During these difficult times, we at Staffing Solutions Enterprises would like you to know that we are here for you. Below you will find a list we have compiled of available resources and assistance for you during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond:
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- COVID-19: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Visit Coronavirus.gov for the latest official information from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for official Coronavirus (COVID-19) health information
- Visit FEMA for answers to coronavirus myths and rumors
- 211.org http://www.211.org/services/covid19#Resources, the gateway that connects people with community resources. The call is free and confidential. It’s efficient, fast and easy to use.
- Ohio Benefits is an online resource to help you manage or apply for healthcare, child care, food, and cash benefits. https://benefits.ohio.gov/
- Salvation Army Emergency Assistance https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/location-search?location=cleveland%2C+oh
- Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC) is one of the many statewide and national networks sharing information and resources that can help communities manage through the COVID-19 crisis. https://www.greaterohio.org/
- A listing of state-wide assistance programs for such needs as paying bills, employment, and rent, as well as assistance available via specific cities and counties throughout Ohio. https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/ohio_assistance_programs.html
- A new virtual queuing system is available for Ohio drivers who need to visit their local BMV for services such as license renewal or vehicle registration. For more information on “Get In Line, Online” click here.
- USDA National Hunger Hotline: https://www.usa.gov/food-help
- Greater Cleveland Food Bank: Call 216.738.2067 Monday – Friday from 7 am – 6 pm if you are in need of food assistance.
- Volunteers of America: https://www.voa.org/assistance-with-basic-needs
- US Department of Labor (DOL): https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
- DOL programs and services specific to Ohio: https://www.dol.gov/general/location#OH
- Department of Job & Family Services: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes.
- National Domestic Violence (NDV): https://www.thehotline.org/, call 1-800-799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log into thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522 to get help without saying a word.
- National Human Trafficking Hotline: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/, call 1-888-373-7888, or text 233733 for 24/7, confidential assistance
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/help. TANF is a federally funded, state-run benefits program. Also known as welfare, TANF helps families achieve independence after experiencing temporary difficulties. Contact your State TANF office for local TANF information by emailing info.OFA@acf.hhs.gov
- National Diaper Bank Network: https://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/member-directory/
- National Council on Aging: Find COVID-19 resources for older adults and caregivers here.
- The Ohio Department of Aging is offering a FREE, daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. For more information on the Staying Connected program, click here.
- Mortgage Assistance – If you are having trouble paying your mortgage, the National Consumer Law Center recommends sending a temporary hardship letter to your mortgage company and see what your options are. The NCLC provides a sample hardship letter you can alter.
- Ohio Housing Finance Agency: ohiohome.org/renters.aspx
- U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): https://www.usa.gov/finding-home. You can also contact HUD by calling 1-800-569-4287.
Renters in Federal housing/Homeowners with Federal Loans:
Internet – Several companies are offering free internet during the COIVD-19 crisis for those who are working from home, students of all ages, and for those who need to stay in touch with quarantines loved ones.
- Comcast is offering two months of free internet access to low-income households who qualify for its ‘Internet Essentials’ program. Comcast is also increasing the internet speed for these customers from 15 Mbps to 25 Mbps. All new customers will receive a new install kit that comes with a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract. You can sign up here.
- See details and apply for AT&T’s low-cost internet plans here.
- Spectrum internet company is offering free broadband and WiFi internet access to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. They are making their internet services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company. You can get more details here.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/forms-of-assistance/4468. For more information or to apply contact the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project by calling 1-866-674-6327 or TTY 1-866-367-6228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Legal Aid secures justice and resolves fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high-quality legal services lasclev.org
- Next-Level CLE is a private Facebook group for dynamic, motivated women ages 35 and up to forge meaningful connections in Cleveland.