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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

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service, to encourage all Americans to volunteer to take action toward the improvement of their community. In observance of the national holiday, schools, government agencies, businesses and banks are closed each year on the third Monday

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 15, 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

Physical Activity Guidelines & Resources for Disease Prevention

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recently released the second edition of their Physical Activity_Guidelines (available as a pdf). The guidelines provide evidence-based guidance to help people maintain or improve their health through physical activity. They also have released a number of

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 3, 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

Safe At Home Program for Address Confidentiality

The Safe at Home program is an address confidentiality program offered by the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State. The program is for individuals who are survivors of, or living with survivors of, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, and/or sexual battery. The program helps these survivors feel safe

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 29, 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 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

Metro Schedule During the Holidays

During the holidays, Metro’s fixed-route, MetroNow! and Access paratransit services will operate on the normal schedule, except on Christmas and New Years day. Instead of following the regular Monday schedule on these days, these Metro transit services will follow what is normally the Sunday schedule. Metro’s administrative offices and the

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 22, 2023

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

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace is an online tool to investigate and select the best medical health insurance plan for your situation. All the options available in the Health Insurance Marketplace are ACA compliant. “ACA compliant” means that the insurance plan follows the rules of the Affordable Care Act, which was

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 18, 2023

Health Center Locations for the Uninsured

What do you do if you have COVID and no insurance? Many people don’t know where to turn if they get sick and don’t have medical insurance. Rather than risk the possibility of incurring medical debt, many simply don’t seek medical care. This can lead to significant illness that otherwise

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 15, 2023