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One web stop for benefits

If you need to apply or manage benefits, or check eligibility, you can do it all in one place on the web.  The Ohio Benefits Portal is the home for doing all these things.  View Original Source (HCJFS.org) Here.

Partner Spotlight: City Gospel Mission

Strategies to End Homelessness is proud to have City Gospel Mission as a partner in ending homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. The Mission and vision of City Gospel Mission Founded by James N. Gamble of Procter & Gamble in 1924, City Gospel Mission helps the homeless and hurting break the cycle

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Shared by Strategies to End Homelessness September 11, 2018

Discounts available for SNAP recipients

With the weather warming outside and the children’s museum set to reopen in a few days, it’s a good time to remind Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) recipients that there are discounts available to them for some of Cincinnati’s most popular things to do: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden offers

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Shared by Moira Weir May 2, 2018

Red Bike Go Pass available to benefit recipients

The Go Pass from Red Bike is a discounted membership available to residents of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who receive food assistance (SNAP) or energy assistance (HEAP and PIPP) or are clients of partner organizations. It is $5 per month and offers unlimited 90 day bike rides.  View Original Source (HCJFS.org)

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Shared by Moira Weir April 16, 2018

Obtaining Birth (or Death) Certificates in Cincinnati

Birth certificates are required by a number of service providers to demonstrate citizenship for service eligibility. The City of Cincinnati issues Birth Certificates for anyone born in Ohio. Certificates are public records and may be obtained by anyone providing the information necessary. More information on how to apply can be found here. If

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 15, 2014

10 Tips for Being a Great Parent

Do you want to bring out the best in your children? Here are top tips from a professional mental health expert on ways to be a wonderful parent (and how not to screw up your kids). link to original source.

Food Pyramid replaced by new graphic

  On June 2nd, 2011, the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) announced a new graphic will replace the food pyramid.  The hope is that the new graphic, which appears at the right, is easier to understand.  Click on the plate to

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 5, 2011

State-Specific Advance Directives & Living Wills

What are Advance Directives? A living will allows you to document your wishes concerning medical treatments at the end of life. Before your living will can guide medical decision-making two physicians must certify: 1) You are unable to make medical decisions; and 2) You are in the medical condition specified

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 7, 2009

Fact Sheets on Drug Abuse and Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has produced a number of .pdfs conveying the science-based facts of drug abuse and addiction.  These educational resources make great reading materials to review with clients who may be struggling with abuse and/or addiction.  The .pdfs are available in English and Spanish, and

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 25, 2009

Online AA “Big Book” with chapters in .pdf format

The book “Alcoholics Anonymous”, also known in the AA community as the “Big Book”, has been available online for some time now, but has only recently been presented (legally) with each chapter available individually in .pdf format. The purpose of the book Alcoholics Anonymous which was first published in the

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 9, 2007