Resources to Help During COVID-19 Emergency

Based on the latest health recommendations, we have temporarily closed our downtown office and shifted our resources to remote coaching and assistance. We are not able to accept new Members at this time. Current Members are encouraged to contact their coach or staffing specialist by phone, text or email.

As always, we are coordinating with our partners across all sectors to ensure our you have access to the services you need to find and keep a job. See below for an update on some of those partners and resources:


Social Services:

  • Freestore Foodbank – distributing pre-packed boxes for families in need from 9 AM – 3 PM
  • St. Vincent de Paul – Food pantry is offering pre-packed food boxes
  • Hamilton County Job & Family Services – recommend all business be done online or over the phone; strongly advise not to visit JFS office
  • Dress for Success Cincinnati – programs suspended; remote coaching available, contact Dubonna at
  • Hamilton County Community Action Agency – Headstart closed at least through April 3; mobile pantry will be held as scheduled; still accepting online applications
  • – offering up to $50 for SNAP participants, one time only
  • Chamber of Commerce – website includes list of restaurants offering free or reduced-price meals


  • Waverly Hope Childcare – will accept all children of firefighters, police and healthcare workers, regardless of income
  • Hamilton County Job & Family Services – still accepting applications online for pandemic workers; will not have to pay fees for missed days
  • YWCA – most centers open for business, can speak with site supervisor to discuss payment arrangements


  • Cincinnati Public Schools – all schools closed until at least April 6; school-work packets can be printed for free at local Staples stores; breakfast and lunch available, visit for more information
  • Public Library – all branches closed; curbside lunch available for K – 12 students; no fines for late materials



  • Talbert House – outpatient services still available, no appointment necessary
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – text “talk” to 741741 or call 1-800-273-TALK

4 thoughts on “Resources to Help During COVID-19 Emergency”

  1. I was doing Lawn Service but due to the Corona I have not been working I was getting paid cash I started a month ago maybe two here in Jacksonville Florida I’m from Georgia I was incarcerated in off the streets for 15 years I became a resident here in Jacksonville November 11th 2018 I supposed to have a court date fat for July 21st this year for my SSI but as of now I have no income no benefits what do I need to do I have nothing accept food stamps and I won’t get those until 17 of this month and it’s not much

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