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S.O.R.T.A. Opposes City’s Use Of Dedicated Transit Funding

City’s actions violate contract, reduce Metro’s 2011 budget by $1 million net CINCINNATI– The government board that operates Metro is taking steps to protect public transit interests, in response to the City of Cincinnati’s decision to take more than $2.4 million from an account intended for transit funding only.City’s actions

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Shared by Cincinnati Metro January 6, 2011

2010 Holiday Food Distribution at the Freestore Foodbank

This article by Jennifer Moore  originally appeared at http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_central_cincinnati/largest-food-distribution-ever-for-freestore-continues CINCINNATI – The holiday distribution season is set to continue at the Freestore Foodbank Monday, helping out local families with a Christmas dinner. Starting Monday, the Freestore Foodbank will continue distributing more than 700,000 pounds of food to more than 20,000

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 20, 2010

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

Ohio Birth Certificates can be obtained at the Elm Street Clinic

Birth certificates are required by a number of service providers to demonstrate citizenship for service eligibility. Ohio birth, death, and marriage records, can be obtained at the Elm Street Clinic Vital Records Office. [map id=”3″] The Elm Street Clinic Vital Records Office offers same day service up to 2 p.m. Monday through

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 25, 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

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers a substance abuse treatment facility locator on their website. This online service allows a highly customized search for treatment facilities in your area.  You can search in terms of what types

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 24, 2009

Free Cell Phone and Monthly Air Time for Income-Eligible

  SafeLink Wireless is a service provider of the National Lifeline Service, which is a Federal program that enables qualifying customers to receive discounts on monthly telephone service. In SafeLink Wireless’s version of the program, eligible participants receive FREE cellular service, a FREE SafeLink Smart Phone and the promise of

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 10, 2009

Low Cost Home Computers for Those in Need

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative 49 Novner Dr, Cincinnati OH 45215 www.cincinnaticomputercooperative.org . Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, refurbishes high quality donated computers, installs free, licensed Microsoft Office software, then sells the computers at a very low cost to those in need. . Program Qualifications All students K – postgraduate, schools, nonprofits,

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 3, 2009

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

If you are a case manager, social worker, or other service provider in Cincinnati you probably have some experience with clients who have bed bugs. Cincinnati and Toronto, believe it or not, are gaining world-wide recognition for aggressively combating bed bug epidemics which appear to be equally effecting a number

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 3, 2009

1-800-Charity Cars

1-800-Charity Cars provides free vehicles to a wide array of clients referred from non-profit organizations and social service agencies.  Applications are ranked by the number of votes their profile receives.  Family and friends of the applicant are encouraged to sign-up on the website to vote for their applicant.  Applicants with

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 1, 2009

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