults impacted by Parental Addiction

The National Association for Children of Addiction is hosting a monthly online educational series for adults impacted by parental addiction. This online facilitated group features an expert presenting on important topics facing adults nurturing their own resilience, followed by an opportunity for attendees to speak freely.  All meetings are held

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 24, 2024

Findlay Market Has FREE Delivery and $25 in Free Produce for SNAP EBT Recipients.

If you have SNAP EBT benefits you can use the Findlay Market shopping app to obtain free delivery and no service fees on your orders. The Findlay Market shopping app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.  During checkout, the delivery and service fees will be visible in

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 23, 2024

Metro Detours for Taste of Cincinnati & Memorial Day

Detours for the annual Taste of Cincinnati events begin downtown on Wednesday May 22nd at 6 AM and will last until Tuesday May 28th at 5 PM. 5th Street will be closed from Walnut to Columbia Parkway. Consequently there are several changes in boarding locations. The following routes will board

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 21, 2024